Historical Researcher, Writer, Speaker, and Photographer
Annette Sandberg is a Simcoe – Grey County, Ontario historical researcher and writer whose storytelling comes to life through her Live and Zoom presentations, creative writing, Guided hikes, and Nature photography of the ancient Niagara Escarpment and surrounding area.
Annette grew up on the Niagara Escarpment on a 200-acre farm near the Blue Mountains and now resides in nearby Collingwood. Her love for the area developed as a child with curiosity and wonder of the earth, sky, and all living inhabitants of both the land and water. This has led her to research and document the ancient history of the Niagara Escarpment – Ontario’s most prominent Land feature. In 1990, it was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
1. Niagara Escarpment Formation presentation focuses primarily on its 450 million-year creation throughout the six periods of the Paleozoic Era and where we find the evidence of those life forms today! All presentations include Annette’s impressive fossil collection of Earth’s first arthropods, sponges, and coral.
2. Local History Series presentation begins at the last retreating Ice Age 20,000 years ago and travels through time to Huronia’s( present-day Simcoe-Grey County, Ontario) First Peoples – The Tionontati/Petun, Anishinabee, Wendat-Huron, Haudenosonee, and their relationship with early explorers and European immigrants from 1500s – 1800s. We will review the Village sites, local folklore, and the process of French and British Colonization as told through various written and oral accounts of the events and the artifacts found through archeological digs.
Community Groups Probus Clubs Ontario
Probus Speakers Corner Global
Nature Organizations & Hiking Groups
Community Events and Speaker Series ECA
Topics 1. The Ancient Formation of the Niagara Escarpment & Area
2. Local History Series The Indigenous of Huronia meet the Early Explorers, and the French & British Colonization Part 1/Part 2
Depot Museum The Fall of the Village of Etharita
CollingwoodToday Newspaper The Township of Merlin Huron Christmas Carol
Blue Mountain Bruce Trail Club The Petun: A brief history The Niagara Escarpment’s Ancient History
Friends of Hibou Conservation Area “Kinship with Forest and Flora”
Get in touch
Annette is always available for sharing her knowledge and passion for the Earth’s Creation of Land and Nature. If you want to request a live and/or Zoom presentation, or written article and/or newsletter, please don’t hesitate to connect with her via email firstname.lastname@example.org
“I look forward to sharing the stories of my home with you as told by Earth’s History!”