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Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Register for a workshop today

General registration is now open for Nature Manitoba members and non-members. If a workshop is full, you may add yourself to the waitlist at the bottom of the registration form.

Register for our Nature Workshops or add your name to a waitlist here.

We ask for your understanding and suggest that you sign up for only three workshops. If you are interested in more than three workshops, please add your name to the waitlist.  

Please CANCEL if unable to attend so others may benefit from the vacancy.

We are hopeful that our Workshops can be offered in-person once they begin in mid-February. For your safety we will continue to exceed all Provincial Health Orders. If Provincial Health Orders require, we will switch to virtual events via Zoom.

Current precaution for Workshops:

  • Mandatory vaccination checked at the door
  • New bigger, better facilities at Earl Grey Community Centre
  • Gym with high ceilings
  • Maximum capacity 30 in gym that holds 200 people
  • Physical distancing
  • Masks required

FEE:  $5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members, (students: $3 for members or those on a family membership, $5 for non-members).

Workshops are open to children over 10, accompanied by a parent.

TIME:  7:30PM (Doors open at 7PM)

LOCATION:  Earl Grey Community Club, 360 Cockburn St. North

Workshop Co-ordinators: Cindy Louer & Alain Louer

» Past Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Animals Without Backbones

Date: 

Monday, February 14, 2022

Instructor: 

James Whitelaw

Many of us are familiar with the more conspicuous wildlife around us such as birds and mammals. We are much less aware, with exception of a few charismatic groups such as butterflies, of the enormous variety of invertebrates in Manitoba.  This workshop will be an introduction to the animals without backbones to be found in every habitat in the province, including our homes.

Shorebirds *FULL*

Date: 

Monday, February 21, 2022

Instructor: 

Rudolf Koes

This workshop is now full. You can add yourself to our waitlist in the bottom section of the registration form here.

We will look at most of the shorebirds that can be encountered in Manitoba, with the aid of digital images and/or slides, books and hopefully some museum specimens.

Grassland Birds *FULL*

Date: 

Monday, March 7, 2022

Instructor: 

Amanda Shave

This workshop is now full. You can add yourself to our waitlist in the bottom section of the registration form here.

Manitoba has a fraction of its native mixed-grass prairie left intact but it holds a richness of bird species that calls the grasslands home. We will talk about threats to grassland birds, how to identify them and where you can go in Manitoba to still see these unique birds.

Mushrooms *FULL*

Date: 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Instructor: 

Donna Kurt

This workshop is now full. You can add yourself to our waitlist in the bottom section of the registration form here. 

The workshop covers identification of a variety of popular edible and medicinal mushrooms common to Manitoba and NW Ontario, differentiation from their non-edible or toxic look-a-likes, various aspects of their evolved relationships to other species as well as cultivation, preparation, and safety.

Butterflies of South-East Manitoba

Date: 

Monday, March 28, 2022

Instructor: 

Peter Taylor

The workshop will focus on finding and identifying adult butterflies including skippers, especially forest-dwelling species in southeastern Manitoba. Identification tips will be included for all butterfly families and for difficult groups of species such as fritillaries, blues, and duskywing skippers. There will be only brief discussion of moths (mainly on how to distinguish them from butterflies), butterfly diversity elsewhere in Manitoba, and immature forms and food plants.

The Immature Mosquito

Date: 

Monday, April 4, 2022

Instructor: 

Fernand Saurette

The immature mosquito: ambassadors to the aquatic world:  Most people around the world, but especially those living in Manitoba, invest a lot of time and effort in killing mosquitoes. But wiping out the mosquitoes because they are a nuisance or a vector for virus transmission, is not necessarily the answer to the problem. A larvicidal spray campaign is considered the most efficient recourse to get rid of the unwanted adult pests. In so doing, there is a risk of ‘throwing out the baby with the bath water’.

Plant Propogation

Date: 

Monday, April 11, 2022

Instructor: 

Stu Innes

Propagating plants with cuttings and layering. Save money, preserve unique plants, and keep them over winter, by multiplying them using techniques such as growing cuttings, ground layering, air layering, and mounding. Learn how to grow roots where none existed before on trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.

Warblers *FULL*

Date: 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Instructor: 

Ward Christianson

This workshop is now full. You can add yourself to our waitlist in the bottom section of the registration form here.

Warblers in Migration:  This introductory workshop will explore all the regularly occurring warblers of Manitoba, focusing on the main field marks of breeding plumage. We will review migration timing and breeding range. If time allows, some of the tricky identifications during fall migration be touched on. Questions are always welcome.