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Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

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2020 Workshops: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Registration is open!  Class sizes are limited to 30, so register early to avoid missing out.

We ask for your understanding and suggest that you sign up for only three workshops. If you are interested in more than three workshops, you are welcome to call the office one week prior to the date of any additional workshops. If there are any vacancies, you will be able to register.  

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

Registration is now open! Please register online here, or call or email our office at 204-943-9029 or info@naturemanitoba.ca

If the workshop you're interested in is full please contact our office to be placed on a waitlist! Call 204-943-9029 or email info@naturemanitoba.ca

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:  7:30 PM

LOCATION:  KELVIN HIGH SCHOOL, ROOM 31,  Stafford Street at Academy Road. Parking at Kelvin is available behind the school in the parking lot by the west entrance.

Workshop Co-ordinators: Cindy Louer & Alain Louer

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Upcoming Workshops

Ticks

Date: 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Instructor: 

Kateryn Rochon

Wood tick, deer tick, dog tick, blacklegged tick: what's the difference and why do you need to know? Back by popular demand, come learn all about ticks! The program will cover common human/pet biting species in Manitoba, their life cycle, some of the pathogens they can transmit, how to protect yourself from tick bites, and what to do if you get a bite anyway.

The Ecology of Hibernating Bats

Date: 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Instructor: 

Quinn Fletcher

A subset of the bat species in Manitoba deal with winter by hibernating. This presentation will discuss how these bats accumulate energy for hibernation in the fall, manage these energy stores during winter, and time the cessation of hibernation in the spring.

Animal X-Games: Exploring Species Living at the Edge of their Range

Date: 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Instructor: 

Randy Mooi

Manitoba is situated in a unique and interesting circumstance ecologically in that the province spans several ecozones from dry, almost treeless prairie, through wet, boreal forest to frozen tundra. Because many animals have quite specific habitat requirements, Manitoba is host to species that are at the edge of their ranges, either at the northern edge for southern species, the southern edge for northern species, or perhaps at eastern or western extremes. How much do we know about where animals live in Manitoba? What happens as animals reach their habitat limits?

Manitoba Day Trips by Canoe

Date: 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Instructor: 

Charles Burchill

FULL - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST FOR THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 204-943-9029 OR  info@naturemanitoba.ca

Charles Burchill will take you on a virtual adventure of his favorite day trips in southern Manitoba.  There is an abundance of wonderful paddling locations within a short drive of Winnipeg ranging from an urban float to a wilderness jaunt.  He will cover what makes a great experience through good planning, equipment, and friends.

Shorebirds

Date: 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Instructor: 

Rudolf Koes

FULL - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST FOR THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 204-943-9029 OR info@naturemanitoba.ca

Manitoba harbours a fine array of shorebirds and they will soon start to return from warmer climes. Some are difficult to identify, but with the help of this workshop, the task may be a bit easier. We will look at some slides and reference materials and we will also discuss some of the best places in Manitoba to see them.

Plant Propagation

Date: 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Instructor: 

Stu Innes

Propagating plants by cuttings, air-, and ground-layering.’
There are several ways to propagate smaller plants, shrubs and trees by getting roots to grow on pieces of the original plant. You will learn about the methods and materials used, as well as what is happening inside the plant. This will help you to succeed in different situations, and may help with other aspects of horticulture as well.

Warblers

Date: 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Instructor: 

Ward Christianson

FULL - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST FOR THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 204-943-9029 OR  info@naturemanitoba.ca

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