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Past Workshops

Manitoba Day Trips by Canoe - CANCELLED

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.

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?

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.

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.

Birding for Beginners

Date: 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Instructor: 

James Whitelaw

Spring is a great time to start birding, and Manitoba is a great place for birds. This workshop will cover the equipment you will need, the principles of bird identification, where to look for birds and the variety of birds to be found in Manitoba.

The State of Climate

Date: 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Instructor: 

Jay Anderson

The Earth’s climate is evolving to a new state, one characterized by increasing atmospheric, ocean, and ground temperatures. This new state is bringing changes to global ecosystems and to the physical nature of the planet. This presentation will summarize the current state of some of these changes and speculate on future consequences.

Lampreys: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Date: 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Instructor: 

Margaret Docker

Lampreys represent an ancient lineage of jawless vertebrates that survived through at least four mass extinction events, and studying them is helping scientists better understand the events that occurred “at the dawn of vertebrate evolution.” However, lampreys have been “saddled with 50 years of bad PR” as a result of the huge economic damage caused when the Welland Ship Canal allowed the parasitic sea lamprey to get past Niagara Falls and invade the upper Great Lakes.

Morels and Other Fungi

Date: 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Instructor: 

Dr. David Punter, Retired Professor of Botany, University of Manitoba

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

Morels are the mushrooms that appear in the spring while most other fungi can be found in late August and September. Participants in this workshop will begin learning to identify mushrooms in time for the morel season.

Manitoba Thrushes

Date: 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Instructor: 

Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, Nature Manitoba Birders

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

Join Ward and Marlene to learn how to separate Manitoba's thrushes from each other and their look-a-like cousins. Ward will also discuss where and when to find these varied songsters.

 

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