Category Archives: General

Get outside and do a Jane’s Walk

image from JaneJacobs.biography It is futile to try to evade the issue of unsafe city streets by attempting to make some other features of a locality, say interior courtyards, or sheltered play spaces, safe instead. By definition again, the streets … Continue reading

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Springtime Inspiration

I just spent the day at ‘Gardening Saturday’ and now I’m itching to start digging in the mud.  The weather is fabulous so hopefully you’ll be spending some time outdoors.  If you can’t get out then spend some time checking … Continue reading

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The Power of T.W.O

The last MNACC meeting was about last years Two Week Outdoors challenge that was started by a few Winnipeg ELCC(Early Learning and Child Care) programs. As usual it was an inspiring and thought provoking gathering and I’m including some notes … Continue reading

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More News- Claire Warden visits Manitoba

Claire Warden of Scotland will be visiting Winnipeg for a day of inspiration on April 21, 2012. Claire is the founder of several Nature Kindergartens in Scotland, sits on the Leadership committee of the International “Nature Action Collaborative for Children” … Continue reading

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Video Project – Call for Stories

  The Manitoba Nature Summit has been asked by an amateur filmmaker and MTS On Demand to create a video about the “Getting Children Outdoors” movement in Manitoba. We would like to hear your stories and actions to get children … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Today is the first day of a whole new year.  Whether you make New Year resolutions or not I encourage all of you to set aside plenty of time to play outdoors this year. For inspiration I’ve compiled a list … Continue reading

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Meet the Nature Summit Organizing Committee – Part 6

Meet Jamie Snydal! Affectionately known as Martha amongst committee members because not only is she always beyond organized in her projects but she also makes them look pretty and brings dainties to boot. Here’s what Jamie writes for herself: Hello … Continue reading

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M.N.A.C.C MANITOBA NATURE ACTION COLLABORATIVE FOR CHILDREN

  MNACC November Meeting- Nature & Your School Are you planning a new play yard at your school? perhaps an adventure playground, butterfly garden and/or outdoor classroom? If you don’t know where to start or would like some new ideas … Continue reading

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Meet the Nature Summit Organizing Committee part 5

Hi. I’m Corine Anderson. I grew up in rural Saskatchewan and spent the bulk of my childhood building tree forts, collecting bugs and eating random berries from the forest. So when I first started working in School Age Care in … Continue reading

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Meet the Nature Summit Organizing Committee – Part 4

Meet Cheryl Tremblay.   Cheryl has been a family childcare provider since 1997 but in 2007 she began to focus on a nature based curriculum.  She spends as much time as possible outdoors with the children – hiking, gardening and … Continue reading

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