Category Archives: Nature Summit Organizing Committee

Meet the Nature Summit Organizing Committee – Bela Ferreira

Hi there. My name is Bela Ferreira and I’m a Land-based learning support educator in Seven Oaks School Division. I’ve been teaching for 10 years, and have always engaged with my students in outdoor learning. The Manitoba Nature Summit has … Continue reading

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Meet the Nature Summit Organizing Committee – Sara Macpherson

My name is Sara MacPherson. I am an ECE II and have been in the field for 11 years. I joined the Nature Summit because I have a love for the outdoors and want to help other educators bring their … Continue reading

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Meet the Nature Summit Organizing Committee – Kim Rondeau

My name is Kim Rondeau. I am an ECE II and have been in the childcare field for over 20 years. I joined the nature summit committee because I believe that being in touch with nature is important for the … Continue reading

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Meet the Nature Summit Organizing Committee – Sherryll Stenberg

Hi! My name is Sherryll and I am a Site Leader at Freight House Early Learning & Care. I’ve been in the field for over 30 years. I joined the MNS committee 2 years ago and am so excited to … Continue reading

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Meet The Manitoba Nature Summit Organizing Committee: Erin Waterman

Meet Erin Waterman the Manitoba Nature Summit’s new Volunteer Coordinator! I love being outside! Growing up on Vancouver Island camping, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking helped me develop my addiction for nature and being outside. When I moved to the … Continue reading

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Meet The Manitoba Nature Summit Organizing Committee: Giselle Oakley

Meet Giselle Oakley the Manitoba Nature Summit’s new Secretary! Giselle Oakley has been an Early/Middle Years educator in Manitoba for the past ten years. As an educator, through outdoor exploration and education she aspires to teach children to fall in … Continue reading

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Meet The Nature Summit Organizing Committee: Stephen Arnold

  Hi Everyone, I’m Stephen Arnold. I am a husband, father, and early years teacher. I have been spending as much time as possible with family, friends, and students learning in Nature. From the forest, to the farm, to the frozen and snowy days, … Continue reading

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Meet The Organizing Committee: Carmelle Kozak

Meet our new Workshop Committee head! Carmelle is so very excited to join the Manitoba Nature Summit team! Teaching kids about and helping them connect to the natural world is a longtime passion of hers. As an environmental educator she has … Continue reading

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Top 10 things to do support your child’s learning, Forest School Style

Top 10 things to do outside with your kids: Forest School Style! by Leah Edmonds Playing outside with the children you care for is a great way to spend quality time. Here are some tips on how to maximize your child’s … Continue reading

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Mavis Lewis-Webber’s Forest School Musings

One of our Manitoba Nature Summit committee members Mavis Lewis-Webber took the Forest School Practitioner’s course at Tir-Na-Nog Forest school in 2013 to become a practitioner with Forest School Canada and has started teaching other’s the Forest School way. This … Continue reading

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