Category Archives: Nature Summit Organizing Committee

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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Journey to Nunavut: Experience, Inspiration, and Impact

A beautiful post written by our very own Madeleine Kettner In summer 2013 I was fortunate to participate in a unique and meaningful journey to Nunavut.  Though a year and a half has passed, the experience remains strong within me.  … Continue reading

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Child Stress- Schedule Less & Play More- Guest Blog by Leah Edmonds

Child Stress- Schedule Less & Play More by Leah Edmonds from playschoollessons.blogspot.ca Globally, parents and educators are working towards raising healthy children who are able to live long, successful lives.  We want to give them the tools, skills and experiences that … Continue reading

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Meet the Organizing Committee – Part 10

Meet Leah Edmonds – the most recent addition to our team. Leah is a 2014 graduate from the Early Childhood Education Diploma program at Red River College and has over 9 years of child care experience. The lessons that nature gives, inspires her … Continue reading

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Save the Date!

Hi! Manitoba Nature Summit Inc. would like you to save the evening of  Tuesday, March 12th on your calendar so that you can attend our first Annual General Meeting! We’d love to have you attend and share in creating our … Continue reading

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