Category Archives: Summit 2012

Workshops- Cattail Mats, Blind Drum Stalk and Field Guide Scavenger Hunt

Laura Reeves is the 2012 Nature Summit’s connection to the Wilderness Awareness School. WAS were the keynote speakers at the 2010 Nature Summit but were unable to return for 2012 🙁 , however Laura-besides all the other amazing things she … Continue reading

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Workshops-Making and Using Field Journals with Children

In this workshop participants will learn to make simple field journals and will have the chance to try out a variety of student-tested activities that have worked very well for my students and me.  Coming away from this workshop, I … Continue reading

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Workshops- Growing up Green

*Please note that there is a change in presenters for this workshop. Maryanne and Valerie will be presenting in place of Rhonda. The “Growing up Green” project is a family literacy and learning program that is in the developmental stages. … Continue reading

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Workshops- Fishing for Beginners

My name is Alexie Mauthe. Since the age of five I have been fishing and camping throughout Manitoba and Ontario. I have had the privilege to explore many beautiful lakes, embrace the wild, and interact with nature. Throughout the years … Continue reading

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Workshop- Garden Problem Solving

Bad Soil? Vandalism? No space? Stinky compost bin worries? After this workshop you may be surprised by your ability to garden almost anywhere and solve some common problems! By being a little more prepared for the unexpected and learning some … Continue reading

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Workshops- Edible Science

Ever stuck for ideas on how to do science learning with children and keep them engaged? Children learn through their senses and one of those senses is taste! Use opportunities to teach children about growing their own food, and the … Continue reading

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Workshops- The Outdoor Classroom

Workshop description: See how your ‘classroom’ moves with you as you explore outside! We believe each student (and educator) has the right to regular outdoor education, across the curriculum. This workshop is if those who regularly teach indoors, such as … Continue reading

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Workshops- Geocaching with School Age Children

  You may recognize Suzanne from a post about geocaching on the Manitoba Nature Summit website last year. I wrote a small piece about a geocaching project she was doing with her school-age children that has inspired the staff at … Continue reading

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Workshop-Get Them Hooked. Introduction to aquatic ecosystems & habitats through fishing

The workshop will be comprised of hands-on lessons from CWF’s Fishways educational program and MWF’s angling programs. These lessons will teach educators specific activities to engage youth in the discovery of aquatic habitat and species. Lessons will include Fishways activities … Continue reading

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Workshop- Let’s Go Geocaching!

The presenter of this workshop is Tabitha Martens. She is the Aboriginal Programming Coordinator for Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is an award-winning wetland education centre. Its mission is to foster public awareness and … Continue reading

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