Manitoba Nature Summit AGM 2017

The Manitoba Nature Summit Inc.’s Annual General Meeting for 2016, will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the campfire near the shelter at the   St. Vital Park Duck Pond.

The campfire will be started around 6 and we’ll have hot dogs, buns, and hot chocolate. Bonus points if you bring your own reusable plate and mug.

The meeting will be longer than it normally is as we’ve got things to vote on.  If it’s too blowy out to hold papers we’ll move into the shelter.

Bring your family!


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Trivia Night May 13th, 2017

quiz show

Join us for a  fun night of teambuilding and Trivia on May 13th, 2017 as a fundraiser for Manitoba Nature Summit events.

It will be held at the St.James Legion (1755 Portage Ave) ( Don’t be confused by the other Legion that is close by…).

Doors open at 6:00. Trivia starts at 7:00 sharp!

Tickets are available at the door for $10/person but if you’d like to reserve a table (max 10 per table) so you won’t be disappointed email us at manitobanaturesummit at with the names of the people at your table. You can register as a team or as an individual and we will find you a team.

There is a cash bar and you can bring your own snacks.

Bring some cash for the 50/50 draw and so you can buy some Manitoba Nature Summit Swag!

We hope to see you there! it’s always a blast!




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Save the Date for Pop-Up Adventure Play!


Manitoba Nature Summit Inc.  is happy to announce that the fine folks from Pop-Up Adventure Play will be visiting us this August to do a Workshop AND a Pop-Up Adventure Play event!!!

To find out more about Suzanna Law, and  Morgan Leichter-Saxby’s work with PUAP you can visit their website: or the blog: or find them on facebook or twitter.

So mark August 18th and 19th in your calendars as booked. We are still working out the details- like registration, cost etc. but we’ll let you know as soon as we can.

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Nature Nerds What To Do Fall 2016


WILD CONNECT with Maddi Kettner

Developed as a partnership between the Canadian Wildlife Federation and the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC), the WILD Connect leadership course is a one evening + two day intense learning experience. Attendees will become certified in WILD Education and in Field Leader (Hiking) while participating in orientation, curriculum-based activities (indoors and outdoors) and discussions regarding the practice and outcomes of experiential outdoor education. They return to their communities with quality program activities and a national risk management certification that is often required by their administrators.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to lead children and youth into natural environments.
  • Become a certified Field Leader (Hiking)
  • Become a certified instructor for Project WILD.
  • Engage with other passionate physical activity and environmental educators.

Next Dates:   Oct. 20-22

Where:Camp Nutimik, Manitoba

Cost:               $115
Includes:        Instruction, Course Manuals, 2 Certificates, Food and Accommodation


Intro to Forest School with Kay Rasmussen:



Take Me Outside Day 2016

Take Me Outside Day 2016


MNACC Meeting (Manitoba Nature Action Collaborative for Children) October Meeting:

October 25, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM (Centre Tour) 7:00 PM (Meeting Starts) Location: Discovery Centre 367 Hampton Street Winnipeg, Canada


An Evening of Inspiration (10-15 minutes/speaker followed by group discussion

 Forest Days — Corine Anderson

 Forest Schools in Scotland — Nila Cottrell

 Campsite Adventures — Lorie Fiddler

 Beyond Trips — Anja Balharry

 Two–Weeks Outdoor — Vicki Curtis

 10% Gardening Challenge — Joy Pollreis

 Nature Summit 2016 —Bryan Dueck

 Hidden Urban Treasures-Esther McNamay

This event is free but pls RSVP so they know how many chairs to set up!!

For More Info. Contact Ron Blatz ( or 204-889-2689

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2016 Evaluation

It was fabulous to see so many enthusiastic educators at the 2016 Nature Summit!

We hope you enjoyed your experience and would love to hear what it was like for you.  If you did not have time to complete your paper evaluation before you left, please take the time to complete the online survey here.

Your feedback is very valuable to us and helps us make any necessary improvements when planning our next event.  Thank-You!

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Manitoba Nature Summit Swag 2016


Here’s a sneak peak of what you will find Kristy selling at the Swag table during the 2016 Manitoba Nature Summit so that you can plan accordingly:


Manitoba Nature Summit Journals


MNS Lunch bags


cute ceramic mugs with spoon!


Assorted toques

Kal shirt

This is the Kal Barteski script that will be on our new shirts and hoodies! Kal is an accomplished Winnipeg artist who was kind enough to donate her time to create this script for our new shirts! We are pretty excited about them. Thanks a bunch Kal!

shirts We’ll likely be blowing out our old t-shirt stock because, frankly- no one wants to store them in their basement for another 2 years, so if you are missing any in your collection you are in luck!

I don’t have any prices for you right now but we mostly just cover the costs so prices will be reasonable.

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Manitoba Nature Summit Resource Fair 2016

Call Out for Resource Fair Participants



If you have a small business that sells Nature/Play related products, if you are part of a non-profit that does work that promotes outdoor education for children or you have a poster presentation that you think the Manitoba Nature Summit needs to see then you should consider participating in the 2016 Manitoba Nature Summit Resource Fair.

A table/display area can be rented for $30 or an equivalent donation to our silent auction. Non-profits/Academic poster presentations can access a table free of charge if they are unable to provide a donation.

The resource fair will run from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday.

For more information or to register for the Resource Fair contact Ruth or Jamie.


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