Strategic Planning 2017 Manitoba Nature Summit

It’s been 5 years since our last Strategic Planning and we’ve got a new crew so it looks like it’s time to do it again!

We’d like everyone who knows and loves the Manitoba Nature Summit to join us for the planning- but we get it if you can’t make it…

The planning will be Monday, June 12th from 6:30-9 ish at Stanley Knowles Preschool  .

You must RSVP by Wednesday, June 7th and we are going to cap the event at 30 people so that we can get things done- so  first come first serve!

Please email manitobanaturesummit@gmail.com to RSVP.

Come ready to answer the following questions: If Manitoba Nature Summit could become/do anything what would it be? What are the best parts of the MNS? Where should we go from here? Who should we recruit? What do we need to do to get there?

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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 Yukon I developed a love for winter…the colder the better! One of my favourite feelings is when I feel my eyelashes freeze (though having spent a winter living in a wall tent, I know the cold can have its drawbacks…it’s hard to wash your hair with frozen shampoo!)

I try to pass down my outdoor passion to my two kids. I love seeing kids running around outside creating, imagining or just cloud-gazing.  As a family we love camping and canoeing, cross country skiing, and playing around in the backyard in our outdoor kitchen. The kids think I’m crazy when I pick them up on their bikes from school in the winter or when we grow 5 apple trees in our house, but whatever we’re doing we make it fun!

I have a background in Environmental Management and I love hugging trees. I am thrilled to be on the board with all these inspiring members who share a passion for getting people outside!

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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 love with nature and then to promote them as natures safe keepers.

She has enjoyed coaching student’s sports teams and implementing Environment Clubs with students. In her personal time her hobbies include trail running, hiking, yoga, camping, and gardening.

Giselle grew up in the Interlake and was fortunate to spend countless hours in nature, building rafts, watching animals, exploring forests, sketching wildlife and nature, and examining rocks. She respects nature and believes that it is our most valuable teacher.

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Meet The Nature Summit Organizing Committee: Steven 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, I believe it’s vital that we all grow our connection with Mother Earth, and foster care and respect for her in ourselves and our children.

I love music, building and woodworking, yoga, energy work, biking, hiking, exploring, plants, and animals! This is my first year working with the Nature Summit and I look forward to learning and working to make the Manitoba Nature Summits of the future the best they can be!

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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 worked for a variety of organizations, such as Oak Hammock Marsh, Spruce Woods Provincial Park, and the Manitoba Eco Network.

Currently she teaches grades 1 & 2 in Seven Oaks School Division and has recently completed a Masters of Education degree focused in Sustainability.

Amongst many outdoor activities her favourites include canoeing, skiing, gardening, birding, or just simply laying under trees!

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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 gmail.com 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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