The Manitoba Nature Summit would like to invite you to send us your workshop proposals for the 2018 Nature Summit which will be held September 14,15 & 16th at Camp Manitou (850 Green Oaks Lane, Headingly, MB).  Check out our fantastic keynotes this year.

Manitoba Nature Summit is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides opportunities for educators to learn about nature, alleviate fears, and pass a renewed sense of wonder on to the children in their lives.  We aim to engage educators in the outdoors and give them the inspiration and confidence to foster creativity, adventure, and an appreciation of the natural world in their students.

Our goal is to provide workshops for educators that are hands on and develop concrete skills that they can use to get children outside. Topics can range from birding, fishing, geocaching, art, drama, music to orienteering, outdoor cooking, wild crafting, tree climbing, group games, risk assessment, forest school, and much more!

Some activities may fall outside of the official workshop time. For example: morning yoga, night hike, sit spot time, campfire storytelling/singing etc. If you would like to facilitate one of these activities you can also fill out a proposal form.

While most of our participants work with children between 3-12 years of age we also have participants that work with infants and youth.Workshops are also required to emphasize inclusive practice.  Please specify what age group(s) your workshop is best suited for e.g. Infants/Preschool (3 months-5 years), School-Age (6-12 years) or Youth (10-18 years).

Workshop time slots can be your choice of 1.5 hours, 2 hours or full-day (4-5 hours), including hiking time (getting into the woods to your site). (We are pretty flexible, tell us what you are thinking and we’ll see if we can swing it) For examples of past workshops check out our History.

*The Manitoba Nature Summit is an outdoor conference (rain/snow/shine). Indoor time should be very limited and power point presentations are discouraged* No really – don’t plan a power point!

If you are interested in presenting a workshop at the 2018 Manitoba Nature Summit please use either the fillable PDF or Excel version of the workshop proposal form located below.  Click on the link to open the form.  Use ‘save as’ to save it to your computer.  When you have completed all the sections please save the document again using your name instead of ‘naturesummit’ in the file name.  Email your completed proposal to manitobanaturesummit@gmail.com and we will get back to you ASAP.

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