People passionate about nature

Past Discovery Evenings

Caribou Calling

Date: 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Presenter: 

Vicki Trim, Northeast Region Wildlife Manager, Manitoba Sustainable Development

Come and hear about Manitoba's various caribou populations and how this species spends its life.  Information on the status and management of boreal woodland, eastern migratory woodland and barren-ground caribou populations will be presented.

The Caucasus: nature, scenery and culture

Date: 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Presenter: 

Rudolf Koes, Birder and Birding Tour Guide

This presentation will showcase the countries of Georgia and Armenia, with a special focus on the bird-life and flora. This region has seen an increase in tourism in general and eco-tourism in particular, due to relative political stability in recent years, but it is still unspoiled, without the hordes of tourists found elsewhere.

Land of the Saguaro

Date: 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Presenter: 

Marilyn Latta, Chair of the Habitat Conservation Committee and Weekend Botanist

The iconic Saguaro cactus is a keystone species of the Sonoran Desert, a unique area found primarily in Mexico but stretching north into southern Arizona. Marilyn Latta has spent part of the last five winters near Tucson exploring the area and learning about the relationships between the plants, birds and other wildlife that survive in this extreme desert environment.

Six Months in the Boreal Forest

Date: 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Presenter: 

Jennifer Ford - Ecotourism Consultant & Juan Pablo Quiñonez, Incurable Adventurer

Jennifer and Juan Pablo paddled into the forest and lived there for half a year in 2016. What was it like to be away from civilization for that long? How did they live and what did they learn about nature, society, and themselves? They will take you through their greatest adventure, and talk about the challenges and outcomes of their journey.

Solving Enviromental Problems at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area: whole-ecosystem experiments and long-term data

Date: 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Presenter: 

Michael Paterson - Senior Research Scientist, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area

The IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is a whole-ecosystem aquatic research program based in northwestern Ontario, with its main office in Winnipeg.  Research at the IISD-ELA has affected global scientific thinking and policy on a wide range of environmental problems primarily because of unique legislation that allows for the use of whole-ecosystem experiments at the facility.  Past exper

Up Close and Personal with Manitoba Owls

Date: 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Presenter: 

Jim Duncan - Director, Wildlife and Fisheries Branch, Manitoba Sustainable Development

Come out and get up close and personal with owls … and learn about the latest Manitoba owl research with biologist and world owl expert Jim Duncan. Using a variety of media, personal owl impressions, owl parts, and one of Jim’s live owl sidekicks, Jim will introduce you to the mysterious lives of these largely nocturnal creatures.

Watershed Planning at the Grassroots Level: a look at the Manitoba East Interlake Conservation District programs and activities

Date: 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Presenter: 

Armand Belanger - Manager, East Interlake Conservation District, Gimli, MB

Conservation Districts (CDs) are a partnership between the province and local municipalities to protect, restore and manage land and water resources on a watershed basis. The East Interlake Conservation District (EICD) represents 15 municipalities that are north of Winnipeg and are on the west side of the Red River and Lake Winnipeg.

The Aspen Parkland: A story of recovery

Date: 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Presenter: 

Paul Tarleton - Manager of Resource Conservation, Riding Mountain National Park

In the western area of Riding Mountain National Park lies an exceptional ecosystem that is sometimes overlooked - the Aspen Parkland.  It is a community that has undergone an astonishing amount of change over the past century.  I'll present some of the challenges and, yes, successes in protecting the Aspen Parkland in RMNP.

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