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Past Discovery Evenings

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.

The mysteries of songbird migration revealed: tracking long-distance migration using new technology

Date: 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Presenter: 

Dr. Kevin Fraser, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba

Migration is a fascinating natural phenomenon that has intrigued humans for centuries. Billions of songbirds make epic migratory journeys every year between their breeding sites in North America and their overwintering homes in the New World Tropics, yet we are only just beginning to unravel the mysteries of migration.

Seasons of Churchill

Date: 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Presenter: 

Bonnie Chartier, Wildlife Guide and Birder

This presentation will walk you through the seasons in the sub-arctic ecosystem around Churchill. Bonnie Chartier, a guide with over 20 years of experience in the Churchill area, will share her stories and photos of flora and fauna, including birds, of course! Come and experience some of the wonders of Manitoba’s famous town on Hudson Bay.

Connecting Hearts and Minds: Engaging the Public in our Protected Areas

Date: 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Presenter: 

Michaela Kent, Parks Canada Superintendent, Riding Mountain National Park

The first National Parks Act (1911) set the guiding philosophy for Canada’s national park system with the statement that national parks “are hereby dedicated to the people of Canada, for their benefit, education and enjoyment...

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