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2018/2019 Workshops: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

NEW! Priority registration for Nature Manitoba members! Registration for workshops will be open for members only on January 3, 2019. This will give NM members the chance to register for workshops before we open registration to non-members on January 14th.  Class sizes are limited to 30, so register early to avoid missing out.

We ask for your understanding and suggest that you sign up for only three workshops. If you are interested in more than three workshops, you are welcome to call the office one week prior to the date of any additional workshops. If there are any vacancies, you will be able to register.  

Please CANCEL if unable to attend so others may benefit from the vacancy.

Jan 3: Member Priority Registration open - register here

Jan 14: General Registration opens - register here

If the workshop you're interested in is full please contact our office to be placed on a waitlist! Call 204-943-9029 or email info@naturemanitoba.ca

FEE:  $5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members, (students: $3 for members or those on a family membership, $5 for non-members).

Workshops are open to children over 10, accompanied by a parent.

TIME:  7:30 PM

LOCATION:  KELVIN HIGH SCHOOL, ROOM 31,  Stafford Street at Academy Road. Parking at Kelvin is available behind the school in the parking lot by the west entrance.

Workshop Co-ordinator: Julia Schoen

» Past Workshops

Ticks

Date: 

Tue, February 19th

Instructor: 

Kateryn Rochon, Ass't Professor of Veterinary & Wildlife Entomology, U of M

Wood tick, deer tick, dog tick, blacklegged tick: what's the difference and why do you need to know? Come learn all about ticks! The program will cover common human pet biting species in Manitoba, their life cycle, some of the pathogens they can transmit, how to protect yourself from tick bites and what to do if you get a bite anyway.

Creepy-Crawlies of Manitoba

Date: 

Tue, March 5th

Instructor: 

James Whitelaw, Nature Manitoba Birder

Most nature lovers are familiar with birds and other vertebrates, but aside from a few groups such as butterflies, know little about the vastly more numerous and diverse invertebrates (animals without backbones) that live in Manitoba. This workshop aims to help you put a name to invertebrates that we encounter in the countryside, in our yards and that share our homes.

Manitoba Thrushes

Date: 

Tue, March 19th

Instructor: 

Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, Nature Manitoba Birders

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

Join Ward and Marlene to learn how to separate Manitoba's thrushes from each other and their look-a-like cousins. Ward will also discuss where and when to find these varied songsters.

 

So You Saw a Cougar?

Date: 

Tue, April 23rd

Instructor: 

Dr. Bill Watkins, Biodiversity Conservation Zoologist

Manitobans report 30 to 40 cougar sightings yearly to the government. Eye-witness accounts, along with photographs of tracks or other signs, are often the only evidence investigators have to determine if a cougar has been present. This workshop will demonstrate how to assess the evidence to determine if the sightings are valid and give you a chance to test your skills against the experts with actual cougar report case files.

Morels and Other Fungi

Date: 

Tue, April 30th

Instructor: 

Dr. David Punter, Retired Professor of Botany, University of Manitoba

**FULL** This workshop is full! To be added to the waitlist for this workhop, please email or call our office at info@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029

Morels are the mushrooms that appear in the spring while most other fungi can be found in late August and September. Participants in this workshop will begin learning to identify mushrooms in time for the morel season.