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Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

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Registration for the 2023 Nature Manitoba workshops is open for members and the public

Workshop dates for 2023 (Mondays): January 23, January 30, February 13, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 10, April 24, and May 8 .

Registration dates

  • Registration is now open to the public.
  • Members may register for additional workshops – continuing to use the promo code to get member pricing.
  • Members should contact the Nature Manitoba office (info@naturemanitoba.ca) if you have an active membership and did not receive the promo code on January 3rd.
  • All registrations close at 8am on the date of each workshop.

Registration guidance

  • All registrations will be completed online using Eventbrite. 
  • The description of each workshop includes a link to the Eventbrite registration page for that workshop.
  • Once you have paid, you will receive an email for each ticket purchased.  This indicates your registration is complete.
  • At the workshop you will be checked in against a list of registered ticket holders.  Feel free to bring a paper or electronic copy of your ticket - but it is not required.

For your safety we will continue to meet or exceed all Provincial Health Orders.

Current precautions for Workshops:

  • Masks are recommended
  • Speakers will not be wearing masks unless they decide to do so.

 

FEE: $10 for Nature Manitoba members (or students), $15 for non-members (payable through Eventbrite). Refunds will not be provided due to administrative costs,

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

TIME:  7:30PM (Doors open at 7PM)

LOCATION:  Earl Grey Community Club, 360 Cockburn St. North

Workshop Co-ordinators: Cindy Louer & Alain Louer

» Past Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Mushrooms

Date: 

Monday, January 30, 2023

Instructor: 

Donna Kurt

The workshop covers identification of a variety of popular edible and medicinal mushrooms common to Manitoba and NW Ontario, differentiation from their non-edible or toxic look-a-likes, various aspects of their evolved relationships to other species as well as cultivation, preparation, and safety. 

Photo: Shaggy mane; photo by Donna Kurt

Buy tickets at Eventbrite for the Mushrooms workshop

The Science and Majesty of Solar Eclipses

Date: 

Monday, February 13, 2023

Instructor: 

Jay Anderson

You would think that will all of the satellites in orbit and telescopes on the ground, that the Sun would be a very well understood local star. Mysteries still remain, and one of the most confusing is how the Sun manages to generate temperatures of two million degrees in its atmosphere from a surface temperature of only 6000 degrees. The answer likely lies in events very close to the solar surface—a region best studied during a solar eclipse.

What's That Wildflower?

Date: 

Monday, March 27, 2023

Instructor: 

Marilyn Latta

Manitoba is a great place to look for wildflowers. The diversity of habitats throughout the province provides an opportunity to see many different flowering plants, some of them rare and unusual. But what is that wildflower you've just seen? Join weekend botanist Marilyn Latta, to learn some tips on how to tell wildflowers apart, good reference books for Manitoba, and interesting locations to find wildflowers. The presentation will end with a visual parade of Manitoba Wildflowers from A-Z , and yes there really is one for every letter of the alphabet!

Albrin Park

Date: 

Monday, April 3, 2023

Instructor: 

Stu & Debbie Innes

Stu and Debbie will review lessons learned in establishing and maintaining gardens in Albrin Park including plant selection, maintenance, and getting others involved. More recent projects will be discussed including a native tall grass prairie, naturalized tree & shrub areas, shade tree additions, and greater use of native plants in gardens. Experience in working with various City groups will also be discussed.

Buy tickets at Eventbrite for the Albrin Park workshop

Thrushes

Date: 

Monday, April 10, 2023

Instructor: 

Ward Christianson & Marlene Waldron

 

Join Ward and Marlene as they take a look at some of the harbingers of spring. Learn how to identify Manitoba's thrushes and separate them from their look-a-like cousins. We will cover the timings of migration and discuss when and where to look for them in Manitoba.

Buy tickets at Eventbrite for the Thrushes workshop

Beetles

Date: 

Monday, April 24, 2023

Instructor: 

Robert Wrigley

The workshop will present an exploration of major beetle families and their ways of living. Many species have been described as living jewels (as if dipped in gold or silver), as colourful as butterflies and coral-reef fishes. Ranging in size from 2 mm to the size of one's fist, beetles are one of the world's most-successful groups of organisms, with an unknown number of species, but surely surpassing several million. Manitoba's beetle fauna is over 2500 species. As such, they play important roles in almost every ecosystem.