People passionate about nature

Past Discovery Evenings

Developing sustainable co-culture of wild rice and fish farming with indigenous communities

Date: 

Monday, February 6, 2023

Presenter: 

Vince Palace, Head Research Scientist (IISD – Experimental Lakes Area) and Aquatic Toxicologist

IISD-ELA is undertaking a multi-year research project that will study changes to water quality and fish and aquatic ecosystem health associated with co-culture of fish and wild rice.

Foxy Food Webs at the Arctic’s Edge

Date: 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Presenter: 

Jim Roth, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba

Population cycles of Arctic foxes and lemmings illustrate the strong link between predators and their prey, and dramatically impact many other tundra species. Yet changing snow and ice conditions, and the simultaneous encroachment of southern species onto the tundra, may substantially alter these species interactions.

Exploring Manitoba’s Threatened Bird Species

Date: 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Presenter: 

Tim Poole, Provincial Bird Biologist

Manitoba provides significant habitat for over 30 species of bird listed on either (or both) the federal and provincial species at risk acts. From grassland birds to shorebirds and aerial insectivores to wetland birds, the species currently considered as threatened are representative of a broad range of ecosystems and habitats.

Bringing Agriculture and Nature Together

Date: 

Monday, October 24, 2022

Presenter: 

Paul Kruse, Northern Grove Tree Service/Permaculture Design

Paul Kruse has a long history of working with trees. In his younger years, Paul spent six summers tree planting and running tree planting crews in the mountains of northern B.C. and Alberta. His career has come full circle, and he now cares for trees in their maturity in his home province of Manitoba. Paul also cares about the health of earth systems and food security.

Exploring the Brokenhead River

Date: 

Monday, February 7, 2022

Presenter: 

Dustin Molinski - Public Programs Coordinator, Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

This event will be offered in-person. Last-minute cancellations may be necessary if a presenter becomes ill or needs to isolate. Please check our site on the day of the event to confirm.

Coexisting With Coyotes

Date: 

Monday, December 6, 2021

Presenter: 

Pauline Bloom, Lead Wildlife Biologist - Central Wildlife, Fisheries & Resource Enforcement Branch

Coyotes have an increasing presence in urban areas across North America, including here in Manitoba.  Coyotes have adapted to living amongst people and now people must learn how to coexist with coyotes.

Bird Stewardship in Manitoba

Date: 

Monday, November 15, 2021

Presenter: 

Amanda Shave, Manitoba Important Bird Areas Coordinator

The Manitoba Important Bird Areas program and Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative have been busy despite the past couple of challenging seasons. Join us as we highlight the important work done by our volunteers across Manitoba's grassland, wetland, forest, lake and urban ecosystems.

Poweshiek Skipperling: Prairie Butterfly on the brink

Date: 

Monday, October 25, 2021

Presenter: 

Laura Burns, Reasearch Conservation Specialist, Assiniboine Park Zoo

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, Nature Manitoba will be implementing the following:

1. All attendees must show proof of double vaccination upon entry.

2. Masks must be worn at all times inside the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre.

3. Events will be held in a larger room (with triple our regular capacity) to accomodate social distancing.

Imagining Manitoba’s Future Climate

Date: 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Presenter: 

Danny Blair, Co-Director, Prairie Climate Centre; Professor of Geography, University of Winnipeg

Most Manitoban’s acknowledge that climate change is happening, and that we will have a different climate in the near future.  But many, and perhaps most, do not really have a clear picture of just how different it will be. The presentation will summarize what we know, and encourage all to imagine the consequences.

“The Flies that Bind” – the (little known) shared history of the Manitoba Museum and Nature Manitoba

Date: 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Presenter: 

Randy Mooi, Curator of Zoology, Manitoba Museum

One hundred years ago, with the formation of the Natural History Society of Manitoba (Nature Manitoba) in 1920, the Society became a key player in the creation of a permanent public museum. With incredible perseverance, by the likes of prominent Society members such a A.G. Lawrence, B.W. Cartwright and H.M.

The Backyard is My World and The World is My Backyard

Date: 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Presenter: 

Dennis Fast, past president of Manitoba Nature; birder and photographer

Birding, photography, and travel have been life-long passions for Dennis. On this evening's journey you will discover that “beauty is everywhere if you look, but it begins first of all in the heart.” From the world of backyard insects to polar bears and other wildlife you will hear stories of adventure and concern for the changing planet.

Orchids of Manitoba: 37 out of 26,567

Date: 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Presenter: 

Rose Kuzina, Nature Manitoba Trip Leader

Our province has a diversity of wild orchids. This presentation will introduce you to species you might not even recognize as orchids, show you where orchids grow, address the conservation status and current threats to Manitoba's orchids, as well as what we can do to help protect them. This presentation will be a visually entertaining look at the various habitats of Manitoba.

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