People passionate about nature

Past Discovery Evenings

Effects of Climate Change on Contaminants in Arctic Ecosystems


Monday, January 24, 2011


Dr. Gary Stern (DFO Research Chair, Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba)

Dr. Stern is a senior research scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg) and a professor with the Centre for Earth Observation Science, Department of Geography, University of Manitoba.

TEXAS WILD: Wildlife on Texas Ranches


Monday, January 10, 2011


Dennis Fast (Wildlife photographer, past president of the MNS, 1980-81)

In April 2010 Dennis Fast participated in the bi-annual Images for Conservation Fund Pro-Tour competition to help promote the conservation of wildlife habitat on private lands in Texas. Twenty photographers from 5 countries were invited to spend a month on separate ranches attempting to photograph as much of the wildlife on each ranch as possible.

Manitoba’s Wild Wood Bison


Monday, November 29, 2010


Brian Joynt (Regional Wildife Manager, Manitoba Conservation)

Few people realize Manitoba is home to a wild free-ranging herd of wood bison. This genetically pure and disease free population lives in the Northern Interlake and is an important part of the national recovery strategy for this threatened species. This presentation will provide information about Manitoba’s wild wood bison, including their history, biology, habitat and future management.

Severe Prairie Thunderstorms, Tornadogenesis and Storm Chasing


Monday, November 1, 2010


Dr. John Hanesiak (Associate Professor, Dept. of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba)

Accurately predicting the location and timing of thunderstorm initiation (called convection initiation) and which storm(s) will produce tornadoes (called tornadogenesis) are currently two of the most perplexing issues in meteorology today.