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Virtual Earth Week

April 18 - April 22

Let’s take action and care for our planet together!

Now more than ever, the world needs you and your actions. Join us for nature-based activities and learn how your family can help take care of our planet.

All sessions are FREE, but require registration.

Join us every evening this week for a series of virtual events every evening with the aim to educate and engage. Virtual presentations will be a collection of specialists in the environmental field to help educate people on what they can do on an individual basis to help with climate change.

Monday, April 18

The Climate Atlas of Canada: A Tool for Climate Action. See how climate change impacts our health, and what actions are needed to mitigate these impacts.

Guided by Prairie Climate Centre, get an overview of how to navigate this interactive map and learn the basics of climate change.

Register here.

Tuesday, April 19

In 2015 Patricia Stirbys (Cowessess First Nation)  and Peter Croal, geologist, developed the National Healing Forest Initiative. These Healing Forest spaces offer survivors and families of the Residential School system, as well as all Canadians, an opportunity  to heal, reflect, learn and have meaningful  conversations about reconciliation and the Residential School system.

Patricia and Peter will share information on how communities and institutions can create a Healing Forest for their own reconciliation needs.

Register here.

Wednesday, April 20

What is Climate Change and how is it impacting life here on the prairies?

Join FortWhyte Alive’s Jack Button as he tests your knowledge on your own climate actions. Learn what simple actions you can take to help aid in the fight against climate change with this family fun trivia contest!

Register here.

Thursday, April 21

Learn how growing wild rice in flooded paddies and fertilizing it with waste from aquaculture operations is being developed as an innovative means of providing economic opportunities for Indigenous communities.

This project is being led by the Métis organization, The Myera Group, and IISD-ELA is collaborating by providing water quality and ecosystem health analysis to ensure sustainability.

Register here.

Friday, April 22

How can you make your time in nature more meaningful?

Join Jenny kidder to learn about the incredible world of nature journaling. Discover how to connect deeper to your surroundings when you are in the outdoors to better understand our planet.

Register here.

Details

Start:
April 18
End:
April 22

Venue

Winnipeg, Canada