There's always something new to discover at FortWhyte Alive.
This is -34° (or-51 windchill value).
As you well know, we've been experiencing record low temperatures thanks to this polar vortex. And yes — there is a connection to climate change.
Here's what you need to know:
And a gentle reminder that:
Our thanks to Dr. John Iacozza from the Centre for Earth Observation Studies (CEOS) at the University of Manitoba for visiting last month to share his latest research on how climate change is affecting the Arctic.
This special presentation was given as part of FortWhyte U, a seasonal lecture series exclusive to FortWhyte Alive volunteers. We continue to be inspired by the passion and dedication to continued learning exhibited by this amazing community of individuals.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities at FortWhyte Alive and apply today.
A little love for you, and a little love for the planet.
The Nature Shop is here to connect you with nature and the community – and leave you feeling good about each and every purchase.
Not only do we take great care to select items that are produced with the planet in mind, proceeds from the Nature Shop support environmental education programs in our community. Talk about your purchases making an impact!
Here are our top picks for great gifts for an earth-friendly Valentine's Day.
Honey from FortWhyte Farms
Glass Straws by Brook Drabot Glass
Beeswax Food Wraps by LeaBee
Reusable Bulk Food Bag by Credo Bags
Visit the Nature Shop this Valentine's Day to take advantage of our personal and friendly service to help pick out a gift for a loved one. Spend $20 at the Nature Shop and be entered to win a prize package featuring these beautiful items and more. Until February 14, 2019.
Circles for Reconciliation is a grassroots project that establishes local discussion groups in order to build trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
A Circle consists of weekly 75 minute guided discussions for 7 consecutive weeks.
Each Circle must consist of 10 people - 5 Indigenous and 5 non-Indigenous. The group is facilitated by one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous person.
A Circle at FortWhyte Alive is currently seeking participants.
Note that Circles throughout Manitoba are seeking people of all backgrounds to participate.
FortWhyte Alive Circle
Dates: Mondays, from April 1 to May 13, 2019
Time: 3 pm - 4:15 pm
Location: Siobhan Richardson Field Station, 1961 McCreary Rd.
Please visit the Circles for Reconciliation website to register.
Instructions to register for the FortWhyte Circle:
By Katrina Froese
While we get to curl up with a cup of tea inside on a winter day, outside on the bird feeder, a flock of hardy chickadees are busy eating seeds. How exactly do they survive a frigid Manitoba winter? Quite simply, chickadees boast an amazing combination of adaptations to get them through to spring.
Though chickadees aren’t dependent on bird feeders, providing sunflower seeds and suet will keep your backyard flock stronger. And who doesn’t love having something to watch while they curl up with a cup of tea?
We truly believe that exploring, learning and connecting with nature is how we can create change in the world. People like you make it all possible. If you’ve been waiting to join us for a visit, there’s never been a better time than now.
This past weekend we celebrated all things winter — at Winterfest!
Winterfest featured a wide range of family-friendly activities, including snowshoeing, ice skating, cross-country ski lessons, ice fishing and tobogganing. Admission and equipment rentals were free all day for this annual celebration.
The weather definitely tested our strength and bravery with -34 wind chills at peak times. Still, over 300 of you spent the day exploring with nature, experiencing winter activities and connecting with community. Amazing!
CancerCare Manitoba was on site speaking with attendees about the launch of The Manitoba Tomorrow Project, an innovative population health study taking a long-term look at a wide range of factors that affect health, including the amount of time we spend being active.
Special thanks to our activity sponsors:
Our thanks to all of you who came out to embrace and experience winter at its finest, and to our fabulous team of FortWhyte Alive volunteers that made the day a success.
Big gratitude to our Winterfest presenting sponsor, The Manitoba Tomorrow Project.
The Manitoba Tomorrow Project is a new long-term health research project — based at CancerCare Manitoba — aiming to learn more about the causes of cancer and other diseases, by following the health of a large group of Manitobans over time. The project will look big picture at all of the factors that influence our health – genetics, environment, lifestyle, behavior and social factors - to better understand how they interact and contribute to the development of cancer and other diseases.
You can learn more and volunteer for the study by visiting The Manitoba Tomorrow Project website.