Coyotes, deer, and the Poweshiek Skipperling are just a few of the topics you can learn about in the 2020 edition of the Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series.
Held at the Museum’s Interpretive Centre, the sessions are a chance for people to discover nature around them from guest speakers.
“It’s a great opportunity for the public to learn about the research and activities taking place in Manitoba’s natural habitats,” said Sarah Semmler, with the Living Prairie Museum.
The sessions run every second Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. They are free to attend but you have to reserve a seat in advance because space is limited. Donations are also accepted to assist in preservation efforts.
“Since launching in 2012, the Winter Speaker Series has been growing in popularity,” said Semmler. “We will regularly have the sessions filled to capacity.”
Friends of the Living Prairie Museum members can register in advance for all dates. Non-members can sign up for a spot beginning two weeks before each event. You can do so by calling the museum at 204-832-0167.
The 2020 Winter Speaker Series Schedule
- January 14 – Building Roots to Restore Northern Prairie Ecosystems
- January 28 – Mommy Deer-est: A Newborn’s Cry Transcends Species
- February 11 – Who are the Métis?
- February 25 – Coexisting with Coyotes
- March 10 – Poweshiek Skipperling: Prairie Butterfly on the Brink
The speaker series isn’t the only free programming the Living Prairie Museum is doing this winter.
The first Snowshoe Sunday of the season will be on January 12, snowpack permitting, then continuing on the first and last Sunday of January and February from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No experience is necessary and equipment is available on site to borrow first come first served for free. You are encouraged to check their website before arriving in case of weather-related cancellations.
While the Interpretive Centre isn’t open to the general public for regular hours during the winter, you can book education programs by appointment.
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