Connecting People to Nature
Project Name: Riparian Forest Interpretive Kiosk
Project Description: The Assiniboine Riparian Forest, located along Provincial Highway 83 in the PrairieView Municipality hosts hundreds of visitors per year. The development of a multi sided kiosk will display interesting and meaningful conservation, watershed and resource management information to locals and travelers alike. From current species at risk to historical regional land uses, park visitors will see and read extensively about the nature of the Assiniboine River Valley.
Project Name: Nature Club After School Environmental Science Program
Project Description: The goal of the Nature Club After School Environmental Science Program is to help children connect to nature and foster curiosity about the natural sciences.
We will collaborate with schools and community centres to offer fun, engaging 6-week outdoor enrichment programs to approximately 400 elementary students.
Modelled after the popular Mad Science program, the CPAWS Manitoba Nature Club aims to inspire a lifelong love of nature and environmental science through hands-on experiences.
Project Name: Interpretive Signage & Oral Storytelling Project at Ozhaawashkwaa Animikii-Bineshi Aki Onji Kinimaagae' Inun
Project Description: Our project will enhance visitor connection to this landscape by installing wayfinding, interpretive and storytelling panels. Our stories and themes are guided by Indigenous voices and perspectives and use a combination of written, graphic, and oral storytelling (QR code) components. These panels provoke visitor connections with the land, the stewardship taking place, and reconciliatory actions. They enhance our landscape and in-person programs, and connect with the broader community.
Project Name: Revitalize Wetland Trail and Improve Recreational and Interpretive Value at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg
Project Description: This project will restore the natural and recreational infrastructure of FortWhyte Alive's 1.2 hectare Wetland Trail riparian zone. Public access adjacent to The Great Trail will be improved by stabilizing wetland shorelines, re-leveling and re-grading public access pathways, replacing three derelict footbridges, constructing a wheelchair-accessible canoe dock ramp, and increasing opportunities for recreation and interpretation to an average annual 100k visitors.