Intro to Plant Identification Workshop


Intro to Plant Identification Workshop

September 2 2021

Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify Manitoba plants and trees, but you’re not sure where to start? Are you interested in cultivating a deeper connection to the natural world around you?

Join CPAWS Manitoba Environmental Educator Avery Kash as she shares her journey into exploring and identifying native Manitoba plants and trees. During this workshop, participants will explore and practise using free apps, field guides, and other tools to begin their journey into plant identification. Each participant will also receive a Manitoba Tree Field Guide to take home with them.

This interactive workshop is designed for beginners wanting to dip their toes into naming and learning more about plants. There will be movement within an area to practise our identification skills.

Please bring a phone or device capable of downloading apps for this event as well as a pen or pencil. We will be downloading iNaturalistSeek (by iNaturalist), and Merlin Bird ID for this event.

Note: If you cannot download these apps, no problem! You’ll still have a lot to learn at the workshop.

We recommend wearing comfortable, closed-toe shoes and long pants as we will be walking around our site at Assiniboine Park.

About Avery Kash

Avery is a certified classroom teacher who works with CPAWS Manitoba as our environmental educator where she connects her love for education and nature. Over the pandemic, Avery became curious about the names and uses for the plants and trees in her backyard. She looks forward to sharing stories and resources with you!

About the CPAWS Manitoba Nature Club

CPAWS Manitoba’s Nature Club is designed to help Manitobans get outside, make new friends, and learn about the wonders of nature.

We’ve developed a wide range of programming and activities to help Manitobans of all ages and abilities enjoy the health and wellness benefits of nature.

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Safety Protocols

CPAWS Manitoba takes the safety of all program participants seriously.

All CPAWS Manitoba staff members have cleared a criminal record and vulnerable sector background check with the Winnipeg Police Department.

All CPAWS Manitoba staff members voluntarily disclose that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We adhere to all public health recommendations and guidelines.

CPAWS policy requires that at least one person leading programming that may involve children must be certified in first aid. This applies to staff or to volunteers.

This programming was made possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation and The Conservation Trust, a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.

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