Special Projects

Special Projects

View from the Trans Canada Trail in Manitoba.

Sometimes projects don’t fall into tidy categories. A couple of these are:

Carrying on the Tradition
Tabitha Martens of Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, wrote a moving piece for their newsletter. She talked about her connection to the land and Lake Winnipeg. We thought that if the written article was made into an video, its important message would receive a wider audience. We sponsored the project and worked with Tabitha, the recording studio and the video producer to create a 3-minute video.

Churchill Climate Change Project
In partnership with Destination Churchill, Marr Consulting and the local community we developed a guidebook for local tourism operators and residents of Churchill to help them discuss with visitors the impact of climate change on the Arctic.

Watchable Wildlife Website
S. Dangerfield Interpretive Planning worked with Manitoba Conservation to develop a new Watchable Wildlife website. Our role was to consult with the client to determine needs and format, then research and write text for 15 pages.

Manitoba Envirothon: Biodiversity Manual
At the request of the Manitoba Forestry Association and the Envirothon Committee we developed a 75-page manual for students participating in the Manitoba Envirothon. The Student’s Biodiversity Manual was developed as the theme topic for the 2009 Manitoba competition held at the International Peace Gardens. Our role was to research and write the manual on biodiversity to be used by high school students to prepare for the Envirothon competition. The Manitoba team placed 11th of 52 teams at the Canon Envirothon that year. Go Manitoba!

Justin Trudeau - giving students awardsRivers West Word & Art Contest
To celebrate the designation of the Red River as a Canadian Heritage River, Rivers West wanted to raise awareness of this historic event and promote their curriculum guides for the river with Manitoba schools. We organized the writing and art contest. Justin Trudeau, now the Prime Minister of Canada, spoke and gave the awards to the children.

Trans Canada Trail Manitoba guidebook
Travel writer Sue Lebrecht, Toronto, wrote the official guidebooks to the Trans Canada Trail across the country. She produced the Manitoba book, published by Canadian Geographic, in 2003. We assisted Sue by researching and writing the service guide notes for the book and accompanying her on her trek along the trail across Manitoba.

Great Canadian Fossil Trail
The Great Canadian Fossil Trail is an initiative of the Great Canadian Fossil Trail Society. The Society is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of fossil sites and to promoting this natural heritage resource through educational opportunities and site visits. The trail currently spans Canada and will soon link to fossil sites across North America and around the globe. Our role in this project was as subcontractor to Walk About Interpretation in Fernie, B.C. Under the guidance of Walk About we did a site inventory of the Morden and District Museum for inclusion in the Great Canadian Fossil Trail.