This year’s Make Peace with Winter conference organizing committee is very excited to be welcoming Jim Cain and Kristen Martyn as our keynote presenters.
Dr. Jim Cain, Teamwork & Teamplay
Breaking the Ice!
Jim will be treating us all to an opening “playnote” on Friday night. It will be filled with amazing icebreakers, opening activities, fun, laughter, and maybe even a little dancing and singing.
Dr. Jim Cain is a teambuilding guru and the author of 16 books filled with team and community building activities from around the world. For more information about Jim Cain, visit the Teamwork & Teamplay website at: www.teamworkandteamplay.com.
Kristen Martyn, Naturalist
Bringing Wild Birds into the Outdoor Classroom
Birds are one of the easiest animals to incorporate into any outdoor classroom or experience. Fascinating, abundant year-round and curriculum friendly wild birds provide an excellent gateway into learning about the natural world and bringing students and nature together in meaningful ways. Join Kristen as she explores the top 25 winter birds in Ontario, winter bird behaviours and a variety of ways to incorporate birds into your classroom. Kristen will also provide information on some great resources to help expand your bird knowledge.
Kristen Martyn is a birder, naturalist, entrepreneur, tour leader and photographer. Her strong passion for the natural world, led her to pursue a BSc. in Zoology and complete a Post-Graduate course in Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism Management. As the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited Barrie, a backyard bird feeding, and nature shop Kristen lives out her passion for helping wildlife and bringing people and nature together. Kristen also leads birding and nature tours and regularly gives presentations and workshops about birds and natural history.