by Sebastian Roeder
Internationally-known author and naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946) spent a significant portion of his life on a homestead just outside of Carberry, Manitoba. It was there that Seton began studying and recording the various wildlife that inhabited the vast prairie landscapes of Manitoba. Within these spaces, a passion for naturalism was born and Seton would go on to make many significant contributions to conservation and wilderness education for youth. In the town of Carberry, a small museum and community centre were built to commemorate the life and work of Ernest Thompson Seton to keep his legacy alive.