About about


My name is Heather Hinam. I’m a naturalist, educator, artist, and interpreter based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I founded Second Nature in 2011 with the goal to share nature stories through engaging experiences and interpretation.

It started out as a tour company, offering small, personalized nature-based experiences. Then, one day, a colleague asked if I could help them create an interpretive nature trail. I jumped at the chance to combine my backgrounds in science, interpretation, and art, and the rest, they say, is history.

10 years

Since then, Second Nature has evolved into a one stop shop for interpretive planning, design, and illustration. I’ve worked on dozens of projects all over Manitoba, and beyond, planning and designing interpretive exhibits and digital media, researching documentaries, creating murals and illustrations, and sharing my knowledge and skills with people all over.

To celebrate my 10th anniversary, I relaunched the business under the name Second Nature Creative Interpretation to reflect how it has evolved over the last decade.

Today, I am happy to help you develop engaging, creative, and beautiful interpretive media, whether it’s a physical exhibit, digital piece, or a combination of the two. I bring to the table a Ph.D. in ecology, over 30 years of experience as an artist, and as a nature and heritage interpreter. I also work in partnership with some really talented people, depending on the project’s needs, including Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture + Design for outdoor interpretive planning and Bytesyze Design for graphic design. I also partner with interior exhibit designers and other experts to ensure that whatever the project, we have the right people for the job.

I enjoy the challenges and discoveries of each new project, so contact me and we will discuss the best ways to share your story.




Finalist – Manitoba Tourism Award of Distinction


Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year – Home Enterprise


Sustainable Tourism – Manitoba Tourism Awards


Sustainable Tourism – Interlake Tourism Awards (Manitoba)

Contact me today!

Let’s take your story from idea to reality.