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My Experience Volunteering with Sierra Club BC

I really enjoyed the time I spent volunteering with Sierra Club BC Environmental Educator Kirsten Dallimore. It was great to see an experienced environmental educator in action.
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Giants of the Salish Sea: Humpback whales

Standing at Clover Point and looking out into the Salish Sea, it’s hard to believe there are giants swimming just off in the distance: humpback whales.
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Celebrating another year of environmental education in BC

Wow! What a great school year! From Quesnel and Victoria to Surrey and Vernon, our Education Team delivered nature education at schools all across the province. Together, we are fostering healthier children and a healthier planet.
Bear eating berries
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ECOSYSTEM 101: Bears, Berries and Bees

The relationship between bears, huckleberries and bees is both straightforward and simple. Bees pollinate flowers, flowers make berries, bears eat berries. Seems simple enough. But is it?
Huckleberry flowers
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SPECIES STORY: Black Huckleberry

Through the summer, bright red berries hang like jewels from the shrub's delicate branches. The berries beckon to all who pass—feather or fur—and deliver a punch of sweet and sour flavour.
vaccinium membranaceum
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FUN FACTS: What's in a name?

Did you know that well over 50 languages are spoken in B.C., including over 40 First Nations languages? With that much language diversity, one can guess that something as common as a huckleberry might go by many different names.
Salish Sea Gathering
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Salish Sea and W̱SÁNEĆ Gathering

Indigenous and the local non-Aboriginal community gathered to learn about W̱SÁNEĆ and Salish Sea cultures, the environmental threats we face, and how we must work together to move forward.
Education program at John Muir in Sooke
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A day in the life of an environmental educator

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Sooke and teach students at both John Muir Elementary School and École Poirier Elementary School. I wanted to share some stories about my experience teaching these kids out in nature.
Paddle for the Peace, photo by PVEA
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ECOSYSTEM 101:   A little Peace of my heart

The Peace River Valley is a very special place. It stole my heart when I traveled there for my Master's research, and then again, the following summer when I attended the Paddle for the Peace.
Peace River Valley photo by Larry Petersen
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CRAZY FACTS:  Is the grass greener on the other side?

The grass may not be greener on one side of the Peace River Valley than the other, but there is more of it.