Kirsten is a facilitator of nature connected learning. Her experience and passion for the natural world began as a child on many camping adventuresaround North America with her family. On each journey she was inspired to learn more about a place and build on a sense of belonging amongst all the living and non-living beings in forest, water and sky.
While growing up in Ontario she most enjoyed activities that lead her outdoors on adventures to places that deepened her appreciation of a place.One of the places that you will find Kirsten these daysis on the Gorge waterway in Victoria sitting on the rocks doing adeep nature connection practice called a sit spot.
Kirsten is a certified BC teacher and holds aBachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and a post-graduatecertificate in Ecological Education. Her career in environmental education began in 2003 working as park naturalist and educator for Conservation Haltonlocated on the Niagara Escarpment in Southern Ontario. Sheis a National Association of Interpretation certified guide and currently spends her summers working as a naturalist for the CRD regional parks.
Kirsten has spent time working closely with community inremote First Nations’ communities in EasternCanada. She facilitated experiential education science programs in a variety of communities across Ontario and Quebecand worked as a full-time grade 1 in a James BayQuebec Cree community.
In 2014 she officially moved to Victoria to pursue a career as an Environmental Educator working for the Sierra Club BC. Since then she has had the exceptional opportunity to travel around the province facilitating place-based environmental education programs to thousands of students.
“Making a connection to the land and sharing knowledge and experiences that connect students to placeisa privilege for me and I look forward to connecting more students to nature in their own community”