Joined Mar 4 2014
48 years old
I work for Golden Community Resources Society (GCRS) as the program coordinator for projects concerning environmental education in early childhood education and as the Community Action Program for Children Site Coordinator. I am also currently teaching the Sustainable Tourism and Environmental Stewardship course at the College of the Rockies, in their Adventure Tourism Business Operations program.
My work with GCRS has included the development and coordination of outdoor programs for children aged 1-8 and parents, workshops for pre-school and kindergarten teachers and student teachers, and discussion groups for parents on outdoor play, self-regulation, and screen-time. I also manage an environmental education blog called “Learning in, about, and for our Environment: a Golden Community Initiative” - www.inaboutandfor.blogspot.ca. I am specifically interested in the role unstructured outdoor play (and lack of) has in socializing children to think and behave in various ways towards the natural environment.
In 2000, I completed my BA in Social Anthropology in Montreal. I went on to do a diploma in nature sciences in western Norway. And in 2006, received my MA in Education with a concentration in Environmental Education in New Zealand. From 2009-2011, I worked on environmental education projects with the United Nations Association of Norway and as a guest lecturer in the Department of Early Childhood Education at Sogndal University College in Norway. During a work-related trip in 2012, I was offered employment at GCRS. With my husband and three kids, I have now become a built-in and content part of the Golden community fabric.