mY GOAL

LET'S CONSERVE OUR NATURAL WORLD TOGETHER THROUGH ACTION, ADVENTURE, AND EDUCATION

I love the outdoors and have strong skills in plant, animal, and vegetation community identification, as well as in science communication and community science.  I have been doing research, conducting outreach, and mentoring others for almost 20 years in various academia, government, environmental organization, and volunteer positions,  particularly in the field of pollination and pollinators.  I have my BSc (2004), MSc (2007) and have nearly completed my PhD (expected June 2021).

I encourage and promote the protection of pollinators and their habitats, including the value of native plants.  My main expertise is in bumble bee identification and surveys in Eastern Canada.  I also enjoy educating others, whether they be Girl Guides working on a badge, farmers learning new management practices, or gardeners learning about native plants. My objectives are to become a stronger ecologist, expanding on my skills and using them to make a positive impact in our increasingly impacted world. 

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PASSIONS and SERVICES

(under construction - these are just a few)
Pollinator & Pollination Education
I regularly give presentations, workshops, and interviews on topics related to pollinators, from their identification to the best ways to attract them to your garden. I'd love to chat with you or your group!
Nature
I am a skilled biologist, able to identify many of Eastern Canada's dominant plant and animals.  I am certified in the Ecological Land Classification System for Southern Ontario and have my Ontario Wetland Evaluation System Certification.  Can I help you on your next project?

Teaching

I have experience designing and leading programs and courses for all ages, from youth through to adults, in informal through formal settings, from Girl Guide groups through to undergraduate students.  Lets plan an experience together!