Michael Mehta with the tools of the trade… a GPS and rubber ducky thermometer I’m very fortunate to have had some amazing experiences in my life, and last week while on vacation was no exception. I’ve recently moved to Gabriola Island, and was looking for ways to contribute to my new community…and Help the Kelp caught my … Continue readingRead more »
Posts Tagged: stewardship
A final goodbye from our summer outreach coordinators
Well, it’s been a fantastic three months, but it’s time for summer interns Mikaela and Megan to say goodbye and head on back to their university classes. Here are a few thoughts they wish to share about their summer with GSA: We’ve had a great time working with Georgia Strait Alliancethis summer. With just over … Continue readingRead more »
Be a Wise Whale and Wildlife Watcher
Exploring the Whale Museum in Telegraph Cove (Photo by R. Spencer) A couple weeks ago, I went up island with my family to do some whale and wildlife watching. Not only did we see belted kingfishers and a pair of sea lions and bald eagles, but we were lucky enough to glimpse a pod of … Continue readingRead more »
It’s time to name our Mermaid – join the fun and win!
Here I am enjoying the 100th annual Coombs Fair! (Photo M. Wilson) Hi everyone; it’s your favourite mermaid here, asking for some help choosing my new name. Georgia Strait Alliance’s Outreach Coordinators Mikaela and Megan have worked tirelessly all summer to get as many name choices as possible for me to choose from, and over … Continue readingRead more »
Want to be a Bright Birder? It’s Easier Than You Think!
Mallard Duckling, Skaha Lake, Penticton. Photo by M. Wilson So you want to try birding (that’s bird watching, not bird hunting). Here’s what you’ll need to get started: Binoculars (optional) Bird identification book (optional) An area where you can find birds (includes your backyard) Pretty easy huh? Birding is a great hobby for all ages. … Continue readingRead more »
Are YOU a Caring Kayaker?
As strong coastal winds whipped under a blanket of summer sunshine, our volunteer Jessie and I began our set-up at Jericho Beach for Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Vancouver Paddlefest last Saturday. While we did have our fair share of weather and equipment challenges, we were SO pleased to see so much responsible recreational activity taking place … Continue readingRead more »
Georgia’s Thoughts –Mermaid reflections on a weekend of festivals
After a busy weekend of travelling, talking and bean bag tossing, I Georgia the Mermaid would like to reflect on my experiences at the BC Shellfish Festival in Comox and Car Free Day in Vancouver. Cruising along the Island Highway, and basking in the early morning sunshine, my GSA companions Megan and Mikaela (M&M) talked through their upcoming weekend … Continue readingRead more »
Summer Students off to the Races
Hello everyone! Megan and Mikaela here, and we’re this summer’s GSA Outreach Coordinators. If you see a Georgia Strait Alliance booth at an event on Vancouver Island or in the Lower Mainland over the next few months, we’ll be manning it. So come say Hi! Our summer got off to a great start this past … Continue readingRead more »
Filmmakers tell ocean tales worth seeing
I’m a word person, always have been. Give me a pen (or a laptop) and stories and ideas start to flow. Give me a paint brush or a video camera and, well, the results can be what people call “interesting”! So it’s not surprising that in my work as an environmental advocate and educator, when … Continue readingRead more »
Newcomer’s View of Our Ocean Home
Over the summer, we have the pleasure of having Bryan Nordley join us as our Communications Assistant. Here, he shares with us some of his thoughts on our oceans. *** Photo: Bryan Nordley The ocean is the heart beat of our planet. We depend on it for recreation, for food and for our economy. Human … Continue readingRead more »