Hello GSA supporters, Ryan with his friend and classmate Rabbi Salih during his recent convocation ceremony. My name is Ryan Butler, and I am excited to be joining GSA’s dynamic staff this summer as the Clean Marine Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. Prior to this position, I’ve worked and volunteered with several NGOs and student organizations, … Continue readingRead more »
Posts Tagged: Summer students
Summer Outreach Begins!
Hello Fabulous Readers! Taking a break from field work with the Larabanga Girls Dance Group in Larabanga, Ghana My name is Natalie and I am one of the lucky students who was hired to work with the Georgia Strait Alliance throughout the summer. I’m a life-time resident of Nanaimo, and I just finished the third year of my … Continue readingRead more »
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 »
Calling all Volunteers! How YOU can protect the Georgia Strait
Tacking on extra experience to your resume, networking and meeting people from diverse backgrounds or simply boosting your karma and self-worth, all are common reasons we sign up to volunteer. A quick surf of the internet illuminates thousands of ways to provide your time free of charge – you could be cleaning houses, fundraising for … 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 »
Make your Own or Enter To Win –Toxic Smart Products!
Enjoying a lovely sunset last Tuesday at Parksville Summer by the Sea Market, Outreach Coordinator Mikaela and I were struck with a brainwave –what if we crafted a selection of Toxic Smart cleaning products, and collected natural soaps and scrubs from market vendors to create prize packs? We drifted from vendor to vendor, and were … Continue readingRead more »
New Outreach Activity: Bitumen and Water Don’t Mix
M&M just finished another great weekend, with beautiful sunshine to keep us company! On Saturday we went to Victoria to celebrate Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Paddlefest, an amazing event where beginner to expert paddlers were showing off their moves in the calm waters of Willows Beach. Then we finished off the weekend with a relaxing trip … 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 »