This is my first year working with TRACKS. I’ve been in two different positions, but am currently the School Programs Coordinator.
My favourite part about working with TRACKS is being able to work with a diverse group of people and learning more about Indigenous and western Science.
My favourite programming that TRACKS has is Toppling Towers. The programming promotes Indigenous language revitalization, reciprocity and respect for the environment and its ecosystems.
My favourite nature fact is that crows can remember faces and if you make friends with them they might bring you little trinkets.
My go to native plant for teachings is Giizhik (cedar) because it has a lot of teachings and medicines to offer us.
My favourite activity to do outside of work is to read; my goal this year is to read 100 books.
The most important thing I’ve learned while working at TRACKS is that there is always more to learn.
My favourite natural area to visit in Nogojiwanong is Jackson Park; I love being near the water and the trees.
My hopes for the future is to have on the land teaching and learning for my future students, is what inspired me to get into outdoor and INSTEM education.
I would tell them to sit outside and watch the natural world around them; Mother Earth has so much to teach us.