Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN)
PO Box 46, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0
Duncan is based out of Invermere in the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc (Shuswap). He has been CBEEN’s Executive Director since 2011, and enjoys connecting the dots between people and organizations, looking for pathways to positive systemic change, and finding ways we can all work better, together.
Duncan is also on the board for the BC Classrooms to Communities (C2C) Network Society, and is the Co-coordinator for the Kootenay-Boundary Environmental Education (KBEE) Initiative. He was also recently the Communications Coordinator for both the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) and the Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Canadian Environmental Education ‘Outstanding Individual in an Organization’ Award.
Prior to working in the Columbia Basin, Duncan enjoyed working as a park interpreter and environmental educator for a variety of organizations including Cypress Hills Inter-provincial Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park, the National Trust for Scotland and the Jane Goodall Institute. He holds a degree in Communications & Culture, and a diploma in Environmental Science.
Interim Wild Voices Program Manager
Christine lives in Creston, in traditional Ktunaxa territory. As a passionate environmental educator she is so excited to be managing the Wild Voices program.
Christine originally hails from Vancouver, where she spent her time out in the forest or in the mountains whenever she could. Those are still her favourite places to be, where she can be found hiking, mountain biking and skiing.
She holds degrees in Anthropology and Education, and brings experiences in both not-for-profit organization management and classroom education to her new role. Past roles for her have included being a Programs Manager at a not-for-profit community bike shop, a Grade 2 and Art Education Teacher, and an Outdoor Education Facilitator. Alongside her role with CBEEN she currently helps run Creston’s local bicycle and outdoor store as an administrator and bookkeeper, though she can often be spotted at the front counter or fixing a bicycle too.
Jade lives in Revelstoke, on the traditional lands of four nations: the Sinixt, the Ktunaxa, the Secwepmec and the Syilx.
Born in the UK, after obtaining her BSc 1st Class HONS in Physical Geography, Jade spent several years travelling the world, skiing, mountain biking and teaching science and outdoor education at various schools. Five years ago she found and made beautiful BC her permanent home.
Alongside her CBEEN role Jade runs a youth educational business, Stoked on Science. They host youth rock climbing and outdoor skills camps, science workshops and field trips for K-12 in schools. Jade also writes scientific articles and educational programs for various institutions.
She is a passionate educator, communicator of science and loves that she can assist in ensuring the Wild Voice program runs smoothly, as it is such an asset for youth in our Basin communities.