Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN)
PO Box 46, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0
To speak with Duncan Whittick (CBEEN Executive Director): (250) 341-6141
To speak with Mia King (Wild Voices Program Manager): (250) 814-4843
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.
Wild Voices Program Manager
Mia is based out of Revelstoke, the traditional land of the Sinixt, the Ktunaxa, the Secwepemc, and the Syilx. Once Mia realized she could combine her passion for nature (developed while growing up on a farm, through environmental studies, and a lot of hiking/biking/camping), with her enjoyment of teaching (realized when she moved to Japan for a couple of years to teach English as a second language), she has since been involved with environmental education in many different forms.
Whether creating informational signs on aquatic species at risk or leading a group of school-aged students through the forest on an interpretive hike, Mia enjoys helping people learn and connect with their local environment.
With over eight years as a community environmental educator in Ontario, and having recently joined Wildsight as an environmental educator, Mia is excited join the CBEEN team and is looking forward to helping to facilitate the delivery of environmental education in the Columbia Basic via the Wild Voices program.