Outdoor Careers in the Kootenays
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About the Program
What is it like to crawl into a bear den - with a sleeping bear? What is it like to work in the remote corners of the Kootenays doing Forestry work? How do you plan and guide a 2-week hike through the mountains for paying customers? Get the answers to these questions and more with wildlife biologist, wilderness guide, and outdoor educator Dave Quinn's engaging, story-filled slide show and discussion about outdoor careers in the Kootenays.
About the Community Educator
Dave Quinn is a wildlife biologist, a BC-certified teacher and a certified wilderness guide who has lead expeditions in the Kootenays, the Canadian Arctic and West Coast, as well as overseas. Dave's work as a photographer and writer has been published in several adventure tourism magazines and scientific publications. As a wildlife technician, Dave has worked on the Purcell Mountain Caribou Study, the Rocky Mountain Lynx Project, the Columbia Valley Badger Project, the Swift Fox Census, and the East Kootenay Fisher Project.
"Dave is very comfortable with the students and they loved having him in class. His ease with young people and his ability to capture their attention makes him an excellent presenter. He is a great role model for young people." - Victoria Larsen
"Dave was great! He was able to share his breadth of knowledge with the students and kept them interested and engaged. Dave was well-prepared and and able to answer all questions. We had a great time and learned a lot. I highly recommend Dave's presentations." - Melissa Traub