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Meet Our Team​

LSRCA’s Education team is small but mighty!  We are a team​ of education experts working to support a more connected watershed community.

A photograph of Nicole Hamley, Manager of Education.

Nicole Hamley

Manager of Education

Nicole is the Manager of Education at LSRCA and loves helping people discover the wonders of nature. She has spent her career connecting people to their local watersheds through education program delivery and design, project management, stakeholder and community relationshi​​ps, and partnership development. While managing her team of expert educators is her primary job function by day, she enjoys spending time outside honing her naturalist skills and exploring the outdoors with her family. Nicole is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a BScH, Environmental Biology and is a graduate of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program.

A photo of Outreach Coordinator Dana Eldon. Dana Eldon

​​​​​Outreach Coordinator

​With nearly 15 years of experience in the classroom and outdoor education, Dana has a passion for helping people make connections with their local environment through education program delivery and design for students, teachers and the broader community. Dana is an Ontario Certified Teacher with an HBSc, Zoology and she holds Project Wild and Project Wet Certifications. Most recently, she earned a certification from the Monarch Techer Network that will help her continue to inspire her students to foster a deeper connection to the natural world. On weekends, Dana puts on her beekeeping suit and visits her hives​ to collect honey and study these fascinating ​​pollinators. 

A photo of outreach education Caasandra Connell. Cassandra Connell

Outreach Educator

Cassandra knows that there's nothing better than learning in a forest, park or meadow. She is passionate about connecting children with nature and works hard to achieve this goal by designing and delivering curriculum connected, hands-on, inquiry based, and experiential learning opportunities to students and community partners. As an Ontario Certified Teacher with an HBA, Geography, you'll often find Cassandra having fun alongside her students, whether it be jumping in mud puddles, searching for salamanders, and even checking under logs to see what bugs can be found! Cassandra is our early learning expert and certified Forest School Practitioner.

A photo of senior outreach educator Trevor Standford. Trevor Stanford

Senior Outdoor​ Educator

When he's not strumming his guitar, fishing the shores of Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay, or paddling, Trevor is busy helping inspire and connect students with nature at the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre. With more than 11 years experience connecting people of ages to their local environment through outdoor education program design and delivery, community engagement programming and partnership development, Trevor is an expert at leading outdoor exploration. Trevor holds a BA in Environmental Studies, is fluent in French, is Wilderness Advanced First Aid certified, and a certified Forest School Practitioner.

A photo of outdoor educator Katie Biddie Katie Biddie

Outdoor Educator

With a love of wildlife and exploring the outdoors, you will often find Katie leading her own wilderness adventure. She loves to travel, paddle, and hike, and if you've ever attended one of her sessions at the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre, you'll know she's skilled at teaching bird calls! Katie has more than 7 years of experience connecting people of all ages to the environment through outdoor education, nature interpretation and community engagement programming. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher with an HBSc, Zoology.