LSRCA’s Education team is small but mighty! We are a team of education experts working to support a more connected watershed community.
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 relationships, 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.
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 Teacher 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.
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.
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 all 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, and is a certified Forest School Practitioner.
experience teaching both locally and abroad, Emily is passionate about learning
from others and their experiences with nature as well as teaching hands-on,
highly interactive programming. She hopes that in sharing her curiosity for the
natural world, she will inspire others to build connections with nature,
regardless of their experience level or age! When she is not teaching, she
enjoys gardening, crafting and creating with natural materials, and is always
looking for new ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle. She has a Bachelor
of Arts and Science from the University of Guelph, with specializations in
Biology, Political Science and German, and is certified by the Ontario College