Gail loves taking kids into nature, and bringing nature to kids. A teacher on Salt Spring for almost 30 years, and a wilderness guide through BC for over 10, her passion and care for the outdoors comes from a lifetime of canoeing, backpacking, sailing and skiing. Gail did her undergrad and professional years at UBC, and in 2015 a Master’s degree in Language and Literacy at UVic. Her experience as an educator includes teaching middle school French Immersion, and being Administrator at the Centre School. Now you can find her teaching water monitoring of Ganges Creek or describing beaver habitat at the Blackburn reserve to Grade 4&5 students in her nature-based class at SSI Elementary. Gail began volunteering with the Conservancy a decade ago on the Education Committee. Since then she’s seen you at an AGM, a fundraiser, or a bat or bird talk, and probably washed your coffee mug, too. Last year, she helped with Blackburn creek restoration and painting the storage shed.