We regularly have interns and co-op students on site doing science research and other projects.

Connect with us to learn more! info [at] swanlake.bc.ca

 

Current projects:

Jake is surveying visitors, Sanctuary Nature Ambassadors Program (SNAP) volunteers to look at best ways to help promote the conservation bylaws (no dogs, no bicycles) on site.

Inspire: STEM for Social Impact students are determining a viable method to monitor the visitor traffic to our site. The goal of the monitoring system will be to use the data to conserve and protect these waters and lands.

 

Past projects:

Ruby researched the ethnoecological significance of Swan Lake, and the past and present histories that became the Nature Sanctuary.

Kai archived and updated our photopoint monitoring program on Christmas Hill.

Samara created curriculum content to help expand community awareness into Garry Oak Ecosystems.

Mekenzie designed a community mapping project to look at the ways visitors explore the Nature Sanctuary and an infographic to help frame how to reconnect to nature.

Kireni co-authored a Newcomer Grab & Go Nature booklet, assisted with site work and wrote a song.

Tomas assessed how to improve the ecological function of a stream and wetland site at the Nature Sanctuary.