Hello! I’m Stephanie. I’m excited and honoured to be a leader of NatureKids Victoria. I have been a “young naturalist” for as long as I can remember (when I was 5 years old I wanted to marry a red rat snake). I have had wonderful opportunities working as a biologist in many parts of the world, including studying ethnobotany in the Brazilian Amazon, desert ecology in Arizona and Mexico, penguins in Peru, insects in Costa Rica, and alpine birds in the Rocky Mountains. I love sharing my interests in the natural world with children and have worked as a nature interpreter at parks and nature centres in Connecticut, upstate New York, and in Victoria.
My kids, Travis and Rita, are members and we love going on Explorer Days and learning about BC’s nature from passionate and knowledgeable naturalists. I look forward to meeting you outdoors!