Conservation Educators

Between the months of May to September, the Town of Okotoks embarks on a campaign of conservation awareness in our community. Four Conservation Educators visit approximately 2,000 households, educating the community on water and energy conservation and waste management.

The Educators also attend all summer community events and provide conservation presentations to children at schools and summer day camps. The team works closely with several Town Business Centres, including Parks, Resource Recovery and Community Programs as well as EPCOR Water Services to coordinate water, waste and energy education initiatives.

During the household visits, the Conservation Educators engage residents in conversations about increasing waste diversion from landfill and how to reduce household water and energy consumption. Residents are reminded of the outdoor watering schedule and hours. The Town's Blue Cart Recycling program, Cut n Call Yard Waste Program and the Residential Water Conservation Rebate Program are promoted during their household visits. Visits are conducted Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Look for the 2016 Conservation Educators in your neighbourhood and throughout the community this coming spring/summer or contact them at consed@okotoks.ca or by calling 403-995-2798.

About Us

From left to right:

Danika McNeil

Hey!

I'm Danika and I just finished my B.Sc. double majoring in Biology and Psychology out at Cape Breton. This is my third year as a Conservation Educator and I'm excited to be back working with the community. Don't hesitate to say hi if you see me at an event or even around town!

Natalie Robinson

Hello!

My name is Natalie Robinson and I am a soon to be graduate of the Environmental Science Program at the University of Calgary. This is my first year as a Conservation Educator and I am excited to have to opportunity to interact with my community and promote a sustainable future for Okotoks. I have also lived in Okotoks for my entire life so I'm incredibly passionate about helping the Town stay as awesome as it is!

Anastassia Martynova

Hello there!

My name is Ana, and have a B.Sc. in Ecology with a minor in Visual Arts. I am very passionate about conservation and environmental education, and believe that sustainable habits and mindsets start in early childhood. If you have a class or group of kids you would like the Conservation Educators to visit, give me a shout!

Logan Bennett

Hey guys!

My name is Logan and I'm back for my second year as a Conservation Educator. I'm graduating this spring from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and Anthropology and am interested in pursuing a career in Wildlife Conservation. If you see me around and have any questions, I'm always game to chat!

 

 

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