Mentor - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Sophie was raised in Ottawa and comes from an outdoor-centred family and enjoys all four seasons and all the adventures each season brings. She is fully bilingual, has a B.A(H) in geography from Queen’s University and is passionate about Canada’s forests and critters, conservation, and climate change. Sophie hopes to bring this lens when working with children to inspire environmental stewardship wherever they go.
Sophie spent many summers as a camp counsellor at YMCA Camp Kanawana in Saint-Sauveur, Québec working with 7-12 year olds fostering their relationships to nature and each other. Sophie also has experience working with international and domestic school groups, young children as well as families guiding them in various outdoor activities and team-building exercises. Sophie has experience leading overnight and multi-day canoe camping trips, building children’s nature skills, exploring how animals (including humans) and plants influence the landscape, and recognizing plants of their surroundings.
Sophie has also worked as an intern at the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society doing research, writing and media development for their annual reports on the state of conservation within Canada.
Sophie is excited to grow, learn and play with all the future nature explorers!