Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, Creston, BC
This past summer I was working with the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and how the time flew! Initially it was the beautiful landscape – a bountiful wetland valley nestled between two mountain ranges – that made me love this place, but as time passed, the people I met and the experiences I had shaped this work term into one of the best summers I’ve ever had. I learned how to teach environmental programming to students ages 4-16, how to successfully catch turtles while out in the canoes, how to make bat boxes and identify the life stage of swallow chicks and so much more! I watched in wonder as two adult ospreys protected and raised three healthy chicks, a difficult feat and one that attests to the bounty our wetlands have to offer. I looked forward to every single day of work because there was always something exciting going or someone interesting who came in to talk to. I was welcomed wholeheartedly into the community and would definitely love to go back. This was my first co-op work term and it was amazing beyond words. I can’t wait to see where I find myself in my next four co-op work terms!