What is the role of an Invasive Species Educator?

 

Kim Kaiser- Education and Outreach Coordinator

I have been working for CSISS since 2018 and currently coordinate the Education and Outreach program. I studied biology at the University of Victoria and have always been passionate about environmental education and communications.

A day in the life

Working as the Outreach and Education coordinator involves a multitude of different tasks and no two days are the same! These activities range from providing tailored presentations to various community groups, hosting restoration events and coordinating workshops, to developing educational materials, teaching students from elementary to college level, creating social media content and engaging through online platforms. A “day in the life” facilitating invasive species education is as diverse as it is rewarding.

What I like best about working for CSISS

It’s hard to single out my favorite thing about working for an organization that is really great in a number of ways! If I had to choose a couple of things, I think it would be how much creative freedom and efficiency you get from working for an organization that is forward- thinking. We have a small, effective and dynamic team at CSISS and that means we can be very efficient and progressive when it comes to finding new ways to improve our programs.

Another thing (third, but not least) is how working in the field of environmental education combines my background in science, with my passion for developing effective and engaging communications materials. It’s really exciting to work creatively to increase the understanding of environmental issues.