Meet Our Advisory Committee

Ann Normand | Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.

“ForestEDWest provides a space where educators can explore the many perspectives found in our forests as well as the resources to bring these perspectives back to their communities and students.”

Emma Kniel | Alberta Forest Products Association & Work Wild

“Education plays a critical role in the future of our forests. Engaging in conversations, like those at ForestEDWest, will create meaningful connections between leaders in education, government, and industry to better our sustainable management practices and empower a generation of forest stewards.”

Sean Green | Calgary TeacherCareer and Technology Centre

“As an educator, I am excited to have the chance to collaborate on developing quality learning experiences that will help students see not only the value of the Forestry industry in Canada but also potential careers within it.”

Natalie Graveline | Inside Education

“ForestEDWest provides a unique opportunity for teachers, outdoor educators, and members of the forestry industry to connect and collaborate on current forest issues, as well as develop best practices in connecting learners with important forestry topics.”

Todd Hebert | Columbia Outdoor School & Blue Lake Camp

“ForestEDWest will bring together educators, students, forest managers, researchers and regulators to present a diversity of viewpoints that will arm our future leaders with a strong foundational understanding of the complexities of our forest ecosystems and ensure the long term viability of our environment and natural resource management. “

Kathryn Wagner | Inside Education

“ForestEDWest is a unique forum to share ideas between practitioners who are passionate about forests and forest education. I think these conversations are critical and will help shape the future of our forests, ensure sustainable development and provide knowledge and tools to support high quality learning experiences for generations to come.”

Cori Klassen | Lesser Slave Forest Education Society

“ForestEDWest provides a great opportunity for discussions around forest education and landscape management in Western Canada to occur between educators and forest practitioners. These important conversations will help to shape the future of forest education in both formal and informal settings and connect to important issues like wildfire, traditional ecological knowledge and climate change.“