Fundy National Park of Canada
Fundy National Park Recognizes Local Teacher with Volunteer Award
Nadine Gauvin (left) and Dan Simard (right) of Parks Canada are handing Pamela Fowler the Parks Canada Certificate of Appreciation for her extraordinary contribution to Fundy National Park's X-Stream Team program. © Parks Canada
FUNDY NATIONAL PARK, NEW BRUNSWICK, December 23rd, 2011 – During a recent school assembly, Fundy National Park awarded Riverview High School teacher Pamela Fowler with a Parks Canada Certificate of Appreciation for her extraordinary contribution on Fundy National Park’s new X-Stream Team program.
Renowned by her students, colleagues and the learning community for her commitment to academic excellence, Pamela Fowler is one of those special teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide her students with a unique experience and quality education. Last year, when Fundy National Park staff knocked on the doors of local area high schools to join the X-Stream Team, Pamela Fowler immediately signed up to volunteer her teaching skills to help shape the pilot program so as to heighten the experience for students.
The X-Stream Team program enables students to learn about the importance of water quality monitoring through a series of classroom training experiences hosted by knowledgeable Fundy National Park staff and by getting their ‘feet wet’ with an outing to Fundy National Park to conduct a real stream sampling exercise. Packaged so students can apply their learning elsewhere in the community, the X-Stream Team program provides classes with a fantastic hands-on learning experience in a ‘live’ setting while demonstrating how to employ monitoring protocols.
Motivated to strengthen the hands-on experience for her students, Mrs. Fowler extended the program to design a community water monitoring study in collaboration with the Town of Riverview. Volunteers, like Pamela Fowler, are valued for the richness of their contributions and for helping Parks Canada protect and present Canada's natural treasures. These volunteer awards were presented to 74volunteers throughout the network of National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites from across the Parks Canada Agency.
Through its volunteer program, Parks Canada shares ideas, knowledge, talent and skills with Canadians, all in support of the Parks Canada mandate. Volunteers complement the work done by Parks Canada employees. By taking part in Parks Canada's volunteer activities, volunteers develop a connection to our places, enrich their lives and help make a difference.