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Our Mission

To inspire, motivate and empower youth to protect and conserve the environment.

This program was developed to share and treasure the natural beauty of British Columbia with our youth, including our urban-nature areas, and our unique coastal wilderness, home to rich First Nations cultures, diverse and productive oceans, and an expansive intact temperate rainforest.

Our aim is to inspire, motivate and empower youth to protect and conserve the environment through art, film, and youth-driven actions. Youth represent honest and powerful voices for social change in their communities and are important advocates for better protection of plants, animals, and the natural communities they call home.

Our Team

Nicolas Teichrob

Nicolas Teichrob

Nicolas Teichrob is an award-winning photographer/filmmaker who holds a Master of Science degree in Geography/Geology. His unique eye has garnered many accolades while his photos have been published internationally in skiing, biking, and surfing media outlets.

Allison Kermode

Allison Kermode

Director

Allison Kermode is a Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and is also an affiliate/member of the Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at SFU, and of the Centre for Cell Biology, Development and Disease in the SFU Faculty of Science.

Norm Hann

Norm Hann

Norm Hann is a professional stand up paddleboarder who spends his time training, racing and, exploring remote locations on his SUP, while sharing the sport in Canada. Based in Squamish, BC, Norm runs his own expedition company which provides SUP training and multiday SUP expeditions.

Anthony Bonello

Anthony Bonello

Anthony Bonello is an adventure filmmaker based in Whistler, B.C. Anthony brings a honed style of storytelling to film, which transports viewers beyond geography to convey the feel of a place and its people.

Fernando Lessa

Fernando Lessa

Fernando Lessa is an Outdoor Educator & Photographer who founded the Urban Salmon Project (www.urbansalmon.com). His previous projects include those based in the untouched Amazon forest, the unique Brazilian savannah, the tropical rainforest of Brazil, and the Atlantic Ocean.

MacKai Sharp

MacKai Sharp

MacKai Sharp is a powerful young filmmaker and photographer for which visual arts quickly made its way to the forefront of his life as the means of capturing his unique perspectives and self-expression.

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