Peninsula Streams Society helps coordinate stream restoration and habitat conservation on the Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Do you know which watershed you live in?

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Our Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held on Friday May 8th 2015 starting at 5pm at the Prospect Lake Community Hall, located at 5358 Sparton Rd. Tickets are $40 each or 2 for $75. Please contact us for more information and to purchase tickets. View auction items here!

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Please show your support by purchasing an individual membership for $5/year. Send $5 to us at: 9860 West Saanich Road, North Saanich, British Columbia, V8L 4B2. Be sure to include your full name and address, so that we can mail you your membership card.  

If you have a concern about a waterway on the Saanich Peninsula or want more information, please give us a call at (250) 363-6596 or email us.

If you notice a spill (oil, chemical or otherwise) in/near a waterway on the Saanich Peninsula, please report it immediately to the Provincial Emergency Program at 1-800-663-3456. We are interested in knowing the details, so please also email/call us with the following details: location of spill, time, spill description (appearance, smell, wildlife/fish interactions).

For a comprehensive list of who to call  in the event of an emergency, please see page 2. of the SIPS Fall Newsletter 2013.

For a detailed look at the Peninsula, your neighborhood and watershed, visit:

Watersheds of the Saanich Peninsula
CRD’s Regional Community Atlas
North Saanich GIS
Saanich GIS
View a PDF of Greater Victoria Watersheds

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Position Available – Environmental Educator (Gr. 3 program)

Peninsula Streams Society (PSS) has a term position available for their Gr. 3 Environmental Education program, which takes place over a three week period (May-June 2015). PSS is a Saanich Peninsula-based non-profit that undertakes environmental restoration projects, supports stewardship initiatives and groups, and delivers environmental education programs.

Position: Environmental Educator – Gr. 3 ‘Watershed and Salmon Lifecycle’ Program

Apply by: ASAP

Term position dates: Monday May 25th – Friday June 12th 2015. Each day’s start/end time may be slightly different, and may run from ~8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Wage: $22/hour

PSS seeks a dynamic, self-motivated person to help deliver our Gr. 3 Environmental Education program. The program is delivered to over 500 Gr. 3 students at ~11 school locations on the Saanich Peninsula.

Preferred Skills:

– A background in environmental studies/sciences, biology or a related field;
– Interest and proficiency in environmental education at elementary school level. Topics covered: watersheds, water pollution, pollution prevention, salmon lifecycle.

Requirements:

– Must have own personal transportation, as we deliver the program at ~11 school locations (see map – link below). Note – If you have a truck/van OR a trailer hitch (we can provide trailer), this would be super helpful for us in helping to transport the watershed (approx. 4 ft x 6 ft x 1ft) model~!

– Ability to memorize a script and answer students’ questions pertaining to the subjects presented (watersheds, pollution, pollution prevention, salmon lifecycle).

– Ability to do the presentation multiple times over the day, in an outdoor setting.

How to Apply:  Email your application including a resume and cover letter addressed to Francesca Loro, Stewardship Coordinator. Please include three references and ensure that your application addresses all skills and criteria listed above. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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About the Education Program:

In May/June, we visit each Gr. 3 class at their school to deliver a one hour interactive presentation about Watersheds and the Salmon Lifecycle.

In the watershed education component (30 mins) we use a large 6ft x 4ft waterproof wooden watershed model to demonstrate water cycle, watershed and pollution distribution and prevention principles.

In the second half of the presentation we deliver a 20 minute presentation teaching about the Pacific Salmon Lifecycle, after which the students participate in a 10 minute fun and fast tag game to demonstrate key concepts of the salmon life cycle and predator/prey relationships.

Map of School Locations https://goo.gl/rWMOiS

See additional program info here: http://peninsulastreams.ca/education-programs/grade-3-program

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