|Eva on her own icy Explorer Day!|
Noriko in the field with her club
Noriko Nakaya, leader of the Burke Mountain YNC Club since 2008, received the Garibaldi Award for "her role as a catalyst for nature education of young naturalists" from Nature Vancouver at their AGM in April. In addition to being a club leader and organizing interesting, well attended Explorer Days for her club members she frequently volunteers at special events with the YNC display and touch table items. During the Award presentation it was said that "Noriko is the kind of leader group’s dream of having. She is enthusiastic, organised and full of energy. Her programs for the Burke Mountain Young Naturalists' Club are well attended and receive wonderful feedback. Noriko books fascinating guest leaders to host explorations of everything from local bird life to stream and salmon ecosystems. She is an active promoter devoted to letting people know about the fantastic natural history of the Port Moody area."
Congratulations to both Noriko and Eva!