Leaders: Welcoming Environmentors

Each of our teachers, learners and local volunteers is an eager and knowledgeable "environmentor", who is excited about sharing his or her ecological values, expertise and enthusiasm with visiting learners. We are ready to facilitate nature-based, experiential and fun learning activities in an atmosphere of exploration, wonder and community.

SEEC Coordinator

Steve Dunsmuir is the founder and coordinator of the Saturna Ecological Education Centre. He also serves as the principal educator of Saturna Island School and is the very proud father of six adventurous children! With a master's degree in Environmental Education and Communication from Royal Roads University and four years as a Faculty Associate for Simon Fraser University's Professional Development Program, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership, experience, creativity and passion to his life and work.

Saturna School Trustee

Susanne Middleditch has been a School Trustee representing the Saturna School since 1996. She has enjoyed the beautiful environment of Saturna since she first arrived as a child in 1968. She resides with her family on one of the most idyllic sites on the Island – the Gerald Payne homestead at Breezy Bay.

SEEC Volunteer Community Coordinator

Athena George has extensive background in outdoor and environmental education at the Victoria YM/YWCA, Haida Gwaii Project Rediscovery, Sunship Earth in Oregon, Western Canada Wilderness Committee and the North Vancouver Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre. She moved to Saturna Island in 2004 and she and her husband built a stackwood sauna and are working on their environmentally friendly rammed earth home.