Stewardship Series: Winter Plant Walk with Julia Alards-Tomalin

February 24, 2024 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Stewardship Series: Winter Plant Walk with Julia Alards-Tomalin photo

As part of the 2024 Stewardship Series, organized in partnership with ISCMV & SPES.

Winter Plant Walk on Feburary 24, 2023 - 2-4pm

We met at the Stanley Park Nature House (712 Lost Lagoon Path) for an introduction by Julia Alards-Tomalin, before going for a walk along the Lost Lagoon. We were honoured to have BCIT Instructor, Julia Alards-Tomalin, leading the walk. Julia shared her knowledge on how to identify native plants in the winter by looking at their buds, branches, and bark.

Julia Alards-Tomalin is an instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in Burnaby, Canada. She studied Forestry and Ecological Restoration at BCIT and recently completed a Master of Education at Simon Fraser University. Her background is diverse, including horticulture, arboriculture, invasive species management and ecological restoration, but is united by a common theme of plants. In 2022 she was awarded the Teaching Excellence in Open Education Employee Excellence Award at BCIT and in 2023 was awarded an Open Education Award for Excellence in the Open Pedagogy category from OE Global.