RLC Park Services has been inspiring young minds with the joy of the natural world for over 20 years in Provincial and Regional Parks on Vancouver Island. We are best known as the enthusiastic Park Naturalists at the Miracle Beach, Rathtrevor Beach and Goldstream Nature Houses and we specialize in facilitating environmental education for school groups year round. We will share the beauty of parks and natural spaces with your students and encourage a life-long passion for the natural world.
Alli, Park Naturalist
Alli Roberts grew up on Vancouver Island with an adventurous set of parents (a zoologist as a dad and a teacher as a mom) who inspired a passion and desire to discover the wonders of the natural world. While pursuing her Biology and Environmental Studies degree at UVIC she began working as a seasonal interpreter in BC Parks. Upon graduation in 2003, she jumped in with two feet to start her career as a Park Interpreter/Naturalist and never looked back. Known for her dynamic, boisterous and exuberant presentation style she is also a frequent guest naturalist on local TV spots where you may have seen her acting like a zombie salmon, encouraging people to lick a slug or exclaiming with excitement at the discover of slime mould on a walk. When asked what her favourite part of her role as a Park Naturalist is she says “that moment when you see the sparkle of discovery in a child’s eyes and you realize all your efforts are worth it!”
|Tracey, Park Naturalist
Tracey Bleackley grew up near the ‘heart’ of the Rocky Mountains, spending many years exploring and developing a deep connection with the natural world. This connection led her to complete a degree in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership at MRU in Calgary, AB. Tracey has led and taught groups in the outdoors for over 13 years. The island has been home now for close to 10 years and Tracey is thankful for her role as a Park Naturalist, “sharing the wonders of the natural world, and inspiring youth to create their own personal connection”.
Mary, Park Naturalist
With 28 years of experience in education, Mary Guest still approaches every day as a learning opportunity. She has taught a variety of subjects to a wide range of age levels, Preschool to Adult. Bringing a love of the natural world and a passion for sharing, Mary strives to make meaningful connections for learners between the environment and everyday living. Her favorite part of being a naturalist, "having the chance to share my love of our world with the wonder of exploring and discovering".
Programming in Moorecroft Regional Park