susan chung

B.Sc., Biology, B.Ed., M.Ed.(UBC), Science Education
Informal Educator, Member of the Camosun Bog Restoration Group, Community Climate Change Fellow, 2014, Member, Institute for Environmental Learning.   Member of the Camosun Bog Restoration Group,  Pacific Spirit Park, Co-Design Artist, Co-Design Group
Susan is an experienced Co-design artist-facilitator who can coordinate Co-design workshops.  She has, worked on urban projects in Vancouver since 1993.

 Susan is a science educator specializing in environmental education and intergenerational mentorship.  She can engage groups of all ages in the context of public education, informal (museum) education and in the outdoors.  

She is the winner of the RAIC BC Advocate for Architecture award, 2011.  In 2010, she won a RAIC Foundation Bursary from Architecture Canada as coauthor of the Youth Manual for Sustainable Design.  In 2014, she received an international Community Climate Change Fellowship sponsored by the North American Association for Environmental Educators

Sustainable Design Ideas Fair: May 2009 Architects, engineers, landscape architects teach youth about sustainable design. Youth, in turn, teach younger students about sustainability.  Youth design their sustainable school and organize a sustainability fair to present the designs to their parents and community.  Winner, Green Bricks Student Challenge.   “Sustainable Design Ideas Fair”, Canadian Teacher magazine, September, 2010

Plan-It Earth Youth ForumApril, 2010 and 2011, Vancouver Sustainability Conference, 2013
In 2010, coordinated a youth committee to plan and deliver a youth forum on sustainable cities.     Approximately 70 youth participants registered. Displayed, City of Vancouver Talk Green To Us Open House, October 2010. Teacher sponsor for Plan-It Earth 2011 which was organized by students.  
Member of the planning committee of the Vancouver Sustainability Conference 2013, and 2014

Camosun Bog Buddy Program, 2005 – present  
Susan holding a carnivorous sundew from Camosun bog 
Camosun Bog is a significant ecosystem that was almost destroyed by urbanization.  Its role as a carbon sink and outdoor classroom encourages youth to value their ecological wealth. Biology students learned about bog ecology by participating in weekend bog restoration. Students acted as mentors and bog tour guides for primary students, creating lessons, games and stories to teach younger students about the bog. 

Interpreter, Informal Educator 1992 - present
In 1992, Susan worked for one season as a naturalist for the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre to interpret marine life to the general public in groups as small as three and (with a microphone) as large as four hundred. In 2011 through 2013, Susan was a volunteer museum educator at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum From 1996 to 2002, she coordinated Hot Chocolate Astronomy Nights for junior science students, with astronomer David Dodge.  

Since 2000, Susan joined the Crazy Boggers.  She interpreted Camosun Bog, Pacific Spirit Park,  for children, teenagers, adults and teachers. Susan created a “virtual bog” in form of a Camosun Blog, to help the public learn about bog restoration and has organized professional development days to train teachers in the bog.   
"Where the Wild Things Are" teacher pro-D in Camosun bog: looking at labrador tea