Dreamteam Thursday: Meet the Crew, May 2019 Edition

Dreamteam Thursday: Meet the Crew, May 2019 Edition
Dreamteam Thursday: Meet the Crew, May 2019 Edition

May is the kickoff for the summer season here at SSISC, so it’s time to meet a few of our awesome team members: Anna, Hannah, and Shannon. Anna and Shannon are part of the Education & Outreach team, while Hannah is one of our Field Crew members.

Anna Yao

What is your favourite plant?

I’ve always loved wandering up to a Red Huckleberry bush and demolishing it of its berries! They’re so tasty!

What was the last place you travelled to?

In April, I tagged along with my school’s Geography Student Union on a trip to Victoria (shhhh don’t tell them I’m a Cellular Biology major!); we explored the city and landscape, partied, and I somehow ended up with 2 new Hawaiian shirts???

What’s the best way to spend a rainy day?

On rainy days, I like to cuddle up in a big cozy duvet and watch a spooky movie.

If one animal was made the size of a whale, which one would be the scariest?

Scorpions are the scariest thing, no matter what size they are.

Do you have any pets?

I don’t personally have any pets, but I’m an honorary aunt to my friend’s bearded dragon.

Hannah Schriber

What is your favourite plant?

Garlic, I use it in almost everything I cook, going so far as to double the amount any recipe calls for. Even the sprouts you can put into stir-fries and they really add to a dish.

What was the last place you travelled to?

Toronto to visit an old friend. My favourite part was visiting the Ripley’s Aquarium beneath the CN tower. They had these exhibits set up where the bottom half of the tanks were saltwater and the top was freshwater so you had species that live in totally different regions living essentially in the same place.

What’s the best way to spend a rainy day?

Experimenting making new types of cookies and reading a good book. Recently I’ve been starting to bake all my cookies in muffin trays, I’ve found it makes them chewier as it stops them from spreading as much as they regularly would on a sheet. Pro tip: Put a piece of bread with your cookies in the tin and it will stop them from going hard over time.

If one animal was made the size of a whale, which one would be the scariest?

Those really ugly nearly hairless dogs, I think they’re called Chinese crested dogs. I get the creeps just thinking of them if they were massive.

Do you have any pets?

I have a pet cat named Chloe who’s incredibly fluffy and prefers my sister because she feeds her too many treats.

Shannon Brates

What is your favourite plant?

My favourite plant in the Sea to Sky corridor is Skunk Cabbage. I think it’s the coolest plant because it generates heat and melts the snow around it, it’s full of nutrients and it can grow to be huge! It’s also one of the first plants to emerge at the end of winter because it generates heat around it, melting the snow and that’s when I know that spring is on its way.

What was the last place you travelled to?

The last place that I travelled to was Czech Republic. My favourite part of my trip was getting to spend time with my family because they all live near Prague.

What’s the best way to spend a rainy day?

The best way to spend a rainy day is by going for a trail ride or a run. Lots of people like to stay inside, so I get the whole trail to myself.

If one animal was made the size of a whale, which one would be the scariest?

A whale-sized spider would be absolutely terrifying. I hate them when they’re tiny, so if they were giant, it would be game over.

 

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