Tag: education

Edging an open canoe on flat water

One Simple Question?

One simple question was all it took to start an afternoon of exploring paddling techniques. The question was intended to challenge and stretch my understanding of 'correct' paddle technique. Which it did. And I'm still working out the answer. What was I doing? What was the question? The actual question I'll get to later, but this was the first day of a new phase of professional development for me. It…

Old mans beard lichen

Atlantic Coast: Learning to Love Lichens

Part of our professional development involves keeping our skills and knowledge up to date. This usually involves going canoeing, biking or walking. But sometimes the opportunity to expand our understanding of the environments we work in comes up. So we grab them. Especially when it is the amazing Atlantic Coast woodland that is almost on our doorstep. This time it was an opportunity to learn about lichens and mosses on the…