Member Profile

Daye Cooper - Level Three Guide

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I have over 12 years (700 days) of professional SKGABC guiding experience plus 400 days of other outdoor experience working with youth and adults on leadership, recreational, and educational programs, plus assisting on SKGABC Level One and AOG courses.

Areas paddled:
Johnstone Strait, Broughton Archipelago, Nootka Sound, Strathcona Park, Clayoquot Sound, Barclay Sound, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, and the Discovery Islands.

My academic and professional background includes:
- MA, Counselling therapy with eco-therapy focus -- 2018
- MA, Anthropology -- 2010
- Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training -- 2010
- Restorative Justice Facilitator -- 2012-present

Additional skills, strengths, and workshops I run include:
- Wilderness First Aid for Anxiety
- Celestial navigation: orienting in time and space using the sun, moon and stars
- Storytelling and local histories
- Marine and intertidal ecologies
- Nature-based and -inspired accessible art projects
- Situating the wilderness as a space for transformation: undergoing meaningful journeys in the wild

Ongoing Professional Development

SKGABC Executive Director 2015-present

SKGABC Fall Exchange 2018 - Tofino

SKGABC Spring Exchange 2018 - Victoria

SKGABC Fall Exchange 2017 - Strathcona Park Lodge

Pacific Paddling Symposium - 2017

SKGABC Spring Exchange 2017 - Gabriola Island

SKGABC Fall Exchange 2016 - Pender Island

Pacific Paddling Symposium - 2016

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre for Guides weekend - Spring 2016

SKGABC Spring Exchange 2016 - Lund

SKGABC Spring Exchange 2015 - Sooke

Level 3 Exam - Spring 2013

SKGABC Spring Exchange 2012 - Victoria

Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training - 2010

SKGABC Spring Exchange 2007 - Skookumchuck

SKGABC Assistant Guide (Level 2) Course and Exam - Spring 2005

SKGABC Day Guide (Level 1) Course and Exam - Spring 2004

SKGABC guides exchange Sooke October 18-20, 2019