Two of the summer students working at Scout Island this summer are from Williams Lake.
Angela Melney is a Grade 11 student at Lake City Secondary School who plans to take biology in university.
She is greeting visitors and caring for the live creatures in the Scout Island Nature House.
She worked weekends at the nature house during the last school year, and said she’s thoroughly enjoying being there all summer.
“I enjoy all the animals, meeting people and I really love answering the kids’ questions and watching their faces light up,” Angela said. “I get excited when they get excited.”
Geneva Gordon is a second-year engineering student at the University of B.C. working as a teacher-naturalist at the nature centre this summer.
A graduate of Lake City Secondary School, this is her second summer at Scout Island and her first full-time position.
Geneva teaches the Nature Fun program, which covers themes like bugs, earth, birds and mammals.
“Today we made paper mache bugs, went on a bug hunt and looked at dead bug specimens,” Geneva said. “I like that this job has so much variety and that it’s new ever day; the kids love having freedom to have fun outdoors.”