Ivy Chelsea, originally from Esk’et (Alkali Lake), has been working with students in Chase to develop an interpretive program about traditional plants at Tsutswecw (Robert Haig-Brown) Provincial Park. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

VIDEO: Ivy Chelsea co-ordinates interpretive program for Tsutswecw (Roderick Haig-Brown) Provincial Park

Students at Chase Secondary School have developed QR codes for a story trail in the park

Secwepmctsin teacher Ivy Chelsea has been working with students at Chase Secondary School on an interpretive project for Tsutswecw (Roderick Haig-Brown) Provincial Park in B.C.’s Interior.

Originally from Esket (Alkali Lake), Chelse said the students have created QR codes that will be installed at Roderick Haig-Brown Park, which is now called Tsutswecw Park.

“They began working on the pilot project with BC Parks in February of this year and have done a lot of research.”

Read more: Students create interactive experience for provincial park

BC Parks now has 17 different QR codes that are going to be put in permanently at the park, Chelsea said.

“The students are being recognized for their hard work. People will hear the name of the plant in Secwepmctsin and how it is used.”

There will be a soft opening of the project at the park on Friday, June 7.

Chelsea told the Tribune she thinks similar projects would be perfect in the Williams Lake area in Boitanio Park or Scout Island.

She was in Williams Lake on Saturday, May 25, for the book launch of Resolve: The Story of the Chelsea Family and a First Nation Community’s Will to Heal.

Read more: Phyllis Chelsea and the late Chief Andy Chelsea of Esket subjects of a new book

Chelsea presently lives in Kamloops and has been nominated for an Excellence in Education Award from the Ministry of Education.


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