Sonya Jenssen, Comox Valley’s “Waterwoman,” has created a calendar for 2017 that she hopes schools will use as a learning tool.
“My goal with this is to get it into SD 71,” she said. “I think it would be an awesome tool for teachers. All the photos are taken locally, so you can go to that location, see that part of the [water] system. Each month there’s a different platform. For instance, with storage, it could easily be translated into math, physics, all those things. Each month could be a different subject.”
Jenssen, who has a master’s degree in water resource management, has been at the forefront of all things water-related within the Comox Valley for years. Past projects include being a researcher for the Comox Valley Drinking Water Reference Guide (2007 and 2011); content developer of a video training series for the Small Water System pilot project for the BC Water and Waste Association, and consultant for numerous watershed protection and management plans throughout the community.
Her website is waterwoman.ca
The calendar can be ordered online at her website, or can be purchased at various locations in the Valley.
Calendars will be available for sale in the office of The Comox Valley Record, Second Page Used Books (546 Duncan Ave., Courtenay), and Sure Copy (1255 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay).
The calendar highlights School District 71 special days (i.e. professional development days), as well as some of the festivals in the Comox Valley.