Sonya Jenssen has created a “water education” calendar for 2017.

Comox Lake Water calendar a learning tool

Creator hopeful school district will put it to use

  • Nov. 30, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Terry Farrell

Record staff

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.

 

Just Posted

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message: Campbell River RCMP

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Comox Valley child gets dream vacation from Make-A-Wish Foundation

Elliot Hunter went to Disneyland and met Lightning McQueen

UPDATED: Two vehicles seen leaving bloody scene of Courtenay shooting

32-year-old victim in stable condition and known to police

Courtenay to host the BC Regionals FireFit Championships

‘Toughest two minutes in sports’ coming to the Comox Valley

Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R&B star has been accused of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years

Most Read