First Nation/Medicinal Plant
Teaching Languages: English
Cease is a media artist with close to 25 years experience in this field. She has produced various formats of media art, as well as being a mentor in her field for close to 15 years. She is also an ethno-botanist, traditionally trained in this field by Indigenous Elders. Her work involves site-specific and culturally focused teaching with storytelling as her means to sharing knowledge.
Media Artist/Aboriginal Plant Specialist
Cease has been invited by many schools to share her knowledge for close to 20 years, the fact that she continues to get recommended by both schools and teachers year after year is the best form of testimonial.
Some positive comments that Cease has received from people she taught include they are humbled by the knowledge she carries and shares in a good way, and folks who are taking ethno-botany classes in Post-Secondary institutes are learning more from an hour spent with her than what they would in a year or more in any institution.
In-class Workshops: Cease will share knowledge of plants – both food and medicinal plants of the Pacific Northwest coast. She will bring samples when she can, as well as utilizing her website as a visual tool for sharing this knowledge.
Outdoor Workshops: Cease will lead a walk in a forest where she will share knowledge of the plants growing there, and what is local, indigenous and the concerns about invasive plants as well as the fact that wild indigenous bees are at risk and ways to help them stay alive as a part of our ecosystem.
Suitable for K to Grade 12
Workshop fee: $250 per session
Required equipment/facility/materials/teacher Resources for Workshop:
maximum 50 students
School District Availability
Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver. Open for other school districts as well.