Meet Shirlene Scanlan
Who do you volunteer for?
My role as a CREEC (Canning River Eco Education Centre) Volunteer commenced in 2012 and has evolved over the years. I have escorted children on bird watching excursions, participated in both Earth Day and Science Expo, and other community events, created educational tools, supported my colleagues, forged great friendships and learnt a lot about our beautiful Canning River Regional Park (CRRP).
Why do you volunteer?
I have always taken a keen interest in environmental issues, and felt that I wanted to work with children and the environment. Children are the future custodians of our Earth and education is the most important way to encourage children and their families to care for the environment. My favorite activity is preparing educational displays for our public gallery. My aim is that our visitors enjoy the displays and take home some message, be it about our native flora or fauna, or some current environmental topic.
I like that I am part of a team that promotes sustainability and community and that my place of work, CREEC, is in such a beautiful setting. I think that sums up why I continue to be so enthusiastic about the best job I have ever had.