Meet our 2016 Summer Students!!

Hi, I'm Samantha Davis and I'm one of the new interns at the Okanagan-Similkameen Stewardship Society for the summer 2016 season. 

I grew up at Apex Mountain Resort, where I spent my time skiing, hiking and horseback riding. Observing how quickly my mountainous, natural playground could be destroyed by development, logging and climate change, I developed a strong interest in helping the environment. I am currently completing my 5th year of Earth and Environmental Science at UBCO in Kelowna.

I am looking forward to being in my home town this summer with this great opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna of the valley, and to be a part of important conservation work with the OSS!
Sam on the Athabasca Glacier

Hi!  I’m Jill Bisaro.  I am one of the new interns at the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society this summer. 

I grew up in the small town of Fruitvale in the west Kootenays, where I spent a lot of time in the outdoors hiking and camping. My love for the outdoors drove me to complete a Recreation, Fish and Wildlife diploma at Selkirk College in Castlegar, where much of my time was spent getting to know the backcountry of the Kootenays.  That program fostered in me a love for work in the field, and I hope to bring that into my future job one day. 

Currently, I am finishing up my degree at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, where I am majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries.  Once I graduate I am interested in becoming a Wildlife Field Research Biologist. Working for the OSSS is a great opportunity for working towards my future goals.  I am excited to work for such a great organization this summer, and to get to know the Okanagan!

Jill in her native habitat