Founders
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Lisa Mintz

Executive Director

Lisa Mintz is a librarian, environmentalist and yoga teacher. She is the founder Sauvons la falaise!, whose primary mission is to ensure protection of the St. Jacques Escarpment Eco-territory, and connection with other existing green spaces including the future Meadowbrook park, Dalle-parc and Turcot Nature park.

Lisa is also a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and sees yoga and meditation as important parts of any curriculum and a fantastic way to connect to ourselves and to nature.

 

As a passionate volunteer and implicated member of the community, she is a past board member NDG Community Council and presently on the board of Green Coalition, Les amis du parc Angrignon and a regular member of several other groups. She is also an experienced community organizer, professional events coordinator and passionate birdwatcher.

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Holly McIntyre

Director of Curriculum & Programming

An educator with nearly 20 years of experience in outdoor and experiential education, Holly is a certified elementary teacher in  and has taught at all levels of education from preschool to CEGEP. She is passionate about creating opportunities for place-based and contextual learning that allows students to connect to their environment and community. Holly is also an outdoor instructor and a trainer with the Outdoor Council of Canada and Paddle Canada. Her experience teaching outdoor and adventure education, combined with her experience as an educator, allow her a unique perspective into the needs of teachers and schools wishing to incorporate more outdoor learning into their programs. Holly teaches in the Écoéducation par la Nature program through the Cegep du Rivière du Loup. 

 Holly is excited about helping people discover and appreciate the Nature that we find all around us, right here in the city! Her Master's research explored how the use of outdoor learning can contribute to the well-being of teachers.