Day 262-264 – 103.6 km (total – 6928.7 km)
On Wednesday after the run, Jen and I drove down to Invermere for some school presentations on Thursday. Eli Baker, a friend from school had set up these visits and asked me to speak at CBEEN’s (Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network) AGM in the evening. It was a great day with students! First, we went to A.J. Laird Elementary and our jaws dropped as we walked into the gym. They have a full size climbing wall that, as you can see from the picture, is quite impressive! And when students aren’t using it, they open it up to the public. Right next to A. J. Laird was Kevin Thompson Secondary School, where I chatted with about 130 high school students. There were some good questions and discussion at the end… it really was an enjoyable afternoon. We were given a tour of the school’s greenhouse by Ally, a teacher who splits her time between the classroom and the garden! The greenhouse is run completely on sustainable energy with 4 different types of solar power. And there are plans for a community garden… she expressed how much the grade 11’s loved coming down to check on their beans every day! In the evening it was great to meet and chat with some of the members of CBEEN – a committed group of educators!