Brian HerrinJanuary 21st, 2012
Brian Herrin has been an engaging, lively teacher/presenter at local, provincial, national and international science conferences for over 40 years and continues speaking at provincial Pro-D events. He has co-authored two science texts presently used in BC and is an author/editor of NatureWILD children’s magazine. He has taught at SFU, Thompson Rivers University and UBC and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Victoria. His teaching career was mainly spent with upper intermediate and middle school students and, although he began as a senior high school biology and science teacher in the southern Okanagan, his final position was a four month assignment leading a pre-school in Whistler! He is the only Canadian to receive the North American Catalyst Award for Middle School Science Teaching presented by the Chemical Manufacturers Association. He has also received a Prime Minister’s Award for Science and Mathematics Teaching and was the first recipient of the BC Science Teachers’ Association Exemplary Elementary Science Teacher award. He fills in when needed for school programs and also volunteers in the SPES Cobb House popcorn stand at Christmas and Easter times.