Heather Fleming

cumberland Coal Creek Historic Park & Community School – Beaufort Bulding
Early Years PRogram & After School Adventures
MANAGER/nature educator

I am a new transplant to the Comox Valley.  I have lived in Tofino/Ucluelet on and off since 2011. I have been the owner and lead educator of Tofino Nature Kids since 2018, running early years, afterschool and summer programming for kids ages 3-12.  I have learnt a lot and grown with the children of the wild west coast and am looking forward to bringing that knowledge over to the Comox Valley.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Geography and an Early Childhood Education Certificate. In 2018 I combined my two passions when I took over Tofino Nature Kids, and will continue to now working with Hand-In-Hand Nature Education. I now get to explore nature and inspire children to do the same.

Before jumping into the childcare field, I worked at Jamie’s Whaling Station as a naturalist on the water looking for the incredible wildlife that live in our area, such as feeding gray whales, breaching orcas, wandering black bears and soaring eagles. I have also worked as a kayak guide for Paddle West Kayaking exploring the scenic waters of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound.

In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, walking in the woods or on the beach, exploring tide pools, sea kayaking and camping. I really enjoy travelling and have been fortunate enough to have set foot in over 20 countries. Some adventures I have been on include, chasing animals on a safari in the Great Plains of Tanzania, spying on birds while working as an intern in the cloud forests of Ecuador, and swimming with dolphins in New Zealand.

I am looking forward to the new adventure and exploring the Comox Valley with you all!