Introducing Environment Summer Interns

In July 2022, the Malahat Environment Department welcomed three summer interns to help study aquatic habitats! Steven Henry, Amanda Harry and Dylan Harry are helping with several projects in the Environment Department. They are learning about the many important species that live in the Salish Sea, restoring sensitive habitats in Malahat marine territory, clam garden restoration, and southern resident killer whales. Steven, Amanda, and Dylan will help to protect valuable resources of the ocean for Malahat Members. See introductions from the new interns below.


Hi, my name is Amanda Harry I am from Malahat Nation. I am 15 years old, and in grade 10. I go to Frances Kelsey secondary school, class of 2025. I’m passionate about canoe pulling, I paddle with Malahat nations canoe club SalmonArrow. This is our second year of SalmonArrow being out on the water in 20+ years. I have just started my internship with Desiree and Tristan at the Environment Department. During this internship I will be learning more about the marine habitats, clam gardens, and killer whales in Malahat. This summer I am very excited to learn about the aquatic habitats such as kelp forests, eelgrass, intertidal eelgrass and different types of mammal species in the Saanich inlet.


Hi, my name is Dylan Justin Harry. I am proud to be a part of Malahat Nation’s Environment Department. I’m a graduate from CVOLC open learning/Frances Kelsey Secondary School of 2022. I’m very happy to be back as an intern in the Environment Department with Desiree and Tristan for the summer, learning more about the marine habitats, clam gardens and killer whales. I am enjoying what we are learning about the Malahat Nation’s beach, how we could take care of eelgrass, and seeing intertidal eelgrass. The Environment Department Internship is very open with nice people to teach us how to get a license to fly the drone and drive a Boat.


Hi, my name is Steven Henry, I’m from Malahat Nation, I’m 17 years old, I graduated from Frances Kelsey in 2022. One of the things I’m passionate about is canoe pulling with SalmonArrow Canoe Club. The second thing I’m passionate about is soccer, I’ve been playing for 15 years. A third thing I like to do is traveling, and I’m planning on getting my heavy machinery operator course with Coast Mountain Resources. I have just started my Internship with Desiree and Tristan at the Environment Department and I’ll be learning marine habitat’s, clam gardens, and killer whales/orcas. I’m excited to learn about different species and kelp forest, Eelgrass/Eelgrass meadow/intertidal eelgrass, mammal species in the Saanich Inlet.


    I am very interested in learning more about an internship with the Environment Department. I am very stimulated by the natural landscape in British Columbia after visiting Savary Island with my family when growing up. I would like to be able to explore my communication skills & understand the development pathway to finding employment. I am an Autistic Artist with a BA in Fine Arts from Middlesex University & am considering extending my studies to MA level, but I would like to make some form of offering. Please could you send me some information if there are any opportunities available?

    Best regards,
    Christopher Simonot

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