Daniel Osborne (he/him) is an IB science lab instructor and boarding house parent by day, but by night he is tackling climate change one eco-action at a time. With gratitude, Daniel grew up on the edge of the Pacific Ocean on the traditional lands of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ, Toquaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht, otherwise known as Ucluelet and Tofino. Perhaps biased, Daniel thinks he spent his childhood growing up in one of the most beautiful places in the world, prompting him to continue to learn about the natural world around him. This meant pursuing a degree in biology and chemistry at Vancouver Island University. Since graduating, Daniel has worked in a variety of nature-based education and wilderness leadership programs and served over one thousand children, youth, and families. Through Be The Change Earth Alliance, Daniel hopes to meld his prowess for teaching with his experience in nature education to inspire future generations to appreciate and care for the world around them and the beings that inhabit it.
Presently, Daniel resides on the traditional and stolen lands of the Lekwungen peoples, namely the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nation communities; otherwise known as Victoria. When Daniel is not making concoctions in the lab or hosting karaoke night at his school’s boarding house, you can probably find him hiking, camping, playing volleyball, attending spin class, or simply spending quality time with his hamster, Cheesecake.