Apart from our passion for science, one of Raincoast’s aims is to inspire a wide audience about this very special area of the BC’s coast. In pursuit of this goal, every year we invite a range of guests to come stay with us to experience the area and our work first hand. Some of these guests include Raincoast board members, film crews, freelance journalists, and independent film makers.
Currently at the Raincoast field station we are enjoying the company of Dean Azim and Anne Casselman, who have been staying and exploring the region with us. Dean is an independent photographer and film maker and Anne is a freelance journalist writing a piece for Scientific American. Having guests is always a treat and sharing the region with fresh eyes is a reinvigorating way for us to remember to not take this beautiful ecosystem for granted. Whether it be soaring eagles, our resident heron, or the beautiful colour of the intertidal strata during low tide, we are reminded by the astounded reactions of our guests how truly spectacular these events are.
Dean and Anne have had a pretty spectacular reception to the region with a welcoming committee of grizzly and black bears, humpback whales, and a super-pod of white-sided dolphins. Best of all, Anne and Dean use their respective creative media to turn their brief experiences on the coast into everlasting memories to be shared with a broader audience.