Alexis Jensen and I originally developed the “Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me” podcast to discuss Japanese Canadian stories for the Nikkei National Museum. I carried on with other members of the NNM staff.
Podcast: Sounds Japanese Canadian To Me
Co-host half-hour podcast about Japanese Canadian history and culture.
Live and recorded presentations on science, history and fun, with yours truly.
Reading from Peach Girl and chatting with students about writing, creativity, storytelling and Japanese culture.
I'm available for bookings.
My Baachan: A Japanese Canadian History
An illustrated talk on Baachan, my paternal grandmother and Japanese Canadian history. I have presented this as part of the Vancouver Maritime Museum speaker series (Feb. 2018), for ESL classes at UBC, and for elementary schools (Gr. 5).
Powell Street Historical Walking Tour
Walked and talked about the Japanese Canadian community that once thrived along Powell Street in Vancouver, on behalf of the Nikkei National Museum.
Powell Street Festival
Read my picture book Peach Girl with poet and translator Sally Ito. August 2017.
Fun, interactive, informal learning opportunities for various ages that I developed.
Richmond Olympic Experience
Developed Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary programs and teacher guides to complement the interactive exhibits (2016).
Port Metro Vancouver
Designed intermediate program for schools and classroom activities for teachers for Port Metro Vancouver (2014).
Co-created AQUAVAN outreach program in aquatic education, coordinated Water Wonders school program, for the Vancouver Aquarium (1994-1998).
Science World British Columbia
Created programs for schools and the public on Sports, Colour, and Biodiversity as Teacher/ Curator at Science World British Columbia (1998-2004).
Nikkei National Museum
Developed and delivered educational programs on Japanese Canadian history and Japanese culture as Education Coordinator at the Nikkei National Museum (2010-2011).
Vancouver Public Library
I developed and delivered a 2 hour workshop for writers 11 to 13, on writing and re-writing called “Murder Your Darlings,” as part of the week long Vancouver Public Library Writing & Book Summer Camp.
"Thank you for your incredible work with Book Camp – I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about your workshop from campers, volunteers and parents alike. "
Esther McPhee, 2016 Book Camp Coordinator
A family workshop on creating mini-stories at the Powell Street Festival, August 2017.