Miriam grew up picking dandelions on Edmonton soccer fields as a pee-wee player, and she still enjoys plucking dandelion greens to add to her salads today (although her cheering squad is much smaller now…)! She particularly loves the American Coot, due to their voracious appetite for duckweed salad, difficulty achieving lift-off, rebellious punk-rock adolescent phase, and general endearing awkwardness. Miriam has degrees in Environmental Studies and Education and has enjoyed sharing her passion for helping humans build connections with ecological communities in all sorts of creative ways ranging from natural history interpretation, canoe tripping, river valley recreation programming, and phenological engagement. She loves helping others discover the wonder, creativity, and empowerment of feeling a sense of belonging in their place! Miriam currently serves EFSS as an educator and a co-director with a focus on building collaboration with other organizations in Edmonton.
Miriam Mahaffy (she/her)Co-director & Educator