Central Okanagan (CO)

Welcome to the Okanagan STEAM Learning Ecosystem

The beautiful Okanagan Valley is home to a rapidly growing community of entrepreneurs, career professionals, and learners, leading and exploring their passions in the area of Science, Technology Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Here in the Central Okanagan, STEAM Ecosystem BC is a growing network of local community members, regional organizations, educators, and STEAM professionals collaborating together to share, promote, inspire all learners in STEAM learning opportunities.

Indigenous Acknowledgement

The beautiful Okanagan Valley is the ancestral territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people. We would like to acknowledge that we live, work, play, and learn on this traditional and unceded territory. As uninvited guests on this land, we are all fortunate to thrive in such a geographically stunning, resource adbundant, and culturally rich environment.

CORE Team Members

Bowen Hui – UBC Okanagan (Computer Science)

Dione Chambers – Okanagan Science Centre

Naomi Van Caillie – Okanagan Regional Library

Philip Ashman – Okanagan College

Tara Thompson – Okanagan Regional Library

Tobias Blaskovits – Central Okanagan Public Schools


David Williams – Okanagan College

Erik Beardmore – Kelowna Museum

Josh Vance – School District 22

Linda Digby – Kelowna Museums

Mckenzie Mcfarlane – Canada Learning Code

Michele Albach – Canada Learning Code

Nithasha PreKumar – Okanagan Regional Library

Rebecca McCullough – iStand/WESST


Adam Cornford – UBCO (Geering Up)

Grace Miao – Science World

Jennifer Garner – UBCO (Geering Up)

Kayt Ell – WFN Museum

Kirsten Kurjata – Code Ninjas

Marie Reid – UBCO (School of Engineering)

Rose Maunder – Regional District of the Central Okanagan

Serena Slonowski – UBCO (Let’s Talk Science)

Tamara Weninger – UBCO (School of Engineering)

Tanja Voegel – UBCO (Let’s Talk Science)


Danielle Calder – School District 22

Kirsten Beebe – School District 22

Zoe Soon – UBCO