Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

About The Teacher

Ben has always had a passion for the outdoors since he was a child. In grade 11 he started at Apps Mill Nature Centre, with a focus on the youth programs. In Grade 13 he enrolled in Environmental SHSM at Pauline Johnson high school. Discovering that he wanted to continue educating others about the outdoors. Wanting to further his outdoor education even more, he joined the Adventure Expeditions and Interpretive Leadership program at Fanshawe College. Completing the program, he wanted to focus on working with kids. In 2019 he finished his last year working with the GRCA at Apps Mill Nature Centre.

Ben has always been super passionate about reptiles and amphibians. He started collecting when he was 13 with a leopard gecko. He now has 7 reptiles that he uses as a teaching tool. Other than reptiles and the outdoors he has always been interested in sports. He has played hockey since he was 4 and encourages a healthy lifestyle.


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