Driven by a passion for communicating and educating in the service of advancing ecological literacy and sustainability, Rick Searle has pursued a life-long career as a science communicator, environmental educator, digital media producer and journalist.
He is an accomplished writer, author, educator, radio and television host, facilitator, video producer, program manager and team leader. He is known and praised for his innovative use of technology combined with powerful narratives to extend the reach and impact of messages with specific audiences.
Rick is proud to have assisted a great many organizations with their outreach, community engagement, public education and communication needs including: BC Parks, Capital Regional District Parks, Parks Canada, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Islands Trust Fund, Natural Resources Canada, Metro Vancouver, Union of BC Municipalities, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
Recently he completed a four-year stint with Ocean Networks Canada where he built a national marine science education program from the bottom up and through strategic collaborations with the likes of: Let’s Talk Science, Vancouver Aquarium, Maritime Museum of BC, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, and ArcticNet.
Rick created EKOS Communications in 2005 as a means to integrate and focus his considerable and diverse talents along with those of a close circle of associates.