Vision: Fun, exciting informative journeys with nature.
Mission: To provide services and products with messages of responsibility about the environment and our planet using fun, information platforms. At the same time, Natoura attempts to reduce its own operational footprint and that of its products and services.
Values: Respect for all: humans, flora, and fauna. It is everybody’s world!
A portion of the proceeds from Natoura’s services and products will be donated to organizations that hold values consistent with Natoura’s.
The story of Akai and Mamoo
Created by Natoura’s Journey, Inc.
The three partners of Natoura’s Journey, Inc., Renay Eng-Fisher, Irene Herremans, and Holly Speer, have over 30 years of experience in developing educational materials for various educational institutions and business entities. More recently, they have combined their expertise to inspire young children to respect their natural surroundings by taking them on adventures with their animal friends. Natoura’s Journey, Inc. creations put the readers in a position to experience the daily lives of the flora and fauna, with whom humans share the planet.
Renay Eng-Fisher, MA
Renay Eng-Fisher completed her Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety certifications at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary, respectively. In 2006, she completed her Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. Her thesis was published in 2008 by VDM Verlag. Renay co-wrote articles with Dr. Bowen and Dr. Herremans on “Engaging the Community – A Knowledge Project” for the University of Calgary, currently being used as a curriculum course.
Dr. Irene M. Herremans, PhD
Dr. Irene M. Herremans teaches courses in sustainability management at Haskayne School of Business and is an adjunct professor in Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. In the past, as an active member of Environmental Management Committee, she worked to improve the university’s own environmental performance. She publishes and consults extensively on environmental control systems, environmental performance, and performance valuation and reporting. Whenever time permits, she enjoys adventure sports and nature activities in the world’s many mountain ranges and oceans.
Holly Speer has worked as an elementary school teacher for 16 years. She has one published game related to early Prairie Settlers.