Nov 13, 2022
Andy Plimer is a physical education teacher, rugby coach, and passionate bird watcher. Birds have fascinated him from a young age and continue to do so to this day.
He has seen over 1000 species throughout the world and one day aims to hit the 2500 mark, which would represent 1⁄4 of the world's species. He teaches at John Abbott College in Montreal, Canada, where he focuses heavily on outdoor education.
Outside of birding and teaching, he is a dedicated husband and father of 3 kids, a rugby coach, and a podcaster, where he hosts The Rugby Coach's Corner Podcast. He also just released his online course titled EVOLVE Rugby, which is a coach development course based on 100+ podcast episodes.
In this episode, Andy discusses bird watching and defines what exactly it is. Andy talks about how birdwatching became more than a passing interest and who were some of his mentors.
Andy shares what he enjoys most about bird watching and why there is such a deep sense of adventure and excitement. He then speaks about his favorite bird to watch and what bird is top on his watch list.
Andy talks about how bird-watching has had positive effects on both physical health and mental well-being. He then shares how he has inspired his students to foster a healthy relationship with physical activity. Lastly, Andy provides his definition of greatness and what it means to him.
Host: Ben Mumme
Guest: Andy Plimer
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