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Ruth Simons leads a presentation on the Howe Sound Biosphere Region initiative November 6 at 7 p.m. More...
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A lecture, film, and field trip series... with an environmental stewardship and interdisciplinary flavour hosted by Capilano University. All events are free and open to students, staff, faculty, and the public. EarthWorks is an ambitious initiative spearheaded by students, staff, and faculty from the university's Biology, English, Geography, Liberal Studies, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation programs and beyond.
Educate and inspire students as well as members of the campus and local community to understand complex environmental issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective enabling all to take action for positive change.
Events are free and open to everyone.
Fall 2017 speaker schedule (PDF).
September 26, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The BlueShore at Cap
Dorothy Christian and Rita Wong, co-editors of the anthology, Downstream, talk about watersheds, lost streams, and reimagining water.
October 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., BOSA Screening Room
“A visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird …” Roy Jantzen facilitates a ChatLive on the topic on October 4, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Library building, room 188).
October 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., The BlueShore at Cap
Sarah Fessenden talks about the anarchist-inspired organization, Food Not Bombs, which serves up otherwise wasted food with a side of solidarity.
November 6, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., BOSA Screening Room
Ruth Simons leads a presentation and forum on the Howe Sound Biosphere Region initiative, which seeks to get official UNESCO designation for the area.
November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., meet in the courtyard
Join in pulling up weeds and other invasive plant species such as knotweed, giant hogweed, and ivy. Bring your own gloves and dress for the weather.
Students who attend at least 3 lectures/films and 1 hands on activity in a term will receive an EarthWorks notation on their transcript. Attendance is registered at all events.
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