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Capilano Universe — Wildlife Weekends in Southern British Columbia

Event type:  Categories>Capilano Universe, Categories>Global & Community Studies

On March 24, join professor, author, and naturalist Roy Jantzen for a series of stories gathered from his research and writing of his latest book, Wildlife Weekends in Southern BC: Day & Multi-day Trips from Vancouver for Wildlife Viewing, set to be released in spring 2022.

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Location: West Vancouver Memorial Library

Capilano Universe — Wildlife Weekends in Southern British Columbia;

In this presentation, Roy will share several stories about BC’s wildlife, collected from interviews with wildlife researchers. As a lifelong naturalist, Roy was reminded of nature’s complexity and interconnections when delving deeper into other species with whom we share BC.

From herring to herons and hummingbirds to urban wildlife, expect to learn a few interesting anecdotes and impactful stories about BC wildlife as Roy recounts them in this interactive presentation.

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Roy Jantzen (MA) is a professor of Natural History, Ecotourism, Tourism and Climate Change, and Environmental Stewardship in the Faculty of Global and Community Studies at Capilano University. He teaches students in Tourism Management, Outdoor Recreation Management and Global Stewardship.

For over two decades, Jantzen has helped educate the public about the importance of biodiversity and our human place within it. Though he has a passion for local ecosystems and the species that inhabit them, he also has a strong desire to relate the environment to our lives and to larger planetary issues.

Using information that he also shares in his natural history courses, he recently published a book entitled, Active Vancouver: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Recreation in the City's Natural Environments.

Roy’s latest passion is to help educate students on The Sustainable Development Goals and as he is closely connected to the adventure tourism industry, he often facilitates student connections to enter this field with a stewardship mindset.

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