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Join us for one of the upcoming EarthWorks events. More...
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.
Spring 2017 speaker schedule (PDF).
January 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Birch Building Cafeteria
Networking opportunity for students wanting to engage in environmental stewardship activities. Local environmental organizations will be on hand with displays and information. Refreshments will be provided.
CREATING A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE: PIPELINE POLITICS AND PROTESTS
January 18, 7 p.m., The BlueShore at Cap
Tzeporah Berman is a Canadian environmental activist and writer with 20 years of experience designing environmental campaigns.
SCREENING OF THE FILM THE PERFECT STATE
January 30, 7 p.m., BOSA Screening Room
Co-producer Rob Butler answers questions about the film, which looks at the lives and livelihoods of the people connected to the natural world of the Salish Sea.
SCREENING OF THE FILM PRIMEVAL: ENTER THE INCOMAPPLEUX
February 23, 11:30 a.m., BOSA Screening Room
The past, present, and future of B.C.’s ancient forests, filmed on location deep in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains. Director Damien Gillis will be on hand to answers questions.
CAPILANO UNIVERSITY INVASIVE SPECIES PLANT PULL
March 6, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., meet at Cedar Building Courtyard
Join REC 152 students in pulling up weeds and other invasive plant species such as giant hogweed, ivy, and knotweed. Bring your own gloves and dress for the weather.
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION: A FIELD OF HOPE
March 9, 7 p.m., BOSA Screening Room
Ken Ashley talks about renewing degraded ecosystems to a high state of natural functioning with biological integrity and sustainability.
CAPILANO UNIVERSITY WASTE AUDIT
March 21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., behind the Sportsplex
During the annual waste audit, students sort recyclables, reusables, and trash to determine the volumes being generated on campus.
BEARS - MANY STORIES
Christina Service and Doug Neesloos
March 21, 7 p.m., The BlueShore at Cap
Christina Service and Doug Neesloos are with the Spirit Bear Research Foundation, and will talk about research and conservation in that habitat.
April 1, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Cedar Building Courtyard
Bring the family for a fun-packed afternoon of crafts, face-painting, storytelling, and music. Learn about bears through displays, interactive presentations, and workshops. Don’t miss the popular fish printing activity!
Students who attend 3 or more EarthWorks events will receive an EarthWorks notation on their transcript. Attendance is registered at all events.
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Download the Spring 2017 speaker schedule (PDF).
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Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
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Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
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