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    EarthWorks Events

    • 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.


      Mission

      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.



      EarthWorks 2017


      Catalysts & Conservation Speaker Series Spring 2017

      Events are free and open to everyone.

      Download the Spring 2017 speaker schedule (PDF).


      MOBILIZING RESOURCES

      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

      Tzeporah Berman
      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.

      Watch video.

      SCREENING OF THE FILM THE PERFECT STATE

      Rob Butler
      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

      Damien Gillis
      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.

      Watch video.

      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

      Ken Ashley
      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.

      Watch video.

      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.

      Watch video.

      BEAR DAY

      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.

      Have programming suggestions for EarthWorks 2017? Email us at earthworks@capilanou.ca.