ES 470: Community and regional coastal-marine conservation
The next offering of ES 470 in the Fall of 2017 is full. I anticipate offering the course again the Fall of 2018. Look for announcements in April or May, for a June 2018 application deadline.
This field course has an application process for students. The field portion will place during the Fall break, 2017 (Nov. 11-15). There will also be assignments and a few meetings before and after the field-intensive part of the course. A course project will be due at the end of the semester.
Application deadline: was 9 June 2017
This 5-day intensive field course aboard the schooner Passing Cloud (www.outershores.ca) will give students first-hand experience of the issues facing coastal and marine conservation at a community and regional scale. Course activities will include meetings with stakeholders, presentations, discussions, and projects. Additional fee: $1400.
Application process: Send a copy of your CV/resumé, transcripts (unofficial is fine), and a 500 word essay detailing why you would like to take the course, what you hope to learn, your interest in the Salish Sea/southern Gulf Islands, and how this course will help in your career and education goals. These application materials will also serve as the application for the Lorene Kennedy Field Awards to offset 75% of the additional course fee, available to declared majors and minors in Environmental Studies. All materials should be sent as 1 pdf file to Dr. Ban (nban at uvic dot ca) by 9 June 2017.
Prerequisites: at least third year standing, ES 200, and at least one of ES301, 321, or 341. These might be acceptable as co-requisites if you’ve taken other relevant courses; contact Natalie to check your eligibility if you’re not sure.
There are only 12 spaces available – but don’t let that intimidate you – one of them might be for you! Apply now!!!
SOME PICTURES FROM THE LAST 2 YEARS (Spring 2014 and 2015; pictures from 2016 coming soon)