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Posted March 21, 2019 by Sharon McMillan

The School of Environment & Sustainability has welcomed 2 kindergarten classes this month to the new Sherman Jen Building Science labs, and will welcome 7 more classes between April and June 2019. The next classes include 2 more kindergarten classes, two grade 1 classes, two 3/4 classes and one 4/5 class. This year, the School Outreach program will welcome a total of 187 kids, from 6 different schools, for an all-day, hand-on, science field trip.

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Posted March 8, 2019 by Erin Edwards

It seems with each passing day we are starting to see more promising signs of Spring – longer days, warmer weather and wonderful sunshine – all which signify the upcoming return of the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) to the protected inshore waters of the Salish Sea. It is pretty unlikely that you have not heard about the SRKW’s, but as endangered species these magnificent creatures are always worth a conversation.

Posted February 28, 2019 by Hilary Leighton
The Road to Recovery and Self-Discovery - School of Environment & Sustainability

In Othello Act 2 Scene 3, Shakespeare wrote” “What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” And while my own recent experience is far from a tragedy, it has had its epic and also beautifully painful moments. In mid-November during a typical morning walk with Beau my 155 pound Pyrenees/Maremma cross, in a moment of mindless rambunctious puppy-ness, he and a passel of other hounds, came barrelling at me full speed and quite literally took me out at the knees.

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Posted February 22, 2019 by Rick Kool

For me at least, climate change came home four weeks ago when four young western redcedars (Thuja plicata), none likely older than 200 years, were cut down on the Royal Roads campus. It was clear they were dying this past summer as their lush green foliage had begun to turn brown and fall, a clear sign that it was over for these four individuals.

Posted February 14, 2019 by Ann Dale

A Call for Action Now.

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