The School of Environment & Sustainability has welcomed the last elementary school class for the 2018/2019 school year. The Grade 3/4 class was so excited to spend the day with us! They spent the morning in the lab doing science experiments and then listening to a Hummingbird presentation by Alison Moran (each student got to take a hummingbird feeder home!!).
From May 27-June 2, 2019 residents of Victoria are encouraged to park their vehicles and commute to work by cycling. Royal Roads University has had a team for this event for several years (RRU Roadies).
As part of my undergraduate training in freshwater ecology, I read Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States and was fascinated to discover jellyfish are found in some freshwater ponds and lakes. Despite having been on the lookout for Craspedacusta sowerbyi for the past 45 years, I only encountered this jellyfish once – that is until I moved to Maine last summer.
Last week our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management (ENSC430) students enjoyed a field trip to Witty’s Lagoon. We visited the outcrop at Tower Point that is part of the Metchosin Igneous Complex. This is the youngest piece of Vancouver Island’s crust that accreted around 42 Million years ago and is called the Crescent Terrane.