Series

Carbon Reduction Plans Series

These sessions offer participants a deeper understanding of various government programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The talks provide participants with simple analytical tools to help assess claims, going well beyond media summaries of the issues. With these tools, participants will be able to more confidently engage in discussions and make choices related to this critical issue.

Read More

Climate Crisis Series

This series consists of three stand-alone courses: you can register for a single course or receive a discounted rate if you register in the entire series. Note: this series is being offered online.

Read More

Emerging Ecology Research Series

Graduate students in the Environmental Studies department share their exciting research in this series of three stand-alone presentations.

Read More

Evolution and Extinction

Life arose from inorganic matter about 3.8 billion years ago and has been guided by biological evolution ever since. However life has been rocked back, and evolution redirected, by at least five major global mass extinction events. Over the past 20,000 years humans have instigated a sixth extinction event that is accelerating today.

Read More

Fungi and Plants Series

From War to Welfare: The Strange Partnerships of Fungi and Plants. Fungi and plants form partnerships that take many different forms. Some partnerships have developed in ways that seem to benefit the plants.

Read More

Insect and Nature Series

This series consists of three stand-alone sessions: you can register for a single session or receive a discounted rate if you register for the entire series.

Read More

Nature Explorations

Nature Explorations are a great chance to connect with nature, recharge your batteries and explore the beauty of Vancouver Island.

Read More

Our Changing Ocean

The March 2021 series has been postponed due to COVID-19. Linking elements of chemistry, physics, biology and geology, this series will look at a number of ocean issues of societal concern and how technology is allowing us to better understand our changing ocean.

Read More

The Whole Nine Yards

No matter if you are starting from a clean slate or need to start over, The Whole Nine Yards covers several areas of landscaping, including mulching, irrigation, raised veggie beds, soil amending, deer resistant plant selection, and more!

Read More

The Future Series

Throw out your crystal ball and tarot cards and join us for a realistic look at what the future might hold! We will study how future forecasts are made today and some confounding factors that make future predication challenging.

Read More