Ecology and Nature Connection: Wonders of the Rainforest
July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree – $10.00
Join ecologist and educator Dr. Lee Beavington for a walk in wonder. We will explore the living and breathing ecosystem of the temperate forest. What marvels exist in a leaf? How does the forest breathe? How is our collective well being—and survival—tied to the natural world? What might we offer in return?
Come follow the threads of connection from sun to leaf, insect to bird, bones to soil, and fungus to tree. Rain or shine. Walking on forest path for ~1km. Suitable for all ages.
Pre-registration required. Please purchase ticket below Adult $10, children 12 and under free. Please leave all pets at home.
Mayne Island is so fortunate to have Dr. Lee Beavington as a member of our growing community of young families. Lee is an interdisciplinary instructor and learning strategist. He believes in learner-centered and inquiry-based approaches that honour the whole student. Lee is a TEDx speaker, award-winning author, and has taught and worked in five faculties at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, including being a faculty leader for the Amazon Field School. He also served as co-curator for the award-winning exhition, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, at the Museum of Vancouver, recipient of the Award of Merit for Excellence in Exhibitions. His interdisciplinary research explores holistic science education, environmental ethics, and arts-based learning across the curriculum. He has published his work in such diverse places as Cultural Studies of Science Education, Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, Ecopsychology, Animals and Science Education, Wild Berries of British Columbia, Langscape, Clarkesworld Magazine, and Writers of the Future. Find Lee reflecting in the forest, mesmerized by ferns, and always following the river. Lee also works as a Learning Strategist at KPU, and teaches the Amazon Interdisciplinary Field School, Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts (IDEA), and Academic & Career Preparation.