Do we suffer from a nature deficit or a nature knowledge deficit? Without truly seeing the nature that’s all around us, we can’t enjoy its beauty or place ourselves within the larger discussion of climate change.
Through a mix of discussion and mini-lectures, we’ll increase our connection to the plants and animals of our city’s deceptively mundane lanes, alleys and backyards. Our learning will be driven by observations and commentary from everyone in the course, in the form of photos and descriptions from your own neighbourhood that you will create and bring to class. You’re also asked to bring your curiosity and a willingness to see your everyday environment with new eyes and then share your discoveries.
Note: This small class involves active participation and group discussion, including significant student contribution to the course content.
Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.