Dr. David Zandvliet, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, and his approach to teaching environmental education are profiled in a recent SFU press release.
Zandvliet’s environmental education course offers a variety of interesting learning activities:
Students in the unique course will address environmental subjects including land-use issues in Burns Bog and the landfill, the Iona waste-water treatment plant, drinking water at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and management of Lynn Canyon Park. At the Port of Vancouver, students will analyze the city as a living organism. They will shadow and evaluate learning programs for schools conducted there and will also co-lead school programs with Metro Vancouver staff.
This course is an excellent example of local, community-based service learning because the course is a collaboration between SFU and Metro Vancouver, and learners will collaborate with community partners to offer and evaluate educational programs for local schools.