The Environmental Conservation Lab provides learning opportunities both inside and outside the traditional classroom.
We are involved in developing interdisciplinary environmental education programs with a number of resource-dependent communities across Manitoba and Nunavut. These emphasize the importance of experience-based traditional or local rural knowledge, and often incorporate the physical and life sciences. Most of these efforts are community-focused and emphasize critical thinking and problem-based learning.
Churchill: Wildlife and Ethnoecology of the Manitoba Coastal Region
Clearwater: Living Rural Communities and Environments
Panniqtuuq: Summer School on Baffin Island
The following courses are offered by Stephane McLachlan, the co-ordinator of ECL:
Envr 3110 - Environmental Conservation and Restoration
Envr 4000 - Shaking the Tree: Activism, Change, and the Environment
Envr 4000 - Applied Qualitative Research Methods: Making a Difference
Envr 4110 - Critical Thinking and the Environment
Geog 7360 - Research and the Environment