ES 470 application deadline June 19, 2015

ES 470: Community and regional coastal-marine conservation.  Intensive class, November 7-11, 2015.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 19, 2015.

Spend 5 days sailing the southern Gulf Islands in BC to understand the conservation challenges and opportunities

Taught by Dr. Natalie Ban, this 5-day intensive field course aboard the schooner Passing Cloud ( will give students first-hand experience of the issues facing coastal and marine conservation at a community and regional scale. Course activities will include meetings with stakeholders, presentations, discussions, and projects. Additional fee: $1200.

To apply: send a copy of your CV/résumé, transcripts (unofficial is fine), and a 500 word essay detailing why you would like to take the course, what you hope to learn, your interest in the southern Gulf Islands, and how this course will help in your career and education goals. These application materials will also serve as the application for the Lorene Kennedy Field Award to offset 75% of the additional course fee, available to declared majors and minors in Environmental Studies. All materials should be sent as 1 pdf file to Dr. Ban ( by 5pm on June 19.

Prerequisites: third year standing, ES 200, and at least one of ES301, 321, or 341.

Only 12 spaces available – apply now!