Guided field trip to Pacific Spirit Park (5%)
We are fortunate at UBC to have an amazing forest park at our doorstep. Join Romain for a guided walk through this ecosystem to hear about the beaver ponds, forest stands from young to old, natural disturbance and succession, ecosystem services, invasive species, and First Nations history. This is a great opportunity to examine and discuss conservation issues in the field with an experienced ecologist. All students are required to sign up for and attend one trip. Sign up sheets are posted on Connect.
Meet in the lobby, outside room 1003, in the Forestry Building, 10 minutes early (trips leave right on time).
There is a lot to see, a lot to talk about, and a lot of terrain to cover; be ready to walk “briskly”.
Please wear warm layers, hiking footwear and a rain jacket (consider mittens and a tuque if it’s cool and rainy). Bring water and a snack.
Electronic signup is through Connect and spots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Please be sure you can attend before signing up, as you will not be able to un-sign-up yourself without help from us. If you need help or need to cancel, please contact Romain (rbelvas ‘at’ alumni.ubc.ca) at least 24 hours before the trip departs so that someone else can take your spot. If you sign up but do not show up (or are late and miss the trip), you will receive a 0% grade.
** All sessions have now been posted on Connect (including some weekends). Please sign up soon, especially if you have a constrained schedule **
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Periodically throughout the term (time and weather permitting), we will conduct optional guided excursions to parks, conservation areas and/or wildlife refuges. These trips are intended to offer students an opportunity to examine and discuss conservation issues in the field. The destination and timing of each guided trip will be announced in class during the preceding week. To ensure an optimal instructor-student ratio, these trips will be limited in the number of attendees. Electronic signup will be made available once each trip is announced, and spots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.