SSHRC Storytellers Video

My video, “Bringing Biology Back to Life,” is a finalist for this year’s SSHRC Storytellers competition.

I am grateful for SSHRC providing this forum for storying our research.

This project was deeply collaborative, and I express my gratitude to many folks for their help:

Six Recent Publications

More recent publications on place-based learning, science education, poetic inquiry, social justice, field schools, and teacher education.

“GPS Ecocache: Connecting Learners to Experience and Place” with Jesse Jewell

Article in American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy 

Preview and downloading options available here.

“The jaguar walk: Reflections from the Amazon Field School

In Transformative Dialogues

Available to read here.

Poetic Inquiry as Social Justice and Political Response

Ecopoetics of the Amazon

Chapter in Poetic Inquiry as Social Justice and Political Response

You can buy this book here and here and here.

“Kidnapping children and calves (of a tender age)”

Chapter in Poets and Scientists #Resist

You can buy this book here and here.

Sweet Water book

“Mountain Stream”

Poem in Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds

You can buy this book here and here and here.

“Riversong”

In Ecopsychology

Available to access/purchase here.

More Presentations! 2019–2020

Design your own place-based, cross-disciplinary session (with Daniella Roze)
Classrooms to Communities: Connecting People, Place and Planet
October 25, 2019
UBC
More info here

Discovery Day Biology Lab Tour (with Christine Takhar)
Surrey Professional Development Day
November 8, 2019
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
More info here

Poetry Reading
White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club
The Cecilia Lamont Literary Contest
7pm, November 20, 2020
White Rock Library

Poetry Circle
President’s Dream Colloquium event
November 29, 2019
W.A.C. Bennett Library Room 7100
Simon Fraser University
More info here

Where the Sidewalk Ends (with Michael Maser) – CANCELLED
President’s Dream Colloquium event
12-1:15pm (meet at Georgia & Denman bus stop, north-side)
December 4, 2019
Vancouver, BC
More info here

Poetry Reading (for Landscape|Interrupted Gallery Opening by Bad/Good)
President’s Dream Colloquium event
Conduit Gallery: 165 East Hastings
December 5, 2019, 7-9pm
More info here

Creative by nature: When art and science collide
KPU Arts Speaker Series
March 11, 2020, 1-2pm
Cedar Conference Center
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC
More info here

Healing nature: Forest bathing and the wisdom of trees
KPU-Science World Speaker Series
June 9, 2020 POSTPONED
Science World Vancouver
More info here

My Presentations in 2019

Storytelling and creativity: In relation with nature 
Gulf Island Professional Development Day
March 1, 2019
Salt Spring, BC
More info here

Contemplating nature as teacher through mindfulness
Gulf Island Professional Development Day
March 1, 2019
Salt Spring, BC
More info here

Arts-based teaching in the science (or any) classroom (with Nicole Tunbridge)
Teaching, Learning, Scholarship & Research Symposium
April 23-25, 2019
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
More info here

A day in the Amazon Field School (with Lucie Gagné, Farhad Dastur, Gabrielle D’Errico and Connell Green)
Teaching, Learning, Scholarship & Research Symposium
April 23-25, 2019
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
More info here

Education and the land ethic (with David Chang)
Canadian Society for the Study of Education
June 1-5, 2019
UBC
More info here

Twisted Poets Literary Salon celebrates Refugium: Poems for the Pacific (with other authors)
HOOD 29 (previously known as The Cottage Bistro)
4468 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
June 27, 2019
More info here

Place, identity and ecology: Teaching with nature sculptures
InSEA World Congress
July 9–13, 2019
UBC
More info here

Nature, creativity and wonder (multi-day workshop)
Naramata Centre
July 13-20, 2019
Naramata, BC
More info here

Finse colloquium on Wild Pedagogies
August 25–30, 2019
Finse, Norway
More info here

Songs of streams, rights of rivers
7th International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry
October 3–5, 2019
Acadia University, Nova Scotia
More info here

Wild Things exhibition!

Wild_Things-MOVFor this exhibition, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives, I was co-curator, responsible for scenario and concept design. I researched and wrote the informational signage and many other texts that populate the exhibition.

My Van City:
Museum of Vancouver Invites Urbanites to Reflect on the Environment

The Tyee:
The Angler: Remembering the Animals Among Us

Georgia Straight:
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives

 

Presentations in 2018

May 3, 9am
Re-imagining the campus: Place-making, ecology and campus life
With Sylvia Borda (KPU’s Artist-in-residence)
KPU Teaching, Learning, Scholarship & Research Symposium 2018
Surrey, BC
More info here

May 12
Exploring the wilds within and without through poetry and music
With Heidi McCurdy
Learning Together Conference: The Intersubjective Emergent – Engagement and Synergy
SFU Surrey, BC
More info here

May 12, 11:05am
Arts-based learning across the curriculum (Invited panelist to plenary session)
Learning Together Conference: The Intersubjective Emergent – Engagement and Synergy
SFU Surrey, BC
More info here

May 15, 7pm
Learning in place: The importance of outdoor education (Invited presentation)
Chilliwack Field Naturalists
Neighbourhood Learning Centre
46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC
More info here

June 6
Embodied and empowered learning communities
Teaching with pizzazz: Building communities in higher education
KPU Langley, BC
More info here

June 21, 8:30am
Ecopoetics of the Amazon
The Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada
University of Victoria, BC
More info here

June 21, 3pm
“Aristotle’s Lantern” poetry reading
The Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada
University of Victoria, BC
More info here

October 18–21
Dancing with the leaves: Connecting to place through stories and art
With Margaret McKeon
The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication
Near Cranbrook, BC
More info here

Recent Publications

Here are some of my recent publications, on varied topics including science education, experiential learning, poetic inquiry, and Goethe’s gentle empiricism.

“Romanticism and Science Education: Nature as a Poem”

European Journal of Philosophy in Arts Education

Available to read and download here.

13 Questions cover

“Science Education in the Key of Gentle Empiricism”
with Heesoon Bai

Chapter in 13 Questions: Reframing Education’s Conversation – Science

Available to buy here and here.

Animals and Science Education

“Ethical-ecological Holism in Science Pedagogy: In Honor of Sea Urchins”
with Heesoon Bai and Serenna Romanycia

Chapter in Animals and Science Education

Available to buy here and here.

Poetic Inquiry Enchantments of Place

“Poetic Pedagogy in Science Education”

Chapter in Poetic Inquiry: Enchantments of Place

Available to buy here and here.

Refugium Poems for the Pacific

“Aristotle’s Lantern”

Poem in Refugium: Poems for the Pacific

Available to buy here and here.