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  • Locations: Bellingham, Washington, United States; San Juan Islands, United States; Southern Gulf Islands, Canada;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Fields of Study: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Development & Sustainability, Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Field Research Methods, History, Humanities, Leadership, Service Learning, Social Work & Human Rights, Sustainability
Housing Options: Other Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

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Redfish School of Change: Salish Sea Field School


Courses: canada salish sea

  • ENVS 498C, 3 credits
    Senior Project - Leadership Skills for Community Action

  • ENVS 491, 5 credits
    Environmental Communication - Fisheries and Environmental Ethics in the Salish Sea

  • ENVS 498D, 3 credits
    International Experience - Ethnoecology of the Salish Sea

Program Dates: June 20 - July 24, 2018
Travel Dates: June 26 - July 24, 2018

Itinerary: Redfish Simple Itinerary.pdf

Program Description:

Redfish School of Change brings together a cohort of students from Canada and the USA to explore the richness and complexity of the Salish Sea. Visit with Indigenous elders, interview local politicians, and see some of the wildest parts of this bioregion in an effort to work toward social and environmental change. Learn naturalist skills, journaling techniques, and delve into the history and contemporary efforts for ecological sustainability and social equity with passionate educators and other inspiring change-makers in Western Washington and Southern British Colombia. Then get ready to take effective action in your community!

Program Highlights:

  • Learn about indigenous cultural resurgence movements from local tribal and band leaders; canada redfish
  • Camp on Sucia Island;
  • Bicycle tour on Fidalgo Island;
  • Kayak tour in the Gulf Islands.


Joe Loviska, M.Ed.

Alexander Desmarais, M.Ed.

Vanessa Minke-Martin, M.S.

Brenda Beckwith, PhD.
Sessional Instructor and Adjunct Professor, UVIC

Nick Stanger
Instructor and program co-director
Phone: 360-650-2203
Office: AH 201

Program Cost:

See the Budget Sheet.



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This program is currently not accepting applications.