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Anthropology, Art, Biology, Development & Sustainability, Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Field Research Methods, History, Humanities, Leadership, Service Learning, Social Work & Human Rights, Sustainability
Redfish School of Change is celebrating its 10-year-anniversary. This summer brings a special focus on internships in and around the Salish Sea, while learning about Indigenous resurgence and revitalization, and advanced leadership skills. Redfish brings together a cohort of students from Canada and the USA to explore the richness and complexity of the Salish Sea. We will be working with Indigenous elders, interviewing local politicians, and seeing some of the wildest parts of this bioregion in an effort to work toward social and environmental change.
Learn about indigenous cultural resurgence movements from local tribal and band leaders;
Practice advance leadership skills;
Engage in internships and practicums across the two boarders;
Kayak through the Gulf Islands.
Expectations for Participants:
With or without reasonable accommodations, must be able to walk for 2-3 hours/day, sit for 3-4 hours/day.
All activities will be made accessible and cater to the groups needs. These will include:
Optional swimming and snorkeling
Refrigeration is available for the duration of the program.
Nick Stanger, PhD, Instructor and program co-director
Nick currently works collaboratively with Coast Salish members to support acts of resurgence and find appropriate ways for settlers to engage and learn about this work. Nick works as an assistant professor of environmental education at Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University. He completed his Doctorate at the University of Victoria in 2014 and was a Social Sciences and Humanities Council Doctoral Fellow. The main focus of his research revolved around the learning that occurs within outdoor childhood places (www.transformativeplaces.com), and their lasting effects on our lives. Email: Nick.Stanger@wwu.edu Phone: 360-650-2203 Office: AH 201 Website: www.schoolofchange.ca
Ryan Hilperts, MA - Ryan Hilperts is committed to the art of transformational education. She guides processes of individual, group, and community discovery through workshops in facilitation, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, visioning, and living with purpose. She designs her work using ecological systems as inspiration and guides. Website: www.schoolofchange.ca