Place-Based Learning as the Ecoguardian at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

For my Masters thesis research, I lived for one hundred and seventeen days in near-solitude at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, on a small off grid island with a lighthouse at the most southerly point of British Columbia. In the role of the island’s ecoguardian, I journaled about psychological and emotional experiences, getting to know the biotic and abiotic features of the island, and learning to live more harmoniously with land, sea, sky and myself.


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  • TREK (VSB), EEPSA, C2C, and OCC
    Nick Townley

    Nick lives, works and adventures on the shores of the Salish Sea. He teaches with the TREK Outdoor Education Program. Nick is the VP of EEPSA, as well as a director for C2C and OCC. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Environmental Education and Communication, at Royal Roads University.