Ecology and Colour in 1m2: A Remotely Taught Place-based Activity

Due to COVID-19, millions of Canadian students are homeschooling, many universities are teaching remotely until 2021, and we have entered a screen fatigue pandemic. Innovative, experiential pedagogy, such as the cross-disciplinary Ecology and Colour in 1m2 project we have developed can address core learning outcomes with a student-centered approach that limits screen time.


10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    Lee Beavington

    Lee Beavington is a river walker, forest seeker, and island dweller. He is an award-winning author, educator and PhD candidate in Philosophy of Education at SFU. His interdisciplinary research explores environmental ethics and contemplative science education. He has taught in five faculties at KPU. More about Lee at


  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)
    Amy Huestis

    Amy Huestis is a visual artist and KPU instructor in Fine Arts. Her current projects in Art/Biodiversity concentrate on Important Bird Areas of the Fraser River Delta.  In 2021 she will be Artist in Residence at the Richmond Art Gallery, where she will work with KPU, Birds Canada, and Andersen Elementary on Art/Sci curriculum on the Motus migratory tracking system.  She also co-leads a KPU/Birds Canada program, Bird Friendly Fraser Delta.