Environmental Education at Community Centres

Vancouver

Environmental Education at Community Centres

Understanding environmental education and programming offered at each community centre.

School:

UBC

Department:

Planning

Course:

PLAN 425: Introduction to Contemporary Planning Issues

Instructors:

Michael Leaf, Lili Friedler-Shulman, Robert Catherall

City of Vancouver Partners:

  • Dana McDonald | Park Board
  • Rebecca Till | Arts, Culture & Engagement

Strategy:

  • Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP)

City goal area(s):

  • Access to Nature

Summary

Students interviewed programming staff at community centres across Vancouver to learn what environmental education and programming is being offered. They also looked at the challenges of offering this kind of programming and suggested opportunities catered specifically to those particular community centres and the members they serve.

Group 1

Community Centres: Strathcona, Britannia, Renfrew, Hastings, Thunderbird
Students: Zoe Athans, Erica Mason, Briana Mussatto, Julius Rusko, Max Whiffin

Group 2 Report + Poster

Community Centres: Coal Harbour, West End, Roundhouse Arts & Recreation, False Creek
Students: Daniel Chen, Chris Coulson, Kylie Kerik, Christa Yeung, Shan Zhong

Group 3 Report + Poster

Community Centres: Dunbar, Kitsilano, Kerrisdale, West Point Grey
Students: Brennan Jay, Nour Delati, Christine Popovich, Karin Huang

Group 4 Report + Poster

Community Centres: Marpole-Oakridge, Sunset, Kensington, Killarney, Champlain
Students: Veronica Hulme, Anson Lau, Wolvi Menezes, Katrina Ong, Danielle Tan

Group 5 Report + Poster

Community Centres: Creekside, Mt. Pleasant, Douglas Park, Hillcrest, Trout Lake
Students: Jasmine Smith, Leah Karlberg, Tamara McPherson, Rajan Sandhu, Stephanie Pawluk