On Monday, November 21st our ecology students presented exhibits that showcased their experience working for local environmental organizations and citizen science projects. The students have been instrumental in helping organizations such as the Fraser Valley Watershed Coalition, and the Metro Vancouver Ecological Restoration Team to complete their fall restoration activities. For many students, this experience was their first exposure to field work, and several had mentioned that they had never planted anything before!
This year’s service-learning experiences included rearing of endangered turtles, mark-recapture of endangered snails, bird banding, control of yellow-flag iris, and sea star disease surveys. Several of the students volunteered with UFV alumni who are now working to restore habitat and rear endangered species in the Fraser Valley.
Thank you to Professor Alida Janmaat and the Biology Department for organizing this event!
For more information on BIO 210 Introduction to Ecology, be sure to check out the Academic Calendar