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Climate & Environment

Royal Roads University has partnered with Adaptation Learning Network to offer courses intended to increase British Columbia’s capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate change by bringing together working professionals from across disciplines to enhance their knowledge and skills through professional training in climate adaptation.

Landscape Design Basics with SketchUp Pro - ONLINE

Whether your preferred medium is pen and paper or a conventional two-dimensional CAD program, the ability to work in three dimensions and view your work from all angles will undoubtedly enrich your creative design process. The fluidity of non-static, three-dimensional models will empower you to communicate your ideas to landscape decision makers who do not have the designer's ability to mentally project a two-dimensional drawing into images of a real live landscape.

Organic Horticulture Specialist - ONLINE

Whether you are already a landscape professional, just beginning your education, or simply learning for personal enjoyment, in this course you’ll gain the knowledge you need to become a better gardener. You'll receive a thorough introduction to the science and practice of organic horticulture, facilitating a profound shift in ecological awareness. You’ll explore the concepts of landscape health management as opposed to pest management, as well as how to build a holistic decision making framework for creating and maintaining vibrantly healthy gardens and landscapes, including turf.

Introduction to Climate Policy for Climate Adaptation Professionals

This four-week, fully online, asynchronous course will inform participants about climate adaptation policy in Canada and BC. It will allow them to consider how climate policy from international to local levels informs their professional functions and day to day activities on the job. The course will cover, among other things, the basics of environmental policy, differences between climate mitigation and climate adaptation policy, overviews of key policy actors and tools, and policy gaps.