Outdoor School at the University of Guelph

I have been teaching two courses at the University of Guelph entitled Outdoor School - one introduces advanced studio art students to consider the practices of various other cultural practitioners including naturalists, creative activists, farmers, navigators, and horticulturalists. Students create and participate in Survival Tips workshops, do outdoor reading performances, go on hikes and forays, join a club, and create multi-disciplinary ecologically-themed final projects. 

The other introduces first-year (mostly) biology students to read and analyze critical texts from contemporary art, cultural geography, indigenous ecology, and literary non-fiction. Together we participate in field-based activities, performances and workshops.

For an informal blog of our class activities, ecologically themed contemporary art, and a growing archive of student work click here.