Nicholas R.G. Stanger
Assistant Professor - Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment
PhD - SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, University of Victoria
Chair, Child and Nature Alliance of Canada
Board Member, Canadian Network for Environmental Educators and Communicators

In an effort to improve the planet, and the interactions among human systems and ecological systems, I have decided to devote myself to environmental education. I believe that through my many interests and abilities, I will be able to create arenas where people become inspired and engaged with the environments in and around them. I am an active and involved individual, who is passionately in love with imagery, storytelling, and world perspectives.

Nick currently shares his time between deep outdoor play and high-tech online multimedia projects. This paradoxical interest has helped form his understanding and embodiment of the human-digital-nature conundrum we currently face in our westernized social fabric. Nick works as an assistant professor of environmental education at Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University. He completed his Doctorate at the University of Victoria in 2014 and was a Social Sciences and Humanities Council Doctoral Fellow. The main focus of his research revolved around the learning that occurs within outdoor childhood places (www.transformativeplaces.com), and their lasting effects on our lives. With his background in natural resources, tree-canopy research, Masters in environmental education and communications, and significant work in conservation, Indigenous education, and technical web-based learning systems, his PhD represented an interactive online video journey designed to combine his skills, expertise, and interests. Nick sat as the Chair of the board for the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada from 2012-2015, an organization that seeks to connect organizations, families, and youth with nature-based experiences. He currently lives with his wife and son in Bellingham, Washington.
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