Education In Action

Students in my Environmental Legislation course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University were recently featured in the Langley Advance newspaper for their efforts to raise awareness about Styrofoam and their advocacy for a province-wide "take back" regulation - all part of a classroom policy project. Part of the course included learning about public engagement and how to write effective press releases. Less than an hour after sending their press release, this group got a call from a local reporter. The students were pleasantly surprised to see their classroom work generate real life outside interest and dialogue about an environmental issue - pretty cool!