Experience RRU beyond the classroom


Did you know that Royal Roads Universiy is home to an endangered ecosystem? Have you ever wanted to see mute swans, great blue herons, peregrine falcons or pacific treefrogs? Or wonder what it would be like to stand next to a 700 year old tree?

The Office of Sustainability in collaboration with Pathways, the students of the Environmental Science Degree Program 2015, is excited to provide the Royal Roads community with a visually appealing and highly factual guidebook – Experiencing Royal Roads University Beyond the Classroom – that provides insights into what the RRU campus has to offer. The guidebook highlights six areas of significance on campus, detailing the ecological and some of the cultural history of the campus in its setting within Hatley Park National Historic Site.

The guidebook was created by a group of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science students in July 2015. The group researched the concepts of outdoor learning, and created a guidebook on the ecological and cultural significance of Royal Roads University grounds. The project was done in order to reflect on the “sense of place” that students experience when they study at Royal Roads and to increase knowledge of the ecological significance of Royal Roads, which will lead to a greater sense of stewardship responsibility by the campus community.

The guidebook can be accessed through the Sustainability webpage.

So take a break, put on your walking shoes and explore the unique history and important ecosystems that the RRU campus has to offer.