Introduction to Unit 8
In this unit we will be listening to a series of interviews with professionals working in the fields of planning, climate action, landscape planning and ethnobotany, who will discuss their relationships with the natural world and the application of ecological restoration to their professions.
The purpose of this unit is to understand how ecological restoration can be applied to different disciplines, to assist with combatting climate change and in assisting ecosystems that have been degraded, damaged and destroyed to return toward a healthy state.
As you watch and listen to the presentation, think about your own discipline:
- Is there a possibility to use and apply ecological restoration to your work?
- What could be the role of First Nations peoples in assisting with your work?
- How can cultural and ecological diversity be incorporated into your discipline and its practices?
After successfully completing this final unit, you will be able to:
- Identify how ecological restoration can be applied to different disciplines that work with the natural world
- Explain how cultural diversity is important as a component of ecological restoration work