Putting Your Skills to Work

Author and conservationist Kevin Van Tighem on crafting memorable prose that improves our ecological literacy and connections to place

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In this class with author and conservationist Kevin Van Tighem, you’ll learn how to take your composition and research skills to the next level. Join him in this masterclass on crafting vivid prose that builds ecological literacy based on lived experience. Writers of all genres will enjoy Kevin’s multidisciplinary approach to nature writing as he shows you how to blend scientific and conservationist information into personal narrative to create a compelling story.

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Registration includes:
  • Access to all 5 Writing Is Your Nature masterclasses (live)
  • Password to watch/re-watch the replays later
  • Handy cheat-sheet on each topic in the series
  • Each lecture is 60 minutes plus time for questions and “pop quiz” giveaway
  • Auto-generated closed captioning available for live classes and replays
  • By registering, you agree to receive Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative communications
How to register:

Registration is FREE and includes all 5 science and nature writing masterclasses. Just add “Writing is Your Nature” to your cart in the Campus Shop and proceed to checkout. After you submit your name, email, and other contact information, you’ll get a link and password for the live Zoom classes and video replays. We’ll also email you a reminder the morning of each class. Register here.

By registering, you’re opting in to receive Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative communications about future workshops and to receive occasional Y2Y newsletters and project updates.

About the instructor:

Kevin Van Tighem graduated with a degree in plant ecology from the University of Calgary in 1977 and went on to a career in landscape ecology and conservation biology in the national parks of western Canada. He retired as superintendent of Banff in 2011. He has served on the boards of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Livingstone Landowners Group. Kevin is the author of fourteen books on wildlife and conservation and writes a regular column (“This Land”) in Alberta Views magazine. His most recent book is Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta.

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