Sunshine Coast Elder College

Spring 2018

How Rivers Shape our Planet and our Civilization


Rivers are a fundamental part of the natural environment and shape our world in so many ways. Think of how the Nile, the Rhine, the Mississippi and the Tigris/Euphrates rivers have dominated both their physical and social environments. The behaviour of rivers affects water supply, navigation, power generation, aquatic ecosystems, recreation, and more. Rivers develop a wide range of network and channel forms, and the focus of this course is the character of these landforms and the underlying geological processes that create them — all in the context of global climate change.


Four Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26

Times 10 am – noon

CapU Campus, Sechelt and

a two hour field trip to Chapman Creek

Presenters Ray Kostaschuk
Course fee $36.75 (GST incl.)