Guest Speaker: Valentin Schaefer
Service Coordinator: Janet Pivnick
The creation of a bucket list encourages people to seek the extraordinary with expensive trips and adventures. Contemplating retirement, Val Schaefer, an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, is choosing to think “beyond the pail”. Expanding mindfulness to find the extraordinary in the ordinary is a different type of adventure that involves cultivating new ways of knowing. Using stories of discovery in the natural world, Val offers ideas for finding fulfillment by staying rooted in place.