Roy Jantzen

Roy Jantzen is an environmental educator, naturalist, and author of Active Vancouver: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Recreation in the City’s Natural Environments. He holds a master of arts in environmental education and communication from Royal Roads University and has had a career as an educator at Capilano University, where he teaches courses in natural history, ecotourism, and climate change. For over three decades, Roy has helped educate the public about the importance of biodiversity and our human place within it. Though he has a passion for local ecosystems and the species that inhabit them, he also has a strong desire to relate the environment to our lives and larger issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals, planetary boundaries, and our personal ecological footprints. Roy is passionate about helping his students become the next generation to answer the call of creating a sustainable planet, and asks, “Shouldn’t all education be environmental education?” He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.