Dr. Ervand Peterson

Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. Natural Resources, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1984
M.Sc. Natural Resources Environmental Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 1978
Office: Rachel Carson 51
Voicemail: 707.664-2306
Fax: 707.664.4202
Email: peterser@sonoma.edu

Background and Interests:

Born and raised in Sonoma County, Erv earned his BA in geography from UC Santa Barbara and his MSc. in environmental education and Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of Michigan. Erv has worked as environmental education co-director for the California Conservation Project-The TreePeople; as assistant director for both the National Parks and US Forest Service International Seminars; and with US Fish & Wildlife as consultant to the Wildlife Institute of India and India Institute of Forest Management. He also established and directed the School for Field Studies Australia Tropical Ecology Research Station in Far North Queensland. Erv plays tournament croquet and has represented the US in international competition since 1990. Currently he is building a strawbale house west of Petaluma with his wife and Italian Greyhounds.

Courses Offerings:

  • Global Environmental Issues (ENSP 200)
  • Environmental Forum (ENSP 201)
  • Human Environment (ENSP 301)
  • Applied Ecology (ENSP 302)
  • Physical Environment (ENSP 303)
  • Environmental Ethics (ENSP 306)
  • Environmental Literature (ENSP 308)
  • Education and the Environment (ENSP 440)
  • Methods and Models in Education and the Environment (ENSP 444)
  • Classroom Garden (ENSP 448)