Dr. Ervand Peterson

Emeritus Professor, Environmental Studies and Planning
Ph.D. Natural Resources, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1984
M.Sc. Natural Resources Environmental Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 1978
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:

  • GEP 200 - Global Environmental Issues
  • GEP 315 - Environmental Forum
  • ENSP 301 - Human Environment
  • GEP 340 - Applied Ecology
  • ENSP 303 - Physical Environment
  • ENSP 306 - Environmental Ethics
  • GEP 332 - Environmental Literature
  • ENSP 440 - Education and the Environment
  • ENSP 444 - Methods and Models in Education and the Environment
  • ENSP 448 - Classroom Garden