Environmental Psychology Trip to Ottawa
The weekend of October 23, Dr. Greene’s Environmental Psychology class took a trip to
Ottawa for field experience in the subject. Environmental psychology focuses on the
relationship between people and their environments and how both shape each other. Although
one of many, the Ottawa field trip is the major trip of the class.
Students spent the entire day in Ottawa visiting points of interest relevant to the
class. They went on a guided tour of Parliament, explored the ByWard Market, and toured the
National Gallery of Canada. The class also toured through some residential areas of the
city via bus to examine architectural styles.
Ottawa, the Canadian capital, is home to many attractions worthy of seeing regardless of
being in the Environmental Psychology class or not. It is home to the 6k Rideau Canal which
is great for skating in the winter, seven art galleries, multiple theaters, and the
Winterlude and Tulip Festivals.