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April 18, 2012

Workshops for Faculty/Instructors to Integrate Sustainability into Teaching

by Arnica Rowan

Would you like to learn about incorporating sustainability concepts into the classroom, relevant to your teaching discipline? There are two workshops on the horizon, one in Prince George and one in San Diego. Both follow a similar format and are modeled around the Ponderosa Project.

Vladimir Neykov and Arnica Rowan from Okanagan College attended the SEAP workshop last year and highly recommend it!

Transformative Education Workshop | May 14-16, 2012

University of Northern British Columbia

The SEAP Transformative Education workshop provides university educators with the knowledge and support needed to re-imagine their disciplines in light of sustainability and craft courses that prove transformative in both content and approach.

New to sustainability education?

  • Further develop your sustainability literacy
  • Explore UNBC and environs to learn about sustainability in action at “Canada’s Green University”
  • Begin developing individual sustainability plans for your course or academic program

Experienced in sustainability education?

  • Connect with resource experts and dialogue with other faculty integrating sustainability into their curriculum
 
Cost: Tuition is $400 ($350 if you register before April 15). This covers all course activities, breakfast and lunch for the three days, and any materials or handouts. Registration closes May 4th, so register today!
 
To register and learn more!!

http://go-beyond.ca

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Workshop for Integrating Sustainability in Education

Workshop for Integrating Sustainability in Education (WISE)

Location Inn at the Park, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Mission Bay Aquatic Center
Date June 4-6, 2012

Register Now

Registration Deadline May 15, 2012
Registration Now Open Click here to register individually.

This three-day workshop, to be held this summer in San Diego, CA, allows academic faculty to explore how they can meaningfully integrate sustainability, which is broadly defined, into their classrooms. The workshop will be comprised of faculty (participant) discussion groups, resource experts, case studies, examples of best practice, and a particular focus on the importance of student learning for sustainability. Included in the cost of the workshop are presentations on sustainable agriculture, sustainable communities, and biomimicry; a visit to the San Diego Zoo; a presentation on sustainability initiatives at historic Balboa Park; a Kumeyaay exhibit and presentation at the San Diego Museum of Man; and an optional excursion to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, with a tour and canoeing or kayaking afterwards.

The premise of the workshop is that the workshop participants are the experts when it comes to deciding what and how much to integrate into an existing course. Participants will have the opportunity to develop such strategies with other faculty from a range of disciplines (from social sciences, natural sciences, arts and humanities) about different ways to think about and teach about sustainability. More importantly, participants will have opportunities to extend research and teaching horizons across disciplines and create new networks with colleagues from across the country.

Highlights

Presentations on sustainable agriculture, sustainable communities, and biomimicry; a visit to the San Diego Zoo; a presentation on sustainability initiatives at Balboa Park; a Kumeyaay exhibit and presentation at the Museum of Man; and an optional excursion to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, with tour and canoeing/kayaking afterwards

Workshop Facilitators:
Jessica Barlow, Faculty San Diego State University
Heather Honea, Faculty San Diego State University

Anticipated Costs:
Member Cost $475
Non-member Cost $525
Room cost at Inn at the Park: $135-155 (per night)
Airport Shuttle: $9 each way

Included with the workshop fee:
3 hot breakfasts at the Inn at the Park
Full day admission to the San Diego Zoo (value $40)
Lunch at the Zoo and Biomimicry presentation
Lunch at the Sculpture Court Cafe
Admission to the San Diego Museum of Man and presentation (value $12.50)
Dinner/Reception on day 2
All Workshop Materials
Carbon offset for travel

Optional Costs
Farm to Table Dinner day 1-$46 (limit 20, first come first serve)
Mission Bay Aquatic Center: Tour with Resource Experts, Lunch, and Excursion-$32

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