Educating for Sustainability: Camp Snowball
What does “sustainability” mean in your classroom, school or district? This year’s Camp Snowball program has opportunities to explore this important aspect of education that reaches into every aspect of life, from environmental stewardship to economic prosperity and responsible citizenship, all the while restoring the health of the living systems upon which we all depend.
Check out our provocateurs, workshop leaders and off-site learning journeys that can inform, challenge and inspire you to think or rethink sustainability.
Portland, Oregon is a hub of sustainable business practices, from eco-conscious building designs to farm-to-table restaurants–the city will be our extended classroom.
LEARN WITH SOME OF THE BEST IN THE FIELD:
- Jaimie Cloud will lead an advanced workshop on “Sustainabilizing” Your Curricula: Applying Education for Sustainability Principles, Enduring Understandings and Performance Indicators to Pre-Existing Units of Study and will be one of our hosts for this year’s gathering.
- Beth Heller from the renowned Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee will make the Park Blocks at Portland State come alive in Nature as Context for Learning Science.
- Sheri Marlin will give you tools to use with younger learners who are already developing an understanding of how precious and important our earth’s resources are: No Student Too Young: Education for Sustainability and Systems Thinking for Early Childhood Educators.
ENGAGE WITH THE CITY OF PORTLAND:
Here are just some of the Learning Journey opportunities that you can choose from:
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:
This year we are pleased to offer some special scholarships for teacher/high school student pairs from the same school who wish to focus on Education for Sustainability. The pair must also commit to at least two follow-up coaching calls with the grantmaker who has taught and developed curriculum in this area. The scholarships covers registration. Travel, accommodations, and expenses are on your own. Apply by June 1.
We can’t wait to see you this summer–
LeAnne, Elayne and the Camp Snowball Team