“At the beginning of the week I wasn’t sure how this was going to fit. But as we got more into it, I started seeing connections. The more we talked about things and the more we did activities, I saw more ways to infuse sustainability concepts and thinking into my curriculum.”

9th grade English Teacher
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

2016 Citizen Science & Social Justice in Your Community

DAY 1: 

  • Location: TBD
  • Foundations of Education for Sustainability: How can we define Sustainability? How do we educate for sustainability?  Activities: Community-building, Defining Quality of Life and a Preferable Future, The Big Ideas of Sustainability in Your Neighborhood, Place-Based Possibilities in Curriculum

DAY 2: 

  • Location: TBD
  • Environmental Health: How can acting as citizen scientists inform learning? Activities: Defining Project-Based Learning, Medical Mapping, Environmental Data in Curriculum Design, Hands-on STEM investigations, Environmental Health Quest

DAY 3: 

  • Location: TBD
  • Environmental Justice and Citizen Engagement: How can students use knowledge of environmental law, government structures and art to advocate for justice? Activities: Environmental Graphic Novels, Civics and Student Advocacy, Decision Makers and My Neighborhood