Sustainable Learning
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Within the St. Louis region, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of a kind in educating and demonstrating sustainable life style choices—choices that minimize our current and future impact on plants, our local environment and the world at large. Innovative educational programs, services and demonstrations are currently offered by the Garden's EarthWays Center, Kemper Center for Home Gardening and the Garden's Education Division. Through engaging and empowering learning opportunities and resources for teachers and students as well as for lifelong learners, we promote sustainable human behaviors and choices related to the food we eat, the homes and buildings we construct and operate, the products we produce and consume and the transportation methods we employ.

Sustainability Institute for Educators

Whole School Sustainability: A Framework for Organizational Change

Tuesday, June 21–Thursday, June 23, 2016
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
At Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School

Join us at the sixth annual Sustainability Institute for Educators, this three-day institute will guide educators and administrations through the Whole-School Sustainability Framework to understand how to create the conditions necessary to journey toward whole-school sustainability: organizational culture, physical place, and educational programs.

Who Should Attend?

The Sustainability Institute for Educators is designed for educators from all roles and environments. With that, K-12 School Administrators, Curriculum and Facilities Directors, teachers and student leaders from public, independent, and informal learning environments should attend the Institute. While individuals are welcome to participate, we recommend recruiting a team or partner from your school. 

What Will I Gain by Attending?

Each participant will leave with a better understanding of how to build awareness and understanding around the issues, principles and science of sustainability; understand how to construct learning environments that connect to real-world problems; and discover how and when to take action and effect change in school communities. NEW this year participants will also have the opportunity to complete certification as a Green Classroom Professional; a certificate program developed by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. 

More Information and Registration: 

$150 registration fee includes speaker fees, breakfast and lunch for all three days.
Graduate credit is available. A limited number of scholarships are available. 

Learn more and register

Questions? Please contact Kat Golden at katherine.golden@mobot.org.

 

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