2012 Sustainability Institute for PK12 Educators

Presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway, Webster University, Missouri Botanical Garden, & St. Louis Zoo

Explore sustainability and what it means for PK-12 educators during this 3-day institute (with an optional preconference on June 25th for those new to sustainability.)

The assurance of a productive, safe, viable future is marked by the interconnectedness of the human and environmental systems. At this Institute we will define sustainability in an educational context, present examples of PK-12 schools and resources for sustainability, and provide working sessions for educators to plan for how they can bring sustainability into their classrooms and institutions.

Our ultimate goal is to give educators the tools to cultivate a new generation of young people with the awareness, responsibility, and ability to take action for a beautiful, prosperous future.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and prepare to practice the principles of sustainability in PK-12 schools
  • Recognize local resources that can support curriculum and changes for sustainability
  • Collaborate with others to achieve goals and partnerships in sustainability
  • Create a community of advocates for sustainable schools

June 26 – 28, 2012, 8:00am-4:00pm
Optional Preconference on June 25

Webster University’s East Academic Building, 545 Garden Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119

The cost of the 3-day Institute is $150. Preconference is an additional $35 ($185 total for both). Includes breakfasts and lunches.

Campus housing is available for $40 per night.

The Institute may be taken for 3 credits of graduate university credit through Webster University for $450. Students new to Webster University will need to apply for a graduate program or for non-degree seeking status. The $50 application fee will be waived. To register for credit, please contact Lori Diefenbacher by phone at 314-246-8054 or by email at diefenlo@webster.edu.

Click here for more information and a link to online registration.

Contact Lori Diefenbacher by phone at 314-246-8054 or by email at diefenlo@webster.edu.

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