Education for Sustainability: Immersion

Dive deeply into your EFS work
Thursday, August 13, 2020 to Friday, August 14, 2020
Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Location: Shelburne, VT
Fee: $375, includes meals and accommodations; optional 2 graduate credits for an additional fee.

For those already have a strong foundation in Education for Sustainability and wish to dive deeply into their education for sustainability work, our two-day Immersion will provide you with the opportunity to reflect, learn, and collaborate with a small group of colleagues from across the country in a residential, retreat-like setting here at Shelburne Farms. The Immersion has a design studio feel with participants self-directing much of their work with a few inspirational speakers and workshops/explore times.

We limit participation in this program to 16 participants in order to create a more intimate atmosphere for reflection and peer-to-peer feedback as we explore topics of interest proposed by the participants. Expect to take a deep dive into such topic areas as place-based education, social justice, systems-thinking, or other topics in the field of Education for Sustainability that are important to you. This course is action-oriented with an expectation at the end that each participant has a solid project or curriculum to implement. Programming begins on the first day and continues into the evening, and then concludes mid-afternoon of the second day.  We will hold evening programming on Thursday night.

Course Goals and Objectives

Educators attending this course will:

  • Be part of a learning community providing each other feedback, resources and suggestions.
  • Deepen their understanding about EFS and its applications with their students.  
  • Develop a completed  EFS project or unit ready to be implemented.
  • Develop an Action Plan for the implementation of their project or unit.

“The venue was spectacular, the guidance great and the flexibility to mold it to our particular needs was great.” —2016 EFS Immersion Participant

Registration Details: 


Registration required.
Participant Fee: $375, includes meals, tax and accommodations, excludes graduate credits.
Limited to 16 participants.

Scholarships may be available on a need-based scale. Please fill out the scholarship application prior to registering for the program.

Optional two graduate credits for an additional fee.

For program and graduate credit questions, please contact Jen Cirillo at [email protected] or 802-985-0315.

For registration and scholarship questions, please contact [email protected].

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