Education for Sustainability

Indigenous Land Acknowledgements: What? Why? And Now What? - Online, Part 3

The act of creating and speaking an Indigenous land acknowledgement is a practice that is now popping up in a variety of settings across the country. While we experience it as a moment at the beginning of a gathering, it is actually part of a bigger process for our society and for the individual. Throughout this three-part workshop series, we will address the history and  purpose of  land acknowledgments, examine our unique contexts, and support one another as we each craft a research-based, personalized and heartfelt land acknowledgement.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgements: What? Why? And Now What? - Online, Part 2

The act of creating and speaking an Indigenous land acknowledgement is a practice that is now popping up in a variety of settings across the country. While we experience it as a moment at the beginning of a gathering, it is actually part of a bigger process for our society and for the individual. Throughout this three-part workshop series, we will address the history and  purpose of  land acknowledgments, examine our unique contexts, and support one another as we each craft a research-based, personalized and heartfelt land acknowledgement.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgements: What? Why? And Now What? - Online, Part 1

The act of creating and speaking an Indigenous land acknowledgement is a practice that is now popping up in a variety of settings across the country. While we experience it as a moment at the beginning of a gathering, it is actually part of a bigger process for our society and for the individual. Throughout this three-part workshop series, we will address the history and  purpose of  land acknowledgments, examine our unique contexts, and support one another as we each craft a research-based, personalized and heartfelt land acknowledgement.

Farm-Based Education in Every City & Town: Four Unique Stories

Connecting with land through agriculture can be educational, joyful, healing, and empowering. From a Yellow Farmhouse in Connecticut to an apiary in Botswana, and a hillside campus in Vermont to an urban farm school in New York City, four panelists will offer stories from the field of farm-based education during this session. Discover how learning with and about farming catalyzes opportunities for business development, community building, and the creation of thriving local food systems.

Foundations in Education for Sustainability

Sustainability can start in your classroom!  Now more than ever we are realizing the intersection of social and environmental justice and the fragility of the systems that support health and wellbeing.  In order to support students in exploring these connections, we invite you to join us for a new mini-course offered in partnership with the University of Vermont.  Together we’ll deepen our understanding of social-ecological systems, consider strategies for youth voice and agency, and practice change-making skills to transform the systems in which we work. 

Sustainability through Equitable Communities - online workshop

Shelburne Farms Professional Learning Facilitator Aimee Arandia Østensen will be guest presenting this workshop, which is part of the Teacher Environmental Literacy Series by our friends at CELF (Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation).  The workshop will look at establishing equity within our classrooms and for our students by having academic conversations of what equity lo

De-Colonizing Your Thanksgiving Curriculum

De-Colonizing Your Thanksgiving Curriculum is the title of an interactive online workshop for educators offered in late October and early November of this year. It is a collaborative project of Gedakina, the UVM Institute for Innovative Education, Shelburne Farms and Vermont Learning for the Future.

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November 11, 2020

Outdoor & Place-Based Education in the Now: Webinar Recording

Moderators Aimee Arandia Østensen and Emily Hoyler introduce the core concepts of place-based learning and outdoor education, and explain how their relevance has increased due to the current dual crises of climate change and a global pandemic. They are joined by outdoor educators Cliff DesMarais, Bonna Wieler, and Annie Bellerose, who each explain how and why they built their successful outdoor learning programs.

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