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Courses, workshops, and conferences promoting place-based education and associated fields are happening around the world. Search the calendar below for events of interest.

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Project Seasons for Early Childhood Educators: Cultivating Joy and Wonder

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017; 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Shelburne, VT

Are you looking for new ways to connect your program to the community outside of your classroom? Join us at the Farm for hands-on, interdisciplinary activities and explore ways in which these can be adapted to your own learning community. Connect with other early childhood professionals to share best practices over these four days in a picturesque setting, leaving you energized and inspired to create even more meaningful opportunities and experiences within your program.

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Fee $460
Organization Shelburne Farms
Name Jed Norris
Address 1611 Harbor Rd
Phone 802-985-0308
E-mail
Website http://www.shelburnefarms.org

Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy

Start Date: July 17-19,2017 (3 days) Additional Gathering Dates (7 days) October 27-28, 2017 February 1-3, 2018 Spring 2018 (TBD by group)

Shelburne, VT

A year-long, residential, leadership academy for those wishing to be part of a learning community exploring education for sustainability, systems thinking, and school transformation. ​ Our hope is to support education leaders in creating healthier and more just communities. The EFS Leadership Academy is designed for those in education who want to inspire change in partnership with a peer network committed to ecological integrity, economic vitality, and social justice. We will engage you with new ways of thinking, skills to create change and nurture yourself, and present you with innovative ideas & strategies to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the future. At the heart of this work is educators and a sense of hope, love and resilience. Please join us and your colleagues in making a difference in the lives of children, families and communities.

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Fee $1500
Organization Shelburne Farms
Name Jennifer Cirillo
Address 1611 Harbor Rd
Phone 8029858686
E-mail
Website http://www.shelburnefarms.org

Education for Sustainability Immersion

Thursday, August 17, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017

Shelburne, VT

For those wishing to dive deeply into their education for sustainability work in a residential, retreat-like setting at Shelburne Farms. We will hold evening programming on Thursday night.

Details & Contact Info

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Fee $375, includes meals and accommodations; optional 1 graduate credit for an additional fee of $185
Organization Shelburne Farms
Name Jennifer Cirillo
Address 1611 Harbor Rd
Phone 8029858686
E-mail
Website http://www.shelburnefarms.org

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New Hampshire Forest for Every Classroom

New Hampshire Forest for Every Classroom A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC) is a year-long professional development series for middle and high school educators, aimed at providing the inspiration, knowledge and skills required to transform classroom teaching into effective and exciting place-based education. Teachers develop their own units to increase student literacy skills and foster student understanding of—and appreciation for—the forested lands in their communities. These units integrate hands-on study of the natural and cultural resources of the local community, addressing concepts in ecology, sense of place, civics, and forest land management and stewardship. At the heart of FFEC is the belief that students who are immersed in the study of their own “place” are more eager to learn about and be involved in the stewardship of their communities and public lands. Place-based education is the process of using the local community and environment as a starting point to teach concepts in science, mathematics, social studies and other subjects across the curriculum. This approach is proven to increase academic achievement while helping students develop stronger ties to their community, build appreciation for the natural world and a heightened commitment to becoming active citizens. The FFEC program provides 11 days of professional development over the course of four seasons, including a five-day residential summer session. Most sessions are based at the world-class Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in central NH. NH FFEC is cosponsored by NH Project Learning Tree, the Forest Service's State and Private Forestry, Northeastern Area, Northern Research Station, and the White Mountain National Forest. For more information see our NEW FFEC brochure NH_FFEC_brochure-2012B.pdf


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