Summit Agenda

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 Ecology and Education Summit

AGENDA

Updated October 10, 2010

Day 1, October 14, 2010

Time

Event

7:30

Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast

8:00

Students Engaged in Environment
     a Slide show by National Environmental Education Foundation

 8:30

Welcome by National Education Association
     Carolyn Breedlove, Summit co-chair
     Becky Pringle, Secretary Treasurer
 
Welcome to Ecology and Education Summit
     Meg Lowman, Summit co-chair, NC Museum of Natural Sciences; Ecological Society of America
 
8:45
Table Introductions
 
9:00 Keynote
Will Steger, Arctic Explorer
“Eyewitness to Global Warming”
 
10:00
Break
 
10:15

Panel 1: Learning about Complexity and Change:
New Foundations for Environmental Literacy
 

Moderator:
     Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Panelists:
    Cassandra Carmichael, National Council of Churches
    Martin Storksdieck, National Academy of Sciences
    Jermelina Tupas, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
    F. Stuart “Terry” Chapin III,  University of Alaska Fairbanks, Ecological Society of America

11:15
Break
 
11:30 Panel 2: Turning the Tide:
Building a Green Society through Learning and Doing

 
Moderator: 
     Becky Pringle, National Education Association
 
Panelists:
     Emelia Cowans, NC Musuem of Natural Sciences
     Rachel Gutter, US Green Building Council
     Wyck Knox, VMDO Architects
     Jerry Newberry, Health Information Network
     Carlos Rodrigues-Franco, US Forest Service Research and Development
 
12:30 Lunch and Keynote
 
Will Allen, Growing Power
"Growing Food and Community in the City"
 
1:45 Panel 3: Seeing Our World Inside and Out:
Harnessing New Technologies for Environmental Literacy

 
Moderator:
     Robert Stevenson, University of Massachusetts, Boston
 
Panelists:
     Chris Dede, Harvard University
     Rusel DeMaria, The Art Institute, Seattle, WA
     Deborah Estrin, Center for Embedded Network Sensing, UCLA
     Lou Gross, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NimBios), University of  Tennessee, Knoxville
 
2:45
Break
 
3:00
Understanding Environmental Literacy
 
3:30 Debrief of “Sustainability Education: Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy” Summit
     Greg Henschel, US Department of Education
 
3:45 Environmental Literacy Needs and Partnerships Survey Results
Overview of Breakouts
     Teresa Mourad, Ecological Society of America
 
4:00 Breakout 1
 
Foundations of Environmental Literacy
Building a Green Society through Learning and Doing
Harnessing New Technologies for Environmental Literacy
 
5:40 Plenary
Recommendations from Breakouts
 
6:00 Evening Reception
Poster Session
Interactive Demos and Exhibits
 

 


 
Day 2, October 15, 2010
 

Time Event
8:00 Continental Breakfast
Movie: Young Voices on Climate Change – Lynne Cherry
 
8:25
Welcome and Introduction to Day 2
 
8:35

Panel 4: Fostering Lifelong Learning Skills:
Empowering Best Practices in Effective Teaching and Learning

Moderator:
     Brian Rosborough, Earth Watch
 
Panelists:
     Danny Edelson, National Geographic Society
     Susy Ellison, Yampah Mountain High School, Glenwood Springs, CO
     Keysha Gamor, George Mason University, Washington DC
    Mahrie Peterson, College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI
    Scott Richardson, Learn and Serve America, Corporation for National and Community Service
 
 

9:35
Break
 
9:50 Panel 5: Expanding Funding, Strengthening Public Policy
for Environmental Literacy
 

Moderator:
     Nadine Lymn, Ecological Society of America
 
Panelists:
     Kevin Coyle, National Wildlife Federation
     Samir Doshi, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, UVM
     Jim Elder, Campaign for Environmental Literacy;
     Jerome Paulson, MD, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment
 
10:50
Instructions for Breakout
 
11:00 Breakout 2
 
Environmental Literacy for All
Fostering Lifelong Learning Skills: Empowering Best Practices in Effective Teaching and Learning
Expanding Funding, Strengthening Public Policy for Environmental Literacy
 
12:30 Plenary
Breakout Group Recommendations
 
12:45
Lunch and Summary of Next Steps
 
2:00

Extended Conversations: Roundtable Discussions:
 
Measuring and Monitoring Cultural Competency in the Delivery of Environmental Education              Greg Ira, Director, Office of Environmental Education, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The Cultural Competency Assessment Rubric is a simple self assessment tool for environmental educators. It allows educators to examine and monitor over time the extent to which they integrate cultural competency – measured by ten criteria - into program delivery.
 
A limited number of additional spaces available for other conversations
Sign up at Registration area
 

2:45 End of Open Conference