Presented by: Vermont Land Trust
Animals such as bear, moose, and bobcat need large, undeveloped areas to survive. Join us to explore the threats animals face, and efforts to protect wildlife corridors so they can thrive.
Teach Climate Network Workshop: Personal Connection and Storytelling
Thursday, December 17, 7 p.m. EST (1 hour)
Facing a Climate Emergency
January 5, 2021 4:30-5:30
Sirohi Kumar, 16 year old climate activist
Future Focus is a speaker series featuring Maine's climate justice activists. Join us for a conversation with Sirohi Kumar, 16, a climate activist in Bar Harbor, Maine. As a founding member of the Climate Emergency Action Coalition (CEAC), she helped pass a Climate Emergency Declaration in Bar Harbor and is currently serving as the Youth Representative on the Bar Harbor Climate Emergency Task Force. She is also a racial justice organizer and directly contributed to the formation of the AOS 91 Anti-Racism Task Force, upon which she currently serves as a student representative.
Register here. Read more about the Future Focus series here.
Place-Based Education On A Budget
Hosted by: VT Education & Environment Network
Date: January 14 4pm
Intended Audience: Classroom and Outdoor Educators
If you're looking to enhance or include place-based activities into your curriculum, a limited budget doesn't have to hold your program back! Please join our panel of experienced classroom and outdoor educators, as they share their insights and experience in utilizing Place-Based Education. They'll also share creative ways to have a high impact for your audience right at your school or program site, with zero or low budget. You'll leave with ways to embrace place-based education activities in your indoor or outdoor curriculum.
Teach Climate Network Workshop: Dismantling Systemic Racism and Injustice
Wednesday, January 20, 1 p.m. EST (1 hour)
The Power of Language: How Word Choice Can Reinforce or Challenge Bias
January 27, 2021 10am-noon
Goals of this workshop are to examine the power of word choice and to practice making simple and significant shifts in our language in order to be more aware, respectful and affirming.
Cost: $25/session or $100/entire series regular rate; $15/session or $60/entire series for Vermont Afterschool members
View the whole series here
Hosted By: Vermont Education & Environment Network
Date: February 25, 2021 at 4:00-5:00pm
Intended Audience: Anyone interested in using gardens for education
SAVE THE DATE: MEES Conference 2021 - March 10th
Contact MEES email@example.com for any questions
Racism and the Implications for All of Us
March 10, 2021 10am-noon
In this session, participants will locate themselves in the conversation about race and racism in the U.S., reflect on our own social positionality, and critically examine our impact on those we serve. Participants will gain an understanding of the impact of racial trauma on students of color and begin to envision what racial justice looks like in our programs and learning spaces
Examining Three Levels of Inequity & Disruption: Personal, Cultural & Systemic
April 28, 2021 10am-noon
Goals of this workshop include deepening participants’ analysis of different levels of inequity, from personal to systemic; challenging deficit ideology and the myth of meritocracy; and identifying high-leverage action steps.
Organizational Climate and the ‘Hidden Curriculum’
June 9, 2021 10am-noon
This workshop will invite individuals to examine their own organizational climate, policy, language, visuals, accessibility, representation, inclusion, patterns of interaction, and unspoken values through an equity lens.
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