New Resources for Sustainability
|Date: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012||Return to Archive|
Sustainability Education Summit Report Released
This report provides an overview of Summit activities and recommends ways to advance sustainability education throughout the country.
Sustainability Education Resources
Shelburne Farms' Sustainable Schools Project has released three new resources in celebration of Mational Education for Sustainability Wee,.
1. The Guide to Education for Sustainability provides an introduction and exploration of EFS practices and pedagogies.
2. The Education for Sustanability Starter Kit is a professional development tool that prepares educators and schools to start using sustainability as an integrating theme, and to catalyze school change with efficient use of existing resources through a series of self-guided learning opportunities.
3. The Healthy Neighborhoods?Healthy Kids Guide is a civic engagement and service-learning framework that can be used across K-12 grade levels as well as community settings.
All of these resources are available as free downloads from the Sustainable Schools Project Web site. http://www.sustainableschoolsproject.org
Sustainable Food Systems Education Guide
The education team at the Stop Community Food Centre has just released a new Sustainable Food Systems Education Guide for elementary school teachers and community educators. The guide provides the background information used to design many of the Stop's activities and workshops for children. While this 54-page guide was originally designed for fifth-grade classroom teachers in Ontario, it includes information on food systems that can be useful to most teachers at the elementary level and educators in community settings that are developing programs around food issues. It is divided into five short units, include 25 suggested activities, and four personal stories that help illustrate issues around social justice. There's also list of additional resources that included books, websites, blogs, and videos that have become popular in our programs. www.thestop.org/grade-5-program
An award of $4000 from the General Motors Foundation in the summer of 2013 will support the Center to work with the local schools in facilitating water quality testing at Trammel Creek.
On June 20, 2013, Roundstone Native Seed, LLC from Upton, KY, sent two employees to Durbin Estate to spread mixtures of grass seed around the upland waterway and the bottomland. Click title for more information.
On June 20, 2013, GWC Enterprise starts installing the underground utilities at the Durbin Estate Project for the water, sewer and electric lines. For more information, click the title.
The Center's Office Associate, Trish Sowell worked with CCC teacher, Christy Rogers and her students, through hands-on engagement developing a garden. Click the title for more information and access to a presentation.
On Monday, June 3 the Durbin site team was finally able to hold Plugs Planting Day. Plugs are small settings of sedges and rushes that were planted along the major Durbin site drainage channel to stabilize the banks and slow flow in rain events.
The CEES has been awarded a 3-year $655,000 grant 319(h) nonpoint source (NPS) pollution grant from the Kentucky Division of Water. This is a partnership project between WKU, Habitat for Humanity and other regional partners.