Sustainability education for the next generation

Posted by on February 14, 2011

Green from the start: Sustainability education for the next generation

February 17, 2011
6:00- 6:30- Reception and information tables
Information tables and light refreshments
6:30- 8:30- Program
Academy of Natural Sciences, Main Auditorium – 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

How is our region educating the next generation of residents who will be living in a world of more limited resources, overpopulation, and more severe changes in climate?

February’s Urban Sustainability Forum will demonstrate the need for students and teachers in kindergarten through high school to have awareness, knowledge and skills in science, economics, technology, engineering, math, sociology, history, and art to create a new and more sustainable approach to living in southeast Pennsylvania.

The forum will showcase examples from local programs and institutions that are successfully taking on this challenge.  Organizations from around the region with formal and informal education programs addressing sustainability and student awareness of the natural world will also be on hand to display their efforts and programs.

Moderator: Dennis Winters – President of the Board of Trustees Green Woods Charter School and Chairman of the Sierra Club’s  PA Chapter

Keynote Speaker: Tony Girifalco, Executive Vice President, Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center.

•    Jean Wallace:  CEO: Green Woods Charter School
•    Keith Arrington: Principal, Thurgood Marshall School, Philadelphia
•    Vera  Figueiredo  : Director of Community Programs,  EarthForce
•    Victor Donnay: Professor of Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College

RSVP to reserve your spot today.

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