Educating for Sustainability ~ Summer Opportunities

Just as there is a flow of seasons in the natural worlds there is a flow to our school year. seasons_of_tree_picturesSummer is a time of renewal when there are opportunities that nurture us personally and professionally, connects us to the greater network of educators, and resets our commitment to sustainability. So get out there and connect with other EFS teachers this summer!

Here’s a sampling of opportunities:

~ Antioch University New England summer graduate courses, Keene, NH: Sustainable School Leadership and Real World Sustainability (July 8-19).

~ Community Works Institutes on Service Learning, Los Angeles, CA (July 29-Aug 2) and Shelburne, VT  (July 15-19).

~ Sustainable Schools Collaborative, Sustainable Schools – Sustainable Solutions Conference, West Linn, OR (June 24-25).

~ Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation, Summer Institute: Educating for Sustainability K-12 Educators, Purchase, NY (July 15-17).

~ Center for Ecoliteracy, Becoming Ecoliterate: A New Integration of Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intellignece, San Anslemo, CA (June 24).

~ Sustainable Schools Project, Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability, Shelburne Farms, VT (July 31-Aug 2).

And a shout out to Green the Next Gen, the EcoLiteracy Curriculum division of the San Francisco Unified School District. Check out their website and see how a public school district networks with local partners to provide Educating for Sustainability professional development for their teachers!

  1. Hi Tom, What a wonderful collection of opportunities for educators. We’ve got a few things going on the west coast of Canada too and you continue to provide inspiration. Keep those updates coming!

    Linda Farr Darling
    Eleanor Rix Professor of Rural Teacher Education, University of British Columbia

  2. Tom Julius said:

    Would love to hear about what is happening in western Canada!
    Here’s an opportunity sent in by Rachel Pringle of Education Outside:
    2013 International Green School Ground Conference, September 23–25, 2013in Toronto, Canada.
    For any questions email:

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