Sustainable Solutions in the DMV
June 26 - June 30$50
Open to District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia educators.
Join us as we explore the interdependent relationship between human social systems and the Earth’s natural systems by taking a close look at our own urban communities in the DC metro region. The problems facing our capital’s waterways are being solved in innovative and unconventional ways, with techniques drawn from many disciplines: science and technology, engineering, government action, community organizing, art, and many more. In this course, we will investigate the threats to the health of our waterways and communities, as well as the positive impacts that stem from proactive solutions. We will take a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to disciplinary learning through environmental literacy, in order to make connections to classroom learning, and model ways to engage students with environmental issues through life-relevant investigations and civic action.
Length & Location: 5 days local.
Cost: $50 resource fee refunded upon completion of the course. $500 stipend for successful course completion.
Credits: 45 Contact hours