Posts Tagged ‘education’

COP 22: Taking Climate Change Education Seriously

Dominic Stucker, November 29th, 2016
Climate Generation Delegation to COP 22, Marrakech, Morocco Former SLN Intern, Johanna Bozuwa, attended the UN climate change talks, COP 22, in Marrakech as part of an intergenerational delegation for Climate Generation to work on the importance of education, training and capacity building. Moving towards decarbonization presents a paradigmatic shift in our economy, society, and way of life.

Aerial Forest Adventure Park: A Place to Learn and Grow

Dominic Stucker, October 15th, 2015
Fellow Lynn Stoddard and her husband created an aerial forest adventure park in northeast Connecticut, USA. Since 2012, they have been offering a safe and supportive natural environment for people to solve problems, experience team building, try and often accomplish new things and build self-confidence. The park offers a fun and healthy family environment and

Biomimicry Breathes Life into Science Education: A Free Toolkit

Dominic Stucker, May 17th, 2014
SLN’s Learning from Nature: A Course in Biomimicry has been featured in a fantastic new resource for K-12 educators developed and compiled by the Biomimicry Institute. The free digital flipbook, called Biomimicry in Youth Education, is filled with more than 80 nature-inspired lesson plans, activities, and videos geared to K-12 educators. Biomimicry is an approach to sustainable innovation

Biomimicry Curriculum Attracts World-wide Attention

Dominic Stucker, December 17th, 2013
By Huma Beg, Mill Valley, California, 2013 Sustainability Leaders Network created and piloted an open source, semester-long class Learning from Nature: A Course in Biomimicry. Since the curriculum and supporting materials were posted to our website on Earth Day in April 2013, educators and learners from across the United States and from Colombia, India, Latvia, Norway, Sierra

Edie Farwell Leads Biomimicry Workshop at Wellborn Ecology Conference

Dominic Stucker, June 21st, 2013
SLN Director Edie Farwell was invited to lead an interactive session on our biomimicry curriculum at the Wellborn Ecology Fund’s annual conference in Meriden, New Hampshire on June 20. The development of the curriculum had been supported in part by the Fund. Focused on the Upper Valley in New Hampshire and Vermont, the purpose of the conference

Jay Mead on Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”

Dominic Stucker, January 28th, 2012
In looking at what Ken Robinson says about creativity and how schools are currently killing this natural part of our being, it’s clear that he, along with other visionaries, believe that this industrial model of education no longer serves us. He states that “creativity is as important as literacy,” and that we should be cultivating