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Sustainability Institute for Educators

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June 18-20, 2019

Exploring the World Around Us:

Using Technology to Build Connections

The 2019 Sustainability Institute for Educators will focus on the intersection of exploration, place, and sustainability.  Using technology as a vehicle, educators will investigate local and global connections-all from their own classroom, learning space, or schoolyard.  In its ninth year, this three-day institute challenges participants to help learners build awareness, recognize responsibility, and take action as global citizens working to build a sustainable world.  The institute will feature a mix of special guest speakers, tools and resources, field studies, and hands-on experiences.

 $150 registration fee includes speaker fees, breakfast and lunch for all three days. Graduate credit is available!  Hosted at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, St. Louis, MO

 Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and face the challenges of community issues as part of the school culture
  • Recognize local resources that can support curriculum and changes for sustainability
  • Collaborate with others to empower young citizens
  • Create a community of advocates for sustainable schools and communities
  • Setting a foundation for whole school sustainability

 Keynote Speaker:

 Peg Keiner

Peg Keiner's educational passion is creating space for people to solve the problems that matter to them. She empowers communities by helping them to collect data and drive positive action.

As the director of innovation at GEMS World Academy Chicago, Keiner connects students and teachers to experts and tools that allow them to inquire and make a positive impact on their communities. She consistently works to create opportunities for students to contribute to solving real-world problems through a variety of tools, hands-on experiences, and challenges.
Keiner is a 2019 National Geographic Education Fellow, 2017, National Geographic-Lindblad Expeditions Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, a speaker at the National Geographic Education Summit, Google Earth Education Expert, and Global Goal Ambassador for the United Nations Association Chicago Chapter.
Follow Peg Keiner on Twitter: @PegKeiner




 Event Information

Registration Information

The cost of the 3-day Institute is $150. This includes breakfasts and lunches.  For more information, contact

Graduate Credit

The Institute may be taken for 3 hours of graduate credit through Webster University for an additional $540. To register for credit, please contact

Event Location

The event will take place at MICDS, 101 N Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124, 8am – 4pm.

 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!! The organizers for the 2019 Sustainability Institute for P12 Educators are offering scholarships for teachers and administrators.

Preference for scholarships will be given but not limited to:

  • Schools with 75% free and reduced lunches
  • Schools/Districts sending multiple participants
  • Schools participating in the Green Schools Quest
  • Participant agreement to attend all three days of conference

Please contact Bailey Lutz at PRIOR to conference registration for scholarship application.

If you plan to take the Institute for graduate credit contact to register.

The Sustainability Institute is hosted by:

  • Webster University, School of Education
  • EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • St. Louis County Public Health Department
  • US Green Building Council–Missouri Gateway Chapter
  • Saint Louis Zoo, Education Division
  • Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School

    Founding Partners:

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