The Sustainability Institute for Educators challenges participants to help learners build awareness, recognize responsibility and take action as global citizens working to build a sustainable world. Held annually in June, the institute is designed for informal and K-12 educators from all roles and environments.
Climate Change Connections: June 20-22
Designed for educators from all roles and environments, this year, the Sustainability Institute for Educators participants will explore the multidisciplinary nature of climate change. Teaching about the climate crisis can be daunting, but is not insurmountable. Climate action is happening all around us. Teachers can help students move through the natural anxiety they may be experiencing to join in and spark new solutions-oriented action.
Through interactive sessions and local climate change expert presentations, educators will learn the basics of climate science and how to bring climate solutions to their learning spaces. Sessions will demonstrate how a range of disciplines can work together to understand and address the needs of climate change through education and youth engagement. Join us to gain knowledge, tools, strategies, and community networking to explore climate solutions and help tackle this critical issue.
The three-day Institute will be held at three locations in the St. Louis area: Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo and Webster University.
2023 Event Information
The cost of the 3-day Institute is $125, includes lunch. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute may be taken for 3 hours of graduate credit through Webster University for an additional $585 to register for credit, please contact email@example.com to conference registration.
Day One: Missouri Botanical Garden
Day Two: Saint Louis Zoo
Day Three: Webster University
Directions and exact locations will be sent to registrants
The organizers for the 2023 Sustainability Institute for Educators are offering scholarships for educators 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 three days of conference
For scholarship application, contact Kat Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR to conference registration. If you plan to take the Institute for graduate credit, contact email@example.com to register.