Looking for inspiration, motivation or a look at the ideas that are currently being implemented in place-based education? Register now for the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Place-Based Education Conference, to take place Nov. 13-14, 2012 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, MI. The conference is presented by the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) .
Early registration ends Oct. 19 for the conference, which features keynote speakers Doris Terry Williams, who directs the Leadership Council and the Capacity Building Program of the Rural School and Community Trust; and nationally renowned Great Lakes nature writer Jerry Dennis. Early registrants save $15 – $25 per person.
According to the GLSI site, the two-day conference will also feature presentations on promising practices, panel discussions, forums for communities of practice, access to place-based education (PBE) resources and plenty of networking opportunities.
The Great Lakes PBE conference is especially recommended for K-16 educators and administrators who want to “forge strong partnerships with the community,” along with community leaders and representatives of foundations and organizations interested in education, environmental stewardship, youth or community development, and those who want to learn more about PBE and environmental stewardship.
A call for presenters closes Oct. 15. There are three formats for presentations, including a traditional 45-minute presentation, participation in a 45-minute forum/discussion panel, or a 5-minute/20-slide presentation on an idea, discovery, or success that can benefit others interested in PBE and environmental education.
The conference is sponsored in part by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust.
To register, sign up for a presentation or learn more about the conference or the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, click here.