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Interconnections – Earth Week Schedule, Spring 2016

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Interconnections – Earth Week Festival, Spring 2014

Earth Week Research and Arts Festival, Spring 2013

Sustainability Research Workshop, Fall 2012

Apr
20
Sat
Lunch Meeting: “Connecting Student Environmental Leaders”
Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

This lunch meeting will bring together student environmental leaders from diverse schools and organizations to connect, share ideas, and lay ground for future collaboration.

Guests are invited to attend other Earth Week events at RPI that day, and throughout the week. Before lunch, there will be a public meeting to discuss new research on the environmental and human health impacts of shale gas development. After lunch, there will be a series of lectures that explore how art can animate environmental science and activism.

Lunch will be provided. Advanced registration required.

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Apr
26
Fri
Meeting: Fracking Research
Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Apr
30
Tue
Governing Environmental Risk: Troy, New York
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Governing Environmental Risk: Troy, New York  @ RPI Union Room 3606 | Troy | New York | United States

RPI students and faculty will host a discussion with members of the Troy City Council and community about risk governance in the city.  Students will report on ways the precautionary principle has oriented city decision-making in other cities, then pose questions and examples for consideration by the group.  The meeting is open to all interested.  RPI Union Room 3606.   Contact Professor Kim Fortun, fortuk@rpi.edu

May
1
Wed
Meeting: Sustainability Task Force Lunch
May 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
May
3
Fri
Meeting: Fracking Research
May 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sep
8
Sun
Connecting Sustainability Educators!
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 8, 2-4, RPI will host an open meeting of sustainability educators in the Capitol Region. This meeting will be the third in a series to bring together k-12, community and university educators working to develop, deliver and institutionalize sustainability education reaching student of all ages. This meeting will be an opportunity to learn about initiatives in the region, and discuss potential collaboration. We will also formalize a process for participating in the New York State Sustainability Education Working Group, representing the Capital Region.

Following the meeting, participants are welcome to attend the first film in RPI’s Sustainability Film Series, Gasland2. The film will be screened at 4pm in DCC 308.

Feb
2
Sun
Capital Region Sustainability Educators’ Working Group Meeting
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Capital Region Sustainability Educators' Working Group Meeting @ Union 3606 | Troy | New York | United States

This meeting of sustainability educators in the Capitol Region is an opportunity to make new connections, learn about initiatives in the region, and discuss potential collaboration. All interested in environmental and sustainability education are welcome.  On Sundays, there is free parking along 15th Street.

This meeting will be used to review and plan for activities in 2014, with this agenda:

Brief introduction and history of the working group.

  • RPI Sustainability Studies Program
  • Solar energy education initiative
  • STANYS collaboration

Activities already underway for    

  • RPI EcoEd programs for k-12 students (in-school, after school and at RPI)
  • RPI Earth Week Festival
  • STANYS Lab Day: Fracking Jeopardy Game and Debate

 Proposed activities for 2014

curriculum development and sharing

  • Continue and codify the Solar Energy Education Initiative
  • Launch collaborative curriculum initiatives on additional topics
  • Design and build a web platform to support curriculum sharing

funding sustainability education

  • field trip fund

building sustainability capacity among teachers, administrators and BOEs

  • Webinar for environmental science teachers
  • Statewide meeting of sustainability educators

BOE Resolutions and Certification Programs

  • Brittonkill BOE Green Schools Resolution
  • Certification programs for campuses, administrators, teachers and students
Mar
2
Sun
Capital Region Sustainability Educators’ Working Group Meeting
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
6
Sun
Capital Region Sustainability Educators’ Working Group Meeting
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
5
Sun
Meeting: Capital Region Sustainability Educators’ Working Group
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting: Capital Region Sustainability Educators' Working Group @ Radix Center/Campus South Center | Albany | New York | United States

Meetings of sustainability educators in the Capitol Region are opportunities to make new connections, learn about initiatives in the region, and discuss potential collaboration. All interested in environmental and sustainability education are welcome.
The meeting on Sunday, October 5 will convene in Albany, first at the Radix Center, then across the street at the new Campus South Center.

Radix is an urban environmental education center featuring a demonstration site of sustainable tools and technologies. These include a passive solar greenhouse, aquaponics, rain water collection, microlivestock, composting, and renewable energy systems. Director Scott Kellogg will lead a tour of the facility and describe opportunities for teacher training and school visits, and ways sustainable technologies can be integrated into classrooms and k-12 school campuses. See this short video about the Radix Center.

The Campus South Center is a new, HUD-funded community education facility offering a unique mix of courses and programs. After a brief tour by Director James Thomas, we will meet in a classroom in the Center to discuss on-going and new initiatives of the Capital Region Sustainability Network, including the following:

  • A Capitol Region Sustainability Field Trip Map and Passport.
  • The U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon K-12 Schools Program, with
  • college interns to help with reporting and program development.
  • Roving Sustainability Educators Program (akin to artists-in-the-schools programs).
  • Sustainability Curriculum Development and Sharing.

Background

Since early 2012, the New York State Sustainability Educators’ Working Group has convened to advance sustainability education across the state, P-16 (preschool through college). Regions were asked to form working groups. In late 2013, a Capitol Region Sustainability Educators’ Working Group was formed; RPI’s EcoEd Research Group has served as convener. Co