Thursday, March 24, 2011

Coho Member Coleen to speak at the New England Aquarium!

On Monday, March 28th, Belfast Cohousing member Coleen O'Connell will be speaking on ecological education at the New England Aquarium in Boston. It'll be an informative and interesting evening, so come join us!

Ecological Education:  A New Code for Education
Instilling in children the confidence and capacities to tackle the complex issues that are hurtling toward them is Coleen O'Connell's mission.  O'Connell is on the faculty of the Environmental Studies Divsion at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.  She designed and has been the lead faculty member in the Ecological Teaching and Learning MS Program.  This is a first of its kind program in the country
working with educators both formal and informal to make complex systems thinking and ecological principles the foundation of their teaching practices.  As an ecological educator for the past 25 years she has traveled extensively with the Audubon Expedition Institute and Living Routes program exploring the elements of sustainable living.  She has been active in the New England Environmental Education community and cofounded the Ravenwood Sustainability education program with colleagues on 170 acres in midcoast Maine.  She is now on the Development team for the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage being designed and about to break ground in Belfast, Maine. 

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