Educators Summit at US Green Build Expo Nov 21

Submitted by Julia Feder USGBC

2008-10-01 15:35:11

November 21, 2008
Boston Renaissance Waterfront, Room: Pacific A-D
Registration: 8:00-8:30am
Program: 8:30-1:00pm
Optional Afternoon Workshops: 1:30-4:30pm
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Program Overview
Join leading educators from K-12 and higher education to explore revolutionary ideas and best practices for integrating green building into curriculum. The 2008 USGBC Educators Summit will connect educators exploring topics such as climate change and sustainability. Attendees will share stories about their efforts to prepare students as the next generation of green leaders. During interactive, breakout sessions, attendees will share successes, address hurdles, and explore solutions. Attendees are presented with new tools and resources for using the built environment as the context for teaching. The summit includes lunch, followed by an optional afternoon tour or workshop to delve deeper into the issues. See below for more information about these opportunities. Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Who Should Attend?
The Educators Summit will be geared towards educators, school leaders, and representatives from organizations actively supporting curriculum implementation in schools and on campuses. Attendees may choose to register for and attend the Greenbuild 2008 conference on Wednesday and Thursday, November 19 and 20, however this is not required. Registration for the Educators Summit will be limited to 300 attendees.

Registration: $50/attendee and includes a light breakfast and lunch.
Attend the USGBC Educators Summit by registering online:

Optional Afternoon Sessions: Extend the day by registering for an afternoon session. Space restrictions indicated below; registration required and will be served on a first come, first served basis.

Sustainable Campus Tour
Get a firsthand look at the effect the Harvard's Green Campus Initiative is having on the institution's culture and sustainability efforts. This walking tour will include stops at: 10 Akron St, a graduate residence hall, Blackstone Building, Rockefeller Hall, and Dunster Mather Kitchen. Tour will leave by bus from Boston Convention Center and return by 5:00 PM.
Limit: 50; Cost: Free, with Educators Summit registration

Interpreting Green Building for a Youth Audience
Boston Children's Museum recently achieved LEED Gold Certification for its renovation and expansion. At the same time they create their biggest exhibit ever--the building itself! Tour the facility, then join us for some activities and a brainstorming session about using a building as a teaching tool for kids and grown-ups alike. Tour will leave from Renaissance Hotel and include a short walk to the museum.
Limit: 50; Cost: Free with Educators Summit registration

Integration now: Tools and ideas for jump starting curriculum reorientation
Work with master educator Deb Rowe and USGBC staff to dive into curriculum reorientation toward green building and sustainability. Learn more about USGBCís Green Education Database and ways to stay connected with educators following the Summit through virtual meet-ups and regional institutes. Workshop participants will explore methods for moving from building awareness to developing understanding and encouraging their students to take action.
Limit: 50; Cost: $30, with Educators Summit registration

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For more information please contact Julia Feder, see email address above.

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