New Educators Summit at annual Building Energy Conference, Boston

Submitted by Arianna Grindrod, Education Director, NESEA

2010-12-10 10:16:32

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

I can't help not sounding like an ad - I am too excited about this new opportunity. If there is one professional development conference you participate in, that would give you the skills you seek to teach about energy to your students and to engage them in STEM learning experiences that are creative, inventive, and thought-provoking, then consider attending the upcoming Educators Summit in March.

There is a great lineup of workshops facilitated by quality presenters:
Systems Thinking - Linking People & Nature through Design: Green Architecture & Design Activities for Grades 3-8 with Polly Carpenter, Learning By Design.
School Solutions for the Northeast with Susy Jones & Carolyn Sarno, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership.
Wind Wise with Mike Arquin, KidWind Project.
Imagining Our Future: Mainstreaming Sustainable Energy Education for STEM Students with Ken Wells, St. Marks School.
Building as a Teaching Tool with Indigo Raffel, Conservation Consultants, Inc.
Building in Nature's Image with Kevin Stack, Biomimicry Institute.
Solar Sense with Steve Kurkoski, Stephen M. Kurkoski Electric & NESEA.
Energy Intelligence: How Do We Get It? How Do We Teach It? with Craig Stead, Stead Consulting.

In the afternoon participants in the Educators Summit can also participate in Building Energy sessions with professionals and gain more background knowledge in energy concepts and issues to apply to their lessons.

David Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College will be the Keynote Speaker. If you have read his articles and books you are really going to be elated to see him. His new book, Hope Is An Imperative, which is a collection and rewrite of his articles, is really dynamo. It will be phenomenal to have him, teachers, and energy professionals in the same room. A dialogue is sure to spark between the various professions in the room. May we act on it for the promise of a brighter, kinder future for ourselves and future generations, for surely, as David Orr states, “Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up.”

Check out the workshops and Summit activities at
Participate in Workshops, BE Track Sessions, Trade Show, and NESEA Night with networking opportunities and hors d'oeuvres.
For more information and to register visit NESEA at or contact Education Director
Arianna Grindrod at 413-774-6051 x 21 [see email image]

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