Attend a workshop to enter the 2015 Green Dollhouse Challenge Workshop

Submitted by Shawn Reeves

2014-12-19 15:01:38

The workshop described below is free. If you are interested in having a workshop or event in your area, please contact via web or call 917-653-4342.

Dream Green Living Model Homes and Resilient Landscapes

Thursday, JAN 8, 2015, 6pm to 8pm at Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Massachusetts.

For: Parents, educators, and youth over 8 accompanied by a parent

The challenge is to design and build imaginative and fun model homes and landscapes, and/or a village system with features that enable people to live a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle with low impact on the natural environment over a long period of time. Explore sustainability, environmental stewardship, energy concepts and ecology with your students, and learn about climate mitigation through landscape design while engaging in the engineering process as you design, construct, manipulate, play with and redesign the tabletop creations. The project can be a collective learning experience, and is accessible to a wide range of learners.

This workshop is a cooperative hands-on adventure, and will model the process of bringing this project to youth. Final products can be exhibited at a free culminating event, the Green Dollhouse Challenge, that will be held at the Science and Sustainability Expo in Greenfield on March 7, 2015. Certificates of 2 hrs professional development for teachers.
Note: A great food option to consider before the event is the GCC Dining Hall that closes at 6:00pm. We will start our workshop promptly at 6pm.

Pre-registration required up till Jan 7: Do so by sending your name,
school/organization or parent, email, and phone, and childs age if
bringing a child to Susan Reyes [see email image above] or 413-259-1658
A confirmation with site location and other information will be
emailed to you.

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