Sustainability Symposium set to inspire educators
Understanding the interconnectedness between environment, society, culture and economy is crucial for our future generations. The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is taking this to heart as they prepare for their sixth annual ‘Voices for Sustainability’ Symposium in Golden from October 17-19.
This popular symposium provides a unique opportunity for classroom and outdoor and environmental educators to connect, share resources and best practices, and collaborate to find ways to provide the highest quality learning experiences for students in the Columbia Basin. The beautiful setting and the sustainable facilities at Quantum Leaps Lodge will provide inspiration for all participants. Host Annette Boelman shares that she encourages every guest that stays with them to connect with nature, put their feet in the river, and enjoy as much time outside as possible.
CBEEN’s Hosting Team is confident that this year’s symposium will be a high quality experience, as participating educators gain ample opportunities to learn, share and connect. Hosting Team member Monica Nissen explains: “The Voices for Sustainability Symposium is about getting motivated and recharged. It allows participants to learn from each other, to share best practices and to showcase what they are doing in their classes and their communities around sustainability education.”
Past participants commented that the weekend event was “beyond expectations” and the atmosphere was “relaxing yet exhilarating” and that they “came away refreshed, stimulated and excited.”
Funding to help make this event more affordable for participating educators comes generously from the Columbia Basin Trust, Wildsight Golden, School District No. 6, and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
For more information or to register go to www.cbeen.org/voices2014
Lead image: Educators gather annually for CBEEN’s sustainability symposium.