Let the Phenomena Speak! Deepening Our Relation to Life on Earth: Summer Course

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Date and Time:

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 9:00am to Thursday, June 28, 2018, 4:00pm

 

 

 

 

The Nature Institute's 2018 Summer Course:

LET THE PHENOMENA SPEAK!

Deepening Our Relation to Life on Earth

June 24-28, 2018 in Ghent, NY

A summer intensive for educators, postsecondary students, and others interested in sustainability education -- especially the skills we need to relate to nature with a more sustainable ecological "thoughtprint." For more information:
http://natureinstitute.org/educ/summer/index.htm#course

We will practice ever more careful observation, sensitive description, and qualitative characterizations of our experiences of natural phenomena. At the same time, we will explore how going out to the things themselves can enliven our ways of thinking and the ideas we form about nature.

WHY THIS COURSE NOW:

The ecological footprint of humanity on our planet grows each day. We are taking more than we can expect from the earth, and we are taking more than we are giving. Giving begins in our thoughts, attitudes, and values -- our ecological thoughtprint.

In this summer intensive, we will turn toward phenomena of the natural world with a questioning attitude of mind: Who are you? What do you have to tell us about yourself? And we ask ourselves: What do we need to do to make ourselves more malleable and open to the many voices of nature?

WHO THE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO SERVE:

The course is designed to inspire and support sustainability education, by helping participants focus on the rigorously mindful skills that truly sustainable human action will require. It will be of interest to educators and all who want to explore an approach that emphasizes dialogue with -- not control over -- the natural world.

Course Fee: $525. Scholarships may still be available.

The course begins at 9 am on Sunday, June 24, and ends at 4 pm on
Thursday, June 28. (The Nature Institute also has published a wealth of teaching resources for sustainability education, most available for free, which you can find here.)

To register and for more information, please visit our website:

http://natureinstitute.org/educ/summer/index.htm#course