Green Ambassadors Institute 2016-17
$15 – $50
Green Ambassadors Institute 2016-17

Green Ambassadors Institute 2016-17

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Environmental Charter High School

16315 Grevillea Avenue

Lawndale, CA

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Join us for this year's Green Ambassadors Institute.

Dates: Oct 3, 2016 - Feb 25, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Green Ambassadors Institute 2016-17. 'Research in Action:' A 3-part professional development series on incorporating real-world environmental sustainability issues in your curriculum.


[Icons] Connect to research being conducted by LA’s leading environmental organizations // Get localized content knowledge you can use in any classroom // Leave with tools to help your students drive relevant solutions of their own

The Green Ambassadors Institute — the learning lab and professional development incubator of Environmental Charter Schools — invites K-12 educators, university partners, community leaders and policymakers to join us for three daylong summits that explore best practices in environmental education, service learning and urban sustainability.

Through workshops, hands-on field trips and community partner collaboration, educators and community leaders from across Southern California will co-create youth-led environmental sustainability solutions throughout the year. Read about last year's Green Ambassadors Institute.

Educators in formal and informal settings as well as community partners are encouraged to attend all 3 summit dates for 2016-17. Sub costs will be reimbursed for classroom teachers. Participants are eligible for $300 minigrants to support an environmental service learning project with students.

Experience our living campuses, engage in collaborative curriculum planning, explore relevant environmental issues across Los Angeles and walk away with partnerships and tools to take back to your colleagues!

Bring a team! Groups of 3 or more from a school/organization will receive a discounted flat rate registration.

Sign up today. Click Register above.

[Date] Oct 3, 2016 Research in Action: Tools for Changemaking

MONDAY OCTOBER 3, 2016
8:00am - 3:00pm, networking event to follow

Environmental Charter High School, Lawndale, CA
Learn from workshops and community partner collaboration. Participants are eligible for $300 minigrants to implement an environmental service learning project with students. Sub costs reimbursed for K-12 classroom teachers.

KEYNOTE

FLORIDALMA BOJ LOPEZ
Floridalma is Maya K’iche’ and traces her family’s migration from Quetzaltenango (Xela), to Guatemala City and South Central Los Angeles. She is currently a doctoral candidate in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and member of the Marina Pando Social Justice Research Collaborative.

WORKSHOPS

MARCUS ERIKSEN & ANNA CUMMINS
5 Gyres Institute

DR. ERIC STRAUSS 
LMU Center for Urban Resilience

FLORIDALMA BOJ LOPEZ + STUDENTS
Marina Pando Social Justice Research Collaborative

CAPTAIN JOHN KRAUS
Los Angeles Maritime Institute

BRYAN MØLLER
LA County Bicycle Coalition

SOPHIE KORN
Environmental Charter Middle School-Gardena

VICENTE PEREZ
Samueli Academy

[Date] Feb 25, 2017 Field Trips: Los Angeles as a Learning Lab

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

Various Locations
Explore and gather data as we sail, bike or walk Los Angeles.

SET SAIL ON THE PACIFIC TO EXPLORE THE IMPACT OF PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR OCEAN
with 5 Gyres and Los Angeles Maritime Institute


RIDE BIKES THROUGH LA'S  STREETS TO IMAGINE THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE
with Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

STROLL THROUGH DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES TO EXPLORE THE CITY AS A MODEL FOR SUSTAINABILITY
with Los Angeles Conservancy

[Date] May 6, 2017 Service Learning Showcase

SATURDAY MAY 6, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm, networking event to follow

Environmental Charter High School
See how students and educators researched environmental issues in LA and took action.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • USC American Studies and Ethnicity

  • The 5 Gyres Institute

  • LMU Center for Urban Resilience

  • Los Angeles Maritime Institute

  • Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

  • Marina Pando Social Justice Research Collaborative Students

  • Environmental Charter Schools

  • Samueli Academy

  • Los Angeles Conservancy

  • Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

  • Generation Earth

  • TreePeople

  • West Basin Municipal Water District

  • California Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI)

  • Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC)

  • Environmental Learning Center at Hyperion

  • NatureBridge

  • Los Angeles County Arboretum

  • Tetra Tech

  • Newport Landing Whale Watching

  • Crystal Cove Alliance


LOCATION

Environmental Charter High School (unless otherwise noted)

16315 Grevillea Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260


QUESTIONS?

Contact Sammy Lyon sammy_lyon@ecsonline.org.

[Logo] A Program of Environmental Charter Schools


Green Ambassadors Institute is the learning lab of Environmental Charter Schools, offering professional development for educators and organizations looking to implement hands-on sustainable education.


FACILITATORS




  • Jessica Diaz

    Jessica Diaz

    Environmental Charter High School

    Teacher, Environmental Science

  • Lindsey Jurca

    Lindsey Jurca

    Environmental Charter Schools

    Programs & Outreach

  • Sammy Lyon

    Sammy Lyon

    Environmental Charter Schools

    Environmental Service Learning Coordinator

  • Betsy Rivera

    Betsy Rivera

    Environmental Charter High School

    Teacher, Green Ambassadors


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Lawndale, CA

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