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Environmental Justice Summit, April 16, 2016
APR 16, 2016 // SHOWCASE + CURRICULUM HACK
See how teachers and students are using service learning to address environmental justice in their communities. Leverage the knowledge, resources and experience of educators, students, businesses, nonprofits and government as you work together to design activities and curriculum. Register below.
BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION 9:00am
Breakfast sponsored by Educators Consortium for Service Learning
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE LEARNING SHOWCASE 10:30am
CHOOSE CURRICULUM HACK TOPICS 11:30am
CURRICULUM HACK 12:30pm
NETWORKING EVENT 3:00pm Barsha 917 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
ROOM 134 // GRADES K-5
*A Pop-Up Garden
Paula Cohen, Western Avenue Elementary/LAUSD Essential Question: How can you transform a campus full of asphalt into a thriving garden and gathering space where students and teachers can gather around growing food and the introduction of nature?
*Milkweed for Monarchs
Polly Kim, Milken Community Schools Essential Question: How can we restore habitat for native species?
*The Water Project
Gabriela Monterosa-Ibarra, Niemes Elementary School of Environmental Science and Technology Essential Question: How can we inform other kids of the causes and effects of the Southern California drought and convince them to conserve water in their daily lives?
ROOM 132 // GRADES 6-8
*This Is How We Grow a Rooftop Garden
Ginnia Hargins, Environmental Charter Middle School-Gardena Essential Question: How do we grow as people and living things?
Ethan Kuhn, Environmental Charter Middle School-Gardena Essential Question: How can we use trash to motivate students to become environmental stewards?
ROOM 131 // GRADES 6-8
*Environmental Charter Compost Police (E.C.C.P.): A Food Waste Detective Series
Tashanda Giles, Environmental Charter Middle School-Inglewood Essential Question: Why would you want to minimize and utilize food waste on a school campus?
*Creating a Field Guide to the “Gardena Willows Wetlands”
Stephanie Lee, Environmental Charter Middle School-Gardena Essential Question: What biodiversity is alive within walking distance of our campus?
ROOM 130 // GRADES 9-12
*El Nino’s Effects on Water Quality in the Los Angeles River Watershed
Sarah Molina, Los Angeles River School Essential Question: How will El Nino affect water quality in our local watershed?
*Should CA Ban the Plastic Bag?
Brandie Cobb, Environmental Charter High School Essential Question: In what way(s) can I impact my community most effectively and sustainably?
ROOM 133 // GRADES 9-16
*Loving Accountability Bicycle Tour
Brenda Yancor, Los Angeles Rooted Essential Question: How can bicycles support personal, community and environmental accountability?
*Footprints to Our Future
Betsy Rivera, Environmental Charter High School Essential Question: Who am I and what am I leaving behind?
*Youth United Towards Environmental Protection
Angela Vincent + Diego Ortiz, Antioch University + Pacoima Beautiful Essential Question: How can we undo environmental injustices within our community in order to keep people safe and healthy?
CURRICULUM HACK TEAMS WILL BREAK OUT FROM THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS PRESENTED IN THE MORNING, INCLUDING:
Watershed Management & Quality // Plastic Ocean Pollution // LA River // Climate Change & The Future of Energy // Air Quality // Public Transportation & Bicycles // Green Buildings // Rethinking Waste & Recycling // Access to Healthy Food // Urban Farming & School Gardens // Nature, Parks & Public Land // Sustainable Urban Development // Building Community, Understanding and Trust
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Watch Dr. Laura Pulido’s keynote talk for a framework of environmental justice education: