Presentations

This is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together diverse folks who are interested in connecting classrooms with community and developing knowledgeable, active stewards of the environment. Check back often for new content as it will be updated regularly. Presentation proposals are being accepted until our program is full. We anticipate at least 70 presentations and workshops at this year’s conference. 
Ecological and Social Justice

A Place-Based Approach to Writing Instruction: Utilizing PBE to Marry Quality and Authenticity
Jennifer Suriano, University of Virginia

Climate Reality: We Must, We Can and We Will Solve the Climate Crisis
Rachel Rosner, Climate Reality Project

Foundational Place-Based Education

A Place-Based Approach to Writing Instruction: Utilizing PBE to Marry Quality and Authenticity
Jennifer Suriano, University of Virginia

Phenology on the Farm: Strategies for Rural Place-Based Stewardship Education through School-Farm Partnerships
Eileen Boekestein, Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

Voice and Choice: Starting Points for Strong Stewardship
Meag Schwartz, Northeast  Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative

Youth-Adult Partnerships as a Framework for Youth Voice and Engagement (Workshop – 2 hrs)
John Weiss, Neutral Zone

Great Lakes Literacy

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Institutionalizing Place-Based Education

Putting Literacy in its Place: Integrating Disciplinary Literacy Instruction into Place-Based Education (Workshop – 2 hrs)
Darin Stockdill, University of Michigan School of Education

Place-Based Education in Higher Education

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Place-Based Impact Investing and Entrepreneurship

Citizen Investors: How Local Investors Are Redefining Their Own Towns
David Palmer, Workforce Intelligence Network

 

STEM-Rich Place-Based Education

Renewing MEECS: Using Existing Curriculum as a Cornerstone to Place-Based Learning (Workshop – 2 hrs)
Gabrielle Likavec, Michigan Geographic Alliance

STEM in PLACE: Discussing Critical Features of Place-Conscious STEM Learning
Dr. Caroline Baillie, Waste for Life | University San Diego