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Emily Penn-
Explorer, Educator, Ocean Advocate

MDC GSELS Faculty -
By Invitation Only
Welcome Back Dinner
Thursday, September 22- IAC

RSVP by September 8

Exploring Mindsets:
Shifting Our Thinking to Make Positive Change in the World


Kendall Campus
Wednesday, September 21st  
Room R-402-03   4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
Thursday, September 22nd Room 1261    9:50 - 11:05 am

Emily Penn is an explorer, educator, artist and ocean advocate,
dedicated to studying environmental challenges around the globe.

Formally trained as an architect, she has spent the last decade:
 --circumnavigating the globe on Earthrace teaching about renewable fuels;
 --founding/directing the non-profit organization, Pangaea Explorations;
 --studying plastic pollution in the five subtropical ocean gyres and
 --organizing the largest ever community-led waste cleanup
    from a tiny Tongan island;
 --sailing the Northwest Passage with the Blue Planet Odyssey;
 --and speaking at COP21, TEDx events worldwide, Royal Geographic Society, University of Cambridge Expedition Society, and more.

Ms. Penn will share stories of her journey from architect to explorer, as she details how she has built upon each experience to be where she is today. With a focus on solutions, Ms. Penn will share information about her most recent project, Exploring Mindsets, which brings together diverse people into common conversations about how we can create a shift in our thinking to make positive change in the world.

 

Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff

Starting  in September:

Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability (Part 1)
Awarding 11 hours of Professional Development
In this four-part series, examine the interrelationships of and interconnections between peace, social and economic  justice, racial and gender equity and environmental sustainability while exploring systems thinking as a way to make sense of complex systems and problems. 
Hialeah - Starting September 26, 2016
To Register and for dates/time   - class #
EEI1000-1

Seeing Systems: Peace, Equity and Regeneration (Part 2)
Awarding 11 hours of Professional Development

A series of four lunch and learn discussions examining the interrelationships of and interconnections between peace, social and economic justice, racial and gender equity and environmental sustainability. 
InterAmerican -To Register and for dates/time,  class #
EEI1001-1 
North - To Register and for dates/time,  class #
EEI1001-2

Reconnecting with Earth 1: Shifting Paradigms
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development

This workshop is one of a two-part series, each offering four sessions that address a central issue of our time: What is the appropriate relationship of human beings to Earth? As participants engage in readings and discussion questions, they will share observations and reflections on our relationship to Earth, the threats of ecological imbalance, what we can do to create a paradigm shift and make lasting, impactful change, and what the role of higher education is in creating a future generation of Earth literate citizens. 
Kendall - To Register and for dates/time,  class #
EEI1005-2
Wolfson -
To Register and for dates/time,  class # EEI1005-1

Climate Disruption: Choosing Resiliency 
 
Awarding 15 hours of Professional Development
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This multi-media workshop will address the topic of climate change through readings, group reflections, discussion questions, and action planning as well as interactive electronic resources including web and video content.
Wolfson  - Starting Friday, September 23, 2016-    2 pm - 3:30 pm    
To Register and for dates/time,  class # EEI1007-1 

SENCER and Sustainability Best Practices   
Awarding 6 hours of Professional Development -
This workshop combines EEI Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network, SENCER specifics, and GSELS faculty perspectives on engaging with SENCER. 
InterAmerican - Friday, October 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
To Register, class # EEI1002-1

Oleta River State Park
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016    9 am - 1 pm
The immersion will cover the natural and cultural history of the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System.
To Register, class # 
EEI1003-1 

Deering Estate at Cutler Bay
Awarding 6 hours of Professional Development
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Friday, November 4th, 2016    1:30-5:30 pm
Participants in this immersion will explore the natural and cultural history of the Deering Estate at Cutler.  It will include three (3) components: a tour of the Richmond Cottage and Stone House, a short hike on the Tekesta Trail, and a visit to the footpath that, near the end of the nineteenth century, became the first Cutler Road.
To Register, class #
EEI1004-1

 

Programs for Faculty and Staff- Ongoing

Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network

Sustainability Education Professional Development Opportunities

Sustainability and Earth Literacy Professional Development Workshops

Graduate Courses in Collaboration with EEI

EEI and Florida International University (FIU)


Outdoor Immersions Awarding Professional Development

Sustainability in the Curriculum                      

Immersions for Your Classes

Sustainability Learning Lunches
Hialeah         IAC           Kendall         North         Wolfson
 

  

Programs for Students - Ongoing

The Next Generation of Global Leaders are Stepping Forward - JOIN US!

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience - Apply In December!

Programs and Resources for Students

Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course


YES! club

EEI Service-Learning
 

  Student Resources

  Faculty Resources

 
 
Recommended Reading

  Recommended Viewing

  Recommended Listening

  Related Websites

  NWF Campus Ecology Program

  Student Immersions

  EEI Service-Learning


  Sustainability and Earth Literacy
   in Curriculum - MDC Faculty 


  EEI Workshops-Power Point Presentations

  Recommended Reading

  Recommended Viewing

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  Related Websites
 




 
GSELS

Global Sustainability 
Earth Literacy Studies
Learning Network

 
Service-Learning

Earth Ethics Institute  Opportunities

 
MDC Students

YES! for Environmental Sustainability Club

 

Florida Keys
Wild Bird Center

Print Fundraiser

 


Community-Rooted Organic Produce Services

 


Join the MDC
Green Goals Challenge

 

Solar Lanterns
for Learning


 


 


 



Ecological Footprint Calculator
 

 


 

Water Clock Project
Kendall Campus
 


 

Journal of
Sustainability Education


 

 
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