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Emily Penn-
Explorer, Educator, Ocean Advocate

 

GSELS Faculty -
Welcome Back Dinner
Thursday, September 22- IAC

Changing 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, Changing 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

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 -Starting Wednesday, September 28, 2016  12 Noon
North - Starting Wednesday, October 5, 2016 12 Noon

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

A series of four lunch and learn discussions that address a central issue of our time: What is the appropriate relationship of human beings to Earth?
Kendall - Starting Wednesday, October 5, 2016  12 noon
Wolfson - Starting Wednesday, September 28, 2016  12 Noon


Climate Disruption: Choosing Resiliency 
 
Awarding 15 hours of Professional Development
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Wolfson  - Starting Friday, September 23, 2016-    2 pm - 3:30 pm    

SENCER and Sustainability Best Practices   
Awarding 6 hours of Professional Development -
InterAmerican - Friday, October 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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. 

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.

 

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
 

  

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

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience - Apply In December!

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Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course


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