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There’s Nothing Scary about Curriculum Enhancements!

Tuesday, October 31, noon – 2:00 PM, IAC room #401

Earth Ethics Institute, the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy, and the Faculty Institute of Teaching and Learning join forces for a belated (thanks to Hurricane Irma) Fall 2017 welcome back lunch and to also celebrate Halloween!  Learn how our curriculum enhancements can help take your classes to the next level while enjoying lunch on us!  


Speak Out on Resiliency Fest

Showcasing creative reflection by MDC students

Wednesday, December 6, noon – 2:00 PM in IAC room #6013-00
The Speak Out on Resiliency Fest at MDC InterAmerican Campus offers students the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings on resiliency as it relates to global sustainability.  The four pillars of sustainability—people, plant, profit, and culture—will offer a framework for topics.  Creative self-expression will be used to “speak out” on topics related to resilience and sustainability. 


Vulnerability and Resilience in the Fauxtroversy Age

InterAmerican Campus Faculty Learning Community 
EEI in Partnership with Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy, PeaceJam

The Fall 2017 Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus faculty learning community—part of the college-wide Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network—will combine issues related to both vulnerability and information literacy.  Related modules will be integrated into participating faculty’s curricula, with service-learning/civic engagement opportunities for students highlighted, culminating in a weeklong symposia at InterAmerican Campus November 27 through December 1 featuring Roger Hammer, award-winning professional naturalist, author, botanist and photographer, as keynote speaker, November 29, 1:30 – 3:30 in IAC room 401. 

To learn more about “fauxtroversy,” or “fake news,” please visit these Miami Dade College Learning Resources LibGuides:

Fake News (and how to fight it):

Understanding & Identifying Fake News: What, Why, and How:

Information Literacy Fair

Monday, November 27 through Thursday, November 30, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, IAC Flag Courtyard

In support of the Vulnerability and Resilience in the Fauxtroversy Age faculty learning community, InterAmerican Campus faculty and students are presenting this opportunity to learn about the difference between “real” and “fake” news.  Learning Resources will be on hand to offer some pointers, and the various disciplines taught at InterAmerican Campus will provide kiosks with samples of both “real” and “fake” information—it will be your job to determine which is which.  Environmental sustainability will be emphasized and volunteer opportunities for students will be available.  Contact Mike Matthews at (305)237-6733 or for more information and/or to volunteer. 

IAC UrbanaSpace Pine Rockland Awareness

Fall 2017 through Spring 2018 at MDC InterAmerican Campus

Pine rocklands are a globally imperiled ecosystem native to Southeast Florida with plant and animal species found nowhere else.  After winning a Miami Foundation Public Space Challenge, MDC’s InterAmerican Campus will be transforming part of its landscaping into pine rockland habitat.  Additionally, the Spring 2018 faculty learning community at InterAmerican Campus will focus on pine rockland education, culminating with the Earth Days symposium at the end of the Spring term.  Civic engagement and service-learning opportunities will be available for students, and pine rockland modules will be incorporated into participating faculty’s curricula.   



EEI Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff

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

This workshop explores the appropriate relationship of
human beings to Earth.

Wednesdays, InterAmerican Campus, Room 3102
9/27/2017   12 Noon - 1 pm    and 
10/11/2017; 10/25/2017; 11/8/2017   12 Noon - 1:30 pm

Facilitated by Mike Matthews  To Register, class #EEI1005-3

Earth Charter Reflections
Awarding 3.5 hours of Professional Development
Friday, October 13, 2017       Wolfson Campus, Rm 3410-5
1:30 - 5 pm

In this workshop, participants will explore the meaning and intent of the Earth Charter and consider its significance from an inter-disciplinary perspective.  A panel of renowned subject-area specialists will lead the discussion of how the Earth Charter can guide the development of new curriculum, and how familiarity with this document helps prepare students for success as global citizens.
To Register, class #EEI1013-1

Virginia Key Beach Park: A Sense of Place
Awarding 3 Hours of Professional Development

Saturday, October 14, 2017    9 am - 12 Noon  Virginia Key
This Immersion provides an overview of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Participants in this Immersion will tour this important ecologically rich site and gain an understanding of its importance to Miami as a barrier island with unique and valuable ecosystems and as a gathering place with a priceless cultural and historical legacy. 

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                 Earth Ethics Institute Outdoor Immersions for MDC IAC Students


Earth Ethics Institute Organizes Student Immersions
to National, State and County Parks.
Below are a few of our partners:

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
Everglades National Park      Oleta River State Park        
Fruit and Spice Park               Deering Estate

to schedule an immersion for students email

                    Programs for Faculty and Staff - Ongoing



Participate in the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)

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


Join the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)
Learning Network

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience

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Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course

YES club

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