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Phi Theta Kappa Honors Project Speakers Series

Water: Past, Present, and Future
 

The River of Grass:  The Miccosukee Perspective
Betty Osceola
Monday, September 19 at 12:15 pm    
Medical Campus, Room 1175


Algal Blooms in South Florida:
Environmental Causes and Human Health Consequences

Dr. Larry Brand
University of Miami's  Department of Marine Biology and Ecology
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Monday October 3                    12:30 pm
Medical Campus, Room 1175



Public Participation for a Healthy Environment

Amy Lane
Social Ecologist, President of The Clean Water Defenders
Founding member of the Green Building Council Montenegro
Monday, October 24, 2016 at Medical Campus.     12:00-1:30 pm

Medical Campus, Room 1175



Living Next to Nuclear: FPL's Turkey Point and Biscayne Bay

Rachel Silverstein
Monday, November 28 at 12 Noon
Medical Campus, Room 1175
Executive Director Rachel Silverstein of Miami Waterkeeper, an organization addressing sea level rise, water pollution, and ecosystem management through citizen involvement and community action,  holds several prestigious honors including Knauss Sea Grant Fellow, Professional Staff for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard.

For More Information:  Professor Ileana Pino, 305-237-4182
ipino@mdc.edu

  Earth Ethics Institute Outdoor Immersions for MDC Medical  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

Friday, November 4, 2016 -
Professor Pino and Students tour Everglades
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Professor Donna Brown Richard and Students tour Everglades


to schedule an immersion for students email cahernhe@mdc.edu

 


 


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

The Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network provides inclusive educational opportunities for the Miami Dade College community to explore global citizenship, ecological sustainability, and civic engagement, through understanding planetary challenges and limits and by developing values, skills, and behaviors that promote prosperity and communities of well-being.

 Earth Ethics Institute Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff



Seeing Systems: Peace Justice and Sustainability
A Series of Lunch Discussions
Beginning in September - Mondays
September 26, 2016   12 Noon to 1 pm
October 10, 2016        12 Noon to 1:30 pm
October 24, 2016       12 Noon to 1:30 pm
November 7, 2016     12 Noon to 1:30 pm
Hialeah Campus, Room 5101-A
Facilitated by Ileana Porges West

11 hours of Professional Development Credit,
To Register, 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, Room 4102-1
Wednesdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, and Nov. 9     12 - 1:30 pm
Register, Class # EEI1001-1


 

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, Room 401
Friday, October 28      1:30  - 4:30 pm
Register, Class #
EEI1002-1
 

Faculty Immersions Awarding Professional Development

Oleta River State Park
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016    9 am - 1 pm  Class #
EEI1003-1 
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  Class #
EEI1004-1
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. 


 

 


Plants and Indoor Air Quality
Find out how plants help keep office air healthy
15 plants have been identified as great air purifiers

Projects like installing new carpet and painting walls can release chemicals that pollute indoor air. These are called VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), they’re chemicals used to manufacture and maintain building materials, interior furnishing, cleaning products and personal care products.

Luckily, some houseplants moonlight as efficient purifiers. For the best results, put as many plants as you can care for in the rooms you use most.


 

 Programs for Faculty and Staff - Ongoing



 


Participate in the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)
Course Assessment Pilot Project

 

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 Community


Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience

Programs and Resources for students

Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course


YES club
 

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