5 Hours of Professional Development
3 Hours Face-to-Face, 2 hours post workshop
Facilitated by Cris Costello
and Dale Andree
Water is the
lifeblood of Earth, nourishing our rivers, lakes, springs, estuaries,
bays, wetlands and the Greater Everglades Ecosystem. This workshop will
introduce participants to: 1) Florida’s water
quality and the relationship to the dynamics between grassroots advocacy
and governmental policy-making and 2) the objectives of an
interdisciplinary Eco Art project, working to shape a water ethic by
bringing faculty and student attention to exploring the fragility of our
Sierra Club’s Regional Organizing Representative Cris Costello will
discuss her work protecting Florida water quality. In addition, she will
offer examples of the interface of activism and governmental
policy-making, and how public perception is often shaped by grassroots
Dale Andree is the organizer of the National Water Dance. A
simultaneous dance performance taking place in Miami and nationally this
April, this collaboration of over 24 colleges and universities explores
the intersection of the arts and environmental/social issues. Andree
will invite faculty from all disciplines to participate in the project
and explore opportunities to introduce students to the potential for
interdisciplinary learning and creating.
As a result of this workshop,
participants will be able to:
dynamics between grassroots civic engagement and governmental
importance of land management and regulatory policy to the quality of
Florida’s water resources.
Describe how there
can be an intersection of the arts and environmental and social issues.
Develop a course
component that explores watershed fragility and civic engagement.
Evaluation will include
completion of workshop and development of a discipline-specific course
module or lesson plan addressing watershed fragility. The lesson plan is
due to the Earth Ethics Institute within three weeks of the workshop and
will be posted on the EEI website.
Our Water. Our Florida. A Water Ethic for Florida by Cynthia Barnett
Earth Observatory - A Decade of Water
Cris Costello, Sierra Club Regional Organizing Representative, is
the Coordinator of the statewide Water Sentinels – Protecting
Florida’s Waters Campaign, an effort to prevent harmful algal blooms
in both coastal and inland waters by eliminating point and non-point
sources of nutrient (fertilizer, sewage and animal manure) pollution.
Her efforts includes working for enforceable, measurable nutrient
pollution standards for all of Florida’s fresh and estuarine waters and
protective local and state-level urban fertilizer management
administrative policies and legislation.
Director of National Water Dance, has a BFA from the Boston
Conservatory of Music and received her CMA from The Laban/Bartenieff
Institute of Movement Studies in NYC. She has performed and taught
nationally and internationally with her company, Mary Street Dance
Theatre. She teaches at New World School of the Arts in the Dance and
Theater departments and has been an advocate for improvisation and
site-specific dance in the South Florida community. Dale conceived and
directed Florida Waterways Dance Project in 2011, a state wide,
simultaneous performance at water sites around the state and live
streamed on the Internet and the precursor to National Water Dance.
Hosted by EEI and CTD. To register and for more