A shot taken during a rest stop while traveling in Northern Mane.

New England Educator

Tracing Water, Chasing Wind

A Remote and In-Person Professional Development Seminar for Educators

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Duration
8 Days
Description

Compare and contrast community strategies, diverse Indigenous American perspectives, and international climate science in New England’s ever changing landscapes.

Dates

Jul 12 - Jul 19, 2021


Suggested Ages

All Ages

Number of Participants

12


Availability

Open

Begins In

18 Weeks

Tuition

$2,950


Estimated Flight Cost

N/A

northern canoe trail

Program Overview

The natural and cultural landscapes of New England have undergone enormous changes over millennia of human occupation.


Come together with peers and Where There Be Dragons Instructors to compare and contrast community-based resource management strategies, historical and present-day Indigenous American perspectives, and local and global climate science while exploring your own relationship to land, and expanding your skill-set as a global experiential educator. This is a hybrid professional development course that focuses on both curriculum development for teaching to climate change, and a skills training for global experiential education.

We begin our journey with a series of seven online modules that begin in early July and continue through mid October. Sessions present diverse global perspectives on land use, human-nature relations, and climate change. Along the way, participants receive resources and peer coaching as they develop their own customized curriculum to bring back to their home institutions.

At the heart of our course is a an experiential global…

Come together with peers and Where There Be Dragons Instructors to compare and contrast community-based resource management strategies, historical and present-day Indigenous American perspectives, and local and global climate science while exploring your own relationship to land, and expanding your skill-set as a global experiential educator. This is a hybrid professional development course that focuses on both curriculum development for teaching to climate change, and a skills training for global experiential education.

We begin our journey with a series of seven online modules that begin in early July and continue through mid October. Sessions present diverse global perspectives on land use, human-nature relations, and climate change. Along the way, participants receive resources and peer coaching as they develop their own customized curriculum to bring back to their home institutions.

At the heart of our course is a an experiential global education program facilitated by veteran Dragons instructors in collaboration with local guides and community contacts. This 8-day canoe-camping expedition deep in the heart of northern Maine on the Moose River will also feature workshops for facilitating meaningful and safe global experiential education programming. Participants will explore their own connections and disconnections to the more than human world as they hear from representatives of the Wabanaki Confederacy to explore traditional ecological knowledge and perspectives on climate change.

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting adventure into cultural perspectives on land relations and climate change in New England!

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