What is "Sustainability Education" and How do We Get There?

Tuesday 2:45pm-4:00pm Gordon: Symphony Meeting Room
Panel Discussion


Nick Balster, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Julie Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College
Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico

Sustainability themes, in terms of meeting the needs of human society while sustaining environmental support systems of the planet, can be applied to a broad range of courses in the geosciences and provide the opportunity to embed activities that are place-based, applied to real world issues and relevant to students. Panelists will introduce their ideas of what Teaching Sustainability means, as well as their experiences developing and using curriculum with sustainability themes and discuss participants' ideas, insights and questions on incorporating Sustainability Education in the classroom.