Sunday October 13, 2019

Participants begin arriving in the afternoon.

* If you do not yet have a SERC account, please create one using the form on the right side of this page, using the same email address you've used when submitting your registration and travel informations forms. This will allow you to access private participant workspaces during the workshop.

Please utilize this Map of Northfield.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 565kB Oct11 19) which includes distance and approximate walking times in between meeting locations. The majority of the meeting will take place in room Weitz 236, Breakout sessions will take place in Sayles, and also Weitz.

Participant Workspace

Monday, October 14, 2019

Breakfast at your hotel

The meeting begins in Weitz 236 at 9am. Please consult Map of Northfield.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 540kB Oct9 19) for walking directions.

Morning Goal: Introductions to each other and to workshop goals/outcomes

9:00-9:45 Welcome, Goals of the workshop, Codes of Conduct (SERC and NAGT). welcome.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 13.8MB Oct14 19). Introductions & Icebreaker (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.3MB Oct13 19) (Weitz 236)

9:45-11:15 Developing a shared vision of Earth Education for Sustainable Societies

11:15-12:15 Panel: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Earth Education for Sustainable future

12:15-1:45 Lunch (Weitz Alcove) Dietary Information.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 108kB Oct11 19)

Afternoon goal: Identify priority areas for work while refining vision
Introductory Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 55kB Oct14 19)

1:45-2:45 Within sector small group discussions explore:

  • What is facilitating movement toward the vision in our area of work? What is inhibiting work?
  • What do we identify as priority work areas for achieving the vision?
  • What is missing from the vision?
  • Group Workspaces
  • Synthesis Notes
2:45-3:00 Break and shuffle groups (Weitz 236)

3:00-4:15 Cross sector small group discussions explore:

  • What commonalities and differences are there among the priority work areas identified by the idifferent sectors?
  • Are there missing ideas?
  • Record the complete list of ideas that your group would recommend as priorities
  • Be prepared to participate in round robin reporting out by identifying the ideas that your group would prioritize.
  • Group Workspaces
4:15-5:30 Whole group synthesis - Synthesis Notes
  • Round robin report out from groups, opportunity to comment on ideas online
  • Final words for the day: where are we now, what happens next
  • Road check
6:00 Dinner (Weitz 236)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Breakfast at your hotel

Morning Goal: Fleshing out Priority Work Areas: What work is needed?

8:00-8:45 Introduction to the day, including results of roadcheck and report of evening work on shared vision and priority work areas (Weitz 236)

8:45-10:15 Panel Discussion - Where would I go next? - Synthesis Notes

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Brainstorming Gallery Tour (Weitz Balcony) - What work is needed in each area? What do we think would move us toward the vision? Think big and small.

11:15-12:00 Small Group Work - Participants select one priority area, discuss the results of the gallery tour, and create a web page with their thinking about possibilities for work in this area informed by the gallery tour but not limited to it.

12:00-1:30 Buffet Lunch (Great Hall - located in Severance Hall, which is connected to Sayles)
Afternoon Goal: Moving forward with specific project ideas of personal interest

1:30-2:00 Working Group formation - Participants go to the area that interests them, discuss their interests with surrounding individuals and form groups.

The breakout rooms that we have reserved for our group are in both Weitz and Sayles. Rooms will be marked "EESS Workshop." Breakout rooms are as follows:

  • Weitz 131 (capacity 15) and 236 (capacity 122)
  • Sayles 250 (capacity 8), 251 (capacity 10), 254 (capacity 8), 252 (capacity 18), 253 (capacity 20), Hill Lounge (capacity 12)
  • Working Group Pages

2:00-3:30 Groups work to discuss their goals and project ideas.

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:15 Brief group report outs, including a 1 minute summary of their project idea.

4:15-5:15 Working time. Groups flesh out their project ideas and develop a plan forward.

5:15 Wrap up, including outlining plan for Wednesday; Roadcheck

6:00 Group dinner at Reunion Restaurant (501 Division St S, second floor). 6:00 is the cash bar, and dinner buffet is from 6:30 - 7:30.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Breakfast at your hotel

There will be an optional luggage transfer from the hotel to Weitz. Please bring your luggage to the hotel lobby between 7:15-7:30 and pick it up outside the entrance to Weitz (someone will be watching the luggage at Weitz until you arrive).

Morning Goals: Completing working group action plans. Finalizing shared vision and work priorities. Discussing community scale actions that would facilitate forward motion.

8:00-9:30 (Weitz 236)

  • Working group lightning reports
  • Reviewing Working Group pages

9:30-10:30 Working group time -- finalize your action plans

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Group discussion on take always and moving forward.

11:45-12:00 Workshop Evaluation

12:00 Workshop concludes. Box lunches will be available outside of Weitz 236. Dietary Information.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 108kB Oct11 19) First shuttles leave for MSP airport. Shuttle pickup will be outside of the Weitz main entrance (on Third Street).