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Workshop Program

Monday, June 19, 2006
Thinking Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Sustainability in Individual Courses

Location: Buntrock Commons 142, St. Olaf Campus Map,
If you're driving, park in the Buntrock parking lot and enter the main doors to the Commons. Walk up the large staircase, and take a left. Walk toward the Cage (the college snack bar), but turn right down the hallway to the library before you enter the Cage. At the end of the first corridor, take another left (there's no other option really). There will be three meeting rooms on your left--BC 142 is the last one on the left.

8:30 Coffee, tea and gathering: book table
9:00 Overview of workshop and introductions (Jim Farrell and Suzanne Savanick)
9:15 Reading discussion: Developing Ecological Literacy
10:30 Break
10:45 St. Olaf Woods walk (Kathy Shea)
11:45 Cafeteria tour and lunch (Katie McKenna)
1:00 Resource person I: "Introduction to the Cannon River Watershed" (Dave Legvold)
1:30 Small group discussion: integrating ecology/place of Northfield area into courses
2:30 Resource person II: Social/Cultural Dimensions of Sustainability
3:00 Break and snack
3:15 Small group discussion: discussing the possibilities for integrating sustainability into our courses
4:00 Whole group reflection and synthesis
4:45 Goals for Day II and Wrap Up of Day I

Homework: Refine Course Activity

Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Sustainability and Pedagogy—Sustainability in the Whole Curriculum

8:30 Coffee, Tea and Gathering; book table (all participants)
9:00 Announcements, overview of the day
9:05 Campus Ecology at St. Olaf and Carleton (Pete Sandberg, Dave Holman and Jason Lord)
9:45 Small group discussion; brainstorming of campus sustainability issues
10:15 Break
10:30 Carleton College President Oden Welcomes Attendees
10:35 Higher education, sustainability and learning outcomes (Farrell and Savanick)
11:15 Working groups report
12:00 Lunch
12:45 St. Olaf Prairie walk (Gene Bakko)
2:00 Exemplary projects and assignments (Jim Farrell)
2:30 Break
2:45 Small group and/or individual reflection/collection of workshop insights, sharing our own good assignments; developing an action plan
4:00 Whole group reflection and discussion of ongoing activity and needs, plus evaluation of workshop

Between June and August—faculty: write course module on sustainability; or staff: identify student sustainability research opportunities with your organization.

Monday, August 28, 2006
Follow-up Meeting

9:00 Carleton Arboretum Tour. We will meet at the Carleton Recreation Center parking lot (located in the upper right-hand corner of the this Carleton Campus Map)
10:30 Carleton Wind Turbine Tour. We will carpool from the Rec Center Parking lot to the turbine site.
12:00 Lunch at St. Olaf, Buntrock 144 (two doors down from our last room).
1:00 Reports on syllabi, assignments, opportunites etc.