Eco-Explorer student looking at insect guide

Creating Harmony through Sustainability

This course will run on Wednesday, June 30 and Wednesday, August 25

Our Polluted World begins by delineating and highlighting the threats to our world that come in the various forms of pollution. Following this, What is Sustainability? Creating Harmony! defines various mitigation techniques meant to create and maintain net benefits for the planet and its inhabitants. Taking a more personal approach, Eco-Friendly Living looks at ways that an individual can maximize their positive impacts by minimizing their consumption. Lastly, Navigating the Urban “Jungle” attempts to remove the myopic view that nature is somehow separate from humanity. This lesson highlights how, even (and especially) in an increasingly urbanized world, threats of climate change and lack of green spaces are becoming some of the greatest threats to health and well-being. The lesson concludes with a review of goals and actionable steps being taken at a global scale.

8:30-8:45: Meeting and Greeting
8:45-10:00: Unit C1: Our Polluted World
10:00-10:15: Break
10:15-11:30: Unit C2: What is Sustainability? Creating Harmony!
11:30 am-12:00 pm: Lunch Break
12:00-13:15: Unit C3: Eco-Friendly Living
13:15-13:30: Break
13:30-14:45: Unit C4: Navigating the Urban “Jungle”
14:45:-15:00: Q&A
15:00-15:30: Wrap-up Session

As with all living organisms, our health depends on the health of our environment. Access to fresh, clean water is paramount to our continued survival. As such, our final day of workshop will focus on the work of aquatic ecologists as it relates to maintaining public health and safety through association with water sources.