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STEM Ed Announcement: Summer Environmental Civics for HS Students
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Summer Environmental Civics for HS Students
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 22:08:56 -0400
This is not a UMass program.
Contact information is below.
Center for Environmental Civics: Summer Institutes for High School
The Center for Environmental Civics (CEC) is a local, nonprofit,
educational organization dedicated to inspiring citizens to engage
in what we call environmental governance, that is, the process, at
all levels of government, of deciding how we treat our environment.
This summer we are offering two week-long institutes designed for
high school students with the goal of getting them to become active
participants in environmental policy and issues. We are nonpartisan
and focus on having students learn how their governments (town,
state, national) make, enforce, and evaluate laws and regulations
that guide our behavior with regard to our environment. This
includes having area elected officials interact with them, explain
how government actually works, and give them feedback on the
projects they will undertake during the week (projects including
drafting their own legislation and/or lobbying for or against
current, pending bills). We believe the week will be an eye-
opening, real- world experience that will complement what many
schools are currently offering for environmental studies curricula.
We are seeking well-motivated students whom you feel would
contribute to and benefit from such a program.
Our first institute is at Smith College from Monday July 9 through
Friday, July 13. The other workshop goes from August 6-10 at
Amherst College. The cost for the week is $275. The sessions are
not residential, meaning students will need to provide their own
transportation. The day begins at 9 am and goes until 4 pm. A
completed application form and deposit of $75 must be received a
week before the session in order to reserve a place. More details
and application form are available at the CEC website:
The sessions will be run by Chris Bathurst and Paul Newlin. Chris
is national canvas director for Clean Water Action and has been
working with nonprofit environmental organizations for over twenty
years. Paul has been a high school physics teacher (Longmeadow) and
has taught environmental science and policy related courses at
Amherst College, Greenfield Community College, Smith College,
Westfield State, and UMass.
Center For Environmental Civics, Inc.
P.O. Box 60456
Florence, MA 01062-9998
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