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Sustainable Eco-Learning Labs on School Campuses

CEU Accreditation: LA CES, 1.5; LEED, 1.5




Presented by: Alrie Middlebrook
Friday, February 8th - 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Course Description:

Eco-learning labs, based on the ELSEE model, have been irreplaceable tools to teach children ecological and sustainability concepts in an outdoor, hands-on environment. This workshop will teach how to design an eco-learning lab to boost teaching potential and interest in learning. Topics that will be covered are how to gather community involvement for an eco-learning lab, how to incorporate sustainable technology, how to maintain an eco-learning lab, and how incorporate important ecological concepts into lesson plans using the eco-learning lab.

Biography:

Alrie Middlebrook is a committed advocate and practitioner of the sustainable lifestyle, respected landscape professional and California native plant specialist. Her San Jose, California-based build/design firm, Middlebrook Gardens, has installed over 200 California native gardens and remains on the leading edge of the rising sustainability movement.

Middlebrook published the California native plant cook book, "Eating California" and co-authored the groundbreaking new book "Designing California Native Gardens; The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens," with renowned field botanist, Dr. Glenn Keator. She produced the first full color glossy magazine focusing on sustainable construction and native gardening, "Green Heart," named after her regional newspaper column.

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