EarthEd : Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet (Live Webcast)

Event Date: 
April 20, 2017 - 9:00am


EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet


April 20, 2017

9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:00 pm EST


The Worldwatch Institute analyzes how we can equip students with the skills to navigate the turbulent century ahead.

With global environmental changes locked into our future, what we teach must evolve. All education will need to be environmental education, teaching students to be ecoliterate, deep-thinking, and deeply moral leaders, ready to face unprecedented challenges.

EarthEd explores traditional areas of environmental education such as nature-based learning and systems thinking, as well as new essential topics including social-emotional learning and the importance of play.

The event will be broadcast from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. We invite you to join us over live webcast by registering today.

Symposium Schedule

EarthEd Fundamentals (9 AM – 12 PM EST)

9:00   Welcome from Appalachian State University | Lee Ball Jr., University Sustainability Director

9:05   Welcome from Appalachian State University Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

9:20   Welcome Worldwatch Institute | Ed Groark, Acting President, Worldwatch Institute

9:30   Video of highlights from Satellite Host Schools

9:40   EarthEd Fundamentals | Erik Assadourian

10:05 Talk 1: Ecoliteracy Education | Michael K. Stone

10:25 Talk 2: Social Emotional Learning | Pamela Barker

10:50 Talk 3: Comprehensive Sexuality Education | Robert Engelman

11:35 Q & A panel with speakers


Higher Education Reimagined (1 PM – 4 PM EST)

1:00 Appalachian State University afternoon welcome

1:05 Afternoon introduction | Erik Assadourian

1:15 Recorded presentation | Michael Maniates

1:25 Talk 1: Ecological Economics | Josh Farley

1:45 Talk 2: Agricultural Education | Laura Lengnick

2:05 Talk 3: Sustainability Education in Prisons | Joslyn Rose Trivett

2:35 Q & A panel with speakers

3:10 Panel on Sustainability Education at App State/UNC System

4:05 Closing Remarks | Lee Ball