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2nd Annual Sustainability Education Week

March 21-25, 2022
Each night from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Zoom

Schools across the United States are faced with the daunting task of preparing the next generation of leaders and promoting a responsible citizenry who will navigate a complex series of world problems. This preparation involves building students’ capacities to reason and problem solve through global issues such as climate change, food insecurity, and social injustice.

Sustainability, especially as it pertains to the environment, has become a focus for many school administrations as they work toward preparing their students for the future while combating environmental issues already affecting their own local communities. A large portion of New Jersey school districts are located in coastal regions where they are more susceptible to feeling the immediate effects of climate change and sea level rise resulting in the need for action.

About the Event

In an effort to support NJ school districts, Monmouth University’s School of Education will hold virtual sessions each night for a week designed to:

  1. Educate the community about sustainability issues
  2. Create a forum for discussion, reflection, and collaboration among school administrators, teachers, future educators, students, and Monmouth University faculty
  3. Offer professional development opportunities for teachers learning to integrate sustainability education into their curricula
  4. Share best practices and provide networks of support for schools and teachers
  5. Allow K-12 students to engage in challenges related to sustainability

Teachers in attendance will receive 1.5 CEUs for each session. You may register for as many sessions as you would like. All sessions are free of charge.

If you have any questions about the 2022 Sustainability Education Week, please email Dr. Michelle Schpakow at mschpako@monmouth.edu.