Breakout session III: Connecting to the real world

Breakout session III
Connecting to the real world
Sunday, September 21, 2003
9:00 - 10:15 am

Faculty and administrators taking the lead in shaping undergraduate environmental education and research programs have significant responsibility to connect their work to the world beyond the campus. In making such connections, they provide role models for students- in working to shape public policy initiatives, in keeping current with changing needs of society and of new opportunities afforded by science and technology, in building sustainable partnerships that leverage the work of individual people and institutions. In these final break-out sessions, participants will explore: approaches for advocacy; avenues to link student learning opportunities to emerging and existing careers; and opportunities for faculty development within networks and collaborating organizations.

  • Who's doing what on the national scene?
    David Blockstein, Executive Secretary, Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, and Senior Scientist- National Council for Science and the Environment

  • Connecting to tribal communities
    Anna Cavinato, Chair, Division of Science, Mathematics and Technology- Eastern Oregon University

  • Teaching faculty members how to connect with the public
    Cynthia Barakatt, Manager of Training and Outreach- Aldo Leopold Foundation