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Sustainability Education Summit Report Released

This report provides an overview of Summit activities and recommends ways to advance sustainability education throughout the country.
http://www.ed.gov/blog/2011/11/sustainability-education-summit-report-released

Sustainability Education Resources
Shelburne Farms' Sustainable Schools Project has released three new resources in celebration of Mational Education for Sustainability Wee,.

1. The Guide to Education for Sustainability provides an introduction and exploration of EFS practices and pedagogies.
2. The Education for Sustanability Starter Kit is a professional development tool that prepares educators and schools to start using sustainability as an integrating theme, and to catalyze school change with efficient use of existing resources through a series of self-guided learning opportunities.
3. The Healthy Neighborhoods?Healthy Kids Guide is a civic engagement and service-learning framework that can be used across K-12 grade levels as well as community settings.

All of these resources are available as free downloads from the Sustainable Schools Project Web site. http://www.sustainableschoolsproject.org

Sustainable Food Systems Education Guide

The education team at the Stop Community Food Centre has just released a new Sustainable Food Systems Education Guide for elementary school teachers and community educators. The guide provides the background information used to design many of the Stop's activities and workshops for children. While this 54-page guide was originally designed for fifth-grade classroom teachers in Ontario, it includes information on food systems that can be useful to most teachers at the elementary level and educators in community settings that are developing programs around food issues. It is divided into five short units, include 25 suggested activities, and four personal stories that help illustrate issues around social justice. There's also list of additional resources that included books, websites, blogs, and videos that have become popular in our programs. www.thestop.org/grade-5-program

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'Why Sharks Attack,' an episode of NOVA that premieres next month on public television, will include video footage shot last summer at WKU.

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Biology's Jessica Dunnegan (professional staff) and Kerrie McDaniel (faculty) are recipients!

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