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Skill Building Workshop with Michael Becker (Food Educator Extraordinaire)
Sat, 8 Apr 2017, 9:00 AM – Sun, 9 Apr 2017, 4:00 PM MDT
On April 8 & 9th, teachers and educators are invited to join the Fields Forward Education group for 2 days of interactive learning. The intent is identify easy ways to start school gardens, deepen your environmental education, explore creative methods of teaching curriculum using local community resources. This is not new curriculum, but rather a means to work within, build connectivity and integrate your school’s existing framework.
Michael Becker a really amazing middle school teacher who has set up gardens and sustainability systems in Hood River Oregon so that everything is integrated into the curriculum that is taught there. There were so many kids that wanted to be in his class that they had to expand it for the whole school.
Fields Forward has asked him to come up and do a two-day professional development with teachers and edcuators.
It's worth it to watch this 20min video of his school systems in Hood River Oregon so you can see what a gifted presenter he is, as well as the quality of his work.
What are my accommodation options for staying in Creston?
There are several options for people coming from out of town and needing a place to stay - airbnb, couch surfing, hotels, motels and billeting. If you would like to be billeted, let us know and we will do our best to connect you with a local hosuehold.
What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?
Lots of people will be coming from out of town. We encourage carpooling. If you have space in your car or would like a ride, let us know where you are coming from and what you are looking for (rider or ride) and we will connect people.
How about food?
Lunches and snacks are included in the workshop registration fee. Saturday's dinner is included in the evening program cost ($15 - purchase tickets for the evening program). In all cases we will make the food as local and as accessible as possible. If you have specific food needs, let us know, so we can figure out how we can make sure you are well fed. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of your allergies or intolerances. If you have anything you would like to contribute, we would love to hear about that too.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
This event is being organized by the Fields Forward Education Working group (scroll up to find about more about the group) - if you have questions or comments - Melissa Flint email@example.com (and check out her cool work : Aurora Edible Designs) or Paris Marshall Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or 1855 660 5432 ext 423 can help you out.
What's the refund policy?
Get in touch and let us know what's up and we will do our best to accommodate the change. Please note that refunds of 50% of your registration fee are available up to one month before the event. Within one month of the event there is no refund available.
Permission to use photos.
We will be taking photos at the event and would like to use them in our work (Facebook, Newsletters, letters to funders etc..). If you have concerns about having your photo distributed, please let us know.
Anything else on your mind? please be in touch