Registration for Voices for Sustainability Symposium now open!

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CBEEN 2015 Voices for Sustainability SymposiumCBEEN has now opened registration for the 7th Annual Voices for Sustainability Symposium! This will take place at Whatshan Lake Retreat near Edgewood (south of Nakusp) from October 2-4, 2015. Arrival and check-in will take place starting at 5:00pm on Friday, October 2, and participants can expect to depart by 1:30pm on Sunday, October 4.

The goal of this annual professional development event is to bring together educators who live in the same bioregion to form a rich learning community meet to share, support, and collaborate with one another. These retreats are a great opportunity to network, share resources and stories, inspire one another and have fun through dialogue and activity.

Registration is only $175 for CBEEN members / $225 for non-members. This includes all accommodation (cabins or tenting – your choice), meals and learning supplies.

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Past participants have shared the following:

“This event was beyond my expectations. All of the educators were so inviting and engaging – the atmosphere was relaxing yet exhilarating with ideas and sharing in all directions.”

“This symposium inspired me to go forward and teach my Grade 8 class with renewed inspiration and confidence in their future on the planet. It provided the highest quality learning experiences from professional sources and showcased the talent of the participants as well. The conference also provided opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and discuss and problem-solve issues related to education as it pertains to Sustainability.”

“Meeting together with other environmental educators rekindled my sense of purpose, and knowing there are others in the basin that share my values and love of teaching about nature will keep me motivated till we meet again.”

“I came away from the weekend retreat refreshed, stimulated and excited about being an environmental educator, who can share my passion for the world around us with my students.”

“It was quite an incredible experience to be in a place with environmental educators who are well aware of the seriousness of the challenges we face, and who in spite of this are determined to work for positive change by educating and engaging young people in meaningful and authentic ways.”

“The Voices for Sustainability event is about getting motivated and recharged. It allows participants to learn from each other, to share best practices and to showcase what they are doing in their classes and their communities around education for sustainability. I have always come away just bursting with new ideas and inspiration.”

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