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EEI Upcoming Events for Faculty and Students

Exploring Mindsets-
Shifting Our Thinking to Make Positive Change in the World
Guest Lecture: Emily Penn 
Kendall Campus, Room R-402
Wednesday, September 21     3:50-5:05 pm

Emily Penn is an explorer, educator, artist and ocean advocate,
dedicated to studying environmental challenges around the globe.

Ms. Penn will share stories of her journey from architect to explorer, as she details how she has built upon each experience to be where she is today. With a focus on solutions, Ms. Penn will highlight her most recent project, Exploring Mindsets, which brings together diverse people into common conversations about how we can create a shift in our thinking to make a positive change in the world.

To attend, RSVP to Netiva Kolitz: nkolitz@mdc.edu

Gandhi Night - CANCELED Due To Hurricane Matthew
Kendall Campus, Room R-402
Friday, October 7, 2016         6-9:30 pm
CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW
Participate in donation-based yoga, potluck dinner (please bring a dish to share), special presentation, seed sowing activity, and karaoke.

To participate and earn Service Learning hours, contact Stephanie Victoria:
svictori@mdc.edu.
 

GSELS Health and Sustainability Showcase
Kendall Campus, Biology Complex, Ground Floor, Biology Complex
Wednesday, October 5,
8-8:50 am and 11-11:50 am

Students in Professor Alfonso Pino's GSELS-designated Anatomy classes share Service-Learning research projects on health issues including how they are related to sustainability.


Campus Sustainability Day

Kendall Campus, Building 2 Breezeway
Wednesday, October 26      10 am – 1 pm

Join us for this annual event (our fifth) and learn more about sustainability and Earth Literacy topics through student projects and art work, as well as on-campus sustainability-related programs and resources. Enjoy a special performance by Jubilation Dance Ensemble: “Kahina: A Tangled Root," choreography by Professor Michelle Grant-Murray.

Contact Netiva Kolitz for details: nkolitz@mdc.edu

 

Adventures in Science & Conservation Media
How to combine conservation, science and storytelling
Kendall Campus, Room 6120
Thursday, November 3, 2016  3:30 - 5 pm

With nearly a decade of experience in science media as an ocean advocate, TV Host and eco-entrepreneur, Danni Washington shares her experiences in this new and growing industry. Find out how storytelling can enhance your ability to disseminate information about science topics, conservation and sustainability in a rapidly changing digital world.

Contact Netiva Kolitz to RSVP: nkolitz@mdc.edu

 



FILM SCREENINGS


The Future of Food - Film Screeningg
Kendall Campus, Room G110-G111
Thursday, November 14, 2016     3 - 5 pm

YES Club! members, Student Service-learners, and anyone interested in "The Future of Food "-- this film explores the impacts and implications of industrial agriculture and our global food system. Students engaged in a reflection activity and discussion after the film.
 

 


This Changes Everything - Film Screening

Kendall Campus, Room G110-G111
Thursday, November 17, 2016     2:30 - 4:30 pm

YES Club! members, Student Service-learners, and anyone interested in
extreme climate or climate disruption, watch this informative film on how the fossil fuel industry impacts communities and our economy as well as how to  transform this inequitable system into something that works for everyone.






GSELS Health and Sustainability Showcase
Kendall Campus, Biology Complex, Ground Floor, Biology Complex
Tuesday, November 29      2:05-3:20 pm
8-8:50 am and 11-11:50 am
Students in Professor Alfonso Pino's GSELS-designated Anatomy classes share Service-Learning research projects on heart attacks.

Thursday, December 1, 2016           8:25 - 9:40 am
In Collaboration with World AIDS Day

Students in Professor Alfonso Pino's GSELS-designated Anatomy classes share Service-Learning research projects on HIV/AIDS.

Contact Netiva Kolitz to RSVP: nkolitz@mdc.edu

 EEI Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff

Reconnecting with Earth 1: Shifting Paradigms
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development

This workshop is one of a two-part series, each offering four sessions that address a central issue of our time: What is the appropriate relationship of human beings to Earth? As participants engage in readings and discussion questions, they will share observations and reflections on our relationship to Earth, the threats of ecological imbalance, what we can do to create a paradigm shift to make lasting, impactful change, and what the role of higher education is in creating a future generation of Earth literate citizens. 
Kendall Campus, Room R-404
Wednesdays, Oct. 5,  12 noon to 1 pm,
Oct. 19,  Nov. 2 and Nov. 16     12 - 1:30 PM
Register, Class #
EEI1005-2

Faculty Immersions Awarding Professional DevelopmentOleta River State Park
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016    9 am - 1 pm  Class #
EEI1003-1 
The immersion will cover the natural and cultural history of the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System. 

Deering Estate at Cutler Bay
Awarding 6 hours of Professional Development
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Friday, November 4th, 2016    1:30-5:30 pm  Class #
EEI1004-1
Participants in this immersion will explore the natural and cultural history of the Deering Estate at Cutler.  It will include three (3) components: a tour of the Richmond Cottage and Stone House, a short hike on the Tekesta Trail, and a visit to the footpath that, near the end of the nineteenth century, became the first Cutler Road. 

 

 


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