Posts Tagged ‘education’

Systems Thinking Camp for Adults and Children

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 10th, 2013

By Sarah Parkinson

Camp Snowball immerses adults and children alike in the valuable tools of systems thinking and sustainability education. Here at the Donella Meadows Institute, thinking systemically is one of the pillars of our work. Systems thinking helps us to identify problems, develop solutions, and build a tight, highly functioning team. It’s a skill that’s useful in a variety of situations, especially in [...]

Renewable Energy Leaders to Engage with Upper Valley Community

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2013

Leaders in Europe’s new energy economy will discuss their successes and how they can be applied to the Upper Valley region at a public forum this Wednesday, April 24. Dr. Andreas Wieg and Dirk Vansintjan, two leaders in Europe’s community-based transition to renewable energy, will visit the Upper Valley as part of their Vermont, New Hampshire, and Ontario week-long tour starting [...]

Learning to Connect the Dots: Developing Children’s Systems Literacy

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 24th, 2012

By Linda Booth Sweeney

A brief interaction between the author and her four-year-old son at a traffic rotary illuminates the awareness young children have, often overlooked, of systems and connectedness. (Image credit: Tauno Tõhk) In Brief How can can adults nurture children’s capacity to “connect the dots” through everyday conversations and activities? How can educators build an environment that leads children to see the patterns that [...]

Coming Up! NAAEE 41st Annual Environmental Education Conference

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: September 18th, 2012

On October 9-13, 2012 in Oakland, California, NAAEE (North American Association for Environmental Education) will be hosting its 41st annual conference, “Gaining Perspective: Seeing Environmental Education Through Different Lenses.” The event will feature workshops, field trips, special events, and a diverse group of keynote speakers presenting from the perspective of researchers, teachers, farmers, authors, conservation managers, and much more. This conference will focus on the latest and best-in-class [...]

Growing Cities: Filmmaker Dan Susman Discusses Urban Agriculture

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: August 31st, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Dan Susman’s first experience with farming was growing giant pumpkins in his backyard as a kid. Since those early days, the Omaha, NE native has always known that growing food was something essential. Now, after graduating from Dartmouth College with degrees in Ecology and Environmental Studies, Dan has dedicated himself to tackling the problems of our national food system. With [...]

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The mission of the Donella Meadows Project is to preserve Donella (Dana) H. Meadows’s legacy as an inspiring leader, scholar, writer, and teacher; to manage the intellectual property rights related to Dana’s published work; to provide and maintain a comprehensive and easily accessible archive of her work online, including articles, columns, and letters; to develop new resources and programs that apply her ideas to current issues and make them available to an ever-larger network of students, practitioners, and leaders in social change.  Read More

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