Due to illness, this Meet-up has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 13th. Register through the new event page for this date. Thank you!
Young children are deeply aware and impressionable. It wouldn't be fitting to try to teach permaculture to them in the same way we think of teaching adults. It has to be embodied. It has to be built right in to the experience. The very design, approach and learning environment should communicate the principles of permaculture at work, and demonstrate nature's efficiency, functionality and beauty.
Whether you're a classroom teacher, garden educator, daycare provider, parent or community activist wanting to engage more with teaching youth and children, this two-hour workshop will give an introduction to creative ways of embodying permaculture in your work. It will also provide a foundational understanding of why it works, from a developmental and ecological perspective, to reinforce participants' understanding of the level of design that goes into raising and teaching our future generations. They're worth it!
Matt Bibeau and Kelly Hogan of Mother Earth School will cover the following topics:
- Applying PC Principles to Teachers & Teaching
- Therapeutic Effects of Nature-Based Activities
- Permaculture Classroom Management
- Bringing gardens to schools & schools to gardens
- plus a hands-on activity and more if there's time!
Pre-registration is recommended.
Matt Bibeau, MSEd, is the executive director of Mother Earth school. Matt received his permaculture teacher training certificate in 2008 and has since taught in over 12 PDC's, co-teaching with Toby Hemenway and Marisha Auerbach in Portland and co-organizing area events such as the Village Building Convergence and Permaculture Convergence.
Kelly Hogan is a co-founder and lead teacher at Mother Earth School, as well as a mother of 2 middle school-aged children. She received her Waldorf teacher training from the Micha-el Institute in 2006 and her PDC in 2009, and has been weaving together the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and Bill Mollison ever since! Kelly and Matt also pursue training in nature crafts and homesteading skills and enjoy passing what they learn on to the children in their school and summer camp programs, as well as to the adults in their courses such as the upcoming permaculture teacher training for educators scheduled for June 23-29.
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