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Friday, October 18 • 10:50am - 11:50am
Environmental Citizenship as a Curricular Pillar – Overview of Frameworks and Practices

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At its heart, the Nueva School emphasizes collaborative, life-long learning, social-emotional acuity, and individual agency. As environmental challenges from climate change to plastics in the ocean loom large for society and in the minds of our students, Nueva has formally embraced cultivating environmental citizenship as a key pillar of our educational approach. This session introduces Nueva’s new Environmental Citizenship program, built on the recognition that tomorrow’s graduates will need to be equipped with the knowledge to understand environmental problems, their impact on communities, and how to effectively bring about change. After framing the environmental imperative, this session will showcase multiple existing strands of inquiry, multidisciplinary learning, and community service activities at Nueva, and then will offer first iterations of a cohesive curricular learning and assessment framework for Environmental Citizenship.

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Aron Walker

Assistant Director of Environmental Citizenship / Science Teacher, The Nueva School
Aron, a Nueva alum and former Nueva faculty member, returns to be the assistant director of environmental citizenship. Aron previously taught chemistry, environmental science, and mathematics at Nueva and is passionate about student engagement in science research and field learning... Read More →
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Tanja Srebotnjak

Director of Environmental Citizenship and Upper School Teacher, The Nueva School
Tanja heads the Environmental Citizenship program, which aims to instill optimism, resilience, and a bias toward action on environmental issues. She holds a PhD in environmental statistics and policy from Yale and previously worked at the United Nations, the National Resources Defense... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 1202