Fostering an Ethic of Place - Saturday, February 7, 2015

“Fostering an Ethic of Place” will build on ten years of Curriculum for the Bioregion work situating sustainability studies in the places we actually inhabit.  We will explore ways that community-based learning and research can lead to deeper civic engagement on the part of both students and campuses. We will also consider ways to describe and assess the student learning and development that result from these approaches. The conference is being designed specifically for small campus-teams (which can include faculty, staff, students, and community partners) who want to plan a new project or further develop an existing one.  We also will engage in collaborative planning to imagine how, collectively, we might design and share effective strategies for engaging students and planting seeds of civic responsibility in our bioregion.  In collaboration with University of Puget Sound's Sound Policy Institute and CityClub, we will meet at U. of Puget Sound in Tacoma. The registration deadline for this conference has passed.  Please contact Jean MacGregor (MacGJean(at) to check to see if there is any space still available at the conference.

ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) Biennial Conference - June 23-27, 2015 at University of Idaho

This year’s conference theme is Notes from the Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice. More information is here:

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