Friday, March 11, 2011

Study Abroad, Service-Learning, and Sustainability International Conference at South Dakota State University, May 12-14, 2011

South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota will be hosting this conference from May 12-14, 2011.  According to the conference website “the three intertwined themes of the conference—study abroad, service-learning, and sustainability—are a unique way of thinking about the inter-relationships between learning abroad, personal action, and the state of the planet.  Keynote speakers for the conference are:

Daniel Greenberg, the founder and director of Living Routes, a 3rd-party non-profit educational provider that partners with the University of Massachusetts to offer study abroad programs based in ‘ecovillages’. 

Ed Wells, Chair/Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. 

Lucia Legan, a native of Australia, is co-founder of both Ecocentro IPEC and the Mollison School for Sustainable Studies in Pirenópolis, Brazil, where she remains as Executive Director. 

André Jaeger Soares, a native of Brazil, is cofounder of Ecocentro IPEC, trilingual teacher, natural builder and permaculture designer.
You can access the conference website and schedule here.

Photo credit: SWYOUSEF

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