Summer Institute for Teachers: Climate Change Solutions: July 13-16, 2020

 

Summer Institute for Teachers: Climate Change Solutions

July 13-16, 2020

North Country School’s Rock-E House, Lake Placid NY

Details

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  • PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Want to get your students engaged in solutions to climate change? Join a network of teachers for a hands-on exploration of how to teach about climate change solutions hosted at North Country School’s spectacular Rock-E House & Basecamp. Using a variety of curriculum, interactive workshops,  field trips, and guest speakers, teachers will examine youth-driven, action-oriented strategies for bringing climate change solutions into their classroom. Curriculum planning time is incorporated into the program, and teachers are strongly encouraged to attend in teams from their district. Content is best suited for middle and high school teachers across all disciplines. Residential and non-residential options available.   

    COST

    Residential: $400, includes meals and onsite lodging in the RockE House

    Non-Residential: $200, tuition only, lodging and some meals on your own

    Eligible for Continuing Education credit

    Limited scholarships available

    REGISTRATION & AGENDA

    CLICK HERE to register. Limited scholarships available.

    CLICK HERE to fill out a scholarship application. Applications are due April 1, 2020. 

    CLICK HERE to view the 2019 Summer Institute for Teachers agenda. A draft agenda for the 2020 Institute will be posted in late February 2020.

    LODGING & MEALS

    All meals will be provided by the Rock-House & Basecamp. They work to source local, organic, and sustainably-produced menu items, including many items from North Country School’s farm. Please be sure to indicate any dietary restrictions or preferences in the registration form.

    On-site Lodging

    The full registration fee of $400 includes lodging in the RockE House, our home base for the program. The RockE house has beautiful, comfortable shared bunk rooms with shared bathrooms. Bunk rooms sleep 3-5 people and are equipped with linens, blankets, pillow, and a towel. Rooms will be divided by gender and teachers may indicate on the registration form if they would like to share a room with a specific person. There are 4 shared bathrooms throughout the house with at least 1 on each floor. Please click here for photos of the property. 

    Off-site Lodging

    For those who prefer an off-site lodging option, the Non-Residential registration rate of $200 covers tuition and meals during the day, but not overnight accommodations at the Rock-E House. There are dozens of lodging options in the Lake Placid area. Some options include:

    South Meadow Farm – a private inn located 1 mile from the Round Lake Campus.

    Mt. Van Hovenberg Cabins – rental cabins a half mile from the Round Lake Campus.

    Quality Inn – hotel located in downtown Lake Placid, 6 miles from the Round Lake Campus. 

    Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce – a comprehensive list of lodging options in the area

    CONTACT

    For more information, contact Climate & Communities Coordinator Erin Griffin at egriffin@wildcenter.org or at (518) 359-7800 x120.

     

Youth Climate Leadership Retreat: August 5-7, 2020

Youth Climate Leadership Retreat 

August 5-7, 2020

North Country School’s Rock-E House & Basecamp, Lake Placid NY

Details

  • PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Youth Climate Leadership Retreat is an intensive 3 day 2 night experience for participants of The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program to develop valuable skills to lead on climate change in their schools and communities.  

    We invite up to 2 students per school district to attend this 3-day 2-night retreat where participants will increase their climate literacy and leadership skills through:

    • Dynamic hands on workshops and presentations
    • Team building activities with other student leaders
    • Outdoor experiences (canoeing, hiking, campfire, etc.)

    The retreat costs $25 for accepted students. If cost is a barrier, please contact Kali DeMarco at kdemarco@wildcenter.org and we will work with you. 

    APPLICATION & AGENDA

    Click here to apply. Application deadline is May 1, 2020. Students will be notified by the end of May.

    Click here to view the 2020 Youth Climate Leadership Retreat draft agenda.

    LODGING & MEALS

    All meals will be provided by the Rock-House & Basecamp. They work to source local, organic, and sustainably-produced menu items, including many items from North Country School’s farm. Please be sure to indicate any dietary restrictions or preferences in the registration form.

    The registration fee of $25 includes lodging in the RockE House, our home base for the program. The RockE house has beautiful, comfortable shared bunk rooms with shared bathrooms. Bunk rooms sleep 3-5 people and are equipped with linens, blankets, pillow, and a towel. Rooms will be divided by gender and students may indicate on the registration form if they would like to share a room with a specific person. There are 4 shared bathrooms throughout the house with at least 1 on each floor. Please click here for photos of the property. 

    CONTACT

    For more information, contact Youth Climate Program Coordinator Kali DeMarco at kdemarco@wildcenter.org or at (315) 742-7229.