Young Bioneers | 2013
On the Friday of each conference we offer a Youth Day.
Be sure to take advantage of this experiential eco-learning opportunity.
We welcome groups and individuals to register for the conference.
We offer a special student Youth Tour Friday mornings, and a locally grown organic lunch.
For youths in grades 7 - 12, we offer students and teachers to participate in one of several learnshops.
After the learnshops we prepare students to share their insights gained from their learning experiences with a final Youth Sharing period.
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9th Annual GLBD Conference
2013 October 25-27
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FRIDAY LEARNSHOPS FOR YOUTH
We offered the following youth learnshops last conference.
Students and teachers had the opportunity to participate in one learnshop.
Y.1 It's Not Easy Being In The Green Economy...But It's Worth It
Presenter: Amit Weitzer is the Program Coordinator for the Detroit Conservation Leadership Corps.
Y.2 Building Community Through Hip-Hop
Presenter: Kevin Szawala, or "Mr. Peace", is a motivational speaker, author, poet, hip-hop artist, peace activist, and visionary. He founded "Being Who I Want 2 Be", LLC.
Y.3 Feed 1 Teach 1 and Youth Empowerment
Presenters: Anthony Grimmect and Roger Boyd, Youth from Young Educators Alliance. YEA is a small group of young adults (aged 14-24) who come together to identify issues in their environment and work collectively on solutions, using their creativity and personal insight.
Y.4 Poetic Justice
Presenter: Karmen Hatcher is a social worker, and has a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Detroit Mercy. She is also a writer and a spoken word performance artist.
Y.5 Comic Books for Climate Change
Presenter: Michelle Martinez, a fourth generation southwest-Detroiter, is an environmental and social justice activist. She is the Public Policy Associate for the Consortium of Hispanic Agencies helping to empower Latinas in SW Detroit. She also works with Centro Obrero on community building activities, gardening and more.
Y.6 The Hero's Journey
Presenter: Michael Mallon works as an Adventure Challenge Facilitator at the Walled Lake Outdoor Education center and is President of Superhero Training Academy, a Michigan non-profit.
Y.7 Let's Grow Mushrooms
Presenter: Kilindi Iyi has been growing mushrooms for 35 years, and he loves to share mushroom science and lore with the community.
Y.8 Experiences in Abundance
Presenter: Blair Evans is the Founder and CEO of Evans Solutions, Inc., and Founder and Superintendent of Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy and the Incite Focus Program.
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