Young Bioneers | 2015
ATTENTION! 7TH - 12TH GRADE STUDENTS & TEACHERS
Friday is Youth Day at GLBD
Friday, October 23 (8:00 AM arrival 2:25 PM departure)
Take advantage of this experiential eco-learning opportunity.
We welcome groups and individuals to register for the conference. Groups are limited to 10 students and a minimum of 2 teachers/chaperones per school or youth organization.
Special discount cost: $5 per student (includes tour, lunch and youth learnshop) and $45 per teacher per day (includes tour, lunch and afternoon program)
Other teachers who wish to attend the conference are welcome at the same discount price of $45 per day. We ask you to follow the Friday conference schedule. Teachers will find the entire conference relevant to their work. Note that based on interest, we will offer a facilitated conversation for teachers. The intention is to provide an opportunity for teachers to share their experiences with eco-education. It will be offered simultaneously with the Youth learnshops. Not to worry, Local Program Committee members and other responsible adults will supervise your students.
CEU's for educators: available through Marygrove College: For more information contact: Teresa Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org (313) 927-1261.
Registration for Youth Day: Request a registration form from Paula Cathcart at email@example.com. Because we can only accommodate 160 students, registration will be on a first registered/PAID first served basis. Detailed information will be sent with the registration form.
Make checks payable to ECOWorks with GLBD conference on memo line.
Mail to: GLBD
4750 Woodward Ave. #306
Detroit, MI 48201.
Teachers need to seek parental approval and make transportation arrangements to and from the conference. Please do everything you can to have students present for the entire time. Leaving early can disrupt learnshops and student reflections that bring closure to the day.
FRIDAY October 23 Detailed Schedule for Youth
8 - 9AM Registration (MC)
9:05 - 9:30 (LA Theatre) Opening and sending forth
LYNNEA SHUCK - spearheaded the creation and implementation of the Junior Refuge Ranger Program at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge to educate youth about the critical role wildlife refuges play in protecting threatened and endangered species. Through a series of labs, habitat hikes, and birding expeditions, the Junior Refuge Ranger program teaches children (ages 8 to 1) important lessons about conservation, endangered species protection, habitat restoration, and environmental awareness. Shuck hopes to expand the program to all the 555 refuges within the National Wildlife Refuge System. To make that possible, she has created a How-To Guide so that every refuge can implement the program with ease.
9:30 - 12 Noon TOURS
Six tours will be offered Friday Morning. Board buses at entrance of Madame Cadillac Building at 9:30 and return by Noon. Tours are included in the registration fee. Tour space is limited and will be assigned on a first registered, first served basis. Lunch will be available to enjoy on your return. You may want to continue the tour conversation over lunch.
Film (alternative to a tour): The Future of Energy will be shown at the LA Theatre. Facilitated conversation will take place after the film.
Tour 1- One Fair Wage
Tour Leader: Dr. Alicia Renee Farris is the State Director of Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan where she leads a local movement to achieve social and economic justice for restaurant workers. Farris, a lifelong resident of Detroit, is passionate about justice and equality. She has worked in local and state government and in nonprofit settings such as Michigan Institute for Nonviolence Education, Michigan Neighborhood Partnership and Doing Development Differently in Metropolitan Detroit. If you are interested in social and economic justice-particularly as it relates to the restaurant industry, come visit Colors Restaurant, where you will learn about local and national efforts to advocate for the needs of low to moderate income restaurant workers. This is an ideal tour for those who work or have worked in the food or hospitality industry as well as those who dine out. Occupational race and gender discrimination in the restaurant industry will also be explored.
Tour 2 - Building Community through Communications
Tour Leader: Rev. Joan Ross is Director of North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC) and Acting Station Manager for Detroit's only community radio station, WNUC-lp 96.7 fm. Come and see a hands on demonstration of the making of a radio station. This tour may include an on-air interview or participation in whatever broadcast is being aired. Learn how a community radio station builds a neighborhood and spurs it to action.
Tour 3 - BioBlitz D-Town
Tour Leader: Naim Edwards is a garden designer, organizer, and sustainable food systems advocate in Detroit. He earned a bachelor's and master's degree in "life sciences" from Morehouse College and the University of Michigan respectively. He currently works for Voices for Earth Justice and is an active member of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. Visit one of Detroit's organically managed farms and participate in a sampling of the area for fungi, bugs, plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians to assess the farm?s biodiversity. No expertise or background is required, but participants should dress appropriately for the weather...and the bugs. The goal is to learn the names of organisms and enjoy nature.
Tour 4 - From Growing Our Economy to Visionary Organizing, Growing Our Souls, and the Next American Revolution
Presenter: Rich Feldman is a member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center?s Nurture Community Leadership program. He currently works for the International UAW. Tour or Transition? You be the judge, as you travel to the Packard Plant, Poletown Plant, Hope District, Feedom Freedom Growers, Heidleberg Project, and maybe the Boggs School. On the way, Rich will point out examples of how the community is moving into the 21st century.
Tour 5 - Climate Change - An Up Close Look
Presenter: Rhonda Anderson has worked with Sierra Club's Environmental Justice Program for over 15 years. In those years she has worked with communities on major environmental issues across the city and metro areas. For the past six years she has focused much of her work in the downriver communities of Detroit, River Rouge and Ecorse. Rhonda's "BIG" vision is to support communities to reduce local pollution impacts and assist them in creating a healthy and economically strong tri-city area. Tour participants will see firsthand what contributes to Climate Change and how it manifests. Climate Change is not something that is about to happen - it is already happening. The communities we will tour can tell you their experience of what Climate Change is and how it looks and feels.
Tour 6 - North End Community: Engagement through Urban Agriculture and Being Green
Presenters: Jerry Ann Hebron, Northend Christian CDC, Darlene Williams and Nancy Mumford of Greater Woodward CDC and Keith Martin, Green Manager.
Learn about community engagement strategies. See how urban agriculture creates jobs at the community level and brings value. Visit the GWCDC Project House, a restored building demonstrating various affordable green technologies - grey water, rain water retention system and a solar PV system.
11TH GLBD CONFERENCE
October 23 to 25 2015