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Baltimore Environmental Exchange
The Baltimore Environmental Exchange (BEE) Network was created through a grant to Stevenson University, Loyola University Maryland, and Goucher College from the MADE CLEAR program. We are using a networked approach to promote capacity building around climate change education, enabling faculty and staff to promote sustainable practices within our campus communities, through both the academic curriculum and co-curricular programming.
The BEE Network’s professional development workshop in October 2016 included a panel of speakers from a variety of disciplines sharing best practices for climate education across the curriculum and integration with experiential co-curricular initiatives. A special emphasis on integration of scientific and societal approaches to understanding climate change was included in an effort to build salience and agency among students. Our keynote was delivered by Tom Pelton of the Environmental Integrity Project and WYPR The Environment In Focus.
To further strengthen the networks and share co-curricular programming resources, the three BEE member institutions will each host two environmental events with informal meet-ups for the workshop participants and others in the network. Find out more about past and upcoming network events.
The BEE institutions are also part of the Baltimore Student Exchange Program (BSEP), where students can take courses at BSEP institutions at no additional cost. The BEE is producing a brochure for relevant (environmental, sustainability, social science, etc.) courses offered at BSEP institutions, which will serve to both broaden environmental course offerings for all students.
Ultimately, we anticipate that the workshop and networking approaches will improve climate education through capacity building and sharing of resources—not only at the three founding BEE institutions, but also other local institutions of higher learning who join the BEE.
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