The Green Thread: Lessons in Sustainability

By on May 31, 2018
06/19/2018 @ 8:00 AM – 06/21/2018 @ 3:30 PM
Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School,
101 N Warson Rd
St. Louis, MO 63124

The Green Thread:
Lessons in Sustainability

June 19-21st, 2018

Join us at the 7th annual Sustainability Institute for Educators, a 3-day Institute that challenges participants to explore current issues in sustainability and understand how people and schools connect to these issues. This year’s Institute will focus on exploring the connections between sustainability and curriculum, uncovering the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability education, and providing resources, tools, and insight into how we as educators can help support students that are sustainability literate, active stewards of the planet.


Jen Cirillo, Director of Professional Development | Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms, a true leader in the education for sustainability movement, is a non-profit organization with a home campus that encompasses 1,400 acres of working farm, forest, and historical landmark in Vermont. The Farm is a place and institution that inspires, challenges, and supports students, families, and leaders to grapple with the big question of how to live responsibly in the 21st century.

Jen coordinates all the Farm’s offerings to educators, and develops and conducts workshops, institutes and credit-bearing courses at the local, national and international levels. As director of the Farms’ Sustainable Schools Project, she works to further develop and evaluate the model, document promising practices, and conduct outreach to additional schools and communities. She co-chairs the K-12 and Teacher Education Sector of the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development and is a board member of Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP). Jen’s favorite part of the job is working with teachers and helping them to find their passion and joy in teaching and how to share that with students of all ages.

June 19-21, 2018

Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School,
101 N Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124

$150 registration fee includes speaker fees, breakfast and sustainable lunch for all three days. Graduate credit available.
Contact Sheila Anglin Jordan at for information about Graduate credit. Additional fees apply for Graduate credit.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Eve at for scholarship applications.

Who Should Attend?
The Sustainability Institute for Educators is designed for educators from all roles and environments. K-12 School Administrators, Curriculum and Facilities Directors, teachers and student leaders from public, independent, and informal learning environments should attend the Institute. While individuals are welcome to participate, we recommend recruiting a team or partner from your school.

What Will I Gain by Attending?
Each participant will leave with a better understanding of how to build awareness and understanding around the issues, principles and science of sustainability; understand how to construct learning environments that connect to real-world problems; and discover how and when to take action and effect change in school communities.



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