Thursday, 18 September 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (AWST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Bring your Service Quality Improvement Plan to this workshop and togther we look at your FDC QIP and workshop the links between your QIP, Sustainability, and the 7 Quality Areas.
This workshop will help you explore what the term "Sustainability" actually means both broadly to you as a person and educator. This is where you will uncover your sustainability 'drivers' which is important to overcoming behaviour change barriers.
The 7 themed Backyard in a Box Resource Kits are used to explore 7 distinct sustainability issues, and are linked to classroom learning through EYLF and BBB through games, experiments and risk taking while assisting you to engage in partnerships with your community.
Box Themes cover;
1: Resource recycling - Sustainable procurement, our purchasing power and how we can influence others, one shopping trip at a time
2: Worm Farming - Social Justice
3: Composting - The important balance between social, economic and environmental imperatives for sustaining all life on earth
4: Guinea Pigs - Sense of self and the importance of fostering the development positive self image both for ourselves as people/ educators
5: Chooks - The physical act or sacrifice in looking after and caring for other living things
6: Organic Gardening - The importance of our own health and wellbeing and how we can tap into our own understandings about ourselves to nurture our own health
7: Water Recycling - Periods of lacking bring with it opportunities for growth and creativity. Abundance fosters complacency and gives youth false expectations of the future
NB: Only 2 box themes are covered in this 2.5 hour session. The group will decide what topics are covered on the night
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Backyard In A Box
Backyard in a Box provides sustainability solutions for Educators in all learning environments and embraces a culturally inclusive approach to the development of its resources. This comprehensive suite of Resources mean you will find the right solution for your staff and service, no matter what culturally diverse communities you working within. We also provide Professional Development Training, Workshops & mentorships options to help you fill your sustainability knowledge gap.