KEAN and Planetbook will attend Jersey City's Sixth Annual Sustainable Cities Conference
KEAN and Planetbook will participate at Jersey City's Sixth Annual Sustainable Cities Conference
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Liberty Science Center —KEAN and Planetbook will participate at Jersey City's Sixth Annual Sustainable Cities Conference.
This year's theme is "The Importance of Environmental Education," with speakers Stavros Milionis of Greece's KEAN, Amy Jolin of City Green, Aldo Sanchez-Abreu of the Jersey City Board of Education, and keynote speaker Professor Mary Leou, Director of Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education at NYU.
This year, the Sustainable Cities Conference is emphasizing on the importance of environmental education. In order to have a hope of living in clean cities and on a healthy planet, it is vital to educate the new generation about the importance of environmental protection. Join the discussion and learn about the important role environmental education plays in making our cities sustainable.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
8:00 am - 9:00 am -- Registration
9:00 am - 9:45 am -- Stavros Milionis: PLANETBOOK. Mr. Milionis is the Executive Director of KEAN, an inclusive youth society. The organization’s main goal is to pursue activities leading to the improvement of the quality of life focusing on the protection of the environment including the promotion of new technologies, youth education and youth rights. In this regard, KEAN created in 2009 the first board game about the environment and climate changes. In Greece, Planetbook was distributed for free in 700 schools with support of Vodafone and Vodafone Foundation and participated in over 100 events with its floor version.
9:45 am - 10:30 am -- City Green
10:45 am - 11:15 am -- Board of Education
11:15 am - 11:30 am -- Coffee Break
11:30 am - 12:45 pm -- Keynote Speaker Professor Mary Leou - Mary Leou is the Director of the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education at NYU, and Director of the Environmental Conservation Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She has over 20 years of experience in urban environmental education. She has received numerous grants to develop school programs, teacher education initiatives, and environmental curricula. She is the former Chair of the Environmental Education Advisory Council and serves on numerous boards in the metropolitan area including Nature Network, Metro Forest Council and currently the Co-Chair of the NYS Outdoor Education Association's Environmental Literacy Committee.
The event is FREE and seats are limited.
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