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Young Voices for the Planet is hosting a series of Civic Engagement and Democracy Educator Workshops — the Paula Sculley Memorial Civic Engagement and Democracy Educator workshops — throughout greater Pittsburgh and Western PA. Thanks to generous funding from The Heinz Endowments, and support from Garden Club of Allegheny County, these day-long professional development courses welcome formal and informal educators of all grade levels and subjects areas to explore ways to empower and inspire their students in the face of climate change and other environmental concerns. Each workshop is led by a professional facilitator who, with author/illustrator/filmmaker and YVFP founder, Lynne Cherry, will engage teachers in discussions and break-out sessions, screen the Young Voices for the Planet films, present the Civic Engagement and Democracy curriculum and give a presentation about the pedagogy of teaching with hope and success stories. Lunch will be provided!  SEE THE WORKSHOP TRAILER BELOW.

 

 

The trailer above shows highlights of the workshops, which include…

  • Young Voices for the Planet’s theory of change and approach to youth empowerment.
  • Considering psychology and social science when teaching troubling environmental issues.
  • How to overcome students’ “motivated avoidance” when learning about troubling issues.
  • Helping students overcome doom and gloom and be energized by hope for the future.
  • Guiding students in creating their ACTION PLAN to address an issue of their choosing in their community in western Pennsylvania.

If you would like attend, choose one of these workshops below to register online.

Young Voices for the Planet Civic Engagement and Democracy WORKSHOPS

HOSTED BY LYNNE CHERRY

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE ALLEGHENY FRONT RADIO INTERVIEW WITH LYNNE CHERRY DISCUSSING THE WORKSHOPS AND TO READ THEIR BLOG 

Empowering Kids to Take Action on Climate Change

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

**EARN ACT48 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

  • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden (in Partnership with Fern Hollow Nature Center) 

    • Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    • Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

    • This workshop will be facilitated by Pittsburgh Botanic Garden staff who will be coordinating ACT 48 hours.

    • REGISTER HERE

  • Fern Hollow Nature Center   The Fern Hollow Nature Center workshop has been combined with The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden workshop being held on  June 26, 2019 .

 

  • Summer Workshop in July 2019 
    • Date: Summer 2019 (exact date to be determined)

Past Workshops:

  • La Roche College
  • VIEW EVENT FLYER
    • This workshop was on Sunday, January 27, 2019
    • Where: 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

 

  • Lutherlyn Camp
    • This workshop was held Saturday, March 9, 2019
    • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    • Where: 500 Lutherlyn Ln, Butler, PA 16001

See Lutherlyn poster here: http://www.lutherlyn.com/file_download/inline/8f6a4ee7-4efa-4ac6-b4d7-8d67fe552fb1One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213

  • Phipps Conservatory 
    • This workshop was held Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • at One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pa 15213

 

These are individual workshop with similar but not identical content, each having some of the same speakers but with new speakers at each workshop.

The workshops give a background of Democracy in the US and the history of public participation and civic engagement. They explore the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and how citizens change norms and laws. Using the Young Voices for the Planet films as examples, they show how young people, even those who may be too young to vote, can change minds, change laws and change society. The workshops focus on the YVFP Civic Engagement and Democracy curriculum.

A WEBINAR OF THE WORKSHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JUNE 2019.

Lynne Cherry (children’s book author/illustrator; filmmaker; MA History, Yale, 1988) will co-host all of the workshops.  Jessica Kester of the Allegheny Land Trust will facilitate most of the workshops. Keep checking for updates! To learn more, please contact our Outreach Director, Kimberly Gutzler at youngvoicesforplanet@gmail.com.