Workshop Schedule

The agenda changes each year but tends to follow this general format.

The first day of the workshop is hosted at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Phillip Merrill Environmental Center, which provides an ideal setting for the first day of the experience. In addition to spectacular views of the Bay, the Merrill Center is a model for sustainable development (a LEED-Platinum green building) and workshop participants have the opportunity to tour the building and learn about its sustainable feature

Agenda for Day 1:

 8:45-9:00

 Breakfast and Gathering

 9:00-9:15

 Welcome and Overview of Workshop

 9:15-9:45

 Participant Instructions

 9:45-10:50

 Introduction to Sustainability

 10:50-11:00

 Break

 11:00-12:00

 Your Vision of a Sustainable World 

 12:00-12:45

 Lunch

 12:45-1:30

 Tour of the Merrill Center (LEED-Platinum green  Building)

 1:30-3:00

 Sustainable Development Goals

 3:00-3:15

 Break

 3:15-4:30

 Core Competencies for Sustainability

 4:30-5:00

 Wrap Up Day 1 and Adjourn

 

(Participants get a Reading Day between the two workshop days)

Following a reading day, the group reconvenes on the campus of the University of Maryland, which reinforces one of the workshop themes: connection to place. Whereas the first day of the workshop focuses on sustainability concepts, the second day focuses on integrating sustainability into the participants' existing courses:

Agenda for Day 2:

8:45-9:00

 Breakfast and Gathering

9:00-9:15

 Reflections on Day 1 and Overview of Day 2

9:15-10:50

 Discussion of Readings 

10:50-11:00

 Break 

11:00-11:30

 How does Sustainability Relate to Your Discipline? 

11:30-12:00

 Using the Campus/Community as a Living Laboratory for  Sustainability 

12:00-1:00

 Lunch 

1:00-2:00

 Student and Faculty Panel 

2:00-2:45

 Creating an Interdisciplinary Integrative Assignment 

2:45-3:15

 Creating a Personalized Integrative Assignment for Your Course

3:15-3:45

 Report-out on Progress and Next Steps 

3:45-4:00

 Final Thoughs, Wrap Up, and Workshop Evaluation