Redesigning the Future: Environmental Summit for High School Students 2012
After breakfast this morning, the last day of the summit before we head home tomorrow, Dr. Seth Holzman ("Is Nature What We Think?") took our group photo. He set up the tripod and got ready as we had scrambled eggs, grits, biscuits, gravy, and cereal (not all together).
We're all wearing our Redesigning the Future t-shirts and giving our best early morning smiles before meeting our focus groups for the last time. Well, we do meet later in the day, but that is to get ready for our "What We've Learned" festival. All the groups from "Environmental Education Through Theatre" to "Sacred Spaces: Global Heritage and Conservation" have displays, hands on stations, or open mic sessions (or a combination).
Another busy but exciting but busy day at the summit . . . Be sure to click around and find out all the exciting things we've been doing this week.
A couple of years ago, Cathy Green and Dr. John Wear, the Center for the Environment’s director of operations and executive director, respectively, decided to go to a café in Durham, NC, after a long day of interviews. They were sipping on coffee when a familiar face approached them to say hello: Summit alumnus and then-Duke University student John Hare-Grogg. John attended the National Environmental Summit in 2011, its first year, at a time when he still wasn’t sure where he saw his career going. However, he knew he was passionate about environmental issues, so upon learning about this opportunity in his home state of North Carolina, he included it in his summer plans. “I wasn’t totally sure what to expect,” he says. “It seemed like a great opportunity to go to Salisbury and learn about environmental issues and environmental leadership strategies for a few days. As it turned out, that’s exactly what happened; I had a fantastic experience.” As part of the Summit, in which students are…
Center for the Environment - Ecological Preserve By Cierra Hunter
Come and join us on our journey as we Redesign the Future at the 2nd annual Environmental Summit for
Have you ever been hiking? Have you ever noticed how
beautiful it is when you find yourself in the middle of nature?
Well, I have, and let me tell you it’s amazing! I love to hike with anyone I can, especially those who are
close to me. When I go hiking it might be in the depths of the Colorado
Mountains or here in North Carolina but, it doesn’t matter where I (or you) go,
it’s the experience in nature and realizing what is here on earth in another
perspective. Recently I hiked some of the Catawba College Preserve trails
while attending the Summit hosted here. If you have ever visited the campus of Catawba College
(Salisbury, NC) then you know it isn’t
the largest outback area ever; however, it is extremely beautiful. On this campus you can visit the Fred Stanbeck Ecological
Preserve, it includes 189 acres of land. On thi…