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Ecology and Education Summit to address environmental literacy
Date:9/27/2010

sional basketball player, urban farmer and "hero" in the 2010 edition of Time Magazine's 100 World's Most Influential Peoplewill talk about the current state of the urban agricultural movement in his Keynote Address "Growing Food and Community in the City." Allen, 2008 recipient of the John D. and Katherine T. McArthur Foundation's "genius grant," recently joined First Lady Michelle Obama in launching "Let's Move!" Obama's signature leadership program to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States.

In 1993, Allen started Growing Power Inc., a national nonprofit organization and land trust to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Allen trains community members to become community farmers, assuring them a source of healthy food.

The Ecology and Education Summit agenda is available at www.esa.org/eesummit/content/summit-agenda. The Summit will also feature five panel discussions, two breakout sessions and an evening reception on October 14 featuring a poster session, interactive displays and exhibits.

Topics in the Summit include:

  • Learning about Complexity and Change: New Foundations for Environmental Literacy
  • Turning the Tide: Building a Green Society through Learning and Doing
  • Seeing our World Inside and Out: Harnessing New Technologies for Environmental Literacy
  • Fostering Lifelong Learning Skills: Empowering Best Practices in Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Expanding Funding, Strengthening Public Policy
  • Environmental Literacy for All


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Contact: Katie Kline
katie@esa.org
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

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