International Education Week Series for K-12 Educators: Food, Water, and Sustainability around the World and at Home (hosted by the UNC-Duke area studies centers and NCDPI)
Now more than ever, we live in an interconnected world of limited resources and limitless possibility. In celebration of International Education Week, the Duke-UNC area studies centers and the NC Department of Public Instruction will host a series of events for educators to explore issues related to food, water, and sustainability. Throughout the series, we will explore the interconnectedness of agriculture, water, community health and well-being, culture, sustainable development, and climate.
Each session will highlight content and resources related to a different world region: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and Russia. Teachers can attend one session to learn about a specific area, or attend all sessions to gain a broader understanding of our global environment. Attending educators will receive content and resources to equip students with the critical thinking skills and global perspective necessary to solve the sustainability challenges of the future.
Participants will receive a certificate for 1.5 PD hours for each event attended.
+Mon., Nov. 15: "From the Siberian Steppe to St. Petersburg: Environmental Issues and Activism in Russia," journalist Angelina Davydova
+Tues., Nov. 16: Dr. Amy Cooke, African Studies Center session
+Wed., Nov. 17: "Water in the Middle East: Significance, Survival, and Sustainability," Dr. Sarah Shields, UNC
+Thurs., Nov. 18: "Grape, Olive, Pig: Food Culture and Identity in Spain," Dr. Cristina Carrasco, UNC
+Fri., Nov. 19: "Cup of Green: Sustainable Coffee Production in Latin America," Ryan Ludwig, Counter Culture Coffee
+Sat., Nov. 20: "Lao Cuisine in the Appalachian Foothills": In-person event at Pho Lao in Morganton, North Carolina with Ms. Dara Phrakousonh. REGISTER SEPARATELY: https://go.unc.edu/PhoLao