CBEEN to host sustainability symposium

Quantum Leaps Lodge is the site of the CBEEN's sustainability symposium next month. Photo courtesy of the CBEEN
Quantum Leaps Lodge is the site of the CBEEN’s sustainability symposium next month. Please click on the image to see a larger version of it. Photo courtesy of the CBEEN

Understanding the interconnectedness between environment, society, culture and economy is crucial for our future generations. The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is taking this to heart as it prepares for its 6th Annual Voices for Sustainability Symposium in Golden from October 17-19.

In a statement it said this symposium provides an opportunity for classroom teachers and outdoor and environmental educators to connect, share resources and collaborate to provide the highest quality learning experiences for students in the Basin. The beautiful setting at Quantum Leaps Lodge will provide inspiration for all participants. Host Annette Boelman encourages every guest that stays with them to connect with nature, put their feet in the river, and enjoy as much time outside as possible.

The statement said the CBEEN it is confident that this year’s symposium will be a high-quality experience, as participating educators learn, share and connect.

“The Voices for Sustainability Symposium is about getting motivated and recharged. It allows participants to learn from each other, to share best practices and to showcase what they are doing in their classes and their communities around sustainability education,” hosting team member Monica Nissen said in the statement.

Funding to make this event more affordable for participating educators comes generously from the Columbia Basin Trust, Wildsight Golden, School District #6, and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

For more information or to register go to www.cbeen.org/voices2014