Thursday, May 24th ”Urban Environmental Issues: Merging Social and Environmental Justice” (Field Trip)
8:30 a.m. – Depart for Chelsea (outside of 160 Packard – Cabot Center)
9:00 a.m. – Breakfast & Discussion at Chelsea Collaborative
9:45 a.m. – Tour of Chelsea
Tour will be led by Jovanna Garcia Soto, Chelsea Green Space Organizer. She will explore issues of open space, creek cleanup, restoration and access, polluting facilities, and energy efficiency.
11:30 a.m. – Depart for Roxbury
12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Discussion at Alternatives for Community & Environment
1:00 p.m. – Tour of Roxbury
Tour will be led by Penn Loh, Professor at Tufts University’s Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning School and former Executive Director of ACE. Penn will explore issues including asthma and air pollution, transit justice, redevelopment, and green economy.
2:30 p.m. – Tour concludes; return to Tufts
How can you begin to bake environmental issues into the classes you teach? Considering all that we’ve discussed so far in TELI, come up with a few thoughts to share on how you would infuse a class you already teach with some aspect of environmental literacy, or come up with an idea for a new class you might like to teach. You might want to think about the following:
- What topic(s) would you want to cover?
- How is or might this topic be covered in an interdisciplinary fashion, including whether it might benefit from being team-taught, and what are the opportunities and the challenges of doing so?
- What kinds of materials could be used in this class? Think of both primary and secondary source materials, scientific, literary, media, historical and other types of sources.
- Are there ways in which civic engagementopportunities might enhance this class? What would you need to know/do to include them?