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Feb 6: Eco Practicum Info Session

When: Monday, Feb 6th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Eaton 206
On Monday, Feb 6, Eugenia Manwelyan, Director of Eco-Practicum, will be in Eaton 206 (Medford) to talk about Eco-Practicum. Without Walls’ Eco Practicum is an environmental sustainability and action program for undergraduate students and recent grads. Learn while impacting society and shaping the global future.
  • Field Work with the Region’s Most Effective Organizations
  • Practice Different Farming Models (Organic, Permaculture, Urban)
  • Meet Experts, Farmers, Activists and Policy-makers
  • Understand the Economics of Environmental In/Justice
  • Flexible Options: Sign Up for 1 Up To All 4 Weeks
Environmental issues are so complex and interrelated today that its hard to know where to start building solutions. That’s why the Without Walls Eco Practicum is like an experience buffet. It offers the choice of attending one or all of the four weeks of the program, broken down into week-long in-depth seminars on the most pertinent environmental issues. For example, in the first week, meet the people who are bringing local organic produce into the global food system and changing the way we eat. In the second week, learn to care for livestock, meet with hunters, and tour a Cargill slaughterhouse (optional). Each week, you get real experience, meet important people, and do real things that matter.

You’ll live in Camp Shomria, an educational campus located in the heart of the Catskills, at the crossroads of the food- and watersheds of the most dense urban center in the US. Each day you’ll work on the farm learning new techniques, practicing small-scale animal husbandry, taking field trips to meet experts, and playing an active role in shaping the summer community. It’s fun and it’s necessary, now more than ever. More info here.

Without Walls Eco Practicum (Sullivan County, NY)

Without Walls Eco Practicum is an environmental sustainability and action program for undergraduate students and recent grads, to be held in Sullivan County (upstate NY) this upcoming summer. Participants learn various farming techniques, work with over 20 partner organizations, including Gorzynski Ornery Farm, the Sullivan County Division of Planning, Catskill Mountainkeeper, and NY State Department of State. The students get the opportunity to meet experts in the field in order to engage with the most urgent regional socio-environmental issues. Undergraduate university students from all majors & departments are encouraged to consider this program, as its scope extends far beyond environmental science alone.

The next generation of environmental activists and food justice advocates has much to learn and much to offer. This program aims to activate their existing knowledge and build a bridge between current and future eco professionals.

If interested in being involved, contact:

Eugenia Manwelyan

Program Director

Without Walls Eco Practicum

(917) 710 7496

www.EcoPracticum.com

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