Windows and Plates: Place-based Education in a Time of Distance Learning




Thursday, July 30, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Virtual Event

Participants will take two hyper-local field trips just by looking outside their windows and inside their kitchens. We will discuss the connections to broader environmental justice issues on both field trips. On each field trip participants will explore different project based activities that can be tailored to children PK - 8. If possible, please plan to be in a room with a window , and have the following items available: any kind of snack (if you are able), a favorite recipe, three pieces of food packaging, paper, pen or pencil, and colored pencils.

Sarah Lawrence College is an Approved CTLE Sponsor and offers 1.5 CTLE hours for this program.


emily-and-tanya-crop.jpegEmily Feltham, BA, Sarah Lawrence College. Emily spent six years as a community organizer for Clean Water Action where she worked to advocate for inclusive policy addressing environmental justice in New Jersey. During her time at Sarah Lawrence, Emily worked as an after school educator at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak. Since graduating from Sarah Lawerence, she has worked with primary schools in South Africa to develop a culturally and socially contextualized environmental education curriculum. Emily is passionate about environmental justice and centering children's voices (in the many forms in which they come) in the ongoing dialogue about environmentalism.

Tanya Ferguson, Teacher, The Blue Rock School . Tanya earned a BA, in Environmental Science and Anthropology & Sociology from Knox College, postbac in Place-based Art and MSEd Early Childhood and Childhood Education from Sarah Lawrence College. Tanya worked as an Environmental Educator and Program Director for Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.) in New Orleans, LA for nine years. She developed and taught standards based, immersive life science programs that served 1300 public school students a year. Tanya also spent a year as a farm manager in Zimbabwe. She served as the Sustainability Coordinator for Sarah Lawrence college. She has a love for education, gardening, painting and sustainable living.​