UAB Grant Offers Faculty Resources to Incorporate Sustainability into Curriculum

UAB’s Red Mountain Project is accepting applications for its inaugural workshop April 28-29 to bring together faculty from many disciplines to incorporate sustainability principles into new and existing curricula.

“Through this program, we hope faculty participants will help UAB students understand how sustainability relates to their respective degree programs and connects to the wider world,” said Julie Price, coordinator of Sustainability at UAB.

Although no experience in sustainability is required, Price said the project is looking for applicants from all fields with ideas for integrating education about sustainability-related environmental, social or economic issues into a new or existing course. The two-day workshop will explore ways to do that and promote experiential learning through presentations, group exercises and field activities.

The workshop will explore how we can meaningfully integrate sustainability into our classrooms and experiential learning. Through presentations, group exercises, and field activities, we will facilitate training and the desire to learn more. The focus will begin with UAB and the greater Birmingham area, catalyzing discussions with regional and global comparisons.

Application deadline is March 20, 2015.

To learn more and to for details on how to apply, visit www.uab.edu/sustainability/academics/red-mountain-project.

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