May 20-25, 2013
The NCHC Honors Semesters Committee and Longwood University would like to invite you to embark on a new adventure in learning, the Place as Text faculty institute “Preserving Place and Conserving Culture: The Challenges of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem”.
This Institute will provide participants with an opportunity to see Yellowstone National Park through new eyes. Using Place as Text pedagogy, participants will “read” our first national park and its surrounding area, paying particular attention to complex and contrasting cultures and landscapes. The Institute will address contemporary questions about the stewardship of public lands such as how tensions between the tourism industry and environmental preservation are negotiated, what complexities are generated when differing cultures and stakeholders lay claim to a particular location, and how notions of wilderness are constructed. After gaining some experience with experiential learning strategies, participants will explore how the Place as Text methodologies can be adapted to different campuses and a variety of disciplines.
Questions? Contact any of the facilitation team, Bernice Braid at firstname.lastname@example.org, Alix Fink at email@example.com, Joy Ochs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jesse Peters at email@example.com. The registration deadline is April 5, 2013. Space is limited so register now.