SERI's 2016 Conference a Resounding Success

Thanks to everyone who helped make Connecting Education and Environment: Mobilizing Sustainability in Education Policy, Practice, and Research a success!

The conference focused on land, place, environment, and sustainability and connections to education policy, practice, and research and was attended by over 150 people.

We have received a great deal of positive feedback on each of the five conference strands, and we hope every participant left with new insights and ideas.  The level of commitment, knowledge, and understanding that each of you brought to our event was inspiring.  We welcome further comments or questions regarding the conference, and would love to continue conversations that were initiated by this gathering.

The conference keynote speaker Manulani Meyer (University of Hawaii at Hilo) gave a stirring and provocative presentation that brought together research, policy, practice that challenged "business as usual" ways of knowing.  Download a copy of her keynote presentation (6.8 MB) and her 2013 journal article on "Holographic Epistemology" (500 KB) by clicking the links.  Local poet Janelle Pewapiskonias closed the conference with two moving poems, one of which she completed during the conference.  We closed the conference with a reception, hosted by Marcia, with catering by Chef Jenni and music from DJ Charly Hustle.

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