Human/Nature: An Exploration of Place, Story, and Climate Futurism
Professional Development Program Type
Professional Development Program Audience
Human/Nature: An Exploration of Place, Story, and Climate Futurism is a summer institute on climate futurism, or imagining alternative futures for life on our planet through literature and scientific inquiry. A journey starting with Octavia E. Butler's sci-fi classic, Parable of the Sower, and young adult literature with teen protagonists. Human/Nature is a combined format, 3-week summer institute for 25 English teachers of grades 6-12 featuring interdisciplinary fieldwork, digital media literacy, and multimodality. Participants spend two weeks at Sonoma State University and will attend five virtual meetings before and after the institute to cultivate curricular action plans.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Erick Gordon; Claudia Luke; Trelasa Baratta; Richard Beach, Pamela Bedore; Theresa Burruel Stone; Suzanne DeCoursey; E. Sybil Durand; Stefan Kiesbye; Megan Musgrave; Catherine Sky
Funded through the Division of Education Programs