Chill Out


Boston Latin School Youth CAN is the only high school competing against 33 colleges nation-wide in the 2010  National Wildlife Federation's CHILL OUT Competition.  Help us win by watching the BLS Youth CAN video about our green and voting for our video.  The more votes and comments we get, the better chance we have of winning.  All proceeds will help support the Sustainable Roofscape Learning Lab.  Click here to see the Youth CAN video

The 2010 Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability for Educators

Youth CAN has partnered with Sarah Mills, a local coordinator for the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation to provide educator training in the summer of 2010.  Led by the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation, the Summer Institute for Sustainability Education for Middle and High School Teachers will take place July 19 – 23, 2010 at Simmons College (parking at Boston Latin School).  Join other Massachusetts educators for 5 days of professional growth, thought-provoking discussion and expert-led curriculum development in Education for Sustainability (EfS).  Learn how to provide students with the knowledge and approaches they need to contribute to sustainable development and a future that is environmentally healthy, economically sound and socially just.  Participants will develop curriculum for the Youth CAN Massachusetts EfS Campaign Curriculum Pilot.  The curriculum will be piloted at Boston Latin School in the 2010/2011 school year, and at other Boston Public Schools during the following year.  Youth CAN will subsequently seek to promote the pilot district-wide and then state-wide.

Discover how sustainability can provide an integrating context for content and standards already being taught, while raising student engagement and performance.

Understand product life cycle analysis, the concept of the commons and governance and how related “big ideas” can be used as teaching tools

Learn how to apply systems thinking to curriculum by understanding its relevance to instruction

Be part of the team developing the new Massachusetts EfS Curriculum to be piloted in 2010 – 2011

Expert-led break-out sessions on subjects such as the emerging green economy;  population; renewable energy and using the school building and grounds as a learning tool.

3 Days Guided Curriculum work.  Redesign a curriculum unit independently or in grade-level groups with sustainability education as an underlying theme.  Institute faculty provides guidance and feedback as well as lesson plans and curricular materials for out-of-the-box us

Click here to download the EfS Summer Institute for Educators flyer

For More Information, please visit The NWF Page.

Related Documents:

  1. 1.Letter to the Alumni

  2. 2.Bottled Water Fact Sheet

  3. 3.Faculty Survey

  4. 4.Keyspan Winner Release

  5. 5.Letter to the Mayor

  6. 6.Letter to the BPS Superintendent