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Gonzaga University Cataldo Project Workshop

February 11, 2022

The Cataldo Project at Gonzaga assists Eastern Washington-area college and university faculty members in exploring ways of incorporating sustainability and climate pedagogy and curriculum into their classes. We host an annual workshop that offers multi-disciplinary teaching strategies around sustainability issues, experiential learning about place, and pedagogical exercises designed to help faculty modify existing courses (or develop a new one) to incorporate sustainability themes without dislodging current course content.

Participants commit to:

  • Attend a sustainability curriculum and pedagogy workshop.
  • Modify or develop a class or assignment to incorporate sustainability or environmental issues appropriate to their field.
  • Attend a follow-up meeting to report on experiences and intellectual process.

Learning for the Cataldo Project participants will come in several forms.

Faculty will immerse themselves in basic knowledge through on-line readings prior to the workshop and formal presentations during the workshop. Topics that may be covered include the local Rathdrum-Prarie watershed ecosystem, Spokane’s environmental justice and equity issues, public health consequences of sprawl, and current campus sustainability efforts. Outdoor river walks deepen ecological knowledge, and talks by local resource experts expand the educational experience. Concrete examples from Spokane and the surrounding region help to strengthen a sense of place and support imaginative connections for courses. Learning also occurs in small and large group discussions.

Apply today Deadline is February 1, 2022.

Gonzaga University Cataldo Project is one of the regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. Centers host workshops and other professional development opportunities throughout the year. If you aren’t able to attend this event, please consider attending one of the other upcoming events organized by a Center.