Seize the Narrative! 2018 Massachusetts Environmental Educators Conference

March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
1 College St
Worcester, MA 01610

Seize the Narrative
a workshop with nature-oriented storyteller Diane Edgecomb

What is a narrative and how can it give both the environmental movement and ourselves renewed vision? In this three-part workshop we’ll create new frames for ecological issues examining how language and slogans shape perceptions and try our hand at coining our own phrases. In part two, we’ll craft a short anecdote about the meaning we’ve found partnering with the natural world. Lastly we’ll look at ways to heal our eco-narratives honoring ways we’ve made a difference. A nature-oriented teller and workshop leader for over twenty-five years, Diane’s stories have been featured on NPR, at the National Storytelling Festival and International Storytelling Center.

Diane’s Workshop is from 11:15 am -12:30 pm- but register for the whole day of workshops as well as an inspired keynote by Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is Mass Audubon’s Gerard A. Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology. She has been watching—and learning from—birds for 35 years and was the Director of Bird Monitoring at Mass Audubon from 2006-2017. During her career she has focused on research that has direct implications for bird conservation. Join her at the 2018 MEES conference to learn about the State of the Birds in Massachusetts and their future while facing a rapidly changing climate.



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