Guest Speaker: Lauren Zappone Maples
Date & Time: Monday, August 8, 2022 @ 6 - 9 p.m. CST
Location: Zilker Botanical Garden & Streaming via Zoom or YouTube
Laura from PEAS (Partners for Education, Agriculture and Sustainability) will be joining us to share how her non-profit organization is cultivating joyful connections with the natural world through outdoor learning and edible education. PEAS currently works with 19 schools in the Austin area, engaging more than 3000 students in outdoor learning.
6:50 - 7:05 - Introduction, Background, How to Get Involved
7:05 - 7:35 - Outdoor eco-therapy activity
7:40 - 8:15 - Solve your garden dilemma workshop
If you can't make it in person we will also be streaming the event via YouTube and zoom.
Meeting ID: 882 9859 4645
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About the Speaker
Lauren Zappone Maples co-founded PEAS Community Farm & Urban Orchard at Cunningham Elementary in 2011 and became the founding executive director of PEAS in 2015. Prior to leading PEAS, she was a classroom teacher with Austin ISD. Lauren also worked as environmental educator for the City of Austin and taught as an adjunct professor at 2 local universities. Lauren received multiple awards for her work centered around place-based outdoor and edible education including the John F. Ahrns Award for Environmental Education from the Westcave Discovery Center 2014 and 2021, the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Grant and Fulbright Alumni Grant (which allowed her to spend a semester studying place-based outdoor education in New Zealand and study school garden programs in the US), and the SlowFood USA Snailblazer Award for school garden education. Her research has been highly influential in the development of school day programs, community initiatives, and the long-range organizational goals of PEAS. Lauren currently serves on Austin ISD's Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee and the Central Texas School Garden Network's Leadership Team.
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