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2012 Our Cities, Our Classrooms Conference Presentations

Place-based Education Introduction
University Outreach

Keynote: The Power of Place
Ryan Huppert, Administrator of Environmental Education Programs for Grand Rapids Public Schools

School Gardens Nutrition Education
Presenter: Joy Baldwin, former Food Systems Project Manager at the North West Initiative

Beyond the Paper and Pencil Test: Assessing PBE Experiences in Meaningful Ways
Presenter: Rebecca Nielsen, Education Consultant, Nielsen Education Consulting

Opportunities for Outdoor Learning – Lessons from Chatfield School
Presenter: Peter McCreedy, Director of the Willows Ecology Center at Chatfield School

Exploring Theme Gardens
Presenter: Dr. Norm Lownds- Associate Professor MSU School of Horticulture

Building Bridges: Kids, Nature, NWF and You
Presenter: Julia Liljegren, Regional Education Advocacy Manager, National Wildlife Federation - Great Lakes Regional Center

For-Mar Truck Farm: Bringing the Farm to YOU!
Presenter: Heather Schwerin, Horticulture Assistant, For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum-Genesee County

Integrating Technology into your Garden and Classroom
Presenter: Dr. Norm Lownds- Associate Professor MSU School of Horticulture