Environmental Art in the Landscape: From Idea to Installation

Art integrated into a landscape setting helps to illustrate the ecological, social, and historical narrative of a garden or landscape and can contribute to the overall sense of place. Get a window into the process of Environmental Art from idea to installation through an examination of Todd’s project “The Nest” at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment as a case study. You’ll see films, onsite commentary, and have time for Q and A with Todd.

Dates: Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
Presenter: Todd Lynch is a long-time friend of the Conway School who holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters in Ecological Planning and Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design.
Max Number of Participants: 100
Registration: Sliding scale $25, $30, $35. Registration is OPEN now and will close December 6, 2021.

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QGIS for ALL: From LiDAR to Topos With QGIS

Learn the basics of QGIS and how to prepare a topographic map and slope analysis for your design project using this free software.

Dates: January 13, 20, and 27, 2022 (three consecutive Thursdays), 3:00-4:30 PM EST
Instructor: Sebastian (Bas) Gutwein teaches surveying, the Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and GIS at the Conway School
Max Number of Participants: 30
Registration: $200, Conway alums $170. Registration is OPEN and will close January 10, 2022.

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Site Grading Fundamentals: Go Back to Basics and Sharpen Your Skills

Learn how to design grading for a site to prevent erosion, move or infiltrate stormwater, and/or create a resilient building site.

DATES: January 23, 30, and February 6, 13, 27, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM EST
Instructor: Kim Erslev teaches landscape design, site engineering, and graphics at the Conway School
Max Number of Participants: 20 (if more than 20 people registered, another session may be added at the instructor’s discretion)
Registration: $350, Conway alums $300. Registration is OPEN now and will close January 20, 2022.

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QGIS for ArcMap Users: Making the Transition

Learn how QGIS and ArcMap compare and how to problem-solve using the free software of QGIS.

Dates: February 10, 17, and 24 (three consecutive Thursdays), 3:00-4:30 PM EST
Instructor: Sebastian (Bas) Gutwein teaches surveying, the Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and GIS at the Conway School
Max Number of Participants: 30
Registration: $200, Conway alums $170.
Registration will open December 13, 2021 and close February 7, 2022. 

Solving Complex Site Grading Problems: A Hands-On Workshop in Grading Design

Building on the Site Grading Fundamentals course, this course will explore more complex grading problems and provide plenty of time for instructor interaction. Participants need to have a solid base of understanding of grading prior to class. A prerequisite for this course is either completion of the Site Grading Fundamentals course or completion of a grading exercise provided prior to registration.

DATES: March 13, 20, and 27, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM EST
Instructor: Kim Erslev teaches landscape design, site engineering, and graphics at the Conway School
Max Number of Participants: 20 (If more than 20 people registered, another session may be added at the instructor’s discretion)
Registration: $350, Conway alums $300. Registration will open December 13, 2021 and close March 10, 2022.

Engaging Young People Around Climate Change

A hands-on professional development course for teachers of grades 4-12, provided in partnership with The Collaborative for Educational Services, Northampton, MA

The purpose of this workshop is to inspire teachers with hands-on school-based projects that in turn inspire and empower young people to make changes to their landscapes to make them more climate resilient. Participants in this course learn how to engage young people with actionable science to address climate-based impacts and prepare a climate-informed landscape assessment report for their school or a local park or backyard. The report will contain strategies and recommendations for actions to reduce climate impacts on the landscape studied.

DATES: Next session TBD; to express interest in a future offering of this class, please contact CJ Lammers.
Instructor: CJ Lammers teaches environmental planning at the Conway School and sustainable landscape design at George Washington University
Max Number of Participants: 15

The Conway Institute is committed to serving our local and regional community and urge all to attend a workshop or propose one.

Accommodations for Deaf people will be provided upon request. Please contact CJ Lammers directly at Institute@csld.edu.

Contact CJ Lammers at institute@csld.edu to ask questions or make suggestions.