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: July 6 and 7 and August 4, 2021  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Registration: $95 (for 2021 only) for 15 PDPs awarded through CES; register through Collaborative for Educational Services
Instructor: CJ Lammers teaches environmental planning at the Conway School and sustainable landscape design at George Washington University
Max Number of Participants: 15

> Read the syllabus here

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: Next session TBD; to express interest in a future offering of this class, please contact CJ Lammers.
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)

Solving Complex Site Grading Problems

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: TBD based on instructor availability; to express interest in a future offering of this class, please contact CJ Lammers.
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)

QGIS for ALL: From LiDAR to Topos With QGIS

Learn how to prepare a topographic map and slope analysis for your design project.

Dates: TBD; to express interest in a future offering of this class, please contact CJ Lammers.
Instructor: Sebastian (Bas) Gutwein teaches surveying, the Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and GIS at the Conway School
Max Number of Participants: 30

Environmental Art in the Landscape: Connecting People to Place

Art can inspire people to become immersed in a garden in ways that they might not have without the draw or inspiration of a piece or series of pieces of art. As we transition out of the period of long dark nights, let’s come together to be inspired by art connected to and living in nature.

Dates: TBD; to express interest in a future offering of this class, please contact CJ Lammers.
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

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.