About the Center

Butterfly and a hand holding tree in a globeEstablished in the 2020-21 school year, the Dutchess BOCES Center for Sustainability & Climate Education engages and empowers K-12 educators and students to contribute to a socially and ecologically sustainable community. Joining with well-known and respected colleagues from the The Ashokan Center, The Cloud Institute, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center along with individual partners Joseph L. Phelan and Dorna L. Schroeter, Dutchess BOCES embarked on a journey that includes experiential learning.

Developing leaders, designing curriculum, and educating students about active environmental stewardship are at the core of the Center’s operations. During our inaugural year, we are offering exciting, free workshops to all schools and community members.

What does it mean to education for a sustainable future? To what extent are we already doing it? How can we most effectively use a strengths assessment tool to inform our planning? Register for Orientation to the EfS Strengths Assessment, Weds. Oct. 27, 2021, at 10 a.m. to learn more. This class is free to all members of the Center for Sustainability and Climate Education.

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Register for Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Week programs below:

Getting Students to Organize: Incorporating Grassroots Movement into Curriculum
3 pm – 4 pm
Oct. 20, 2021

Climate Solutions 101 for Educators (2 hours)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 20, 2021 OR...

Climate Solutions 101 for Educators (2 hours)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct. 23, 2021