A Crook County High School social studies teacher has been selected to study sustainability in Italy. The Portland State University Center for Geography Education in Oregon has selected Heather Wiles for this opportunity.
The idea behind sustainability is that everything human beings need for survival should be created under conditions that work in harmony with nature. The 10-day trip includes a visit to Spannocchia, an historic estate that dates back to the 12th Century. The Spannocchia Foundation at the estate is dedicated to creating a global dialogue about sustainable farming for future generations.
The Bulletin (Bend, OR) reports that Wiles, who teaches AP Human Geography as well as World Cultures, will develop lesson plans and curriculum based on her visit to Italy. Those lessons will be made available to teachers across Oregon through the University.
To find out more about what you can do in the sustainability movement, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put together a resource page to help.