Biophilia: Pittsburgh, September 4 – “The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Bringing Environmental Engagement to the Classroom”

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Biophilia: Pittsburgh

Thursday, September 4, 2014 – 5:30 p.m.
Free to attend – RSVP required.

Pittsburgh meeting will feature our own Kate Borger, high school program coordinator at Phipps Conservatory, who will introduce the discussion topic, “The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Bringing Environmental Engagement to the Classroom.”

In the 2013 – 2014 school year, more than 1,800 local students from 54 area high schools and middle schools participated in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps, a multidisciplinary competition program inviting high- and middle school students to engage with environmental issues. Guest speaker Kate Borger, who manages the Challenge, will discuss the program’s features in detail, examining the role of creative expression in environmental awareness programming and the use of the natural world as a context for learning.

About Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network dedicated to strengthening the bond between people and…

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