Building a Sustainable Future, Classroom by Classroom

Date: 

February 7, 2013

Location: 

8:00am at The Schultz Center at 4019 Boulevard Center Drive in Jacksonville, Florida

Together with the Rainforest Alliance, Duval County Public Elementary Schools are taking a national lead in preparing students to succeed in our globally-connected and culturally-diverse world.

What?

Through its work with the Rainforest Alliance, Duval County Public Elementary Schools have become a model of how a strong multidisciplinary curriculum, with a foundation in environmental and cultural understanding, can strengthen our education system. Duval County schools have adopted the Rainforest Alliance curriculum, integrating environmental education into lessons on math, science, social studies and language, making instruction in sustainability integral to instruction. Kids are not only learning core subjects, but preparing to be global citizens for the 21st century, with a keen understanding of the role that we all have to play in determining the fate of our planet. We are excited to bring the Jacksonville community together to learn more about this unique and pioneering collaboration.

Who?

Education Commissioner, Dr. Donnie Horner, will welcome guests, and Duval Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti will share his vision for educational excellence. Ana Paula Tavares, Senior Vice President of the Rainforest Alliance and Courtney White, Rainforest Alliance Director of Education Programs, will share inspiring stories of achievement, local actions and global collaborations in Jacksonville schools.

When and Where?

Join us for a breakfast presentation and discussion on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:00am at The Schultz Center at 4019 Boulevard Center Drive in Jacksonville, Florida.

During this time, media have the opportunity to photograph and mingle with guests and interview Rainforest Alliance spokespersons.

For more information, to request interviews or to RSVP, please contact: Anna Clark, aclark@ra.org, 646-452-1939

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