We invite you to attend a small group Information Sessions during your campus visit to learn about The Fletcher School. We cover topics including degree programs, the curriculum, student life, and the admissions process. All Sessions end with a tour of the School. Most Information Sessions are hosted by Fletcher students, but Admissions officers are also available to answer your questions.
Thank you for choosing to visit The Fletcher School!
When: Aug 18, 2014 12 PM to Aug 18, 2014 1 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12 )
Promoting the power of nature to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere where it does untold damage, and restore it to the soils where it supports abundant life and reverses global warming.
We are telling a new story. Each of our speakers presents a chapter in the remarkable narrative of life on earth in the 21st century. We humans are a key part of that narrative, and while there are many parts they all come together in a single tale. We will weave those parts together so that each presentation is part of the whole, a whole that builds a different and more hopeful worldview than we’ve heard in a long time. We have a lot of work to do and heavy paradigms to shift, but we can and will tell the new story with exciting and hopeful outcomes.
Our Boston conference has a roster of expert speakers followed by an international series of events bringing together climate advocates, farmers, ranchers, scientists, social scientists, policymakers, NGOs, artists, visionaries and the general public – in other words, any and all of us – for a non-technical discussion to consider:
The exceptional potential of the biosphere to address all of our current emissions, as well as to remove the 125 parts per million of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Effective action on a global scale by applying eco-regenerative approaches to lands and waters worldwide.
The use of biological systems to re-establish healthy water cycles to cool the earth’s surface.
Our primary urgent goal in the face of widespread breakdown in addressing climate change is to further the understanding necessary to embark on the global regeneration process made possible by enabling the forces of biology. Collectively we will present affordable strategies for eco-restoration that local, national and international governments, agencies, communities and individuals may rapidly implement in order to reverse global warming.
Stephen I. Apfelbaum is principal ecologist and chairman at Applied Ecological Services of Brodhead, Wisconsin. He is a much sought after speaker at educational events focusing on ecological restoration, ecosystem assessment, alternative stormwater management and conservation development.
Antje Danielson is the Administrative Director at the Tufts Institute of the Environment and the graduate interdisciplinary “Water: Systems, Science and Society” (WSSS) program. She holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Free University, Berlin.
Tom Goreau is an award-winning marine, soils and climate scientist. He is President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit organization for coral reef protection and sustainable management and is a trained nuisance crocodile remover who would rather not.
Seth Itzkan is a futurist and founder of Planet-TECH Associates in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has spent months in Africa observing Holistic Management and its extraordinary effects on desertified semi-arid grasslands. Seth is co-founder of the Google Group, Soil-Age.
Walter Jehnes a retired scientist with a specialist background in soil microbiology and plant ecology who has worked in Australia and overseas and is now part of a not-for-profit group, Healthy Soils Australia, which fosters biological regeneration of Australia’s lands.
Jim Laurie, Restoration Ecologist, is a biologist from Rice University and is a pioneer in biological remediation of waste water. He is also co-founder of a lively and sophisticated Google Group, Soil-Age, and he invites you to join!
William Moomaw is Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he is the founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, the Tufts Climate Initiative and co-founder of the Global Development and Environment Institute.
Charlotte O'Brien, President and CEO, Carbon Drawdown Solutions (CDS), is a serial entrepreneur, pyrolysis and biomass expert who has worked for years with many varieties of bamboo.She recently founded CDS, supplying equipment for local biochar processing that will result in long-term soil carbon storage and greatly improved soil health and productivity.
Gary Rucinski is co-founder and chairman of the Committee for a Green Economy, and is Northeast Regional Coordinator of theCitizens Climate Lobby, a grassroots nonpartisan nonprofit building the political will for a sustainable climate. Gary holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester. and a BA in Physics from Brandeis University. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.
8th Annual 5K Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run. Flat course, Out & Back, USA Track & Field certified. Post race party with awards, prizes, great RAFFLES, light refreshments, cash bar, DJ, face painting and balloon twisting for the kids. Fun day for the whole family. Wear your purple for a chance to win best dressed in purple!! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH AT MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL
When: Sep 27, 2014 10 AM in Medford, Massachusetts Cost: $26 online, $30 day of (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10 )
MiniMUN III is a chance for fifth and sixth graders to have a Model United Nations experience in order to get a taste of what Model United Nations is all about. Students are provided with a guide to the topic which will be discussed/debated, and with a country position statement that explains their country's position on said topic and the reasons for those positions, as well as what solutions their country would be likely to support or to oppose. At the beginning of the conference, students will be given a brief introduction to the United Nations, and then during the afternoon they will be helped to learn the proces of debate, the rules of Model UN Debate, how to present themselves in debate, how to negotiate and work together, and how to write working papers and resolutions. Opening Ceremonies will be centered around the participants and will be engaging and motivating for them, and Closing Ceremonies will center around a celebration of what they have done during the afternoon.
We are asking for a $30 registration fee to cover our costs (printing, nametags, paper, pens, printer ink, folders, snacks for during the conference, and so forth). However, anyone who would not be able to participate because this fee imposes a burden need simply send us an email and we will register them directly -- no questions asked. Schools, church groups, afterschool programs, and other community groups should contact us regarding alternative pricing and payment options. Additionally, while it is fine to register and pay via Eventbrite, we would be at least as happy to receive an email registration followed by a mailed check; checks can be mailed to ARMUN, Kim Kay Holt, 2 Orchard Place #2, Arlington, MA 02476. If you register via eventbrite, please email us with your student's name, grade, school (or status as homeschooled), and your email and phone number in case we need to reach you. The email to use for all MiniMUN related issues is ARMUN2013@gmail.com.
Thank you and see you at MiniMUN III in November!
When: Nov 2, 2014 12 PM to Nov 2, 2014 6 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 12 )
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