Dr. Maria Moreno, Earth Partnership Multicultural Outreach Specialist, Arboretum / Professor Sam Dennis, Landscape Architecture
Spring and Summer 2015
Community Partners: Fundación Nicaraguense Para El Desarrollo Sostenible, FUNDENIC, Dr. Jaime Incer Barquero, Reserva Natura, Gustavo Martinez, Coordinator; Fundación para el Desarrollo, FUPADE, Juan Francisco Rodriguez, General Director, Victor Cedeño Cuevas, Environmental Consultant; Jardín Botánico Ambiental (JBA) National Autonomous University Of Nicaragua (UNAN) – LEON Lic. Dania Paguaga Rivera, Director; Arboretum Nacional Juan Batista Salas, Managua, Ing. Roberto Dominguez, Director; Ministerio de Economía Familiar, Comunitaria, Cooperativa y Asociativa: Ing. Jose Antonio Cruz Olivera, General Director; Erenda Lopez, Coordinator; Colaboración Ambiental Granada: Ministerio de Educación (MINED) Granada, 5 schools: Escuelas Naciones Unidas, Sara Mora, Carlos A. Bravo, Dezandberg, Elsa Head; Municipal Botanic Garden and Environmental Division; Colaboración Ambiental Pio XII: Comité de Lideres, Parents, Ministerio de Educación (MINED), Escuela Pio XII
This two-part 3-credit course was taught as Landscape Architecture 375 (a 1-credit orientation in Spring 2015, followed by a 2-credit experiential summer experience in Granada, Nicaragua). During the Spring 2015 orientation students learned about the education system in Nicaragua; were intoduced to environmental education concepts as well as the Earth Partnership’s teaching and learning philosphy; and received cultural competency training. During the three week summer class students participated in and co-taught a 40-hour EPS Institute with five local school teams and assisted teachers with the implementation of environmental curriculum at their schools .