Urban Ecology Institute's Spring Intensive


The Urban Ecology Center offers 20+ years of experience in neighborhood transformation, and is thrilled to share in this online Intensive. In this interactive online course, participants will cover the intersecting themes of transforming kids, parks, cities, and the world. Taking this course will leave you with a thorough understanding of the Urban Ecology Center model, tools to help you reflect meaningfully on how the model can benefit your city/project, and an expanded network and ongoing support from other community leaders.

The March 2021 online Intensive will open with a live, 90-minute interactive session on Thursday, March 4 (at noon in the Eastern time zone). On each of the following four Thursdays, we will continue with additional live sessions. We offer an optional 30-minute Q&A each week, with the opportunity to talk to other participants. Throughout the week, there will be videos, activities, and the opportunity to connect with others in our network. The concluding session on April 1 will include key steps for participants to use their shared learning to implement the model in their community. Participants will have access to over 25 hours of interactive and guided content. Included in this training package, you will also have the opportunity to schedule a follow-up coaching session for yourself or your team with Institute leaders. Scholarships are available!

Who should join us?

Individuals or teams from the same organization or community. Creative problem solvers, city leaders, and educators — from the public, private or non-profit sectors — who are committed to educating and inspiring youth, revitalizing urban green space, or are seeking solutions to renew disinvested neighborhoods. When teams from different places working on the same local issues share their experiences together, that’s when the magic happens.

Who else could join us? While our focus is urban, we are sharing best practices for running a successful, growing non profit. Our model becomes relevant for nature centers and community centers serving children, as well as intergenerational programs, agriculture organizations that focus on education and community building, and university programs. This is a roots-and-stems, hands-on practical workshop that will be useful for many.

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