Voices of the Earth: Exploring Landscape and Language, Art and Culture

Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2022 (rain or shine)

Beginning September 30, the New Jersey School of Conservation will host “Voices from the Land: Exploring Landscape and Language, Art and Culture.” This two-day hands-on workshop is an exploration of the spoken and written language of science, art and performance. The target audience is elementary, middle and high school teachers, art teachers at all levels and environmental educators.

Participants will be ready to implement the program in their classroom or other educational setting with preschool through high school students of all abilities. Educators have implemented Voices in the Land programs in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Poland, Latvia, Romania and New Zealand.

Registration is $99 for both days. A box lunch will be provided each day and each participant will receive a Voices from the Land guide containing examples and teaching materials. School district purchase orders are accepted.

Participants requiring accommodation may find options in nearby Newton or may be able to book a nearby campsite or lean-to in Stokes Stoke Forest (these book up fast for weekend nights, so act fast).

Retired New Jersey educators and creators of Voices from the Land, Erik and Kris Mollenhauer have led Voices projects in the United States and several countries. In 2018, Voices was recognized by the Virginia Master Naturalists as “Project of the Year” for its effectiveness.

Interested participants can register at Voices of the Earth: Integrating Language, Landscape, Art, and Culture – Friends of the New Jersey School of Conservation. Registration continues until September 10, 2022.
For more information, email Shayne Russell at [email protected] or visit http://friendsofnjsoc.org.

Helen D. Jessen