Environmental poetry intensive offered to educators nationwide 

A brochure promoting a free three-day intensive workshop in Envrionemntal Poetry for middle and high-school educators, offering 10 professional development hours, pictured: a black and white illustration of fossils including a bird.
This summer, Arizona State University’s Center for Public Humanities collaborated with ASU Prep Digital to present an environmental poetry intensive for Middle and High School educators! The program, delivered as part of ASU Prep Digital’s Arizona Virtual Teacher Institute, was offered at no cost thanks to ​​generous support from the Arizona Department of Education, the Arizona Governor’s Office, the Helios Education Foundation, and Arizona State University. Participating teachers nationwide earned ten professional development hours , all while gaining interdisciplinary insight into the overlap of poetry and science.

Lasting from June 28th-30th, this three-day-long course included synchronous virtual instruction and pre-recorded video content. The course was led by the Center’s lead instructor and Director of Curriculum Gillian Obsorne, a writer and educator whose research interests center on ecopoetics and the environmental humanities.  

This program is for teachers at all stages of their career who want to learn new skills for teaching the environmental humanities. Stay tuned for more information about future runs of this program—and about more humanities and science programming from the ASU Center for Public Humanities!