Meet, Greet, Teach: An Event for Postdocs, Faculty, and Graduate Students

Start Date/Time: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 5:30 PM
Ending Date/Time: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7:00 PM
Location: Mary Gates Hall 258

The first of two Program on the Environment "Meet, Greet, Teach: An Informal Conversation about Interdisciplinary Teaching on Environmental Issues" events in Winter 2009.

Launched in Autumn 2008, "Meet, Greet, Teach" offers postdoctoral fellows with an interest in interdisciplinary, environmental education a chance to interact with faculty from across campus who are willing to share their enthusiasm and their experience. Twice each quarter MGT focuses on a single "30,000 foot" issue: What is interdisciplinary? The role of facts versus values. Can personalized teaching be objective teaching?

Over a glass of wine and light appetizers, attendees have a chance to mix and mingle, before settling down to a 30-minute "fast panel" of faculty, each delivering thought, and conversation, provoking answers. With time for both structured and social interaction, MGT presents an opportunity for everyone to have a say, make a contact, find a shared direction, and learn something new. Please RSVP by January 16 by emailing poe@u.washington.edu.

For more information, see: http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb

Panel Topic: When is the last time you (and your students) were out, standing in your field? With today's budgetary shortfalls, will field courses become a thing of the past? Or are there innovative ways to bring students to the field, and the field to students? And what IS "the field," anyway? Join us for an MGT exploring innovative delivery of field courses.

Panelists:
- Cheryl Greengrove, Associate Professor, UW Tacoma Environmental Sciences
- Steve Harrell, Professor, Anthropology
- John Marzluff, Professor, Forest Resources
- Iain Robertson, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture