The National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts announce the Environmental Studies School 2012, to be held October 27 – 28 at Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, in the Parkman Room. The topic will be The Living Earth, Course I, Series IV. The ESS mission is to teach environmental literacy, and to cherish, protect and conserve the living earth. Environmental literacy is a learning process concerned with the interrelationship within and between the various components of the natural and human-made world producing growth in the individual and leading to responsible stewardship of the earth. Instructors are professionals who hold a degree in environmental studies, or are actively participating in the teaching of environmental subjects. They may hold academic rank at an accredited university, be a graduate student, or be employed by a recognized nature center, conservation organization, or state department of natural resources.
Environmental Study Schools are open to all, garden club members and non-members alike. To become an Environmental Consultant accredited by NGC,Inc., you must complete all four courses and pass an exam following each course. To register, please mail a completed registration form and your check payable to GCFM, Inc. to Mary Nokes, ESS School Registrar, 35 Woodpark Circle, Lexington, MA 02421. A brochure and study guide will follow. For more information contact Bonnie Rosenthall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SCHOOL – OCTOBER 27 AND 28, 2012
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GARDEN CLUB (IF APPLICABLE):
GARDEN CLUB MEMBER FULL COURSE ___ ($125)
REFRESHER ___ ($100)
ONE DAY ONLY ___ ($75)
NON-MEMBER FULL COURSE ___ ($150)
EXAM: ___ ($5)
BOX LUNCH SATURDAY (CHOICES AVAILABLE) ___ ($15)
BOX LUNCH SUNDAY (CHOICES AVAILABLE) ___ ($15)
TOTAL ENCLOSED ___________
NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER OCTOBER 15, 2012