HTLab: Mapping the Lived Environment
Friday, October 23, 2020 · 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Mapping the Lived Environment
Friday, October 23 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. On Webex
What can the trees outside your window teach us about what it means to be human?
The scale of global-level environmental change can be intimidating and difficult to grasp. And the environmental movement’s disproportionate focus on wilderness and the whiteness of the movement have resulted in an overemphasis on what Katie Lauter of Baltimore Green Space has called “wildlife value” over “human value.”
In this virtual HT Lab, Dr. Jean Lee Cole, Professor of English at Loyola University, Maryland will bring the environment down to the personal level. By learning about the trees encountered in one's daily life as well as in literary history, students can develop a commitment to the environment by forging personal connections to tree species and understanding the roles played by trees in ecological, symbolic, and social systems.
Participants will learn how to…
- Use iTree Design to calculate economic/environmental benefits of trees in their immediate lived environment
- Use StoryMapJS to explore the role played by trees in real life, in literature, and in history
- Apply these tools to group projects with students in either online or F2F classrooms
Registration is required to attend this HT Lab. Please register by Monday, October 19.
Questions? Contact Ally Kocerhan, Inclusion Imperative Associate: email@example.com. If you are unable to attend, but would like to access a recording of the workshop, please contact Ally Kocerhan.
Dr. Jean Lee Cole is the author of How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in American Culture, 1895-1920 (2020) and The Literary Voices of Winnifred Eaton: Redefining Ethnicity and Authenticity (2002) as well as numerous articles and critical editions.