Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Sustainability and Global Engagement


Third Annual Widener University Symposium:
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Sustainability and Global Engagement

Dates: January 8-12, 2020
Location: San Pedro de Poás, Alajuela, Costa Rica (CARES21)

Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 28, 2019.
Please submit queries and proposals of up to 250 words to:
Coordinators: Stephen R. Madigosky, Professor & Chair of Environmental Science, & Beatriz Urraca, Professor of Spanish and Director of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

More information:

CARES21 (Consortium for Agro-Ecological Research and Education in Sustainability in the 21st Century) is an initiative of Widener University that is committed to all three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social. Our goals are to promote multi- and interdisciplinary research and curriculum development initiatives that advance global sustainability and sustainability education. The CARES21 property is located near the San Jose International airport and accommodates visitors in shared bedrooms with shared baths. It offers panoramic valley views from the volcano and delicious local cuisine. The symposium will include brief (up to 15 minutes) structured presentations, workshops, and local site visits.

Limit: 16 participants.
Costs: $499.00.
Costs include transportation to and from the airport and all site visits, dinner on January 8th and breakfast on January 12th plus all meals during the symposium, plus accommodations.
Airfare is not included.
Deposits are non-refundable.

Topics of Interest: We invite individual or small team proposals that touch on topics including but not limited to those on the list below.
❖ Sustainable development in Costa Rica and Latin America
❖ Integrating service learning & sustainability
❖ Engaging students in solving real world problems
❖ Employing high-impact practices in short-term study abroad
❖ Social justice and the environment
❖ Sustainable agriculture
❖ Local initiatives with global impact
❖ Engaging multidisciplinary faculty and administrators in creating unique opportunities for students
❖ Exploring biodiversity resources for educational purposes
❖ STEAM initiatives, curriculum development, and study abroad
❖ Developing intercultural competence
❖ Gender and the environment

Posted on October 3, 2019