Faculty Development

Head Outdoors for Spring Faculty Development!

interested in outdoor place-based teaching and learning?

Spending time together outdoors is important for community resilience, fostering wellbeing, and can improve teaching and learning outcomes. This series was open to all faculty, sponsored by a faculty development grant and the Office of Sustainability. Each event featured SCSU faculty and a local community partner. Are you a new or recently hired faculty member? Welcome to SCSU and we hope you join us exploring some local outdoor treasures. Interested in sharing research, creative activity or curriculum that connects to one of the previous events? Contact us! 

Suzie Huminski, Sustainability Coordinator huminskis1@southernct.edu

Spring 2023 Faculty Development Events

*NOTE: The following events are sponsored by faculty development grant. Events may open to students and staff after faculty priority registration

Falkner's Island Day
Friday, April 14, 9:00am - 3:30pm

We are headed back to Falkner's Island this spring! This island, part of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, is normally closed to the public and serves as a sanctuary for birds--a hotspot for thousands of common terns. We will join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staffing the island to restore native habitat and remove invasive plants. 

Rain Date: TBD

Space is limited! Please use this Eventbrite link to RSVP.

Great Meadows Marsh: Habitat Restoration
Thursday, April 27, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join this collaborative coastal-resilience project and help protect one of Connecticut's largest coastal wetlands. This effort includes Audubon CT, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, CT DEEP, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Our group will be planting native spartina (cordgrass).

Rain Date: TBD

Space is limited! Please use this Eventbrite link to RSVP.