People in Florida shape their environment, but they are also sensitive to environmental changes. Humanities and the Sunshine State: Teaching Florida’s Climates
is a unique, interdisciplinary residential educator seminar that
tackles the complex issue of climate change by approaching it from
multiple disciplines, and by situating contemporary changes in a
historical perspective of climatic variations spanning millennia of
geological years and thousands of years of human inhabitation of the
peninsula. By showing how humans have experienced and responded to
environmental changes over this time period, the seminar will
strategize how to teach adaptation as a necessary way of life as
Floridians. In this way, the seminar connects cutting-edge research in
the humanities and ecological sciences to Florida environmental policy
This seminar is open to all educators and disciplines, including full‐time, certified K‐12 public or private school teachers of any subject, media specialists, librarians, guidance counselors, school and district administrators, state college professors, museum educators, National Park Service interpreters, and Florida State Park interpreters. Educators will work in a well-supported and academically stimulating environment with Master Teachers in language arts/social studies and sciences to develop Florida state standards-based lesson planning components throughout the workshop. Documentation for In-Service credits will be provided.
Accommodation in the UF Reitz Union Hotel, all workshop supplies, and most meals are provided free of charge for this 5-day/4-night seminar. There is a $100 registration fee to participate.
*Shared accommodation will be provided in rooms with two double beds. A limited number of single rooms will be made available upon acceptance for an additional upgrade charge.
Want to know more about the 2017 program? Click here for the tentative 2017 Agenda.
Ready to join us for Teaching Florida’s Climates? Click here for the 2017 Application.
For more information about Humanities and the Sunshine State: Teaching Florida's Climates, click here.
Support for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional funding from the Rothman Endowment of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. Additional support for this program was provided by the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611