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As a nonprofit organization, Creative Change values collaboration with governmental agencies and other nonprofits. We work with these partners at the local and national levels to provide joint programming, and to bring the unique knowledge and research of these organizations into curricula and classrooms.
- A multi-year collaboration with Washtenaw County (MI) government resulted in the creation of “Lessons from the Land,” a high school curriculum and teacher education program focused on land use and sustainability in Southeast Michigan. The program utilized the County’s Master Plan as a basis, resulting in a rigorous program that engages students in the same interdisciplinary research used by planning professionals. (Note: “Lessons from the Land” is now part of our broader sustainable communities program, Our Town.)
- We worked with Redefining Progress (Oakland, CA) to develop curriculum and teacher education modules about the Ecological Footprint, an internationally-used methodology to measure human impact on the environment. The partnership paired RP's scientific and policy research with Creative Change's curriculum development expertise, resulting in high-quality educational materials. Download samples from the Curriculum and Resource Center.
- We collaborate with the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (NY) to provide CELF's annual Summer Institute for Sustainability Education. The partnership, now in its fifth year, has provided 250 educators (PK-16) with in-depth professional development, curriculum and follow-up support focused on creating sustainability "makeovers" for units, courses and curriculum maps.
- Locally, organizations such as the Washtenaw Land Trust, the Ecology Center and the Huron River Watershed Council have provided content expertise and guest speakers for our curriculum and teacher education programs on land use and sustainable communities.
If your organization is looking to enhance its work with an educational component, we're interested in hearing from you. Contact us to discuss ways to collaborate.