April 25, 2012
Center for Engagement and Community Development's 2012 Engagement Symposium Thursday
The Center for Engagement and Community Development's 2012 Engagement Symposium, "A Day of Learning: Communities Engaging Landscape," will be from 12-5 p.m., Thursday in the K-State Student Union.
The event will begin with open viewing of posters at 12 p.m. followed by a welcome by David Procter, the center's director, and the keynote address by Robin Moore. Moore's address is titled "Natural Learning Initiative." Both Procter's welcome and Moore's address will be hosted in the Flint Hills Room.
Moore has worked in the field of landscape architecture as an educator, researcher and consultant. He is an international authority on the design of children's play and learning environments, user needs research and participatory public open space design.
The remaining symposium agenda appears below:
Room 212 – "Engaging Communities through Gardens"
"Our Community…A More Colorful Place"
"Planting Manhattan's Garden Together"
"A Fruitful Partnership: The Kansas Health Foundation and K-State Research and Extension Community Gardening Grants"
Flint Hills Room – "Learning Gardens"
"Learning from Demonstration Rain-Gardens and Living Roofs"
"Landscape of Learning: Design Action Research in Manhattan, KS"
Jon Hunt and Anna Wiehe
"Growing Art and Design in Northview's Learning Garden"
Flint Hills Room – "Community Gardens and Well-Being"
"School Gardens for Health and Well-Being"
"Beneath the Surface: The Schowalter Community Builds a Therapeutic Garden"
Room 212 – "Growing Food and Social Systems"
"What We Know About Local Food"
"Poverty, Place and Food: An overview of Findings from a Recent Survey of Residents in Kansas City, Kan."
"New Roots for Refugees and Other Urban Farmers"
Flint Hills Room
Closing – Stephanie Rolley, department head of landscape architecture/regional and community planning