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July can mean only one thing—it’s time for summer camp, of course. Come to Camp Snowball—Building Our Capacity to Shape the Future.
Based on 20+ years of experience, we believe that a school that includes systems thinking and sustainability education will build the desired capacity as it facilitates learning measured by traditional and authentic assessments and develops applied skills.
It’s time to scale up the efforts to embed systems thinking and sustainability in education. The kids need it, schools need it, communities need it, the world needs it.
We’re designing a summer camp experience that brings together students, parents, educators, and business and community leaders to build everyone’s capacity for learning and leading in the 21st century. Teams from school systems and communities around the world are invited to learn how to enable youth to develop into “systems citizens.”
We encourage you to bring your family, since summer is vacation time for many of us. We’ve got a great, relaxing location all picked out—and for those kids entering grades 1-6, we’ve got Camp Sunshine—a summer day camp that applies systems thinking to traditional camp activities. Games, songs, crafts, nature, adventures—you’ll get it here—with a twist. You never dreamed summer in Tucson could be this cool!
For more information visit www.campsnowball.org
System Dynamics Society
The Society's annual international conference is held alternately in North America and Europe, with occasional appearances in Asia and the Pacific Rim. These conferences, and the meetings of local chapters and interest groups, introduce newcomers to the field, keep practitioners aware of current developments, and provide unparalleled networking opportunities. Printed proceedings for most previous conferences can be ordered from the Society. Current and future conferences will make use of the World Wide Web to disseminate conference information and papers.
For more information visit www.systemdynamics.org
Pegasus Communications: Annual Systems Thinking in Action Conference
Although the recovery from the recent economic woes may not be complete, this is the time to improve both our individual and organizational effectiveness to develop new cycles of learning and prosperity.
Tomorrow’s success will require us to use our imaginations instead of our memories to build stronger, more resilient organizations for the future. At this year's conference, we will explore how systems thinking and related disciplines can provide renewed energy, spark momentum, and help us create the results we care about. By understanding the long-term impact and unintended consequences of different scenarios, we can take wiser, more effective actions for the future.
For more information visit www.pegasuscom.com
Water Foundation Training
Systems thinking can be studied in many ways. Based on the experience of educators involved in the System Thinking in Schools project, face-to-face, interactive training is the best way to begin. Once the learner has acquired an understanding of the basic concepts, habits, and tools of systems thinking, he/she should be able to adopt or adapt existing applications. Following the Level I training, an educator should continue with Level II training to deepen understanding and increase his/her ability to design and assess applications of systems thinking.
For more information visit www.watersfoundation.org