Conference

Sustainability Education Conference

Aug 04 - Aug 06 2017 Rhinebeck, NY

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Join others who are working toward a more sustainable future for the Hudson Valley and help create a path forward for educating our future leaders.

Here in the Hudson Valley—with our fertile land, clean water, and emerging local economy—we are uniquely poised to transition away from unsustainable social, economic, and environmental practices to a more regenerative way of life. A large obstacle, and great opportunity, resides in the gap between our future aspirations and what our current structures are able to produce—from knowledge, understanding, and skills to the mindsets of our children and our communities.

This August, we invite you to join us for an inaugural gathering of educators, administrators, business leaders, parents, students, and community-based organizations from the Hudson Valley and beyond to explore the potential for our schools and communities to learn and work together toward a shared and intentional future.

Through presentations, group discussions, and focused breakout sessions, we look at a whole-school approach to education—from curriculum and instruction to facilities and grounds—nested within whole communities, and how the two can be more deeply integrated and serve as resources for one another.

Using the Education for Sustainability (EfS) framework, the successful Sustainable Jersey for Schools initiative, and other case studies, we explore the power of learning and the creative potential of our youth, and continue to identify how to best support our next generation of leaders.

Those from outside the Hudson Valley are welcome to join us to share insights and experiences and bring new understandings back home.

More Information

Schedule

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Guest rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
6:00p.m.–7:15p.m. Dinner
7:30p.m.–10:00 p.m. Conference Welcome & Evening Session
 
SATURDAY
7:00 a.m–8:00 a.m. Optional: Daily open classes (meditation, yoga, tai chi)
7:00 a.m–8:45a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Conference
12:00p.m.–2:00p.m. Lunch
1:00p.m.–2:00p.m. Optional: Tour of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living
2:00p.m.–5:30p.m. Conference
6:00p.m.–7:15p.m. Dinner
7:30p.m.–11:00p.m. Evening Session & Celebration
                   
SUNDAY
7:00 a.m–8:00 a.m. Optional: Daily open classes (meditation, yoga, tai chi)
7:00 a.m–8:45a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–Noon Conference
12:00p.m.–2:00 p.m. Lunch
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty. To see a more detailed schedule return to the conference main site.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability): 
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • David Levine is cofounder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Coun ...
  • Jaimie P. Cloud is founder and president of the Cloud Institute and author of th ...
  • John Henry, MA, is the STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist for the New Jers ...
  • Laura Weiland is director of the Ome ...
  • Heather McCall, AICP, is director of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools pro ...

Tuition & Fees

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Title Price

Sustainability Education Conference

$ 295.00
Tier Name Tier Price

Friend

This is the price of your workshop plus a tax-deductible donation of $75 to support Omega and our mission.

$ 370.00

Tier 1

This is the price of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.

$ 295.00

Tier 2

This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.

$ 220.00

Tier 3

This is our fully subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.

$ 145.00

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

TYPE Rate - 2 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 594.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 692.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 500.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 538.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 578.00

B Single Cabin Room - Twin [not in use]

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Limited availability.

$ 0.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 436.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 386.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 368.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 366.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 282.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 236.00

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 50.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00

WESPSB - Educators (Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board) $ 50.00

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