ZENOBIA BARLOW: Why I Became an Educator
In short: Is there a better way to influence how people think?
PCI Fellow Zenobia Barlow is a nationally known pioneer in creating models of schooling for sustainability. Co-founder and executive director of the Center for Ecoliteracy (CEL), she has designed strategies for applying ecological and indigenous understanding in K-12 education, including "Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability," "Rethinking School Lunch," and the "Food Systems Project." She is a contributor to the Center for Ecoliteracy's new book, Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability (Fall 2009, Watershed Media/UC Press). She also co-edited Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (2005) and co-authored Ecoliteracy: Mapping the Terrain (2000). Prior to joining the CEL, Barlow was editor of an international publishing company, a university program director, and executive director of The Elmwood Institute, an ecological think tank. She travels widely as a documentary photographer.