Education is a powerful tool for nurturing the leaders of our sustainable future. That’s why supporting and cultivating educational communities is fundamental to the work we do at Bioneers.
Bioneers is a thriving network of visionary innovators who are working with nature to heal nature and offer practical solutions for restoring the Earth and people. An important component of this network is a community of educators, working to bring these concepts and solutions into the classrooms, schools and institutions that they call home.
Bioneers is working with a diverse array of leaders in the field of education to help further the cause of education for sustainability. Find out more about our partners and projects on our Education Partners page. We’re honored and excited to provide inspirational and practical information, materials and events that educators can utilize to help nourish the next generation of bioneers.
As an educator, there are several ways that we invite you to interact with Bioneers.
Attend (And Bring Your Class) to a Bioneers Conference Near You
The Bioneers Conference is an amazing learning opportunity for students and teachers alike. We encourage teachers and their classes to attend as groups. Scholarships are available for individual educators under the age of 30 and for educators attending with their classes. The Bioneers Conference can also meet professional development requirements through our CEU partnership with Dominican and San Francisco State University.
For more information, visit these pages:
- Bioneers Conference
- Local Beaming Conference in your Region
- Information on Available Scholarships for Youth, Groups & Young Educators
- Information on Discounted Rate on Conference Registration for Educators
Bring Bioneers Into Your Classroom
Some of the most insightful and brilliant thinkers of our generation regularly speak at the Bioneers Conference, creating a vast archive of video presentations and an award winning radio series. These highly accessible 30-minute presentations on a wide range of social, scientific and environmental issues are a great way to begin or deepen in-class discussions. Visit the Bioneers Store to explore our materials, including the groundbreaking collection: “Bioneers Presents Biomimicry: It’s All Intelligent.”
“I teach a course on Sustainable Living at Utah State University that uses the Bioneers videos quite a bit. I find them to be great discussion starters, and they are nice, thought-provoking introductions to a wide array of environmental topics. I think they would also be great in a survey course where you don't have time to do lengthy readings on each topic.”
- Kerry Case, Utah State University
This growing collection offers inspiring stories and essays by Bioneers visionaries and activists at the forefront of environmental and social restoration. These foundational works are increasingly finding their way into classrooms and educational institutions.
“The students in my Ecological Design classes just love Nature’s Operating Instructions as a text.”
- John Todd, visionary ecological designer and Distinguished Lecturer at University of Vermont, Burlington.
Let Us Know What You Think
With your support and participation, Bioneers intends to refine and focus our engagement with formal education over the next three years, streamlining our materials, developing partnerships and promoting the remarkable work and projects that are already ongoing in our community.
"The compelling stories of the Bioneers — told at our annual conference and simultaneous satellite conferences across North America, and in our radio and book series–demonstrate over and over how great a difference one individual can make." - Kenny Ausubel