Program Orientation & Community Building
Location: Seattle, Cedar River Watershed
This first week focuses on orienting scholars to the program, and the physical and cultural landscapes of the region. Scholars will begin to develop shared language and understanding around biocultural conservation, environmental justice, and our key themes of power, privilege, identity, and agency as they relate to the human and more-than-human world. Community-building is also an emphasis for this first week, with numerous activities centered on trust-building, storytelling, and the development of community norms.