The LMU Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) has hosted six annual urban ecology professional institutes on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. Designed to create synergistic research and teaching opportunities, the Institute introduces teachers and informal science providers to our urban ecology curriculum and inquiry-based research activities designed for students in grades 4-12.

The CURes Institute sets participants on the acceptance path to our Urban Ecology Teacher Academy for the upcoming school year. Curriculum is aligned to NGSS with meaningful connections to CCSS math and language arts, history/social studies and restorative practices.

More information on the 2019 Summer Institute will be posted as it is available. If you'd like to participate, please submit an inquiry below.


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Past Summer Institutes

  • July 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2016
    8am - 2pm

    CURes is hosting its annual four-day urban ecology professional institute designed for teachers of science held on Loyola Marymount University's campus. This year, the Institute will focus on co-creating hyper-localized curriculum aligned to the NGSS with a focus on restorative justice practices following our Urban EcoLab model. A stipend will be provided.

    Focus Topics

    • July 19th: Foundations of ecology, transportation and mobility
    • July 20th: Climate change, human-animal interactions
    • July 26th: Urban agriculture and food, water quality
    • July 27th: Biodiversity, Mediterranean region climates

    View the 2016 Summer Institute Flyer