Ethical Imagination and Environmental Stewardship
The Wyland Foundation has partnered with NEXT.cc to provide the following water journeys to reach young people, their teachers and their families with meaningful learning experiences that create positive influences in their lives.
NEXT.cc is a 21st century Eco Web of researched resources dedicated to transforming teaching and learning into a relevant, fun, anywhere anytime activity. NEXT.cc’s resources encourage exploration of local communities while enabling virtual field trips to international institutions, museums, and contemporary practices. Participants learn the humane role of the built environment exploring journeys and working on the computer, in the classroom and in their cities. NEXT.cc introduces a systems thinking approach to connect traditional subjects in place based projects across nine scales- nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, city, region and world. Journeys introduce tools that artists, scientists and designers use to engage the world. Language journeys introduce vocabularies and principles tied to CCSS. Discovery expands awareness of relations between systems. Design journeys present opportunities for active citizenry and real world innovation.