Call for Presenters and Researchers
We invite individuals with expertise in science or sustainability to participate in the Sustainability in Prisons Project in the following ways:
Participants can give one or more presentations for our monthly lecture series in four prisons in Washington. Audiences include inmates as well as prison staff – superintendents, facility managers and officers. Lectures typically last ninety minutes, usually in a classroom with audiovisual equipment, and concern subjects related to ecology, sustainability or other areas of science. We provide training via telephone, e-mail and the web, as well as rigorous evaluation instruments to assess effectiveness. For more information, please see our Lectures page.
Workshop or Research Project
Participants can also provide an in-depth workshop on a particular topic or lead longer-term projects that train offenders and prison staff to carry out research activities. Workshops and projects may occur in prison gardens, operational facilities or other secure locations, and continue beyond the direct participation of guest scientists.
What We Provide
We provide the opportunity to participate in an innovative and potentially transformative project that is drawing worldwide attention in the fields of ecology, informal science education and criminal justice. We can also provide an honorarium for teaching and travel expenses; a letter commending your work to your department chair, professional association or funding institution; acknowledgment in evaluative and scientific reports; and press via our website and media relations. Participation also ensures an outstanding piece for Broader Impacts Statements of National Science Foundation grants.
To learn more about participating in the Sustainability in Prisons Project, please contact:
Kelli Bush, Project Manager: email@example.com
The Evergreen State College
Environmental Studies – Lab II
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505