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OSTA Webcast: Appreciating Living Processes

  • January 27, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar - link will be shared upon registration


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As Albert Einstein famously stated, mirroring a Hopi teaching, "The consciousness that creates a problem is insufficient for addressing it.”

Ilarion Merculieff, Unangan/Aleut Elder, will begin this session by sharing his wisdom regarding Earth-based consciousness and Traditional Knowledge and Wisdom, with insights into how they contrast with Western science. Milt Markewitz, whose work is in understanding living systems and their relationship to climate change, will share work done in the science classroom that facilitates students’ understanding of different ways of knowing and understanding the world, and how comparing these paradigms is an important exercise to better understand and address the problem of climate change. Emily Martin, Science teacher at Hood River High School, will facilitate conversations regarding how these understandings might be implemented in the classroom. Participants will gain a better understanding of how Traditional Knowledge and Wisdom offers critical ways of knowing about climate change that Western science does not, and how to integrate these vital perspectives into their science teaching.

Presenters: Ilarion Merculieff (Wisdom Weavers of the World), Milt Markewitz (Pull Together Now)Emily Martin (Hood River Valley High School)

This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. Signing in before registering saves our organization time, so we thank you! 

1.5 PDUs will be provided for attending, contingent upon completing an exit survey.

This meeting will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive an email with the meeting link after you register. If this is your first time using Zoom, you will need to allow yourself a few minutes to download the app here: 


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