For Instructors

2016 Summer Institute

July 19, 20, 26, 27


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.

Focus topics for this year include:

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

A stipend will be provided. Only a few spaces left!

Click here for downloadable: Summer Institute_Flier

To submit your interest and availability to participate, please email the following to

  • Your Name (First and last)
  • Your email address (one you are checking over the summer)
  • Phone Number (where you can be reached this summer)
  • School (Name, address)
  • Classes you teach
  • Grade level of your students
  • Dates you’d like to attend (select one or more): July 19, 20, 26, 27
  • Any questions or comments