Please join us May 20th at 7pm as we resume our LEEF Speaker Series: Free for members, $5 for non-members.
About the Presentation
In her presentation titled, “Teaching for Collective Environmental Action,” Sahar Arbab will discuss why she believes the environmental education field needs to move away from a focus on individual behavior and instead prioritize systemic change. Using examples from her own teaching, Sahar will demonstrate how she is working to prepare young people to take action in their communities and beyond. Sahar will also discuss the characteristics of strong youth-adult partnerships and how to meaningfully bring young people to the decision-making table.
About the Presenter
Sahar Arbab has spent most of her career working in the environmental education field. She has dug in urban gardens alongside youth, managed teen internship programs, and trained classroom teachers. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she moved to Washington state in 20
16 to pursue graduate studies at Western Washington University. After graduating, she worked for two years as a Program Coordinator with Washington Green Schools. Sahar also spent a summer working for Grist as a 2019 fellow with the University of Michigan’s Environmental Fellows Program. Sahar currently manages a career pathway program at King County Parks. She is passionate about creating educational programs informed by communities’ environmental concerns. In her free time she enjoys trail running, reading, cooking, and hiking with her partner and two dogs.