Earth Week Events + More!
3pm - Elmahdi Oummih, Director Administrator for the African Leadership Academy will give a presentation on The Power of Youth, Leadership and the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Tunisia
4:30pm - Randa Bahrouni and Hamza Zaghdoud on Environmental Issues and Global Warming
* Earth Day Pledges Activity to follow
3pm - We will host a guest speaker from an environmental organization called Rayetna that will speak about Models for Ecological Neighborhoods and how to expand this in Tunisia
4pm - Presentation on Volunteerism and the introduction of an American Corner Volunteer Log
5pm - Trash Pick-Up in Belvedere Park
3pm - Jason Levine on Teaching English Through Hip Hop
Jason R. Levine is currently the Academic Director of CAMPUS Education, an English language school with multiple centers in the U.S. and overseas. Endowed with fourteen years of experience as a teacher, trainer, and creator of educational materials, Jason has worked with teachers and young learners of English in many parts of the world. He is also the Founder and President of ColloLearn, LLC, an educational program for children and adults whereby he produces original songs and games to teach English language arts, math, social studies, science, and foreign languages; performs and trains at numerous schools and organizations; writes chants for Oxford University Press; maintains a website and popular YouTube channel. Jason’s workshops and lectures demonstrate how activities based on repetitive input of collocations can promote accurate and fluent use of language and foster critical thinking skills. Jason holds a Master’s of Arts in TESOL, K-12; Departmental honors from Hunter College, New York and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Vassar College.
3pm - Film Screening: Former Vice President, Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning" + Discussion
EARTH DAY - Randa Bahrouni, the American Corner Environmental Volunteers President will be organizing a trash pick-up. More details about time and location to come!