Section 2: Bioregional Curriculum Structure
The 16-hour pilot certification would include these components, to be expanded out for a 80-100-hour structure in the future:
1.Bioregionalism: Welcome Home
This section is seen as broad-brush, seminal introductory conceptual pieces that help people “get it.”
2.Tools for Sustainable Communities
This section of the curriculum focuses on important organizing tools that the bioregional movement has found as essential for creating and sustaining groups and communities.
3.Tools for Reinhabitation
These hands-on, how-to, pragmatic skills and activities are broken into two sub-sections:
A. Your Address on Earth: Learning about, reinhabiting and restoring the local ecosystems: mapping, learning about watersheds, ecoregions, local natural seasonal cycles, migrations, activities, restoration and conservation issues, defining and deepening sense of place.
B. Relocalizing and Transitioning Our Communities Toward Sustainability: nuts and bolts activities on how to live sustainably in ways that reinforce and live within local ecological parameters. Food, energy, shelter, transportation, economic subsistence, community design, etc.