EARS Seminars for 2017
|Sustainable Development||January 22-26|
|Practical Ecological Foundations||Jan 29 – Feb 2|
|Sustainable Agriculture||February 12-16|
|Water Technologies||February 19-23|
|Aquaponics Systems||Feb 26 – Mar 2|
|Worldview in Conflict||March 12-16|
|Participatory Education in Community Health Evangelism||March 19-23|
|Appropiate Technology||March 26-30|
*Cost per person, per week is $250. Participating in at least four weeks will allow for a discounted rate of $225 per week. This covers housing, food, and course materials. Students with special dietary needs could have additional costs.
If you would like to register for an EARS seminar please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Ears Seminar” in subject line. Please let us know your contact info: Name, Phone, Email and which seminar you want to register for.
Students will learn about the different techniques used in sustainable agriculture. This will include soil preparation, composting, planting, crop rotation, etc. They will also learn how to incorporate domestic animals into the system for nitrogen inputs and as a source of dietary protein needed in developing communities.
Students will learn how to construct and maintain a functional aquaponics system with the goal of producing food. They will learn how to select the proper species of fish, stocking ratios, and water testing to maintain balance and health in the fish population. We will also show them the advantages and disadvantages of growing plants in water and gravel mediums.
Community Water Technology
The students will learn how to develop water and sanitation systems. This will include water collection, purification, and testing. They will learn how to build sand filters and latrines. This seminar also includes training in water related diseases and their prevention.
The students will learn how to use appropriate technology in the construction of water collection tanks, Rus pumps, bio-digesters, rocket stoves, and solar ovens which can be used in community development. They will also learn how to assess what types of alternate energy are most appropriate for the region and are the pros and cons of each.