Earth Stewardship Symposium

Earth Stewardship Symposium

2024 Earth Stewardship Symposium

The West Valley College Sustainability Committee invites you to the Annual Earth Stewardship Symposium on Monday, April 15 and Thursday, April 25.

This event is free and open to all. Free parking is available in parking lots 4 and 5.

Refreshments will be served. Please bring your own water bottles.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley.



Program Details

Event Time Location
“Extending our Aloha ʻĀina Reality in Hawaiʻi and Beyond,” with Daniel Kinzer, Lead Community Technologist, Pacific Blue Studios, Purple Mai'a Foundation & Associates.
In the face of our current planetary climate, biodiversity, social and political challenges, Culture and Nature are being brought back together, or re-membering, across the Hawaiian Islands by building on a foundation of ancestral knowledge and wisdom with contemporary science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Extended Reality (XR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, rooted in Ancestral Intelligence and nature-inspired design, are helping communities navigate their way back to abundance to true love of land, place and one another. Letʻs explore stories of re-membering and regeneration in Hawaiʻi and ways they can inspire community action in more places.
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Online via Zoom
Event Time Location
Conversation about the intersection of art, science, and climate, with Danielle Siembieda, Alter Eco-Artist and San Jose Sr. Arts Manager 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Baltic Room (Campus Center)
Solar Cooking Demo, with Debbie Sy 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Outside Baltic Room (Campus Center)
Lunch will be served.
Please bring your own dishware and water bottles.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Baltic Room (Campus Center)
“Growing Fabric” presentation by Nicole Markelz; WVC Fashion Design Instructor 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM Baltic Room (Campus Center)
Biology Student Poster Session with WVC Biology faculty Leticia Gallardo & Michelle Geary 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM Baltic Room (Campus Center)
“Community Scientists Reveal the Hidden Powers of Sea Otters” with Ron Eby 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Baltic Room (Campus Center)
Last Updated 4/12/24