Brad Stocker, Ed.D., before his recent retirement, was a professor at Miami Dade College.
Brad served on the Council of the Earth Ethics Institute at the college for 20 years. He has a post-doctoral certificate in Ecology and Human Spirit and has been designing, developing, and teaching Earth Literacy workshops and courses since 1992. A member of Miami Friends Meeting (FL), Brad is working with other Friends to “green” the meeting.
Brad describes Earth Literacy as follows:
“My simplest definition for Earth Literacy, the elevator one I use is this: Earth Literacy begins with knowing and understanding the implications of the science story of the creation and the evolution of our Universe and Earth told with an infusion of spirituality.”
(from: http://www.quakerearthcare.org/article/earth-literacy )
Mary Jo Klingel, a participant at an Earth Literacy workshop Brad gave for the Palm Beach Meeting, decribed it like this:
“Brad is a good teacher, well informed and easy to listen to. His messages about caring for our Earth resonated with the workshop participants….
What made the workshop magical is that we played. Really, we played like kids.
It took me a while to relax into the day. I arrived as I do at most environmental workshops: things are worsening, perhaps catastrophic, and I must be very serious and productive. I had to adjust to the surprise of having fun. When I was able to relax, I could see that there is a sweetness to be felt, inside us and around us. We can slow down enough to see the magic in one another and the Earth…..
The workshop gave us gifts on many levels, including balancing the learning of the mind and the learning of the heart. The best part was going outside and reconnecting with the joy and beauty freely given by our lovely green planet-home.”
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|6-6:30||Bookstore open/planning for Mystery Quaker|
|6:30 pm||Dinner (potluck)|
|7:30-8 pm||Meeting for Worship|
|8-9 pm||Earth Literacy|
|7am||Meeting for Worship|
|4-6 pm||Meeting for Business (Brad meet with children)|
|7:30||Youth report/Mystery Quaker|
|9 am||Clean meetinghouse, last call bookstore/swap shop|
|10 am||Meeting for Worship with Columbia Friends|