SEEKING     A Curriculum Writer for Sustainable Agricultural Curriculum

The Michigan State University Museum (MSUM) is seeking an experienced
educator, grounded in and knowledgeable of sustainable food, farming,
and community issues to develop curriculum modules as a companion to
resources publicly available at:

Since 2005 the Voices Project at the MSUM has developed humanities-based
resources for organizations to use in their own work: planning,
training, building public awareness, and inspiring change around
farmers, farming, and local food. Materials include a readers' theatre
script for public and group reading to inspire public exploration of
issues, and book club and film festival lists to aid the development of
public programs around sustainable agriculture. Essays and tips on doing
readers' theatre and using civic dialogue are presented along with
promotional materials, examples, and profiles of community use.

TIMELINE:       Our goal is to contract with a curriculum writer by
November 30, 2007, with curriculum modules completed by June 2008. We
will seek outside professional review of the curriculum and provide time
for final edit and adaptation based upon this input. The modules will be
web-published in August, 2008. Up to $8,000 is available for curriculum

TO APPLY:   Send (a) a brief vita that identifies your experience with
sustainable agriculture issues education, teaching, and/or curriculum
development, (b) a 2-4 page narrative on your concept for curriculum
modules and (c) a sample of writing. Proposals will be considered for
in-school programs (middle, high school, community college or
university) as well as public/community educational programs. Specify
your focus. Include information on the anticipated number of modules,
content and issues you want to address, anticipated format and length
per module or whole set. Building upon and/or formalizing your current
work is welcome. Visit the project web-site for a full picture of
existing resources and project activities. Address how your proposal
fits the project.

Submit proposals or inquire to:
Julie A. Avery, Ph.D     o     [log in to unmask]     o     517 432-3358
MSU Museum
West Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824


Vicki Morrone

Organic Vegetable and Crop Outreach Specialist

Michigan State University

C.S. Mott Sustainable Food Systems

303 Natural Resources Bldg.

East Lansing, MI 48824


517-282-3557 (cell)

517-353-3834 (fax)

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