August 11 Seminar

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Durham Academy Summer Seminar 

August 11, 9:00am-2:30pm (lunch included!)

Extension to 4:00 pm for teachers* interested in lesson plans

As of August 2, the seminar has filled, but additional seats may open up. Please register to get on the waiting list.

Do you ever wonder what’s really recyclable? Or whether compost is worth the effort? If you’re part of the DA community (including parents and alumni), you’re invited to par learn about these issues and their relation to climate change.

You’ll spend the day with the Upper School Student Government Sustainability Committee and find out about our systems for solid waste, recycling, and composting. This will be the first ever summer seminar offered at DA! Join it to create new connections and help launch a sustainable school year! 

Who: rising 8th graders, Upper Schoolers, faculty and staff, parents, alumni 

When: Wednesday, August 11, 9:00-2:30 (lunch included); extension to 4:00 for interested teachers*

Where: Upper School Learning Commons & Quad

Why: Because we can all live more sustainably and reduce carbon emissions! 


  • DA Upper School Sustainability Committee
  • Chatham County Recycling and Education Specialists
  • DA science teacher Theresa Shebalin   
  • DA Sustainability Coordinator Tina Bessias 

No fee for participation.  Masks will be required for indoor activities. 

*teachers = anyone who wants to try out lesson plans and receive a guide for educating about solid waste and how to reduce it

1 comment

    • Anne McNamara on July 26, 2021 at 7:32 pm
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    Hi Tina,
    This sounds great! After decades of sorting the recycling bins at DA, there is so much to be learned. But it isn’t difficult to make good choices although they often need to be made at the front end — before you buy something! Thanks for putting this together. I’ll try to make it.

    Anne Mc

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