Under the theme of “biophilia”, CreativeMornings Istanbul is hosting bird watcher Burcu Meltem Arık, who defines herself as a “nature lover”. Arık, who became a bird watcher during her university period, has had a third sector experience that evolved from environmental and nature education to sustainability education. Since 2017, Burcu Meltem Arık is also the Training Observatory Coordinator of the Education Reform Initiative.
09:00-09:30: Welcoming and Breakfast
10:00-10.30: Q & A and Networking
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*The event will be held in Turkish.
About the speaker:
She was born and raised on the slopes of the Amanos Mountains, along the arms of the Orontes River. She studied chemistry. She is a bird watcher, haiku and nature lover. She works on education policy, environmental and nature education, sustainability education, climate change education, nature & play, ecological literacy and biomimicry. Since 2017, she has been working as the Education Observatory Coordinator at Sabancı University Education Reform Initiative. Previously, she has worked with the Society for the Protection of Nature (BirdLife Turkey), Nature Association, UNEP, TEMA Foundation and ÇEKÜL Foundation. Between 2015-2020, she taught Ecological Literacy and Sustainability and Biomimicry online courses at Istanbul Bilgi University. She’s exploring the cracks that bend dichotomies such as body-mind, nature-culture, human-non-human, teacher-student, school-home with a sustainability education perspective. She is the co-founder of Nature Games House and the Nature Friend’s Box game. Burcu is also a member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and Common Worlds Research Collective and a board member of the Network of Education Policy Centers (NEPC) and the Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living.