Today, the PECS team headed outside the conference walls to the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, or PUC-Rio University, for a joint workshop with Brazilian students on how to build interdisciplinary experiences for students of sustainability.
It was inspiring to get to know the PUC-Rio students and realize just how much we have in common. All of us are searching for a way to make our education and future careers both fulfilling for ourselves and beneficial to others, and we found that interdisciplinary interactions have a big role to play in achieving that. After seeing the ways that interdisciplinary conversation can transcend both academic boundaries and international ones with our new friends at PUC-Rio, we can’t wait to watch the disciplines come together at the Rio+20 conference.
Check out our Day 2 video blog to learn about our workshop discussions and to hear some youth perspectives from the Southern Hemisphere!