For many years Josh Olins has lived in Woods Hole for the summer. For the rest of the year, he teaches first grade in Maine. He has been teaching lower elementary grades for 20 years and has recently designed and implemented a successful single stream recycling and composting program in his 900 student school in Maine.
For the past five years he has helped the Woods Hole Public Library with the summer carnival for kids by rehabilitating old bicycles given to the Library to recycle into the community. He sets up his bike stand and fixes the bikes onsite during the carnival, making them ready for sale.
He obviously has a strong interest in the Education of Sustainability and just the day before the carnival returned from a 2 week teacher exchange with like-minded teachers in Japan. The trip was part of the Fulbright Japan-US teacher exchange for the Education of Sustainability Development (ESD. He will speak about his work and recent trip to Japan at an illustrated talk at the Woods Hole Public Library on Wednesday, July 30, at 7:30 PM,. He will also share his thoughts on the education of sustainability.
For more details, call the Library at 508-548-8961.