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Blue Community Educational Events

   The Blue Community Consortium offers

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experience Sustainable Tourism at Anna Maria Island

Walt Disney World EPCOT

Historic Cortez Fishing Village

Florida Aquarium

Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom


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PM4SD Summer School At Villages Nature, Paris France Last Updated on 2018-10-06 17:58:20      Register Now Primary Sponsors                                 Villages Natures is said to be the most sustainable tourism resort in the world.    It recently received the World Hospitality award for Best Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility Initiative. We have chosen to hold the conference exactly one year from its opening Inauguration to both celebrate the anniversary and learn about its progress one year later.                              The Conference theme is Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism  The Conference will be a mix of presentations and experiential learning opportunities including: Presentations from Internationals experts on... More »
Walt Disney World EPCOT Experiential Learning Nov 9th Last Updated on 2018-09-28 11:52:09   Join us Friday November 9th for at Walt Disney EPCOT as we explore how Disney puts their sustainability policy into practice. Highlights of the tour include: History of EPCOT and the original concept The monorail system role in future transportation The use of virtual tours to promote tourism through Soarin Circle of Life and sustainable tourism messaging Behind the Seeds tour, a backstage look at the hydroponic and aquaculture systems The Concentric rings and history of transforming the future The Seas conservation messaging Spaceship Earth and Choosing our Future Technology behind the operations, future world codes, and design of World Show Case Experiencing the Food & Wine Festival The Story of the Earth NOTE:  There is a $25.00 fee for the Behind the Seeds Tour. To register for this trip you must purchase or already possess a Disney Park ticket or... More »
PM4SD FOUNDATONAL CERTIFICATION Last Updated on 2018-08-16 19:05:12 The Blue Community Consortium is pleased to partner with and participate in the upcoming online training course on PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development), which offers proven techniques and best practices for managing tourism projects more effectively, using the internationally-recognized PM4SD methodology. Dr. David Randle, Director of Sustainable Tourism USF Patel College of Global Sustainability is representing the Blue Community and joining other global experts and tourism leaders in this 4-week facilitated and interactive online course. The course is delivered by TrainingAid, an international tourism training company specialized in sustainable tourism, Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) and Jlag Europe, in collaboration with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and other industry partners. We encourage you, as a key tourism industry... More »
Choices for Our Sustainable Tourism Futures Last Updated on 2018-05-28 15:53:44   This conference is registered as part of the UN Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development. The program will focus on those choices for the future that will highlight the best practices of sustainable tourism and encourage participants to use the lessons from these best practices in development projects they may be involved in themselves.   The UNWTO Blue Community Consortium and the Bradenton Area CVB arehosting a UNWTO Affiliate meeting to celebrate the UN International Year for Sustainable Tourism. Highlights will include: ​​Presentations from international experts on sustainable tourism and development Opportunity to co-create in a futuring process Great sustainable food and networking opportunities Tours of best practices in the Blue Community Sustainable Tourism Observatory including: Pine Avenue Restoration Project, City of St. Petersburg... More »
Disney Animal Kingdom Experiential Learning Registration Last Updated on 2018-04-16 14:41:43   NO FURTHER RESERVATIONS WITHOUT PERMISSION Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Experiential Learning April 22, 2018 Join us this coming Mother Earth Day  at the Walt Disney Animal Kingdom as we explore how Disney puts their sustainability policy into practice.  This trip is one of the two options for assignment 2 of Module 6 for the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Course. Highlights of the tour include: History of the Animal Kingdom, and sustainability policy The process of story telling and eductainment messaging through the Kilimanjaro Safari Walks through the Gorilla Falls Exploration trail and the Maharajah Jungle Trek Ecotourism promoted through the Kali Rapids Special Earth Day exhibits and environmental education at Rafiki Planet Watch Conversations with Disney Cast members on sustainability programs and policy Sharing culture through Expedition... More »