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Sailing Expeditions for StudentsSpring of Fall 2010
Students (grades 5-12) along with their adult chaperones will experience marine science and sailing on the waters of Puget Sound abroad the 61' Carlyn. Students will make the heml from the minute they step on board, conducting original marine research and learning to operate the vessel under the careful guidance of Salish crew. Scholarship money is available for qualifying schools and students! Contact Education Director, Nikken Palesch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 780-7848 (Salish office) with questions.
Expedition Copenhagen with Will StegerFollow along with polar explorer Will Steger as he and a group of young people embark on Expedition Copenhagen, a mission to bring the youth voice to the international climate negotiations in December. First give your students the basic knowledge they need to follow the news coverage of the climate negotiations and the skills they need to make their opinions heard. The send your students statements to the youth delegates headed to Copenhagen and follow the Youth Delegation's multimedia blogs. Download Citizen Climate (linked below), free standards-linked high school lesson plans from the Will Steger Foundation. These lesson plans build on the WSF's original levels for atmospheric levels of greenhouse gasses, carbon tax, new technologies, concerns of developed and developing countries, and how to formulate position statements.
Deep Ecology & Sustainable Living Short Course ~ Costa RicaJuly 25 - August 7, 2010 ~ Costa Rica
This two-week short course is being offered by Earth Education International (Costa Rica) and Humboldt State University. Participants can receive three undergraduate or graduate credits. The course includes field site visits and local travel. It is open to students from any university worldwide and to non-students.
EE for Kids through Music and StoriesAccomplished singer/songwriter/storyteller and educator Rosie Emery has toured schools in Canada and the U.S. for years with her environmental education programs. Now she's sharing her work online in a blog for teachers and parents. Instructive content and accompanying song and story suggestions provide creative ideas for lesson plans. Songs and lyrics are posted to her Myspace page for easy listening.
Encyclopedia of Earth's Student Science Communication ProjectThis science writing initiative helps students develop writing skills through the preparation of articles for publication in the Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE). Senior level environmental science students and graduate students at several universities and colleges around the nation are writing and publishing articles for the site. For more information, a subset articles, ideas on how others have tailored the SSCP for use in their own courses, and a Teacher's Guide for those interested in participating, please visit:
Earn a Masters of Environmental Managment at Duke University from your DesktopCreate an environmental vision for tomorrow at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke, while maintaining a commitment to your employer and family! The Duke Environmental Leadership Program offers an innovative, two-year Master of Environmental Management degree for environmental professionals. The DEL-MEM is an online and on0campus program providing a perspective of interdisciplinary and global themes, strategic approaches to environmental management, and effective leadership and communication skills. Information sessions available now at Duke or virtual sessions.
NAAEE Online Higher Education DirectoryThe online higher education directory is a comprehensive resource to undergraduate and graduate environmental programs at higher education institutions in North America. The directory provides details about institutions, programs, departments, and faculty. Updates are continually being made. If you r your program are not included, please contact NAAEE for a login and a password to enter or update your information.
The directory will help faculty network with each other, as well as provide direction to students seeking an institution that matches their interests in environmental courses and degree plans. The directory also supports NAAEE's work with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Earth Expeditions Graduate Fiel Courses & Global Field Master's program ~ Tuition PaidApply by January 28, 2010
Miami University's Project Dragonfly, honored in 2008 with the NAAEE award for Outstanding Service to Environmental Education at the global level, is accepting application for its 2010 Earth Expeditions graduate field courses and the Global Field Masters Program (GFP). The courses and GFP combine summer field courses in Africa, Asia, and the Americas with Web learning comunities and bring together graduate students, scientists, educators, and community leaders at critical conservation field sites worldwide for firsthand experience with inquiry-driven education, environmental stewardship, and global understanding.
Each accepted applicant is awarded a tuition scholarship covering 2010 field course tuition, equivalent to $3,100 (Ohio residents) and $7,100 (non-Ohio residents). This tuition reduction applies to all applicants, regardless of residency or nationality. Award recipients are responsible for travel and field costs.
Earth Expeditions courses and the GFP Masters may be completed part-time from anywhere in the US or abroad, and are open to educators and other professionals from all settings and disciplines.
Climate Discovery Online Courses for EducatorsJanuary 22 - March 14, 2010
Are you seeking a K-12 professional development opportunity that will enhance your qualifications, competency, and self-confidence in integrating Earth system science, climate, and global change in your science classroom? the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers a series of six- and seven-week online courses in the middle and high school teachers that combine geoscience content, information about current climate research, easy to implement hands-on activities, and group discussion.
CD 501 Introduction to Earth's Climate
CD 502 Earth System Science: A Climate Change Perspective
CD 503 Understanding Climate Change Today
2010 NAAEE Conference ~ Call for PresentationsDeadline: February 1, 2010
Join the New York State Outdoor Education Association as they host attendees from around the world in Buffalo-Niagra, New York.
39th Annual Conference ~ September 29 - October 2, 2010
7th Annual Research Symposium ~ September 28-29, 2010
The Call for Presentations is Open ~ www.naaee.org/conference/call-for-presentations
Nine strands compliment the conference theme, "Building connections - Bridging Gaps" , and include:
Arts, Cultural, Spirituality
Innovative Programs and Practices
Network and Leadership Development
Socio-ecological Justice and Community Engagement
Teaching and Learning Sustainability
Energy Education and Green Technology
Urban and Rural Interface
National EE Week 2010: Registration Now Open!
Register for National Environmental Education Week April 11-17, 2010!
National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the largest organized environmental education event in the United States. EE Week increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation, learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums. By participating in EE Week, you encourage your students to make a difference in their schools, homes, and communities!
Click here to register for this year's event! http://eeweek.org/register.htm
Invitation to Film Makers for 2010 ConferenceDeadline to submit: February 1, 2010 (limit film to 1h45min)
For the first time NAAEE will offer film makers a regular presentation timeslot. NAAEE offers environmental film makers the opportunity to screen programs and obtain audience feedback. The film maker or representative must be present to introduce the program. Programs with accompanying teaching materials are preferred. Your 40-word description should sell your film to the potential audience at the conference. In your 250-word description, which NAAEE's film judges will use to determine which programs are accepted, describe the film content, the target audience, the run time, and the type of materials you have for either K-12 teachers or nonformal educators. The number of film presentation slots is limited to ten (10).
Ongoing Workshops at the Tijuana River Estuary
Coastal Training Program Workshops: Throughout the year, the Tijuana Estuary puts on workshops that are sponsored by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Some are held at the visitor center, some off-site. Dates, topics and speakers vary. Past topics include: visits to regional wetlands in the US and Mexico, Public Participation in the Environmental Review Process and Volunteer Programs for Water Quality Testing. Contact Oscar Romo (email@example.com), our Coastal Training Program Coordinator, for upcoming workshops.
Ongoing Monarch Live Project
The annual migration cycle of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world. Every year, millions of monarchs migrate thousands of miles from Canada and the United States to overwinter in the mountain peaks in the states of Mexico and Michoacán in Mexico. This magical journey, deemed an “endangered natural phenomenon,” is dependent on conservation of habitats in all three North American countries: United States, Canada, and Mexico. More....