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EE-News @NAAEE - September 6, 2000



EE-NEWS @NAAEE
September 6, 2000

The semi-monthly email bulletin for members of the North American
Association
for Environmental Education (NAAEE).

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EE-NEWS ITEMS
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* RESEARCH/PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES*
1. Environmental Management & Health Internet Research Register
2. Group Study Exchange to India

* GRANTS*
3. Training and Organizational Assistance Program
4. Cisco Foundation Community Grants
5. Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships

* UPDATES FROM THE HILL*
6. Congress in Summer Recess - No Action

* EE RESOURCES*
7. Libraries - Community Resource for Environmental Information?
8. Environmental Theme Posters
9. Wild Things 2000 - Wading into Wetlands
10. Drinking Water Source Assessment & Protection Workshop



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RESEARCH/PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES
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1. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & HEALTH (EMH) INTERNET RESEARCH REGISTER

The EMH Internet Research Register has recently been expanded to include
projects dealing with environmental education and communication issues,
worldwide, adding to its coverage of environmental/sustainability projects.
The EMH Internet Research Register provides the research
community with pre-publication information and the potential for further
networking, alongside early information on new areas for application and
development in the field.

Entries and access to the system is free of charge.
http://www.mcbup.com/research_registers/emh/sponsors.asp


2. GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE TO INDIA

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is sponsoring a Group Study
Exchange to India.  The program is intended to provide business and
professional people the chance to research and learn about their profession
in another country.  They strongly urge those who want to make an impact in
the environmental field to sign up.  Candidates must be between the ages of
25 and 40, have been working in a professional environment for at least two
years, and be U.S. citizens.  All costs except health care, are covered for
the month long visit, which will commence approximately from mid January to
mid February.

The deadline for the application is September 20.  For further information
contact:
Dr. Raj M. Saini, 10776 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia, MD 21044 -  phone
(410) 730-1255;
fax (410) 997-5007; e-mail:  rajmsaini@xxxxxxxxx


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GRANTS
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3. TRAINING AND ORGANIZATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Environmental Support Center (ESC) works to strengthen the
organizational effectiveness of local, state and regional non-profit
organizations working on environmental issues. Through the Training and
Organizational Assistance Program, ESC helps board, staff, and volunteer
leaders develop new skills by providing money to hire consultants and attend
trainings in areas such as: planning; organizing; board development;
fundraising; communications; financial management; diversity issues;
computer skills; technology issues; volunteer management; media relations;
and leadership development. ESC offers funds on a reimbursable basis, not as
grants paid before the completion of the training.

Applications are available online, and are due on the 1st and 15th of every
month, depending on the application being submitted.  For more information
go to:
http://www.envsc.org/es03000.htm


4. CISCO FOUNDATION COMMUNITY GRANTS

The Cisco Foundation funds organizations in the community that provide
education or generate and sustain community service. One of the goals of the
foundation is to fund proven high-impact programs primarily based in
education.

Applications can be downloaded in PDF format. Deadline: November 30.
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/750/fdn_cg.html


5. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS

Available to female K-12 public school teachers for professional development
in gender equity and math, science, and/or technology, including college
courses, seminars, and professional workshops. The fellowship also supports
implementation of an innovative curriculum project to encourage girls'
interest and achievement in math, science, and/or technology.

The application is available online.  Deadline: January 10, 2001.
http://www.aauw.org/3000/fdnfelgra/ertf.html


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UPDATES FROM THE HILL
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6. CONGRESS IN SUMMER RECESS - NO ACTION

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EE RESOURCES
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7. LIBRARIES - COMMUNITY RESOURCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION?
September 18-29

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded an online discussion to
explore public access to environmental information. The discussion will
explore how the EPA can best
make use of libraries for public access to environmental information.
Special emphasis will be given to electronic information and how to improve
its scope and utility.

For more information contact Patricia Bonner, U.S. EPA,
bonner.patricia@xxxxxxx; Information Renaissance, epa@xxxxxxxxxxxx; call
1-888-638-5323; or visit http://www.network-democracy.org/epa/


8. ENVIRONMENTAL THEME POSTERS

The following organizations offer posters on environmental themes that can
be purchased or are free/can be downloaded:
* Environmental Protection Agency's National Service Center for
Environmental Publications - Multiple Topics (search under "poster")
http://www.epa.gov/ncepihom/catalog.html
(Free resources)

* Advanced Recovery - Endangered Species
http://www.advancedrecovery.com/environ/html/environmental_posters.htm
(For sale)

* The Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District - Energy
Conservation
http://www.msdlouky.org/insidemsd/poster1.htm
(Free to download in .pdf format)

* Florida Division of Forestry - Assorted Birds, Flowers and Smokey the Bear
Fire Prevention
http://flame.fl-dof.com/Fp/posttbl.html
(Free to download)


9. WILD THINGS 2000 - WADING INTO WETLANDS
October 4, 12-1:30 pm (ET)

A live, interactive distance learning program sponsored by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service.  Discover what is a wetland, why they're important, how to
identify threats to wetlands, and how to help save wetlands. The program is
geared towards grades 4-8. Any school with a moveable, C-band analog
satellite dish can tune in to the program (no fee).  For more information
and to register for the program, please go to:

http://www.wildthings2000.org/


10. DRINKING WATER SOURCE ASSESSMENT & PROTECTION WORKSHOP
October 15, Anaheim, California

The Water Environment Federation's Groundwater and Public Education
Committees have teamed up with The Groundwater Foundation to offer a
half-day workshop at the WEFTEC 2000 conference
(http://www.wef.org/Weftec/index.htm). "Municipalities, Environmental
Planners, and Public Educators: Your Role in Drinking Water Source
Assessment and Protection" will provide information and educational tools to
promote local understanding of drinking water source assessment and
protection. The workshop will be held Sunday, October 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. at
the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. This workshop is
supported by grant funds from the United States Environmental Protection
Agency Region IX.  Participants do not need to be registered for the WEFTEC
2000 conference to attend.

For more information about this workshop, contact Rachael Herpel at The
Groundwater Foundation, phone (402) 434-2740 or 1-800-858-4844, FAX (402)
434-2742, e-mail rachael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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