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EE-News @NAAEE - September 18, 2000



EE-NEWS @NAAEE
September 18, 2000

The semi-monthy 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. Call for Environmental Manuscripts
2. Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and
Environmental Education

* GRANTS*
3. EPA Environmental Education Grants
4. Group Study Exchange to India - Correction
5. Urban Initiative---Environmental Education RFP
6. Bayer/NSF Award for Community Innovation

* UPDATES FROM THE HILL*
7. Conservation and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 701)
8. The John H. Chafee Environmental Education Act of 2000 (H.R. 4745)

* EE RESOURCES*
9. Water Works
10. Environmental Fundraisers Discussion List
11. NAAEE Members and Affiliates - Let us hear from you!
12. NAAEE National Conference - It's not too late!


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RESEARCH/PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES
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1. CALL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANUSCRIPTS

Acada Books is seeking book manuscripts on environmental topics. They are
seeking fresh and distinctive book ideas tailored for undergraduate college
courses that take an interdisciplinary approach to their subject.

Contact Brian Romer at (888) 242-6657 or visit:
http://www.acadabooks.com/proposals.html


2. GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE TO INDIA - CORRECTION

The GSE award (see September 6 issue of EE-News) is for applicants from the
Washington, D.C. and central Maryland areas only.


3. CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, HEALTH AND
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
November 27-28, Deakin University, Melbourne Campus, Australia

The symposium will focus on both practical and theoretical aspects of a
range of research methodologies. It follows the highly successful symposia
held over the past six years, in which issues such as data handling,
interview techniques and action research models were discussed in a lively,
informal setting.

The closing date for expressions of interest for presentations is September
29. Please phone Heather Rose on (03) 9244 6369 or email
heatherxd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx if you would like more details or a copy of the
symposium brochure.


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GRANTS
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4. EPA ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANTS

The EPA FY 2001 Environmental Education Grants Program solicitation notice
(published in the August 31st Federal Register) is seeking proposals from
education institutions, environmental and educational public agencies, and
not-for- profit organizations. Grants require non-federal matching funds for
at least 25% of the total cost of the project. The earliest project start
date is July 1, 2001.  Deadline: November 15th.

For more information and/or an application visit:
http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/solnotice01.html


5. URBAN INITIATIVE---ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RFP

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is requesting proposals from
qualified public and private groups interested in developing workshops for
6-12th grade teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the counties
of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa
Clara, Solano and Sonoma. Teachers enrolled in the workshops will learn
about illegal pesticides such as insecticidal chalk, and the proper use and
disposal of legal pesticides. The workshops will introduce concepts of
pollution prevention including integrated pest management (IPM) for homes,
gardens and schools. The maximum amount offered for this two-year project is
$120,000. The deadline for submitting proposals is 5:00pm, October 11.

For more information contact Dr. Nita Davidson at: 916/324-4100 or
Ndavidson@xxxxxxxxxxx, or visit:
http://www.osmb.dgs.ca.gov/cscr/contract_ads/display/contract_ad_search.asp
(Click on AGENCY & STATE GOV'T buttons, then in the box on the bottom,
select DEPARTMENT OF PESTICIDE REGULATION. Click on SUBMIT. Then click on
00-08 (Urban Initiative)).


6. BAYER/NSF AWARD FOR COMMUNITY INNOVATION

The Bayer/NSF Award for Community Innovation offers $64,000 in grants and
U.S. Savings Bonds to student teams who, with the guidance of an adult
coach, create winning proposals for community improvements.  The award is
exclusively for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades - in public or private
schools, home schools, and youth organizations. The Competition is sponsored
by the Bayer Corporation, the National Science Foundation, the Christopher
Columbus Fellowship Foundation, and Discover magazine.

Deadline for entries is January 31, 2001. For more information, students,
teachers and parents should call 1-800-291-6020 or visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/events/bayernsf/intro.htm
(please note that 2001 competition information has not yet been updated on
the web site).


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UPDATES FROM THE HILL
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7. CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2000 (H.R. 701)

H.R. 701 establishes a Conservation and Reinvestment Act (CARA) fund and
authorizes the Treasury Secretary to deposit up to $3 billion from existing
offshore oil and gas royalties into the fund to finance ecosystem management
conservation and restoration programs on federal lands and Indian
reservations, parks and recreation programs, and endangered and threatened
species recovery efforts. Specifically, the bill authorizes $805 million for
coastal states to address infrastructure needs resulting from Outer
Continental Shelf (OCS) production; fisheries needs; and coral reef
restoration. In addition, it authorizes $900 million from the CARA fund for
the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to acquire environmentally
sensitive federal and state lands. The bill's sponsor is Rep. Don Young
(R-AK).

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed the bill (13-7) on
July 25, 2000.  The House passed its version (315-102) on May 11, 2000.  The
bill was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar on September 14th and is
awaiting further action.

For more information visit:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d106:HR00701:@@@L&summ2=m&;


8. THE JOHN H. CHAFEE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ACT OF 2000 (H.R. 4745)

This bill was introduced on June 26, 2000 by Representative Michael N.
Castle (R-DE) The last major action on the bill was on August 14, when it
was referred to the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and
Families.  There are presently 17 co-sponsors of the bill.  Recent
co-sponsors include Representatives Gilman (R-NY), Houghton (R-NY), Porter
(R-IL), Roemer (D-IN), Romero-Barcelo (D-PR), Morella  (R-MD), Isakson
(R-GA), Horn (R-CA), and Barton (R-TX)

For more information visit:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d106:HR04745:@@@L&summ2=m&;


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EE RESOURCES
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9. WATER WORKS JOURNAL

Our Water Environment is now available on line in its new form as the Water
Works Journal (WW). WW continues the National Water Center's tradition and
commitment to a better understanding and appreciation of all aspects of our
water environment.

WW is also available in hard copy for $10.00, for more information contact
Robert McAfee at ArkEnvEd@xxxxxxx or visit:
http://www.nationalwatercenter.org/WaterWorks.htm


10. ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDRAISERS DISCUSSION LIST

The list is for people who, regardless of title, work part time or full time
raising money for nonprofit environmental organizations. To join email Sue
Ellen Smith, Coordinator of Project Development, Caribbean Conservation
Corporation, at: sesmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxx and include your name, title,
organization and a brief description of what you do for your organization.


11. NAAEE MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES - LET US HEAR FROM YOU!

NAAEE would like to publicize your work and publish your articles. NAAEE
reaches members and non-members through EE-News, the EE-Link and NAAEE web
sites, Environmental Communicator, and other publications. If you have a
story idea, email or call Marc Lerro at: mlerro@xxxxxxx or 202-884-8788
(9:00-5:00 Eastern Time).

Future themes of Environmental Communicator:

Multicultural EE (November/December 2000)
Information versus Knowledge (January/February 2001)
Business, Industry, and EE (March/April 2001)
Spirituality, Religion, and EE (May/June 2001)

For more about Environmental Communicator, visit:
http://www.naaee.org/html/pubintro.htm


12. NAAEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE - IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
October 17-21, South Padre Island, Texas

It's not too late to register for NAAEE's annual conference on South Padre
Island, Texas!  Please visit our site at:
http://www.naaee.org/html/conferences.html for online registration and more
information about the fantastic field trips and exciting sessions that we
have scheduled.  The theme of this year's conference is Spanning Cultural
Diversity and Ecological Diversity Through EE.  Don't miss this exciting
opportunity!

http://www.naaee.org/html/conferences.html


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