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2. The Science Teacher ? Call For Submissions
3. Toyota International Teacher Program
4. Igniting Creative Energy Challenge
5. Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program
6. Earth Dance: An Environmental Short-Film Festival
7. Echoing Green
9. Linking Schools And Communities - Bridging The Formal-Nonformal Gap
10. Winter Ecological Field Studies
11. Earth Expeditions
12. Idaho Environmental Education Summit
13. Communicating Complex Biological Stories In National Parks
14. Environmental Learning Institute Torch
15. Graduate Teaching Practicum In Environmental Education And Natural Science
16. Great Lakes Invasions Curriculum Guide
17. Environmental Adult Education: Ecological Learning, Theory And Practice For Socio-Environmental Change
18. Environmental Education Research
1. MANAGING RESOURCES FOR COMPETING USERS ? CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference
April 25-28, 2004 - Princess Royale Hotel and Conference Center, Ocean City, Maryland
This year's conference promises to provide valuable knowledge on fish and wildlife management issues, as well as strengthen the relationships among the members of the region. Submissions of abstracts for review and inclusion in the conference program are now being accepted. Papers, posters and videos will be selected on the basis of quality, originality and significance to the program. Sessions will be scheduled for Human Dimensions/Information and Education, Administration/Licensing, Conservation Law Enforcement, Engineering, Fisheries (including Inland Fisheries, Fish Culture/Fish Health, Anadromous Fish and Marine Fish), and Wildlife.
Submission deadline: January 20, 2004
2. THE SCIENCE TEACHER ? CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
High school science teachers are invited and encouraged to submit manuscripts describing successful collaborative projects between science classes and the community for possible publication in NSTA's member journal The Science Teacher. If you and your students work together as a scientific team to affect your environment, improve the scientific literacy of your local community, do field research during the summer break, or otherwise work to improve your community as collaborative scientists, consider submitting your story.
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2004.
Online Submission Forum (indicate in the "theme" field that the article is for the "Student/Teacher/Community Successes" issue)
3. TOYOTA INTERNATIONAL TEACHER PROGRAM
June 16-July 3, 2004 ? Japan
Application deadline: January 12, 2004.
4. IGNITING CREATIVE ENERGY CHALLENGE
The Challenge is an educational competition designed to encourage students to learn more about energy and the environment. Students are asked to submit entries that reflect the competition theme and demonstrate an understanding of what an individual, family, or group can do to make a difference in their home, school, or community. Students may express their ideas on energy conservation and the environment in the form of science projects, essays, stories, artwork, photographs, music, video, or website projects. They may also submit recent service projects or results from the National Energy Foundation's own Energy Patrol activities. The Challenge is open to all students in grades K-12 in the U.S. and Canada, excluding Quebec.
All entries are due by February 21, 2004.
5. MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
A Udall Faculty Representative must nominate students before March 3, 2004. Please contact Melissa Millage with any questions at (520) 670-5542, millage@xxxxxxxxx, or visit:
EARTH DANCE: AN ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL
Oakland Museum of California is calling for submissions for its 1st
Annual Environmental Film Festival. Films can be serious, informative and/or
funny, but they must address an environmental topic. For example, you
could make a movie about squirrels, the health effects of eating fish caught
from San Francisco Bay, or the fears that people have about spiders.
You write, produce, direct and film your
story. In the end, 10 videos will be selected and shown on the night of the
For more information contact: Zakary Zide, Film Festival Coordinator; zzide@xxxxxxxxxxxx; 510.238.3818.
7. ECHOING GREEN
Echoing Green is a global social venture fund that identifies, funds,
8. APPROPRIATIONS FY04 ? UPDATE
The $820 billion Omnibus Appropriations Bill (HR 2673) was passed by the House on December 9th (242-176), but will not be considered by the Senate until January 20th after Congress reconvenes. The bill includes $9.75 million to fund the EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) graduate fellowship program in FY 2004 and $9.16 million for EPA's Office of Environmental Education. The President's FY 2004 budget request recommended a 50% budget cut to the STAR program and zeroed out funds for the Office of EE. Senators Bond (R-MO), Milkulski (D-MD) and Stevens (R-AK) and Representatives Walsh (R-NY) and Obey (D-WI) were key supporters of EE funding.
Omnibus Appropriations Bill (HR 2673)
9. LINKING SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES - BRIDGING THE FORMAL-NONFORMAL GAP
December 8-19 - Online
Join this NAAEE discussion hosted by Kim Stokely, Education Director, Adopt-A-Watershed. The discussion will focus on the following questions:
The value of integrating communities and schools is clear. However, schools, community-based organizations, agencies, and individuals have a difficult time bridging the gap between the needs of the community and the needs of the school. How do we form strong partnerships between schools and community? How do we bring schools into communities and communities into schools in a successful and meaningful way?
10. WINTER ECOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES
January 20 - April 30, 2004 ? Online, Montana State University
This course is designed for middle and high school educators to learn and practice basic ecological field study techniques and integrate them into their environmental, science or ecology instruction. A wide variety of field study techniques will be presented and the participants will share the results of the environmental studies on-line. Basic ecological concepts will be presented in the context of the field studies. Educators will have opportunities to share their views on a variety of topics related to the environment and education. The course will allow the participants to learn more about various ecological regions and approaches to teaching in nature.
Online Course Registration (EDCI 580-01)
11. EARTH EXPEDITIONS
Application deadline: February 1, 2004. For more information contact Debbie Shelley: shelledl@xxxxxxxxxx
12. IDAHO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SUMMIT
March 5 ? 6, 2004 - Idaho Historical Museum, Boise, Idaho
13. COMMUNICATING COMPLEX BIOLOGICAL STORIES IN NATIONAL PARKS
Application deadline: February 16, 2004. For more information and an application contact: Nina_Roberts@xxxxxxx
14. ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING INSTITUTE TORCH
The Environmental Learning Institute and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation are fielding professional development workshops in Quintana Roo, Belize, British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. These summer 2004 workshops offer intermediate-secondary science educators opportunities to learn more about inquiry-based science education philosophy, pedagogy and praxis and global environmental change while learning about a threatened North American ecosystem of global significance. Each course has a dual tract structure in biology and geology allowing the participant to specialize in their discipline of interest.
Geology and biology faculty supervise all courses.
Re-certification and graduate science credits, as well as partial course fee fellowships are available. For more information email silverberg@xxxxxxxxxxxx or visit:
15. GRADUATE TEACHING PRACTICUM IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND NATURAL SCIENCE
August 16 - November 19, 2004 - University of Idaho, Moscow,
16. GREAT LAKES INVASIONS CURRICULUM GUIDE
17. ENVIRONMENTAL ADULT EDUCATION: ECOLOGICAL LEARNING, THEORY AND
PRACTICE FOR SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Environmental Adult Education brings an ecological perspective to studies of adult learning by concretizing the interconnections between people's experiences of environmental deterioration and recognition of the destructive powers of the global economy. This volume situates environmental adult education within a socio-political and eco-epistemological framework, explores how new language and metaphors can counteract problematic modern worldviews, and analyzes the potential of environmental, justice-based learning to combat socio-environmental oppressions.
18. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RESEARCH
Volume 9 Number 3/August 2003 of Environmental Education Research is also available online. Selected articles can be accessed for a fee. http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=w82dej1blw65
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