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January 27, 2004



EE-NEWS @NAAEE
January 27, 2004

The bi-weekly email bulletin provided by the
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE),
with funding from the Environmental Education and Training Partnership
(EETAP).


NAAEE 2004 CONFERENCE
November 6-10 - Grand Casino Biloxi Bayview Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi

The 2004 Conference theme is being developed along the lines of "Casting a
Wide Net for Environmental Education," reflecting the variety of initiatives
underway to broaden the professional standing of the field through advocacy,
accreditation, certification, professional development, and research, as
well as new partnerships and collaborations.  The Call for Presentations
will be made available on the NAAEE web site in early February along with
the conference strands.

For additional information, please contact NAAEE at conference@xxxxxxxxx or
visit http://www.naaee.org/conferences/



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EE-NEWS ITEMS
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* RESEARCH/PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES*
1. Association For Environmental And Outdoor Education - Call For
Presentations
2. Handbook Of Sustainability Research - Call For Contributions
3. Applied Environmental Education And Communication - Call For Papers

* GRANTS*
4. AT&T Cares Youth Service Action Fund
5. Species Recovery Fund
6. Eco-Hero Awards Program
7. CAPCO Science Class Challenge

* UPDATES FROM THE HILL*
8. Omnibus Appropriations Bill Signed Into Law

* EE RESOURCES*
9. Tracking Habitat Change
10. Council For Environmental Education National Conference
11. National Science Teachers Association Convention
12. Engaging Youth In Community Issues Workshop
13. Energy For Keeps - Electricity From Renewable Energy
14. Whooping Crane


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RESEARCH/PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES
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1. ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION - CALL FOR
PRESENTATIONS
April 30- May 2 - Camp Hess Kramer, Malibu, California

AEOE is calling for workshops that support the conference theme -
"Environmental Education: Teaching Outside the Lines." Suggested topics
include natural history, teaching methods, hands-on activities/games,
naturalist/science skills, educational theory, career/educational paths,
program development, music, outdoor/indoor curricula, science standards,
reflective writing, group management, storytelling and anything else
pertinent to the field. The workshop coordinator reviews all workshop
presenter applications. Workshop presenters need to register by February
14th in order to receive 50% off conference registration fees.

http://www.aeoe.org/conference/spr2004/



2. HANDBOOK OF SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH - CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

This authoritative publication will offer a one-stop information source on
leading sustainability research projects and initiatives and it is hoped to
both support on-going research efforts and stimulate new ones. It will
address a long-perceived need for a source of reference for top quality
research on sustainability. Part of the publication will be devoted to
research on education for sustainable development, thus providing a
contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

Deadline for submissions of expressions of interest with abstracts: February
28th.
http://www.projekte.org/handbook/



3. APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION - CALL FOR PAPERS

Applied Environmental Education and Communication is an international
peer-reviewed quarterly for both academics and practitioners that features
articles, a discussion and editorial section, and books and materials
reviews. A special themed issue on environmental education and communication
for biodiversity will be published in 2004.

Deadline for submissions: June 1st. If you have any questions, please feel
free to contact info@xxxxxxxx

Submission guidelines
http://www.aeec.org/submission/submission.asp



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GRANTS
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4. AT&T CARES YOUTH SERVICE ACTION FUND

National Youth Service Day, a program of Youth Service America, is designed
to mobilize youth as leaders to identify and address the needs of their
communities through service and service learning; support youth on a
lifelong path of service and civic engagement; and educate the public, the
media, and policymakers about the year-round contributions of young people
as community leaders.

Fifty grants of $500 each are available to young people (ages 5-25) and
organizations to implement service projects for National Youth Service Day -
April 16-18. Application Deadline: February 13th.
http://www.ysa.org/awards/award_grant.cfm



5. SPECIES RECOVERY FUND

The Species Recovery Fund invites applications from any organization,
agency, tribe, university, or individual working to improve on-the-ground
conditions for imperiled species. Preference will be given to local
grassroots organizations. Grant awards will range from $3,000 to $7,000. Key
criteria are the degree to which the project will improve on-the-ground
conditions of listed species and the degree to which the project will
involve people that have
not previously been involved with species and habitat conservation.

Application Deadline: February 16th.
http://www.nwf.org/keepthewildalive/speciesrecoveryfund.cfm



6. ECO-HERO AWARDS PROGRAM

Action for Nature (AFN) is seeking applications from students 8 to 16 for
its 2004 Eco-Hero Awards Program.  This program recognizes the individual
accomplishments of young people who have carried out environmental action
projects.  Projects must concern environmental action, advocacy, protection,
or research.

Applications must be postmarked by February 29th.
http://www.actionfornature.org/eco-hero/index.html



7. CAPCO SCIENCE CLASS CHALLENGE

The CAPCO Science Class Challenge is a classroom contest for grades 4-9. The
purpose of the competition is to encourage students and teachers to learn
about the Earth's protective upper ozone layer, CFCs, and the environment by
using provided activities or their own creative methods.

Full-time teachers employed by a U.S. public or private school teaching
within grades 4-9 are eligible to apply. Deadline for entry: May 21st.

http://www.nocfcs.org/scc/scchome.htm



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UPDATES FROM THE HILL
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8. OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

The $820 billion Omnibus Appropriations Bill (HR 2673) was passed on January
22nd by the Senate (65-28) and signed into Law on January 23rd (P.L.:
108-199). 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. President Bush is
scheduled to release his fiscal 2005 budget on February 2nd.

FY 2004 Consolidated Appropriations Bill (H.R.2673; P.L: 108-199)
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:h.r.02673:



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EE RESOURCES
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9. TRACKING HABITAT CHANGE
March 4 - Satellite Broadcast

The Tracking Habitat Change satellite broadcast the third in the Bureau of
Land Management's (BLM) "Share the Adventure!" series.  Geared to the Middle
School audience, the broadcast will take students on an electronic field
trip to sagebrush and prairie plant communities to look at how scientists
study habitat change.  A section on technology will cover the use of
satellite imagery and GIS in habitat management.  The program will be
correlated to National Science Education Standards and will be accompanied
by a website and an educator's guide.

To register, contact Carolyn Cohen at carolyn_cohen@xxxxxxxx  For
information about the series, contact series producer Elizabeth Rieben at
elizabeth_rieben@xxxxxxxx For broadcast times and background information,
visit: http://www.blm.gov/education/



10. COUNCIL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE
April 1-2 - London, England

The theme of the CEE conference is Education and Regeneration: The Nature of
Learning. This year's conference will examine issues of national interest in
the field of education and regeneration. Presentations will cover strategic
and policy issues such as: the DfES Sustainable Development Action Plan for
Education and Skills; the review of the UK Sustainable Development Strategy;
the implications of the Haskins report on rural policy; and the development
of the UN Economic Commission for Europe strategy for ESD and the UN Decade
of ESD (2005-2015). Workshops and discussions will examine: issues in
sustainable development, learning and skills; learning beyond the classroom
in town and countryside; and, evaluation of learning programmes.

Contact Anne White at CEE for further details awhite@xxxxxxxxxx, tel: 0118
950 2550, or visit: http://www.cee.org.uk/



11. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
April 1-4 - Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia

NSTA's 52nd annual convention will feature 1,200 sessions, workshops, and
presentations; an exhibit hall featuring the latest in science education
tools and materials from hundreds of suppliers; the debut of NSTA's
important new Professional Development Institutes; highly regarded featured
speakers; in-depth short courses; a full menu of field trips; and
unparalleled peer-networking opportunities.

Early Bird Deadline: February 13th.
http://www.nsta.org/conventiondetail&Meeting_Code=2004ATL



12. ENGAGING YOUTH IN COMMUNITY ISSUES WORKSHOP
April 24 - Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

The American Planning Association (APA) is sponsoring a three-hour workshop
that will provide a step-by-step guide for educators and planners who want
to involve youth in community issues.  Explore project-based efforts, the
service-learning approaches, and formal planning and policy-making processes
that involve youth.  Participants will receive handbooks, reference
materials, lists of successful project ideas, as well as worksheets, sample
agendas, and templates for duplication.  The workshop is free for middle
school and high school teachers and youth organization employees or
volunteers.

To register, and for more information, contact David Carrier at
dcarrier@xxxxxxxxxxxx



13. ENERGY FOR KEEPS - ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY

Energy for Keeps is a comprehensive renewable energy publication for middle
and high school education that covers the history, availability, impacts,
technologies, and management of the resources that are used to generate
electricity. Activities have been correlated to National Science Standards.
This resource is available as a free download from producers, Educators for
the Environment.

http://www.energyforkeeps.org/



14. WHOOPING CRANE

This thorough educational website was developed through a partnership of
Annenberg/CPB, Journey North, and the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership.
This site connects to an extensive selection of lessons, activities and
information, facts about Whooping Cranes in question/answer format, and
background information about the Whooping Crane Reintroduction Study. Users
can also connect to highlights from the Year 3 Reintroduction and Migration
including maps, video clips, and photos.

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/fall2003/crane/index.html



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