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June 25, 2004



EE-NEWS @NAAEE
June 25, 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 AFFILIATE ANNOUNCEMENT*
CAEE 2004 EE AWARDS – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nomination Deadline: July 30, 2004

It’s time to share the outstanding programs and the passionate people who run them. Nominate your program! Nominate your mentor for the Enos Mills Award! Nominate the partnership in your community! The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) Awards honor leadership in developing effective, cooperative, cross-sector environmental education programs. Nominees should be individuals and/or organizations in Colorado that have demonstrated success in developing and implementing environmental education programs and partnerships. Award categories include: K-12 Education, Higher Education, Citizen/Community, Media, Business, Nonprofit, Agricultural, Religious, Government and Best New Program. One individual will be acknowledged for significant achievement and contributions to the field of environmental education as the recipient of the Enos Mills Lifetime Achievement Award.

Download the nomination forms on the website or call CAEE at 303-273-9527 and we will send you a copy. Award recipients will be notified in early September and invited to be CAEE's guest at the annual awards banquet and auction to be held on November 5, 2004.
http://www.caee.org/awar.html


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EE-NEWS ITEMS
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*GRANTS*
1. SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN’S CONFERENCE ON THE ENVIRONMENT

*EE RESOURCES/EVENTS - INTERNATIONAL*
2. EECOM GREEN CONFERENCE GUIDE

*EE TRAINING, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS*
3. DIVERSITY CASES FACILITATOR WORKSHOP – TEXAS
4. EE RESOURCE REVIEW SYSTEM TRAINING WORKSHOP - COLORADO
5. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION METHODS – WEST VIRGINIA
6. EDUCATOR FORESTRY WORKSHOP- NORTH CAROLINA
7. EARTH SYSTEMS COURSE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS - ONLINE
8. ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS – GLOBAL ISSUE, LOCAL ACTION - ONLINE
9. ESTUARY TEACHER EDUCATION INSTITUTE - DELAWARE
10. INTERPRETING NATURE THROUGH STORY AND ART - WYOMING
11. THE ECOSYSTEM OF THE EDUCATOR – COLORADO
12. READING THE LANDSCAPE: A CONNECTION TO PLACE - MAINE
13. ENVIRONMENTAL TEACHING WORKSHOP - PENNSYLVANIA
14. WETLANDS PLANTS TEACHERS COURSE – PENNSYLVANIA & MARYLAND

*EE RESOURCES*
15. EETAP CD-ROM FOR EDUCATORS – MEETING STANDARDS NATURALLY
16. SERVICE-LEARNING: HELPING KIDS AND COMMUNITIES GROW
17. SUSTAINABILITY ON CAMPUS: STORIES AND STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE
18. THE GREEN FLAG PROGRAM
19. VIRTUAL WHALE WATCH
20. CELEBRATE URBAN BIRDS! - ANYWHERE

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1. NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S CONFERENCE ON THE ENVIRONMENT


The Environmental Protection Agency is providing scholarships for Native American children delegates to attend the International Children's Conference on the Environment, July 19-23, 2004, New London, CT. Scholarships will cover the cost of transportation for children delegates. ICC has limited scholarships for New London-CT residents, Hartford-CT residents, and for Native American delegates.

http://www.icc04.org/epascholarship.html

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*EE RESOURCES - INTERNATIONAL*
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2. EECOM GREEN CONFERENCE GUIDE
By the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM). Made available online for others to "use and borrow as they see fit in the interest of encouraging as many people as possible to work towards greener conferences and meetings."


http://www.eecom.org/english/greenconf.html

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*EE TRAINING, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS*
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3. DIVERSITY CASES FACILITATOR WORKSHOP – TEXAS
September 16-19, 2004 – Austin, Texas

The Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) workshop will help participants improve skills and strategies needed to facilitate effective case discussions about the challenges of increasing diversity within the EE field. EETAP is seeking to train 15 individuals to facilitate case discussions in their work place and community. EETAP would also recommend the names of the trained facilitators when it receives requests for facilitation of case discussions. EETAP will cover most workshop expenses. Applicants should have a strong commitment to diversity and previous facilitation experience.

Application Deadline: July 16, 2004.
For more details, a self-assessment questionnaire to help you determine if you have the qualities needed to facilitate diversity case discussions, and application please contact Sharon Buzza by Email sbuzza@xxxxxxxxx Please put the following words in the subject line of your message: Request for Diversity Facilitator Workshop Application.
Download complete workshop description and objectives: http://eelink.net/eetap/eetap_announcement_jun04.pdf



4. EE RESOURCE REVIEW SYSTEM TRAINING WORKSHOP - COLORADO July 15, 2004 - Golden, CO, July 30, 2004 - Aurora, CO

Learn about the national Guidelines for Excellence and how they'll be applied to Colorado's review process. Then, analyze and self-review one of your own programs and/or materials -- in a collaborative setting, with help available from Guidelines coaches and mentors, and peers.

http://caee.org/cgi-bin/risee/caee/showevent?prog=PR4420


5. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION METHODS – WEST VIRGINIA September 13-16, 2004 - Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Environmental Education Methods (OUT8160) is a 4-day course offered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Want to improve your EE program and evaluation designs? Or perhaps you want to better tie your program into your mission or resource management goals. Do you want to better understand your audience and what types of program delivery best fits your audience and program? Do you learn best in face-to-face training with lots of opportunities to network and share! If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then don't miss this opportunity to join us at NCTC for Environmental Education Methods. Effective education strategies are used by conservation professionals to target specific resource management issues to the right audiences. This helps participants incorporate evaluation strategies into program planning and implementation. Participants also learn about working with students, teachers, youth groups, and their leaders, both on and off public lands. You will begin developing the project during the course, then complete and implement it as a required post-course assignment. This course is only offered alternate years, so secure your place in the course now!

Registration Deadline: July 19, 2004
Contact Georgia Jeppesen, Course Leader at georgia_jeppesen@xxxxxxx or 304-876-7366 for an application form, additional information on cost, credit, and course objectives, etc. Information and registration is also on-line: http://training.fws.gov/courses.html



6. CRADLE OF FORESTRY IN AMERICAN EDUCATOR WORKSHOP- NORTH CAROLINA July 27-28, 2004 - Asheville, North Carolina

Cradle of Forestry in America - Educator Workshop: "Ground-Level Ozone Advanced Air Quality Workshop" for high school teachers and other educators focusing on ground-level ozone science and issues. Workshop will qualify for NCEE criteria II (5 hrs) OR criteria III (10 hrs) and 1.4 CEUs.

Register online: http://www.cradleofforestry.com/educator%20workshops%202003.htm


7. EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE COURSE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS - ONLINE Fall 2004 – Online

A sixteen-week professional development course for Middle School Teachers developed through NASA support at the Center for Education Technologies. Earn three semester hours of graduate credit from the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). This course utilizes a student-centered, Earth system science-based classroom. Participants from all over the country work in collaborative groups in problem-solving activities. Active participation and reflection on learning in a student-centered model enables participants to transfer new learning techniques to their own teaching.

Registration Deadline: August 13, 2004
http://www.mcrel.org/epo/essea.asp


8. ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS – GLOBAL ISSUE, LOCAL ACTION - ONLINE June 28-July 31, 2004 – Online

The course aims to lead students to resources on threats to the environment and to information on approaches to understand and manage these threats. Linkages will be explored between individual lifestyle choices and political responsibilities.

http://www.suite101.com/course.cfm/17295/seminar


9. ESTUARY TEACHER EDUCATION INSTITUTE - DELAWARE July 12-16, 2004 - Wilmington, Delaware

The Institute is designed to educate K-12 teachers about the need for increased conservation and preservation of natural resources in the Delaware Estuary and the importance of reaching youth with the messages that land-use and human behavior have direct impacts on the natural resources of the Delaware Estuary. Participating teachers will be eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 credit, New Jersey Professional Development Credit, or Delaware in-service credit.

http://www.greenworks.tv/delawareestuary/pdf/TeacherWorkshop04.pdf


10. INTERPRETING NATURE THROUGH STORY AND ART - WYOMING August 15-20, 2004 - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Workshop for interpreters, environmental educators, and classroom teachers presented by Susan Strauss, author of “The Passionate Fact” and professional storyteller, and Susan McGuire, environmental educator and artist. Experience a series of activities that demonstrate how to translate information into verbal and visual imagery, how to refine experiences with nature into poignant stories, what makes a story or work of art compelling, how to sharpen observation skills, techniques artists use to generate emotions or provoke insights, and how cultural perspectives of nature are interpreted through the visual and literary arts. Graduate credit available.

Registration Deadline July 2, 2004
Register by emailing judy.herman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx For more information, contact smcguire@xxxxxxxxxxx or visit the website: http://www.straussstoryteller.com/



11. PERSONAL SUSTAINABILITY: ECOSYSTEM OF THE EDUCATOR - COLORADO July 28, 2004 - Littleton, Colorado

Experiential workshop presented by Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) and LifeMigrations, Director, John P. Engel. This Personal Sustainability workshop is designed for individuals seeking personal and professional transformation and empowering groups to revision their workplace environment as a healthy, sustainable ecosystem.

Registration Deadline: July 20, 2004
To register contact CAEE, at info@xxxxxxxx or call 303-273-9527.
Workshop information: http://www.lifemigrations.com/


12. READING THE LANDSCAPE: A CONNECTION TO PLACE – MAINE July 25-31, 2004 - Washington, Maine

This retreat, sponsored by Medomak Retreat Center, will immerse participants in the process of reading the landscape as a means to forge a stronger connection to place. A variety of forest, wetland, and mountain communities will be explored in mid-coast Maine including the granite domes of Acadia National Park. Graduate credit available.

http://www.medomakcamp.com/retreat/


13. PITTSBURGH ENVIRONMENTAL TEACHING WORKSHOP - PENNSYLVANIA July 12-16, 2004 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Experience our urban landscape, deep-end your understanding of natural and built environmental issues, and lead your students to take action to improve your community. PDE approved, 2 Continuing Education Credits through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

For more information or to register, email wendyr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


14. WETLANDS PLANTS: KNOW’EM AND GROW’EM – PENNSYLVANIA & MARYLAND July 27-28, 2004 - Tinicum, Pennsylvania August 16-17, 2004 - St. Michaels, Maryland

Green houses or thumbs are not necessary – just a small area for a waterbox and the enthusiasm to grow native wetland plants. Aimed at environmental and horticultural teachers, these courses give you all the knowledge and skills needed to identify wetland plants and grow them in a small nursery set-up at your school.

https://sslserver.com/wetland.org/shop/mainedu.shtml?category=educational

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15. EETAP CD-ROM FOR EDUCATORS – MEETING STANDARDS NATURALLY

Developed by the Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) "Meeting Standards Naturally" CD-ROM for K-12 Educators to promote academic excellence and environmental literacy. Helps educators learn how to use the environment as a context for learning and meet national academic standards. CD-ROM includes the publication "Advancing Education through Environmental Literacy," developed in collaboration with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). CD-ROM can be ordered online or downloaded from the EETAP website.

http://www.eetap.org/html/new_products.php#CDROM


16. SERVICE-LEARNING: HELPING KIDS AND COMMUNITIES GROW


From Kidsgarden Thematic Explorations, this Service-Learning program provides project ideas, success stories, and resources that integrate community service with curriculum goals. Service-Learning provides real world learning experiences that address community needs while providing students with the opportunity to cultivate partnerships and see how their actions can improve the quality of life for others.

http://www.kidsgardening.com/themes/service1.asp


17. SUSTAINABILITY ON CAMPUS: STORIES AND STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE


Co-edited by Geoffrey W. Chase and Peggy F. Barlett. Highlights innovative programs and projects implemented at large, small, urban and rural campuses nationwide, focusing on creative approaches institutions can implement to make themselves more ecologically friendly.

To request a copy of the book, contact Jennifer Zwiebel at 619-594-4298 or jzwiebel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, or Jason Foster at 619-594-2585 or foster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
http://advancement.sdsu.edu/marcomm/news/releases/spring2004/pr061404.html



18. THE GREEN FLAG PROGRAM


Coordinated by the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, the program provides resources for teachers and students to take a hands-on approach to improving their school environments. Schools receive awards for achieving different levels of environmental improvements.

http://www.greenflagschools.org


19. VIRTUAL WHALE WATCH


Organization provides a virtual Whale Watch at schools featuring a life-size whale. Landlocked pre-K to 6th students in Mid-Atlantic states participate in a simulated whale watch and activities to stimulate their interest in marine science and endangered species. Site features a "Kid's Page" with whale sounds, “Ask a Scientist,” resources and information appropriate for pre-K-6 graders .

http://members.aol.com/passintime


20. CELEBRATE URBAN BIRDS! – ANYWHERE July 9-18, 2004 - In your hometown or city

Everyone is invited to join us by celebrating and learning about urban birds in your home town or city. It's a chance for educators, parents, youth leaders, and kids to learn about birds and city environments. Just spend one hour or up to 10 whole days, during July 9 - 18, participating in activities and projects described in the free materials and on the web site. Activities include: Urban Bird Studies projects, meet the scientists at the Lab of Ornithology through chat rooms, additional projects and activities beyond birds, birds in art and literature, design your own project, and more. Anyone can participate from anywhere in the world.

For more information email: urbanbirds@xxxxxxxxxxx or call 607-254-2455.
To get the FREE materials, sign up at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/programs/urbanbirds/About/ubs_UBP_SP_CelebrateEN.html.
Funded in part by the National Science Foundation.


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