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July 22, 2004



EE-NEWS@NAAEE
July 22, 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).


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Grants
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1. BRIMSTONE AWARD FOR APPLIED STORYTELLING
2. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS TO ATTEND EENC CONFERENCE
3. GREENWORKS! GRANTS

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International Resources
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4. FULBRIGHT INDO-AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - INDIA
5. STUDENTS PARTNERSHIP WORLDWIDE
6. EDUCATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE - INDIA

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National Training
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7. TOOLS FOR STRENGTHENING DIVERSITY WORKSHOP - MINNESOTA
8. EEAI ANNUAL CONFERENCE - INDIANA
9. URBAN ECOTOURISM CONFERENCE - ONLINE
10. NSEE/ICEL 2004 CONFERENCE - FLORIDA
11. COURSE: ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - GLOBAL ISSUE, LOCAL ACTION - ONLINE
12. EENC ANNUAL CONFERENCE - NORTH CAROLINA
13. AAEE CONFERENCE - ARIZONA
14. DESIGNING FOR DISTANCE - ALASKA

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Resources
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15. FEDERAL GRANT GUIDE
16. ALL ABOUT BIRDS
17. CURRICULUM GUIDE: EXPLORING CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS
18. CIESE ONLINE CLASSROOM PROJECTS
19. CRITTERCAM
20. 2003 GEO YEARBOOK

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Research and Publishing Opportunities
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21. NSTA THE SCIENCE TEACHER (TST) - CALL FOR PAPERS


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********************* Grants *********************

1. BRIMSTONE AWARD FOR APPLIED STORYTELLING
Applications will be received in two rounds: preliminary proposals will be due by e-mail no later than Monday, September 13, 2004, and full proposals invited for the final round will be due by Monday, October 25.
The National Storytelling Network is pleased to announce the first annual Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, a grant of $5000 for a project that will be completed in calendar year 2005. The award will be announced by December 1. Many different projects can be considered for the award, including environmental education, community, organizational or institutional programs. Taking its name from "brimstone" —the elusive element medieval alchemists believed would transform base metals into gold —this award focuses on the transformational properties of storytelling, and aims to increase understanding of the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities. The grant will support a model storytelling project that is service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and to some extent replicable in other places and situations. The hope is that projects receiving this award will have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients, inspiring excellence in applied storytelling work and communicating to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling.
http://www.storynet.org/grant/brimstone/index.htm


2. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS TO ATTEND EENC CONFERENCE
The Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) is offering scholarships to college students interested in environmental teaching as a career, to encourage and assist them in attending this year's conference October 2-4, in Rosman NC. Individuals will have a chance to interact with environmental educators from schools and non-traditional settings, hear from school administrators referring to what they look for in job applications and interviews, secure environmental lesson plans, and take part in a number of environmental education field trips. The scholarship will reduce the cost of the conference by half. Students will be expected to pay the additional $70 in order to attend. Contact Rachel Golden at (910) 367-9081 or rgolden@xxxxxxxxxx with any questions or to nominate a student.
http://www.eenc.org/ridgehaven/


3. GREENWORKS! GRANTS
Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2004
Grant opportunity from GreenWorks! for Project Learning Tree (PLT) trained educators to implement community action and service-learning projects from $50 to $1000. GreenWorks! projects should address an environmental issue and involve students from pre-school to high school in hands-on community action. Visit the website for guideline details.
http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/21_22_21.html



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4. FULBRIGHT INDO-AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - INDIA
Application Deadline: August 2, 2004
Fellowship for mid-to-senior-level environmental professionals in the public, private, or NGO sectors. It combines 8-12-week practical fellowships in India with opportunities for networking with Indian counterpart organizations. The focus of the program is broad and includes: environmental education, environmental policy, regulations and law, environmental economics, and ecosystem governance. Fellows receive: round trip airfare from the United States to India, a monthly stipend, and health insurance.
Contact: mkennedy@xxxxxxx
http://www.iie.org/iaelp


5. STUDENTS PARTNERSHIP WORLDWIDE
SPW is a youth-led development organization working in some of the world's poorest communities in rural Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Nepal and India. The mission is to empower local youth to find ecologically and socially sustainable responses to the problems their communities face. Volunteers are trained to use interactive and non-formal teaching methods and to involve the school and whole community in awareness-raising activities.
http://www.spw.org


6. EDUCATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE - INDIA
January 18-20, 2005 - Ahmedabad, India
Centre for Environmental Education (CEE) Education for a Sustainable Future (ESD) Conference is planned as a forum to: share the current status and needs of ESD; showcase best practices; strengthen networking and participation; and work toward developing guiding principles, roadmaps and priorities for Education for Sustainable Development in the Decade.
http://www.ceeindia.org/esf/index.htm



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7. TOOLS FOR STRENGTHENING DIVERSITY WORKSHOP - MINNESOTA
August 27, 2004 - Minneapolis, MN
August 28, 2004 - Duluth, MN
Workshop developed by the Environmental Education Training and Partnership (EETAP) for Minnesota's EE Organizations and programs to help improve methods and techniques for serving diverse audiences. Sponsored by the Minnesota Association for Environmental Education (MAAEE).
Registration deadline: August 13, 2004.
http://www.naaee.org/maee/flyer-%20Tools%20for%20Strengthening%20Diversity.pdf


8. EEAI ANNUAL CONFERENCE - INDIANA
November 5-7, 2004 - Spring Mill State Park, Indiana
Formal and nonformal educators will learn more about environmental education and topics, have the opportunity to network with other educators, and earn 6 CRU's.
Visit the website http://eeai.org or call Paul McAfee at 260-489-5032 for details.
http://www.goshen.edu/eeai/eeai%202004%20conference%20flyer.pdf


9. URBAN ECOTOURISM CONFERENCE - ONLINE
September 20 - 30, 2004 - Online
Participants will review urban conservation and environmental education, alternatives to urban sprawl, and examine the role cities play as gateways to more remote areas.
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/urban.html


10. NSEE/ICEL 2004 CONFERENCE - FLORIDA
September 29 - October 2, 2004 - Miami, Florida
Conference theme: Experiential Learning: Sustaining Global Partnerships in a Changing World, presented by The National Society For Experiential Education (NSEE) & International Consortium For Experiential Learning (ICEL). This 2nd joint conference sponsored by NSEE and ICEL will unite approximately 500 attendees from around the world who represent university faculty/staff, K-12 teachers, community-based organizations and corporations.
http://www.nsee.org/2004conf/index.htm


11. COURSE: ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS - GLOBAL ISSUE, LOCAL ACTION - ONLINE
The community-based online course aims to lead students to resources on threats to the environment and to information on approaches to understand and manage these threats. Various case studies and online exercises will be presented; interactive sessions with the instructor will provide important feedback. Courses are typically scheduled for 2 weeks plus 3 days or 4 weeks plus 3 days.
http://www.suite101.com/course.cfm/17295/overview


12. EENC ANNUAL CONFERENCE - NORTH CAROLINA
October 2-4, 2004 - Rosman, North Carolina
The 14th Annual EENC Conference is titled “Mountains of Professional Enrichment and Beauty”. Learn about key environmental issues in western North Carolina. Featuring workshops, field trips, activities, and networking opportunities for environmental educators.
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2004
http://www.eenc.org/ridgehaven/overview.html


13. AAEE CONFERENCE - ARIZONA
October 15–17, 2004, Camp Tontozona, Arizona
The Arizona Association for Environmental Education offers a three day opportunity for formal and non-formal educators to get “Back to Basics: Learning In and About Arizona’s Environment” on October 15–17, 2004. Camp Tontozona, just east of Payson, gives presenters a cool forest venue to showcase place-based EE programs. Full descriptions of three pre-conference all day workshops, sessions, field trips and special events can be reviewed on AAEE web site.
Visit website for registration and session information or call (520) 883–8110.
http://www.arizonaee.org/conference/index.php


14. DESIGNING FOR DISTANCE - ALASKA
Registration Deadline: August 15, 2004 - Anchorage, Alaska
This unique learning experience will leave you with the skills needed to design and develop e-Learning for your audience. There are only 20 spots available for this program, which begins August 30th. Participate in a 15-week instructor-led distance delivered course in the fall offered by University of Alaska Anchorage College of Education. 2 credits are available.
http://www.creative-conservation.com/FallFlyer/index.htm



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15. FEDERAL GRANT GUIDE
"How to Find and Win Federal Grants" by Susan H. Gray. Completely updated, this guide is for nonprofit organizations to find, apply for, and win federal grants. Also provides suggestions for developing projects and proposals worthy of federal funding, where to quickly access the information on more than 1,000 federal grants, loans, and other assistance programs, and covers the legal and financial responsibilities of grant recipients. 2003-2004, 200 pp. $195
http://www.federalgrantguide.com/


16. ALL ABOUT BIRDS
By the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, site includes a video gallery, a guide to birdwatching, and a dynamic online bird guide complete with sound files of bird songs. Requires RealPlayer (free) to view the video and audio features.
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/programs/allaboutbirds/


17. CURRICULUM GUIDE: EXPLORING CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) set of teaching materials geared towards students and teachers in grades 9-12. Individual exercises are adaptable to different grade levels and engage students in an exploration of the impacts of global climate change on ecosystems and natural resources. In pdf format.
http://www.climatehotmap.org/curriculum/climate_change_guide.pdf


18. CIESE ONLINE CLASSROOM PROJECTS
Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers can use to enhance their curriculum through use of the Internet. Focus is on projects that utilize realtime data from the Internet, and collaborative projects that reach peers and experts around the world via the Internet. Some of these collaborative projects include "Down the Drain: How much water do you use?", "The Global Water Sampling Project: An investigation of water quality" for grades 9-12, and "The Square of Life: Studies of Local and Global Environments" for grades 1-5. Each project has a brief description and links to the National Science Standards and NCTM math standards it supports.
http://www.k12science.org/currichome.html


19. CRITTERCAM
Find out what wild animals do when we’re not around with National Geographic’s Crittercam. Crittercams are worn by wildlife and give a rare view of the private lives of animals. This animal’s-eye view can help solve scientific mysteries and protect the animals that wear them.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/crittercam/index.html


20. 2003 GEO YEARBOOK
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) flagship publication is the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series. The latest in the series is the annually produced GEO Yearbook in which UNEP has encapsulated significant recent and topical environmental issues and developments. This readable and reliable volume is designed to inform, guide and stimulate action for the health of our environment. 2004, paperback. ISBN: 9280724150 $20
http://www.earthprint.com/go.htm?to=3348



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21. NSTA THE SCIENCE TEACHER (TST) - CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2004
The Science Teacher, National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) peer-reviewed journal for secondary science teachers is seeking manuscripts for the upcoming focus issue: Multicultural Science Education, to be published next spring in the annual issue focusing on teaching science in multicultural classrooms. Seeking motivated educators to share their ideas.
http://www.nsta.org/169



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