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For information on coming EE events, including professional meetings, teaching workshops, and field trips, consult the Environmental Education Calendar. For more local opportunities, consider the State and Regional EE page or the EE Conferences page.

Find more general information about training/inservice opportunities in EE, and top level pages on professional development in education in the following links.

Teaching Climate Change ~ Colorado    
Boulder, Colorado ... This workshop is for secondary science teachers and environmental educators who would like to learn more about the impacts of climate change in Colorado, and who want to know more about best practices in climate change education. Participants will learn about the impact of climate change in Colorado from researchers in the field, tour research sites at the Mountain Research Station (MRS), learn how to identify common climate change misconceptions, and practice research-based climate change communications strategies. Teachers will learn about exemplary curriculum resources and become aware of how climate science is aligned with Colorado Model Content Standards.

For course syllabus and registration information call (303)492-5670 or email:
The URL is: mailto:Lornay.hansen@colorado.edu

Environmental Communication for Behavior Change ~ Online    
This course provides environmental professionals with an introduction to the strategies and tools of environmental communication that effectively lead to changes in behavior. The environmental social marketing tools gained will benefit all practicing environmental professionals faced with the challenge of changing behaviors. Register online or email email del@nicholas.duke.edu.
The URL is: http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/del/continuinged/envc...

Zerofootprint (ZFP) is a global green lifestyle hub bringing together green people, products, stories and events.

Check out the Green Events calendar for an extensive listing of global opportunities and add your own event: http://www.zerofootprint.net/green_events/calendar_main.asp

Take the ZFP challenge -- "Small Ideas to Change Our Planet": http://www.zerofootprint.net/ideas/default.asp
The URL is: http://www.zerofootprint.net

Edutopia Issue Devoted to EE    
The October 10, 2007 issue of Edutopia "Go Green 2007: Education for the Ecosystem" is devoted to environmental education. Search the Go Green resource database by topic for activities such as field trips or lesson plans by grade-level. Learn about schools involved in innovative learning projects on cool schools and sustainable schoolyard design. Read the articles on EE activities happening in and out of the classroom.
The URL is: http://www.edutopia.org/go-green-2007

Distance Education Courses for Teachers        
Professional development and K -12 student courses offered by Universities around the world.
The URL is: http://eelink.net/distanceeducation-teachers.html

EPA’s 2011 Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools National Symposium ~ Washington, DC    
January 13-15, 2011 ~ Washington, DC

EPA’s annual Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Symposium brings together over 500 leaders in IAQ management to work together in cross-functional teams to help improve IAQ in schools nationwide. The event offers access to world-class resources and tools to build and sustain an IAQ management plan, educational sessions from nationally recognized experts, and will honor recipients of prestigious IAQ Tools for Schools National Awards.
The URL is: http://www.iaqsymposium.com/

EPA’s 2011 Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Awards Program & National Symposium ~ Wash    
January 13-15, 2011 ~ Washington, DC

EPA’s annual Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Symposium brings together over 500 leaders in IAQ management to work together in cross-functional teams to help improve IAQ in schools nationwide. The event offers access to world-class resources and tools to build and sustain an IAQ management plan, educational sessions from nationally recognized experts, and will honor recipients of prestigious IAQ Tools for Schools National Awards. Learn more about EPA's Awards Program: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/awards.html Awards Program Application Deadline: October 8, 2010
The URL is: http://www.iaqsymposium.com/

Teacher Professional Development Opportunities ~ Washington    
September - December, 2010 ~ Seattle, Washington

The education department at Woodland Park Zoo is offering professional development opportunities for educators, including pre-service teachers. Workshop topics include backyard habitat (creating wildlife habitat in backyards and schoolyards), climate change impacts on wildlife of land and sea (with the Seattle Aquarium and Cool School Challenge) and bears of the world. These workshops are provided at a minimal cost to educators thanks to education grants. Please call 206-548-2424 for more information and to request application forms or see the zoo’s Web site.
The URL is: http://www.zoo.org/education/teacher-development

Sharing Best Practices for Environmental Educators    
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Ecological Society of America (ESA) are launching the first formal network for environmental high schools to share best practices in the fall of 2010. Check the Web site for highly useful tools and resources, and information on professional development workshops for educators to address topics of common interest.
The URL is: http://www.nature.org/leaf/about/educators.html

Sustainability Education Summer Institute (SESI) ~ Washington    
July 26-28, 2010 ~ Bainbridge Island, Washington

SESI 2010 will provide a rich and vibrant opportunity for K-12 teachers and administrators and teacher education faculty and their administrators to deepen their knowledge of education for sustainability (EfS) and apply it to their schools and programs. Co-sponsored by: Islandwood, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Western Washington University, Facing the Future, Learn and Serve, and E3 Washington.

Questions? Contact Cathy Sanford at 206-855-4397 or cathys@islandwood.org.
The URL is: http://islandwood.org/sesi

Professional Development Grant    
Application Deadline: July 23, 2010

Classroom Earth's Professional Development Grant allows teachers to take two online EE courses from the University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point. With these courses, teachers are better equipped to bring the environment into the classroom and connect students with their natural surroundings.
The URL is: http://classroomearth.org/professional-development...

Professional Development Opportunites for Teachers    
"360 Education Solutions" is a comprehensive listing of professional

development opportunities for K-12 educators.
The URL is: http://www.360-edu.com/professional_development.ph...

Ecological Society of America Offering Free Workshops for Pittsburgh Teachers    
August 1-2, 2010 ~ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Ecological Society of America is offering free registrations for the first 25 teachers who register (separately) to any of these two one-day events:

August 1, 2010: Sharing ecological tools for biodiversity enhancement with future generations

Designed for high school students and teachers, the field trip will allow participants to carry out an experimental design through a bioblitz that will generate plant and insect data at in a 9,642 sq ft. vacant lot in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. The field trip will highlight the importance of recognizing biological richness and the value of long-term data. Participants will be directly contributing to general species knowledge of the area and will have the opportunity to get involved in bigger networks.

Download this form to register >

For more information, please contact Melissa@esa.org

August 2, 2010: Ecological Literacy and Research Day

This event focuses on how high school educators can integrate ecological literacy and research into their teaching practice and what a scientific organization can offer to the precollege community.

To register, please visit: www.esa.org/EdDay2010

For more information, please contact Lina@esa.org
The URL is:

The Teachers' Institute for Conservation Ecology ~ Florida    
July 26-30, 2010 ~ Myakka City, Florida

The Teachers' Institute for Conservation Ecology is a research-based summer institute sponsored and conducted by the Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF). The Institute provides high school teachers the necessary scientific background, inspiration, and specialized tools and techniques to generate learning opportunities consistent with the National Science Education Standards and their own state standards.
The URL is: http://www.e3washington.org/events/item.html?id=49

Sky Rangers Astronomy Interpretation Workshop ~ California    
Application Deadline: June 30, 2010

October 7-11, 2010 ~ Yosemite National Park, California

This workshop will cover hands-on astronomy activities, sky navigation, telescope operation, the science behind astronomical objects, and tips for organizing astronomy events. Participants will receive a toolkit of materials, participate in short online follow-up sessions that cover seasonal skies, and become members of an online community of over 600 interpreters. There is no workshop fee. Lodging and some meals will be provided.
The URL is: http://www.afguonline.org/mod/resource/view.php?id...

Webby Winner Web Site Lists Opportunities for Teachers    
NASA's Eyes On the Earth, Global Climate Change Web site, Webby (People's Choice) award winner of the 2010 best science site, is now offering a list of professional development courses for educators on climate change. Check the site frequently for new listings. Submit your course announcements to: Laura.F.Tenenbaum@jpl.nasa.gov
The URL is: http://climate.nasa.gov/proDevOpps/

Chesapeake Classrooms    
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation invites you to be a part of a high-quality teacher professional development program - Chesapeake Classrooms. Get your feet wet paddling, hiking, fishing, sampling water quality, and visiting people and places that connect your school and community with the Chesapeake Bay. The five-day courses include studies about human impact on our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a whole. Participants will do hands-on activities and can take home an array of interdisciplinary activities and lessons that can be incorporated into the school curriculum. Courses take place in June, July, and August. Graduate credit is available.
The URL is: http://www.cbf.org/chesapeakeclassrooms

Potomac River & Chesapeake Bay Issue Investigation: Hands-on Science in Action ~ Maryland    
July 12-22, 2010 ~ Accokeek, Maryland

Hard Bargain Farm offers annual professional development opportunities for fourth- through sixth-grade teachers and environmental education practitioners. During institutes and workshops, teachers become students, actively exploring the curriculum and field studies by participating in hands-on activities, models, and conducting in-depth field study investigations amid diverse habitats on the farm and in nearby Piscataway National Park. Teachers learn and practice activities designed to investigate issues at their school and to prepare their students for an outdoor experience.
The URL is: http://www.fergusonfoundation.org/hbf/teacher_trai...

Scholarships for Summer Exploration of Onondaga Lake For Middle School Science Teachers    
Application Deadline: June 11, 2010

Honeywell and Audubon invite you to plunge into an ecosystem exploration of the Onondaga Lake watershed. The Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education program uses inquiry-based field studies to support classroom science curriculum. Get hands-on experience to help strengthen students’ critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills through discoveries in watershed dynamics, habitat health, and the Onondaga Lake Important Bird Area. Honeywell will give 15 teachers a scholarship package from August 9 – 13, 2010.
The URL is: http://ny.audubon.org/CentersEdu_Montezuma.html

Conference on Early Learning ~ Washington    
June 3-5, 2010 ~ Seattle, Washington

The University of Washington Conference on Early Learning will feature the latest updates on research-based practices that enhance children’s cognitive and emotional intelligence. Sessions will include presentations by:

· Dr. Andrew Shouse and his colleagues, “Cultivating Children’s Science Learning: Implications for Practice,”

· Dr. Elham Kazemi “Building a Strong Foundation for Young Children's Mathematical Learning” and

· Dr. Denise Dumouchel, “Fostering the Development of Intelligence through Experiences in the Natural World.”
The URL is: http://depts.washington.edu/uwconf/earlylearning/

Sustainability Education Seminar ~ California    
August 16–18, 2010 ~ Berkeley, California

The Center for Ecoliteracy seminar for educators, “Sustainability Education: Connecting Art, Science, and Design,” will explore how to improve science education through art, use design as a form of critical thinking, and employ strategies for applying bio-inspired design to student projects. How can educators help students understand the intersection between art, science, and design? Combine art and science to better express their relationship with nature? Design more sustainable societies through an understanding of nature? This seminar will engage in a lively, creative, and hands-on examination of these important issues.
The URL is: http://www.ecoliteracy.org/events/sustainability-e...

Summer Institute for Sustainability Education    
Middle/High School Teachers: July 12-16, 2010 ~ New York

Elementary School Teachers: July 19-21, 2010 ~ New York

Middle/High School Teachers: July 19-23, 2010 ~ Massachusetts

At the CELF (Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation) Summer Institute, teachers and administrators learn how to give students the knowledge and skills to develop an environmentally healthy, economically sound, and socially just world. Participants focus on integrating sustainability content and pedagogical principles into standards-based curriculum. We explore strategies that make sustainability learning real, relevant, engaging, and inspiring. Eligible for in-service credits, or graduate credits from our higher education partners.
The URL is: http://www.celfeducation.org/WhatWeDo-summer-insti...

Saving Endangered Species: A Teacher Boot Camp ~ Virginia    
June 27 – July 2, 2010 ~ Front Royal, Virginia

Application Deadline: April 15, 2010

Smithsonian’s National Zoo is hosting a week-long workshop for K-6 teachers from all states. Using in-situ and ex-situ Zoo research as case studies, to build upon life science skills/techniques applied by scientists and science educators, and place them in a wildlife conservation context, the workshop will provide a set of tools and resources to use inside and outside the classroom. The workshop is conducted at the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. Check the Web site for tuition, lodging, travel, and course credit information.
The URL is: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Education/TeacherBootCam...

Travel Opportunity to Galapagos Islands for Secondary Teachers    
Application Deadline: May 26, 2010

November 20 - December 4, 2010 ~ Galapagos Islands

The Toyota International Teacher Program, administered by the Institute of International Education, is offering U.S. secondary school educators a unique opportunity to travel to the Galapagos Islands. The program aims to advance environmental stewardship and global connectedness in U.S. schools and communities through creative, interdisciplinary, and solution-based teaching methods. Full-time grade 6-12 teachers and teacher librarians in the U.S. who have at least three years of teaching experience are encouraged to apply.
The URL is: http://www.toyota4education.com/pmwiki.php?n=Main....

Education for Sustainability Certificate Programs    
West Chester University (PA) will inaugurate two certificate programs in Education for Sustainability (EFS) starting in Summer 2010. The 12-credit programs – one undergraduate, one graduate – are designed for those who want to help students, co-workers, and citizens better understand the challenge of sustainability and become active participants in solutions. The curriculum emphasizes outdoor, experiential, and project-based learning. Information: Dr. Paul Morgan pmorgan@wcupa.edu
The URL is: http://www.wcupa.edu/_academics/coed/departments/p...

Museum Institute for Teaching Science    
July 6-9 & July 12-16, 2010 ~ Massachusetts

Upper elementary and middle school educators will explore how cycles, processes, and systems connect life, physical, and earth science at this “Interactions in the Sciences: Observe, Investigate, Explain” summer institute.


• inquiry-based, hands-on methods

• resources at cultural institutions

• how chemical and physical factors shape habitats

• how students can use data

Take home a resource kit. Earn PDPs and/or graduate credit.
The URL is: http://www.mits.org/

Summer Science Immersion Program: Fundamentals of Field Ecology    
July 18 - August 7, 2010 ~ Rensselaerville, New York

Application Deadline: April 19, 2010

The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station is now accepting applications for a three-week course: Fundamentals in Field Ecology (FFE). This science immersion course is for current 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Financial aid is available.
The URL is: http://www.huyckpreserve.org

Travel Support for EE Teachers' Study Trip to Ukraine & Chernobyl    
October 15-24, 2010

Applications will be reviewed in April - August until the delegation is complete.

The Evergreen State College received a grant to support professionals in travel to Chernobyl. The site of the nuclear accident of 1986 remains a vital topic for understanding the pros and cons of current proposals to revive nuclear power. EE teachers interested in energy and climate change will find this a unique opportunity for professional development.
The URL is: http://blogs.evergreen.edu/chernobyl

Woodland Park Zoo Teacher Professional Development ~ Washington    
Adaptations of Polar Wildlife - National Geographic Live! Evening Speaker Presentations

April 19 & April 24, 2010

Deadline: March 22, 2010

An in-depth look at the terrestrial wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. This workshop includes admission to the National Geographic Live! evening presentation, “Polar Obsession” on April 19th with Paul Nicklen. An emerging star, Paul Nicklen has published 10 feature stories in National Geographic since 2003, making a huge imprint in the world of natural history photography by documenting wildlife’s struggle with rapid environmental change—from the southern oceans to the high Arctic.

Bird Basics

May 15, 2010

Deadline: April 19, 2010

Spend a day at Woodland Park Zoo learning more about our feathered friends, from eagles to penguins. Explore the physical and behavioral characteristics of birds of the Pacific Northwest and from biomes around the world. Ideas will be provided for engaging students in learning about birds while meeting state learning standards for grades K-3 in life science. Participants will receive a Flying WILD guide, which introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects.

Habitat, Design and Science Summer Institute

July 13 – 16, 2010

Deadline: May 10, 2010

What is the science behind the way zoo exhibits are designed? This four-day institute will examine how the needs of zoo animals, keepers and visitors are taken into account in the design of zoos and zoo exhibits. Using inquiry-based learning strategies, participants will gain an in depth perspective on animal behavior, the experience of zoo visitors, and the tools and skills employed by zookeepers and exhibit designers. Participants will create models of their own exhibit designs, incorporating knowledge and perspectives gained during the course.
The URL is: http://www.zoo.org/Page.aspx?pid=541

Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program    
Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, announces its Sustainability Leadership graduate certificate program to prepare leaders in applying principles of ecological and cultural sustainability. This is a project-based program designed for working professionals, including K-12 teachers and administrators. The program begins 8/7/2010 with a one-week four-credit residential course, and continues through the fall and spring with two four-credit courses meeting every other Saturday, and a three-credit individualized capstone project (completed 8/5/2011).
The URL is: http://www.edgewood.edu/academics/graduate/sustai...

EETAP 2010 Summer Courses ~ Online    
Fundamentals of Environmental Education

June 1 – August 20, 2010

Deadline: May 1, 2010

A 12-week online course about the fundamentals of environmental education is appropriate for both classroom teachers and for non-formal educators who work with students and/or teachers. Participants may obtain three undergraduate or graduate credits from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. All students, regardless of location, are eligible for the in-state tuition rate. The course is also offered at a reduced cost for those who are not interested in obtaining college credit.

Making EE Relevant for Culturally Diverse Audiences

June 1 – August 6, 2010

Deadline: May 1, 2010

This 10-week online course is designed to provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills needed to make EE relevant to culturally diverse audiences. Participants will broaden their perspective of EE to encompass interests and issues of concern to culturally diverse audiences, assess barriers to participation among these audiences, and apply cultural competency skills in building relationships and partnerships with members of an audience they intend to work with in the future. Although there are no prerequisites for this course, a working understanding of environmental education is essential for success in this course. Participants may obtain two undergraduate or graduate credits from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. It is also available as a non-credit workshop. All participants, regardless of location, are eligible for the in-state tuition rate.
The URL is: http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/eetap/index.aspx

Cloud Institute’s Advanced Summer Institute: EfS Curriculum Design Studio™    
July 26-30, 2010 (and Pre-requisite "Introduction to Sustainability" July 25th)

Learn how to incorporate Education for Sustainability (EfS) into your curriculum. In this five-day workshop for teachers, curriculum designers, administrators, and grade-level teams, participants will have the time and space they crave, and the expertise, resources, and tools they need to design elegant EfS curriculum units for use in their classrooms or design EfS change initiatives for their schools. Participants will also have the opportunity to pilot the Cloud Institute’s new online Curriculum Design Studio™, allowing them to design and share exemplary units.
The URL is: http://www.cloudinstitute.org/programs/advanced_su...

Audubon International's Free Webinars in 2010    
To celebrate the mid-way point of the United Nation's Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, throughout 2010 Audubon International will be hosting a series of free training Webinars designed to help people become better stewards of the environment where they live, work, and play. Webinars will focus on topics such as community sustainability, greening your business or property, eco-development practices, and community outreach ideas. Registration is free, but space is limited.
The URL is: http://www.auduboninternational.org/webinars

NCATE Accreditation Redesign    
In the latest issue of Quality Teaching, NCATE's Jim Cibulka says teacher education institutions can leverage change as opportunity, and challenges schools of education to build new models of preparation to meet the needs of 21st Century learners. NCATE's recent redesign of accreditation is geared to move schools of education beyond adequacy to excellence. Many P-12 teachers, specialists, and policymakers participate in NCATE's system of accreditation for quality assurance in educator preparation. The brief also includes a summary of changes in the major components of the accreditation process under the NCATE redesign.
The URL is: http://www.ncate.org/documents/QualityTeaching/QT...

Schooling for Sustainability Seminar ~ California    
June 23-25, 2010 ~ Berkeley, California

The Center for Ecoliteracy will be hosting this dynamic new seminar "Schooling for Sustainability: Strategies That Make Learning Come Alive," that builds on the acclaimed book, Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability. It is designed to give participants ideas, resources, and inspiration they can take home to make teaching more engaging, effective, and memorable. The seminar includes presentations and demonstrations by sustainability education leaders, exposure to inspiring projects, hands-on practice with techniques that work, and reflective conversations with seminar faculty and fellow educators.
The URL is: http://www.ecoliteracy.org/events/schooling-sustai...

Conservation Conflict Resolution ~ Virginia    
May 13-22, 2010 ~ Front Royal, Virginia

This new Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Programs graduate and professional course, "Conservation Conflict Resolution," will give participants the tools to navigate the complexities of various conservation conflicts and practice techniques for conciliation, mediation, and group dialogue processes with multiple stakeholders.
The URL is: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/M...

Approaching Walden Summer Seminar ~ Massachusetts    
July 11-16, 2010 ~ Lincoln, Massachusetts

Deadline: May 1, 2010

The Walden Woods Project’s Thoreau Institute is offering a professional development summer seminar for high school educators and graduate students of education. Now in its 14th year, this interdisciplinary workshop uses Henry David Thoreau's ethic and his experience at Walden Woods as a model for place-based education, and features a daily mix of lectures, field trips, readings, discussions, and reflection time. Participants in the program have the option of earning professional development points (PDPs) or three graduate credits through Fitchburg State College.
The URL is: http://www.walden.org/education/TWS/AW/2010/Overvi...

Green Schools National Conference ~ Minnesota    
October 24-26, 2010 ~ Minneapolis, Minnesota

Growing Green Schools Across America will be a groundbreaking event to provide a unique forum for school teams to focus on “integrating a green culture” in K-12 schools – from environmental education in the classroom to school building and operations activities. The ideas shared at this event will lay the groundwork for preparing our future generations of green citizens who will make the world a better place to live in.
The URL is: http://www.greenschoolsnationalconference.org

Summer Programs for Teachers ~ Wisconsin    
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is offering two programs this summer for teachers on the UW-Madison campus to learn about bioenergy and the work at the Center overall.

Research Experience for Teachers: The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, at UW-Madison, is offering this paid six-week program for teachers to work with a GLBRC mentor to learn about ongoing research and to translate it into classroom material. Open to instructors from middle school through technical college level. Application deadline February 28, 2010.

Bioenergy Institute for Educators: An eight-day program for teams of educators focused on the process of creating biofuels and evaluating sustainability of different methods. The program will be hosted by the GLBRC and the Wisconsin Fast Plants program at UW-Madison, with an emphasis on inquiry instruction at the secondary level. Rolling applications and admission until May 3, 2010.
The URL is: http://www.greatlakesbioenergy.org/education/progr...

Brazil Adventures in Ecology and Education    
July 25 - August 7, 2010 ~ Brazil

Get global and visit Sao Paulo, the economic center of Brazil for a transformative summer experience! Compare educational systems facing challenges that are often similar to ours. Sample extraordinary cuisine and music and share unique cultural experiences. Travel to the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland, a bird paradise with unique wildlife. Scholarships available.
The URL is: http://www.ncsu.edu/scilink

Grandfather Mountain International Workshop ~ North Carolina    
June 21-25, 2010 ~ North Carolina

Join in this summer adventure to study unique mountain ecosystems. Visit Grandfather Mountain, an international U.S. Biosphere site, home to 47 rare and endangered species. Learn from experts about local environmental problems with global significance. Share experiences with educators from North Carolina, other states, Brazil, and other countries. Emphasis will be on collaborating and learning with fellow participants and sharing knowledge with students, faculty, and community.
The URL is: http://www.ncsu.edu/scilink

Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for ESD    
The Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for ESD will provide up to 48 U.S. teachers and administrators the opportunity to travel to Japan on this fully-funded program to learn about ESD efforts and strengthen ESD curricula in both countries. Up to 48 educators from Japan will travel to the U.S. in late April as well, and at the end of the program in each country, all 96 educators will gather for a few days of joint collaboration.
The URL is: http://www.iie.org/ESDteacher

Population Education Training Weekend ~ Ohio    
July 31 - August 1, 2010 ~ Perrysville, Ohio

Deadline: April 30, 2010

Population Connection's Education Program is hosting this "train-the-trainer" Leadership Training workshop designed to prepare educators to facilitate population education workshops using Population Connection’s hands-on curricula. This institute is open to teacher educators from colleges and universities around the state, K-12 teachers, and nonformal environmental educators. Lodging and a travel reimbursement will be provided.
The URL is: http://www.populationeducation.org

Global Youth Leadership Institute    
Deadline: March 1, 2010

Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) is a non-profit organization that offers leadership programs for schools around the world. Their unique, hands-on approach to global issues -- collaborative leadership, religious pluralism, multicultural identity, and environmental sustainability -- transforms, inspires, and empowers young people to create positive change in their schools and communities. They are now accepting applications for teachers and students who would like to participate in their 2010 programs. For more information, please visit the Web site or call 414-290-8142.
The URL is: http://www.gyli.org

Promoting Climate Literacy through Informal Science ~ California    
February 17-18, 2010 ~ San Diego, California

This professional development opportunity for educators in informal science institutions and projects will focus exclusively on climate literacy in all of its dimensions. Conference made available with funding from the National Science Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Project 2061, and the Education and Human Resources Directorate.
The URL is: http://www.project2061.org/events/meetings/climate...

2010 Toyota International Teacher Program ~ Costa Rica    
June 18 - July 3, 2010

Application Deadline: January 6, 2010

Funded by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., and administered by the Institute of International Education, the program aims to advance environmental stewardship and global connectedness in U.S. schools and communities through creative, interdisciplinary, and solution-based teaching methods.
The URL is: http://www.toyota4education.com

Montana State University Online Course    
February 1 - April 23, 2010 ~ Online

This course is designed for educators to learn and practice basic ecological field study techniques and integrate them into their environmental, science, or ecology instruction. From February to April, this course focuses on winter field studies including aquatic, snow, forest, mammal, and bird studies. A number of indoor lab-based studies are also included for those times when it is impossible to get outside. A wide variety of field study techniques will be presented and the participants will share the results of the environmental studies online. 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.
The URL is: http://btc.montana.edu/courses/aspx/descrip3_msu.a...

Earth Expeditions Graduate Field Courses & Global Field Master's Program ~ Tuition Pai    
Apply by: January 28, 2010

Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, honored in 2008 with the NAAEE award for “Outstanding Service to Environmental Education” at the global level, is accepting applications for its 2010 Earth Expeditions graduate field courses and the Global Field Master’s Program (GFP). The courses and the GFP combine summer field courses in Africa, Asia, and the Americas with Web learning communities and bring together graduate students, scientists, educators, and community leaders at critical conservation field sites worldwide for firsthand experience with inquiry-driven education, environmental stewardship, and global understanding.

Each accepted applicant is awarded a tuition scholarship covering 2010 field course tuition, equivalent to $3,100 (Ohio residents) and $7,100 (non-Ohio residents). This tuition reduction applies to all applicants, regardless of residency or nationality. Award recipients are responsible for travel and field costs.

Earth Expeditions courses and the GFP Master’s may be completed part-time from anywhere in the US or abroad, and are open to educators and other professionals from all settings and disciplines.
The URL is: http://www.EarthExpeditions.org

Climate Discovery Online Courses for Educators    
January 22 - March 14, 2010

Are you seeking a K-12 professional development opportunity that will enhance your qualifications, competency, and self-confidence in integrating Earth system science, climate, and global change into your science classroom? The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers a series of six- and seven-week online courses for middle and high school teachers that combine geoscience content, information about current climate research, easy to implement hands-on activities, and group discussion.

· CD 501 Introduction to Earth's Climate

· CD 502 Earth System Science: A Climate Change Perspective

· CD 503 Understanding Climate Change Today
The URL is: http://ecourses.ncar.ucar.edu

Environmental Communication for Behavior Change ~ Online    
January 26 - March 7, 2010 ~ Online

Brian Day, the NAAEE Executive Director, will be the instructor for this Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) Program. This course provides environmental professionals with an introduction to the strategies and tools of environmental communication that effectively lead to changes in behavior. The environmental social marketing tools gained will benefit all practicing environmental professionals faced with the challenge of changing behaviors.

Contact: del@nicholas.duke.edu
The URL is: http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/del/continuinged/envc...

NOAA’s Teacher at Sea Program: A Free Teacher Research Experience    
Application Deadline: December 31, 2009

Are you an educator interested in gaining first-hand research experience on an ocean research ship? Explore the opportunities offered by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea program. This program gives teachers a clearer insight into our ocean planet, a greater understanding of maritime work and studies, and environmental literacy by fostering an interdisciplinary research experience.
The URL is: http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov

Professional Development for Teachers ~ Washington    
October - December, 2009 ~ Seattle, Washington

The Education department at Woodland Park Zoo is offering several professional development opportunities for educators, including pre-service teachers. Professional development topics include: Backyard Habitat (creating wildlife habitat in backyards and schoolyards); Washington Wildlife of Land and Sea (with Seattle Aquarium); and Exploring Life Cycles. Please call 206-548-2424 for more information or see the Education section of the zoo's Web site:
The URL is: Http://www.zoo.org

Global Environmental Leadership Opportunity ~ Alaska    
June 27 - July 4, 2010 ~ Denali National Park, Alaska

Application Deadline: Leaders October 30, 2009; Students November 30, 2009

In the summer of 2010, a select number of high school delegations will have the opportunity to take part in a fun, rewarding, and hands-on program of learning and adventure. The Global Environmental Leadership program sponsored by the Earth Explore Foundation is designed to serve as a springboard for students and teachers interested in issues of the environment, sustainability, and climate change. Students and teachers return from their programs as more effective stewards of the natural environment, more informed citizens, and often advocates within their own communities for greater environmental literacy.
The URL is: http://www.earthexplore.com/layersenvironmentallea...

Fall 2009 EETAP Courses ~ Online    
The Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) and the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (UWSP) online EE courses and schedule are listed below.

Fundamentals of Environmental Education (FEE)

September 8 - November 25, 2009

12-week course for classroom teachers and nonformal educators who work with students and/or teachers provides the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate quality environmental education into their instruction.

Making EE Relevant for Culturally Diverse Audiences (MEER)

September 8 - November 13, 2009

10-week course designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills needed to make EE relevant to culturally diverse audiences. Through this course participants will broaden their perspective of EE to encompass interests and issues of concern to culturally diverse audiences, assess barriers to participation among culturally diverse audiences, and apply cultural competency skills in building relationships and partnerships with members of an audience they intend to work with in the future.

Applied Environmental Education Program Evaluation

September 8 - December 4, 2009

This 13-week online course is designed to assist environmental educators and natural resource professionals in evaluating their education programs. Participants have the opportunity to develop and apply skills in designing evaluation tools such as surveys, observation forms, and interview and focus group guides.

Leadership Development in Natural Resources: Strategic Planning and Implementation

September 21 - November 20, 2009

Learn how to develop successful strategic planning and implementation models, processes, and techniques. Emphasis will be placed on managing the strategic planning process to build the capacity of organizations to provide effective environmental education programs.

There are $200 scholarships available for the FEE and AEEPE courses and $100 scholarships available for the MEER course! The FEE and AEEPE scholarships are offered to course participants that are state EE leaders and the MEER scholarships are offered to course participants that are community and/or state EE leaders.
The URL is: http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/eetap/index.aspx

New Mexico State Math, Science, & EE Conference    
October 22-24, 2009 ~ Ruidoso, New Mexico

Enjoy the mountains and the professional development -- “Soar to Greater Heights!” Register before the early bird deadline, October 13, and save.

Proposals are being accepted >>

The URL is: http://nmteach09.eventbrite.com

Atlas of Science Literacy Workshop    
Designed for K-12 science teachers, curriculum specialists, researchers, and other educators, the workshop demonstrates how participants can use the conceptual strand maps in Atlas 1 and Atlas 2, along with other Project 2061 resources, to enhance their own understanding of science literacy and take a benchmarks-based approach to helping all students achieve literacy in science, mathematics, and technology. Atlas of Science Literacy is co-published by AAAS and NSTA.
The URL is: http://www.project2061.org/events/workshops/defaul...

Dial in to the National Climate Seminar    
This seminar, hosted by the BARD Environmental Studies Center, will feature climate scientist Steven Schneider and Congressman Markey, the coauthor of the House's Clean Energy bill. The seminar will consist of a series of phone conferences running from September 9th to December 30th. Participants can submit questions and comments, and also follow up by taking action through the National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions. To join the seminar go to
The URL is: http://nationalteachin.org/

Autumn Ecological Field Studies ~ Online    
September 21 - December 11, 2009

This Montana State University Environmental Science Education: Autumn Ecological Field Studies course is designed for educators (grades K-14) to learn and practice basic ecological field study techniques and integrate them into their environmental, science, or ecology instruction. EDCI 580-01, Instructor: Michael Brody, Credits: 3

NSTA Members are eligible to receive a 10% discount.
The URL is: http://btc.montana.edu/courses/aspx/descrip3.aspx?...

Salish Sea Expeditions' Workshops for Teachers ~ Washington    
September 9 and 27, 2009 ~ Bainbridge Island, Washington

Salish Sea Expeditions fall teacher training, "Sound and Source," will introduce field research and watershed education programs so teachers can develop inquiry opportunities and field-based science projects to help students design and conduct their own watershed field investigations.
The URL is: http://www.salish.org/

Growing Up WILD    
The Council for Environmental Education has just unveiled its much anticipated early childhood initiative, Growing Up WILD. Designed for educators of children ages 3-7, Growing Up WILD builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature through outdoor exploration. The 27 field-tested activities provide an early foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong social and academic skills.
The URL is: http://www.projectwild.org/GrowingUpWILD.htm

Grandfather Mountain International Workshop ~ North Carolina    
North Carolina.. Join educators from U.S., Finland and Brazil for a week of educational discovery in the environmentally rich setting of western North Carolina. Develop “green” hands-on, inquiry-based activities! North Carolina State University, Lees-McRae College. Contact Dr. Harriett Stubbs
The URL is: http://www.ncsu.edu/scilink/

Climate Discovery Courses for Educators ~ Online    
Are you seeking a K-12 professional development opportunity that will enhance your qualifications, competency, and self-confidence in integrating Earth system science, climate, and global change into your science classroom? This Fall the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is offering a series of seven-week online courses for middle and high school teachers that combine geosciences content, information about current climate research, easy to implement hands-on activities, and group discussion.
The URL is: http://ecourses.ncar.ucar.edu

Sci-Link Teacher-to-Teacher Sao Paulo/ Pantanal Adventure    
Travel with Brazilian educators on this 15-day Pantanal/Sao Paulo international education and ecology experience! Week one will be spent in Sao Paulo, a city of 17 million residents – the economic center of Brazil. Week two will be in Pantanal, home of the the world’s largest wetland and most dense flora and fauna. Join in this educational self-discovery with U.S. and Brazilian educators and experts, side by side! Visit Web site to learn about scholarship opportunities.
The URL is: http://www.ncsu.edu/scilink/brazil_intial_page.htm

Travel the World with Earth Expeditions    
Annual Applications Due. See link. Field Expeditions is offering tuition-free graduate courses from Miami University's Project Dragonfly and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Field Expeditions offers extraordinary tuition-free professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators in Belize, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Mongolia, Thailand, Kenya, and Namibia. New this year is the Global Field Program, a Miami U. master's degree offered entirely through Field Expeditions experiences worldwide with coursework on Web-based learning communities.
The URL is: http://www.EarthExpeditions.org/

A Summer Sustainability Seminar for Educators ~ California    
Berkeley, California .. The Center for Ecoliteracy is now offering "Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability," professional development seminar to individuals and teams of K-12 educators, parents, and others interested in schooling for sustainability. Topics will include: food and its connection to health, academics, and the environment; the integration of ecological teaching across the curriculum; and the campus as a system and ways in which schools are incorporating building design, energy use, and waste practices in their schooling for sustainability efforts. Participants also will receive guidance and support for designing project-based learning activities for the classroom, service-learning, and informal learning environments.
The URL is: http://www.ecoliteracy.org/seminars/sfs-seminar.ht...

Summer Residential Institute ~ Colorado    
Boulder, Colorado .. GIS, GPS, and Geographic Field Studies Summer Residential Institute for grade 6 through College-level pre-service and in-service environmental studies, geography, social studies, technology, mathematics, and science education educators.

Contact: Joseph Kerski at 303-202-4315, or jjkerski@usgs.gov
The URL is: http://www.gisetc.com/calwood.html

Teacher at Sea    
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Teacher at Sea program gives K-16 teachers a greater understanding of maritime work and studies, and an interdisciplinary educational experience that provides a unique environment for learning and teaching.
The URL is: http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov/

Teachers Professional Dev't Program ~ Costa Rica    
"Habitats and Culture of Costa Rica" Teachers Professional Development Program will provide an environmental overview within a cultural context, emphasizing diverse eco-systems, language, and customs of the people. Hike remote trails, kayak through mangroves, snorkel in coral reefs, participate in field research, in a service project, in discussions on conservation issues. Credit offered through Lewis and Clark College.
The URL is: http://www.campanario.org/teachersprofessionaldeve...

The Land in Literature - Missouri    
Eureka, Missouri Course for science, social studies and language arts teachers incorporating formal training in the Leopold Education Project (LEP) along with Rachel Carsons book Silent Spring and others. College Credit: one hour (LU, fall session 2004, CED 498 G). Fee: $45 (includes LEP materials, meals and incidentals).
The URL is: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/oac/edcourse.htm#literature

Seminars on Science Summer Courses ~ Online    
The American Museum of Natural History’s Seminars on Science for K-12 educators include: Earth: Inside and Out; The Ocean System; The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds; Space, Time, and Motion; and several others. Four graduate credits available.
The URL is: http://learn.amnh.org/

Summer Institute for K-8 Teachers ~ New York    
Yorktown Heights, New York -- This five-day summer workshop for K-8 teachers "Teaching for the Future" will include an introduction to sustainability education, ecological economics, and systems thinking. In-service credits available.
The URL is: http://www.celfoundation.org/documents/CELFSummerI...

Reading the Landscape ~ Maine    
Washington, Maine Landscape Ecology Workshop presented by Tom Wessels. "Reading the Landscape: A Connection to Space" is for students of natural history, teachers integrating place-based curricula, and those interested in experiencing the New England landscape.
The URL is: http://www.medomakcamp.com/wessels.php

International Teachers Conference ~ Denmark    
October 12-14, 2009 ~ Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Science Communication and the Danish Ministry of Education are inviting teachers from all over the world to attend the first international teachers’ conference, Inspiring Climate Education (ICE09). Participants will share their own ideas and work together in developing new methods and recommendations for teaching climate change.
The URL is: http://www.ice2009.org/

International Conference on Sustainable Schools ~ Slovenia    
October 1-2, 2009 ~ Ljubljana, Slovenia

The "Sustainable School Buildings: From Concept to Reality" conference will explore the role of sustainable school buildings in education as well as the challenges and opportunities for creating them from early planning through to their use and maintenance. Organized by the OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sport in Slovenia.
The URL is: http://www.mss.gov.si/en/oecd_conference/

Sustainability and Service-Learning Workshop ~ Panama    
August 2-11, 2009 ~ Rural communities of Cocle Province, Panama, and Panama City

Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) is reversing poverty and environmental destruction in Central America by working cooperatively with farming families to sustainably manage their crops, forests, and businesses. The goal of this workshop is to engage in dialogue about community-based service-learning that involves concepts of sustainability, organic agriculture, and environmental restoration. Through activities in SHI supported schools and visits to active SHI families, participants will develop and share curriculum ideas that can be brought back to their home schools.

Contact: kjohnson@sustainableharvest.org for more details.
The URL is: http://www.sustainableharvest.org/panamaeducatorwo...

Biomimicry & Design Workshop ~ South Africa    
August 30 - September 6, 2009 ~ Leshiba Wilderness, South Africa

Application Deadline: July 15, 2009

Janine Benyus and Dayna Baumeister, co-founders of the Biomimicry Guild, invite you to join them for this introductory biomimicry course designed for university students and professionals in various fields including architecture, design, the sciences, engineering, and business. Course participants can expect a rigorous and thorough exploration of the theory and deep principles of biomimicry. Contact Angela Klinefelter at angela@biomimicryinstitute.org for more information.
The URL is: http://www.biomimicryinstitute.org/education/train...

Center for Ecoliteracy Summer Courses ~ California    
August 13-15: Renowned systems theorist Fritjof Capra will teach "A Short Course: Systems Thinking, Education, and the State of the World."

August 14: Leading environmental educator David W. Orr will read and discuss his new book, Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse.

Partial scholarships are available to educators from underserved communities.
The URL is: http://www.ecoliteracy.org/seminars

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education ~ Online    
August 19, 2009 ~ Online

The 2009 Will Steger Foundation Summer Institute for Climate Change Education will focus on the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen and unveil a brand new curriculum on international climate solutions for grades 9-12. The institute will highlight the critical need for international cooperation on climate change solutions, and equip educators with the tools necessary to empower student learning and leadership on the topic.
The URL is: http://www.globalwarming101.com/

Environmental Science Summer Teacher Institute ~ Maryland    
July 20-31, 2009 ~ Accokeek, Maryland

Potomac River & Chesapeake Bay Issue Investigation: Hands on Science in Action is a professional development opportunity for teachers and environmental education practitioners in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. During institutes and workshops, teachers become “students,” actively exploring our curriculum and field studies by participating in hands-on activities, models, and conducting in depth field study investigations amid diverse habitats.
The URL is: http://www.fergusonfoundation.org/hbf/teacher_trai...

NSTA’s New Science Teacher Academy    
Deadline June 30, 2009

The Academy, cofounded by the Amgen Foundation, is a professional development initiative created to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge using mentoring and other professional development resources to support science teachers during the often challenging, initial teaching years and to help them stay in the profession.
The URL is: http://www.nsta.org/academy/

Classroom Earth Professional Development Grants    
Deadline: June 12, 2009

Want to learn how to teach about the environment in your subject area? Classroom Earth will award 20 professional development grants to high school teachers across the country. Recipients will take two online courses in environmental education offered by the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. These highly-praised courses will help teachers incorporate environmental topics to create interactive, science-based, and informative lessons for their high school classrooms. Through the courses, teachers can earn graduate-level credits.
The URL is: http://www.classroomearth.org

Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Research Symposium ~ CFP    
Submission Deadline: September 14, 2009

The Tenth Biennial Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Research Symposium will take place on January 15-17, 2010, at Indiana University's Bradford Woods, in Martinsville, Indiana. The symposium will bring together emerging and established scholars from a host of disciplines and the topics stem from many contexts. Following the symposium, presenters may submit their papers for inclusion in the refereed publication, Research in Outdoor Education (Vol. 10).
The URL is: http://www.outdooredcoalition.org/research.htm

Water: A Living Lesson ~ Texas    
July 7-10, 2009 ~ San Antonio, Texas

The 6th annual water conference for educators, Water: A Living Lesson, will provide a unique opportunity for formal, non-formal, and public agency educators to learn innovative, interactive, and tested methods of teaching water subjects to K-12 students. Over 40 workshops and field trips feature hands-on, TEKS-supportive activities, physical resources, and strategies for developing comprehensive water lessons to take into the classroom, lab, or field.
The URL is: http://www.wateralivinglesson.org

Teacher Research Summer Internships    
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is funding teacher research internships through the DOE Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (DOE ACTS) program. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) teacher research program is an eight-week program over three summers that will allow teachers to work at NREL in a mentored research experience. This program is designed for classroom teachers and faculty at Community Colleges who teach science, math, or technology in grades 6–14.
The URL is: http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/ACTS/about....

Sharing Nature Training & Retreat ~ California    
May 3-8, 2009 ~ Nevada City, California

Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children, is offering a five-day Sharing Nature Conference and Retreat in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California. Joseph will be giving the following workshop sessions:

· Using "Flow Learning" for dynamic teaching and life-changing experiences

· Joy in nature activities for feeling serenity and a joyous connection with life

· Sharing nature activities for children and adults

· How to be an inspiring teacher - bringing out the best in others and yourself

· A John Muir living history performance based on Cornell's award-winning book, John Muir: My Life with Nature

Another highlight of the week will be meeting founders of Sharing Nature associations from around the world and learning from their experience.
The URL is: http://www.sharingnature.com/nature_training_2009....

Summer Institute for Teachers ~ New York    
July & August, 2009 ~ Millbrook, New York

Join scientists and educators from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a week of hands-on ecology designed to help you teach about the ecosystems we depend upon. The Ecosystem Literacy Initiative Institute for Middle and High School Teachers will be held on July 13-18, 2009. The Institute for Elementary School Teachers will be held on August 17-21, 2009. Register before April 15th for the $40 early bird discount.
The URL is: http://www.ecostudies.org/teachersummer.html

TrackersNW Outdoor Educator Training ~ Oregon    
March 22, 2009 ~ Portland, Oregon

This free training for outdoor educators by TrackersNW and TrackersTEAMS will help participants learn how to directly apply ancient arts of wilderness living and awareness into experiential and environmental education curriculum. Today, fire without matches is often standard in wilderness programs, wide-angle vision is commonly taught as an interpretation tool, and tracking compliments many courses of ecology. TrackersNW helps take these pieces of traditional connection and awareness to the next level. Explore how wilderness survival and bushcraft skills can mature into "participatory ecology."

Contact: Tony Deis, tony@trackersnw.com
The URL is: http://www.trackersnw.com/portland-wilderness-skil...

Teaching Global Issues: Travel to Uganda    
July 11 - 24, 2009 ~ Uganda

You've been providing hands-on experiences to your students for years and now it's time to have one yourself! Spend two weeks with other teachers who are bringing global issues to life in the classroom. Hands-on, minds-on, hearts-on, your teaching will never be the same. Explore issues of poverty, health, war and reconciliation, wildlife conservation, and the environment in this full-immersion experience in Uganda.
The URL is: http://conservationconcepts.net/default.aspx

Adventures in Ecology and Education ~ Brazil    
July 26 - August 8, 2009 ~ Brazil

Join U.S. and Brazilian educators and environmental scientists to study the educational and unique ecosystems of Brazil. Trip includes one week in Sao Paulo, the economic center, city of 18 million, and one week in either the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland OR the Amazon, the world’s largest rain forest. Contact: Dr. Harriett Stubbs
The URL is: http://www.ncsu.edu/scilink

Sci-Link Grandfather Mountain Int'l Workshop ~ N. Carolina    
June 23-28, 2008

Educators, both from North Carolina and other states, as well as international teachers from China, Brazil, and Finland, will experience this transformative week in the North Carolina mountains! This workshop immerses teachers in the mountain environment through research presentations and outdoor activities motivating educators to develop hands-on, inquiry-based activities to take back to their own classrooms and non-formal centers. Workshop will include presentations about different countries, scientists and experts on air, water quality, wildlife, and natural history of the area.
The URL is: http://www.ncsu.edu/scilink/grandfather_intial_pag...

NSTA Conference ~ Louisiana    
March 19–22, 2009 ~ New Orleans, Louisiana

Join science educators at the NSTA conference "Celebrating the Year of Science." Stimulate your imagination, build your skills, enhance your teaching strategies, and nurture your passion.
The URL is: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/2009new/?lid=exp

WERC, A Consortium for Environmental Education & Technology Development      
"A program of the College of Engineering at NMSU...WERC is expanding our national capability in the management of waste and restoration of the environment, including the relationships between energy and environmental issues." Professional development opportunities, environmental workshops (9-12), higher ed programs, and research and funding info.
The URL is: http://www.werc.net/

Teaching Ambassador Fellowship    
Application Deadline: March 16, 2009

Applications for the U.S. Department of Education, 2009-2010 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship is open for currently practicing, state certified Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade public school teachers and instructional specialists/coaches with at least three years of teaching experience. Currently 20 part-time Classroom Fellows and five full-time Washington Fellows are serving as Teaching Ambassador Fellows for the pilot year (2008-2009).
The URL is: http://www.ed.gov/programs/teacherfellowship

World Forestry Center Professional Development Opportunities    
The World Forestry Center (WFC), based in Portland, Oregon, is offering three professional development opportunities for educators and natural resource professionals.

· International Educators Institute: July 12-17, 2009

Application Deadline: February 28, 2009

Learn more >

· Educator Fellowship: 12 months

Application Deadline: February 15, 2009

Applicant must be a non-US citizen proficient in written and oral English, be a strong communicator, and be an educator with some natural resource background.

Learn more >

· WFI International Fellowship Program: 6-12 months

Applications accepted year-round

Learn more >
The URL is: http://wfi.worldforestry.org/

Grounding in Botany Teachers Professional Development ~ California    
June 22 - July 16, 2009 ~ San Marino, California

Grounding in Botany is a standards-based, 4-week professional development course for high school life science teachers. Instruction includes practice of hands-on experiments, exciting lectures, networking, resource reviews, and more. Topics include plant reproduction, the cell, genetics, respiration, photosynthesis, and more. Participants receive a $1,500 stipend and a $500 classroom supply grant. Follow-up workshops throughout the school year carry $100 stipends each. Out-of-area participants will receive a travel and housing allowance of $2,600.
The URL is: http://www.huntington.org/Education/gib.html

Creating Sustainable Environments for Young Children ~ Missouri    
June 11-12, 2009 ~ Kansas City, Missouri

This course for early childhood practitioners and designers will cover topics such as toxic toys, green cleaning, choosing appropriate equipment, and naturalizing outdoor spaces.
The URL is: http://www.whitehutchinson.com/children/sustainabl...

ARMADA Project- Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers    
Deadline: February 9, 2009

Submit your application today to this exciting experience that provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to actively participate in ocean, environmental and polar research, and peer mentoring. Chosen Master Teachers (with five or more years of teaching experience) will spend one to three weeks during the summer participating in research around the globe.

For more information about teacher qualifications, responsibilities, and to download an application, visit the Web site or contact the ARMADA Project at armada@gso.uri.edu or 401-874-6211.
The URL is: http://www.armadaproject.org/

Seminars on Science - Online Courses for Teachers    
January 26 - March 8, 2009 ~ Online

Register by: January 12

The Seminars on Science course from the American Museum of Natural History provide powerful classroom resources and link participants to educators across the country. Designed for K–12 educators, each six-week course includes in-depth readings and assignments paired with rich web-based discussions. Graduate credit is available and each participant receives a CD of course resources suitable for classroom use.
The URL is: http://www.amnh.org/learn/

Deep Ecology & Sustainable Living ~ Costa Rica    
June 21 - July 4, 2009

This two-week short course in Costa Rica will consist of an investigation of our personal and collective relationship with the Earth through an exploration of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of humans as a part of nature. In particular, discussions, field activities, and individual and group exercises will address the concepts of self-awareness, eco-psychology, ritual and ceremony, voluntary simplicity, and spirituality.
The URL is: http://www.earthedintl.org/Summer.htm

Climate Discovery Online Courses for Educators    
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is offering a series of six- and seven-week online courses for middle and high school teachers that combine geoscience content, information about current climate research, easy to implement hands-on activities, and group discussion. The courses run concurrently from January 23 through March 15, 2009.
The URL is: http://ecourses.ncar.ucar.edu/

2009 Online EETAP Courses    
The Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) and the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (UWSP) online EE courses and schedule are listed below.

Applied Environmental Education Program Evaluation (AEEPE)

February 2 - May 1, 2009

13-week course designed to assist environmental educators and natural resource professionals in evaluating their education programs. Participants have the opportunity to develop and apply skills in designing evaluation tools such as surveys, observation forms, and interview and focus group guides.

Fundamentals of Environmental Education (FEE)

February 2 - April 24, 2009

12-week course for classroom teachers and nonformal educators who work with students and/or teachers provides the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate quality environmental education into their instruction.

Making EE Relevant for Culturally Diverse Audiences (MEER)

February 2 - April 10, 2009

10-week course designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills needed to make EE relevant to culturally diverse audiences. Through this course participants will broaden their perspective of EE to encompass interests and issues of concern to culturally diverse audiences, assess barriers to participation among culturally diverse audiences, and apply cultural competency skills in building relationships and partnerships with members of an audience they intend to work with in the future.

Leadership Development in Natural Resources: Strategic Planning and Implementation (SPI)

Fall Semester 2009

9-week course on developing successful strategic planning and implementation models, processes, and techniques. Emphasis will be placed on managing the strategic planning process to build the capacity of organizations to provide effective environmental education programs.

Scholarships available. Check Web site for details.
The URL is: http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/eetap/index.aspx

NEED Energize Your Classroom Workshops ~ Kentucky    
The Kentucky NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project is offering energy workshops for teachers during November and December, at various locations throughout Kentucky. The workshops are packed with curriculum and resources to teach energy in any discipline, at any grade level. Substitute reimbursement for up to two teachers per school is provided. Register online.

Contact: Karen Reagor, kreagor@need.org
The URL is: http://www.need.org/states/kentucky/

Sharing Nature Conference & Retreat ~ California    
May 3-8, 2009 ~ Nevada City, California

Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children, is offering a five-day Sharing Nature Conference and Retreat in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California. Joseph will be giving the following workshop sessions:

• Using "Flow Learning" for dynamic teaching and life-changing experiences

• Joy in nature activities for feeling serenity and a joyous connection with life

• Sharing nature activities for children and adults

• How to be an inspiring teacher — bringing out the best in others and yourself

• A John Muir living history performance based on Cornell's award-winning book, John Muir: My Life with Nature

Another highlight of the week will be meeting founders of Sharing Nature associations from around the world and learning from their experience.
The URL is: http://www.sharingnature.com/conference_2009.html

Habitable Planet Course ~ Online    
Produced by the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in association with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the course consists of 13 half-hour streaming video programs, online text, professional development guide, and a Web site. Graduate credit is available from participating institutions. All online materials are free of charge and hard copies of materials are available at nominal cost.
The URL is: http://www.learner.org/resources/series209.html

Weyerhaeuser Teacher on Summer Assignment (TOSA) Program ~ North Carolina    
June 23 - August 1, 2008 ~ Various, North Carolina

Application Deadline: April 21, 2008

The TOSA program allows K-12 teachers to gain first-hand knowledge of environmental issues and experience real-world applications of concepts they teach in the classroom. The six-week paid assignments are conducted at various Weyerhaeuser timberlands and manufacturing facilities in eastern North Carolina. Teachers are required to do useful valued work, create a lesson, activity, and curriculum piece for their classroom. They need to work the full six-weeks of the program, attend all scheduled workshops, make a final presentation, and maintain a safe work experience. CEUs available.

Contact: Linda Holton at linda.holton@weyerhaeuser.com
The URL is: http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/Sustainability/Forestr...

Whale Camp      
Explore the dynamics of life in the Bay of Fundy, between Maine and Nova Scotia, on Grand Manan Island and study many rare and endangered species and habitats. Gain field experience in marine science, geology, botany, oceanography, wetland ecology and ornithology. Course developed to follow the National Science Education professional development standards.
The URL is: http://www.whalecamp.com/

Will Steger Foundation Summer Institute for Climate Change Education ~ Minnesota    
August 11-13, 2008 ~ Minnesota

The Institute is a great opportunity to enhance your own understanding of climate change. Dr. James Hansen, renowned NASA climate scientist, will be the keynote speaker to discuss the latest on climate science. Institute participants will receive a resource binder with new climate change curricula, expedition supplements, and action resources. The theme of the Institute is "Changing School Culture" with a focus on reducing a school's carbon footprint, from classroom to community.
The URL is: http://www.globalwarming101.com

eSchool News Online      
"Where K-12 Education and Technology Meet." Includes publications, news, resources, and services for educators.
The URL is: http://www.eschoolnews.org/

iLoveSchools.com is a matchmaking service – for education. School teachers request materials and supplies while potential donors search for a teacher in need of their gifts of money or new and used goods. iLoveSchools.com supports any institution that educates children, including preschools, home schools, and private schools.
The URL is: http://www.iloveschools.com/index.php

Free Astronomy Workshop for Educators ~ California    
November 17-19, 2008 ~ San Francisco, California

Application Deadline: September 30, 2008

Apply now for Astronomy from the Ground Up's next free workshop for science, nature center, and museum educators. Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, the workshop is completely free for participating educators. Offered by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in collaboration with the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers, training is through a face to face hands-on workshop. Participants get a free toolkit, learn fun techniques for presenting astronomy and interpreting current events, and become part of the growing Astronomy from the Ground Up community, with access to ongoing resources and support. Airfare, hotel, and most meals are covered by the grant. Contact: afgu@astrosociety.org or apply online.
The URL is: http://astrosociety.org/afgu/distance.html

New York Times Learning Network    
Daily news summaries and lesson plans for grades 6-12. Resources for students, teachers and parents. (many of the science lesson plans focus on environmental issues)
The URL is: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/i...

Watersheds: Connecting Weather to the Environment ~ Online    
The first in a series of free online courses relating weather to the environment, "Watersheds: Connecting Weather to the Environment" is an excellent primer on how weather events relate to the health of a watershed, and how the public can take simple actions to protect watershed health. Produced by the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education & Training (COMET(r)) and National Environmental Education & Training Foundation (NEETF).
The URL is: http://www.meted.ucar.edu/broadcastmet/watershed/

Hot Science - Cool Talks Lecture Series ~ Online    
This Outreach Lecture Series is presented by the Environmental Science Institute (ESI) University of Texas at Austin and provides leading researchers a means to communicate their research to K-12 educators. Providing pre-lecture activities, audience participation opportunities, internet broadcast, a CD-ROM of the lecture series, and more.
The URL is: http://www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/lectures.html

Growing Greener School Grounds Conference ~ California    
October 10-11, 2008 ~ San Francisco, California

This 3rd San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance Growing Greener School Grounds Conference aims to bring together over 300 K-12 teachers and community members from San Francisco, the greater Bay Area, and beyond to learn more about creating and sustaining vibrant outdoor learning environments. The conference begins with a resource fair and keynote address, and the following day attendees will attend full or half day workshops such as: designing, building, and maintaining school gardens, attracting wildlife to school grounds, building and using renewable energy systems at schools, tracking water use on school grounds, reducing waste, building schoolyard artwork, cooking with garden produce, green schoolyards and children's health and nutrition, and many other topics. Many of the workshops will also focus on ways to connect outdoor classrooms to the state curriculum framework.

Contact: Rachel Pringle, Programs Manager, rachel@sfgreenschools.org
The URL is: http://www.sfgreenschools.org/home.html

GET Teacher Exchange    
Global Environmental Teachings (GET) unique teacher exchange experience includes workshops, excursions, and field expeditions with other teachers from the host location. Learn about new teaching methods, endangered species, and build international friendships.
The URL is: http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/get/

Fulbright-Hays 2009 Seminars Abroad Program    
Summer 2009

Application Deadline: September 12, 2008

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program is open to educators and administrators with responsibilities for curriculum development in fields related to humanities, languages, and area studies. All seminars are in non-western European countries and are designed to provide a broad and introductory cultural orientation to particular countries. The program is geared towards those educators with little or no experience in the host country who demonstrate the need to develop and enhance their curriculum through short-term study and travel abroad. Seminars take place from late June to mid-August for a duration of four to six weeks.

Contact: Gale Holdren at gale.holdren@ed.gov or Michelle Ward at michelle.ward@ed.gov.
The URL is: http://e-grants.ed.gov/egWelcome.asp

Environmental Science Education: Fall Ecological Field Studies ~ Online    
September 22 - December 12, 2008 ~ Online

This Montana State University graduate course is designed for educators of students in grades 6-12 who are interested in integrating inquiry oriented, experienced-based, environmental studies into their educational program. Participants will learn basic ecological field study techniques and conduct studies in their local environment. Instructor: Michael Brody

Credit: 3 graduate
The URL is: http://btc.montana.edu/courses/aspx/descrip3.aspx?...

Environmental Concern Educator Courses    
WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands is an instructional guide for educators that provides hands-on multi-disciplinary activities in lesson plan format.WOW! provides resourceful and creative activities designed to bring wetland studies to the classroom and beyond.
The URL is: http://www.wetland.org/education_wetlandsonwheels....

Education Marketplace        
Features educational events and resource database list. "See it, Try it, Teach it" The Education Show is the UK’s largest showcase of educational resources of all kinds. It enables educators to see what is new, try out resources and take part in free CPD so that they can teach and manage learning more effectively.
The URL is: http://www.education-show.com/

DoRight Enterprises™ A Youth-Run Consulting Firm    
DoRight Enterprises is a nationally recognized, interdisciplinary curricular program that "employs" students as consultants in a not-for-profit consulting firm run by the teacher. DoRight consulting groups can be set up within academic curricular programs or after-school programs. Through the program, students acquire the environmental and economic knowledge and skills necessary to offer their expertise as consultants to help their local businesses, hospitals, schools, homes, governmental offices, etc., reduce operating costs, raise profits, and reduce environmental impact. For 7-10 Grade Teachers.
The URL is: http://scottbeall.com/dorightsummary.htm

Accredited Teacher Trainings and Field Seminars ~ Alaska    
Explore Alaska’s legendary natural and cultural heritage with Alaska Geographic Institute. Accredited teacher trainings and field seminars are hands-on experiences set in remote locations throughout Alaska. Courses in 2008 include “Recovering the Sound: After the Exxon Valdez,” “Bears and Wilderness of Admiralty Island,” and “World of Wolves”. All courses are offered in partnership with Alaska’s national parks, forests, and refuges.

Contact: institute@alaskageographic.org
The URL is: http://www.alaskageographic.org

Wildlife Conservation Society Online Courses for Educators    
The Wildlife Conservation Society is offering several online professional development courses for educators ranging from Habitat Ecology for Elementary Educators, to Conservation Biology and Carnivore Conservation. Courses are available for graduate credit and provide training in both content and educational techniques.
The URL is: http://www.bronxzoo.com/educators/online-professio...

Global Field Expeditions for Educators & Students    
Offers international field studies and service learning opportunities for students and student groups. Professional development for educators, zoos, museums, and other non-profits.
The URL is: http://www.holbrooktravel.com/educationExpeditions...

Professional Development on Global Sustainability ~ Online    
Are you interested in continuing professional development? Would you like to learn at your own pace? "Facing the Future: Educating & Inspiring a Global Generation" is an online, independent continuing education course for educators of grades 5-12, to build upon their teaching expertise and to think creatively about how to integrate global issues, sustainability, and local solutions into their curricula.
The URL is: http://www.hol.edu/view_course.cfm?cid=2114

Water: A Living Lesson Educator’s Conference ~ Texas    
July 15-18, 2008 ~ San Antonio, Texas

Experience innovative, interactive, and tested methods of teaching water subjects in all grade levels and all settings at this four-day conference for educators. The 5th Annual "Water: A Living Lesson" conference will explore practical, up-to-date examples of successful educational programs and materials throughout 50 interactive sessions and field trips.
The URL is: http://www.wateralivinglesson.org/

Outdoor Education in the Tropics    
Since 1990 Save The Rainforest has been sending groups of students to the rainforest reserves it helped create with donations from school children. STR is looking for biology teachers to take their students on field courses to the Galapagos, Amazon, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, and Mexico.

Contact: Bruce Calhoun at 608-729-4877 or bruce@saverfn.org
The URL is: http://www.saverfn.org/

Teacher Internships at Texas A&M Sea Camp    
Sea Camp is a week-long adventure exploring the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments. Texas A&M University at Galveston is offering free teacher internships and hands-on, marine-oriented summer programs for students ages 6–18.
The URL is: http://www.tamug.edu/seacamp/

Watershed Dynamics Teacher Workshop ~ Colorado    
Application Deadline: May 21, 2008

August 12-14, 2008 ~ Boulder, Colorado

The GLOBE Program Office and Watershed Dynamics ESSP are offering this professional development opportunity for teachers introducing the second curriculum module on watershed dynamics and the inter-relationship between landcover and stream flow. Globe is seeking pilot teachers who can implement a three-week curriculum in the fall of 2008 and provide feedback and suggestions. Travel funding is available.
The URL is: http://www.globe.gov/fsl/STARS/ART/Display.opl?wat...

TogetherGreen Grants and Leadership Program Launched    
TogetherGreen is a new National Audubon Society program with support from Toyota, to build conservation leadership, engage people in conservation action, and achieve lasting conservation results. The TogetherGreen Innovation Grants will fund projects that engage diverse communities and contribute to measurable conservation outcomes. The Conservation Leadership Program invests in leaders who are committed to empowering others and to creating positive environmental change in their communities and organizations.
The URL is: http://www.togethergreen.org/

Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program    
National Parks Service program provides opportunities for teachers from schools with diverse student populations to have well-rounded work experiences in national parks. Selected teachers spend the summer working as park rangers and develop lesson plans based on their experience for use in the classroom.
The URL is: http://www.nps.gov/wupa/forteachers/trt.htm

Population Education Training ~ California    
Application Deadline: April 30, 2008

August 2-3, 2008 ~ San Francisco, California

Population Connection's Education Program is hosting this leadership training workshop designed to prepare educators to facilitate population education workshops using Population Connection’s hands-on curricula. This institute is open to teacher educators from colleges and universities around the state, K-12 teachers, and nonformal educators who work with teachers at science museums and nature centers. Lodging and a travel reimbursement will be available for those traveling to the Bay Area from other parts of the state.

Contact: PopEd@popconnect.org or call 800-767-1956
The URL is: http://www.populationeducation.org/index.php?optio...

Rethinking Food, Health, and the Environment: Making Learning Connections    
June 23-27, 2008 ~ Berkeley, California

August 9-13, 2008 ~ New York, New York

Center for Ecoliteracy professional development opportunities for schools and districts wanting to create learning connections between healthy school food and curriculum. Presented by the Center for Ecoliteracy and Teachers College Columbia University.
The URL is: http://www.ecoliteracy.org/seminars/rfhe-pdinstitu...

The Great Lakes Rock! ~ Online    
January 27 - February 8, 2008 ~ Online

Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Great Lakes is offering this free online workshop focusing on the geology of the lake basin and its relevance to the lakes themselves and the life of the region. Six presentations by experts will be offered over the workshop period, and the scientists will be available to answer questions related to their topics. Converse with the scientists and other educators, collect teaching resources, share experiences, and expand your understanding of Great Lakes science. Graduate credit is available.
The URL is: http://coexploration.org/coseegreatlakes/

Tuition-Free Graduate Courses for Educators    
Applications due: January 28, 2008, for summer courses in Kenya, Thailand, Mongolia, Trinidad, Costa Rica, Belize, and Namibia.

Experience an Earth Expedition! Travel to conservation hotspots around the world to engage in research, connect with fellow educators in other countries, and discover the power of inquiry to generate knowledge and transform society. Earth Expeditions are tuition-free graduate courses open to formal and nonformal educators.
The URL is: http://www.EarthExpeditions.org

Study-Tour for Teachers ~ Puerto Rico    
Application Deadline: December 21, 2007

Space is still available for this Global Environmental Teachings (GET) tropical ecosystem journey to Puerto Rico. Join teachers from Wisconsin and Puerto Rico on an in-depth study tour in marine ecosystems, tropical forests, and karst topography. This all inclusive program includes three graduate credits, all in-country meals, lodging, local transportation, and entrance fees.
The URL is: http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/get/puertorico.asp

Volunteers & Invasive Plants: Learning & Lending a Hand    
This new e-learning Web site provides science-based, introductory information about invasive plants. The five self-study modules address the purpose and history of the Refuge System, how volunteers help in invasive plant management, how refuges manage invasive plants, and tips for community outreach. The program is part of a larger U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service program in conjunction with partners to engage volunteers in managing invasive species on National Wildlife Refuges.
The URL is: http://www.fws.gov/invasives/volunteersTrainingMod...

Toyota International Teacher Program ~ Costa Rica, Japan, Galapagos    
The Toyota International Teacher Program is a fully-funded professional development program for full-time classroom teachers (grades 7-12, all subjects) in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. This program will offer country-specific themes to help educators expand their professional skills, increase cultural awareness, and enhance their understanding of environmental issues around the world. Check the Web site for 2008 schedule.
The URL is: http://www.iie.org/toyota

Project Shark Awareness    
Project Shark Awareness is an outreach program that consists of teacher training workshops that will enable educators to conduct "shark awareness" programs in their individual school districts. Funding is provided by the Florida Program for Shark Research and the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund.
The URL is: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/education/psa/psa.ht...

Toyota International Teacher Program ~ Costa Rica    
February 24 - March 7, 2008 ~ Costa Rica

Deadline: September 7, 2007

The Toyota International Teacher Program will send 20 secondary school teachers on a fully funded ten-day study program to eastern Costa Rica. The program is designed to expose educators of all classroom disciplines to the diversity of Costa Rican communities in an effort to inspire the creative teaching of international, cultural, and environmental themes in U.S. schools and communities.
The URL is: http://www.iie.org/

TeacherTube is an online community for sharing instructional videos. Teachers can post videos designed for students or professional development videos for teacher-to-teacher instruction.
The URL is: http://www.teachertube.com/

Rainforest Service Learning for Educators ~ Costa Rica    
July 14-28, 2007 ~ Costa Rica

Spend fourteen days in beautiful Costa Rica, living and learning in a Pacific coast rainforest, Carara National Park. It is a transitional forest area and is known for its tremendous biodiversity and is home to the Endangered Scarlet Macaw. Trip also includes visits to an ecoadventure park, a night of sea turtle egg rescue, a mangrove boat tour and other tourist activities. Biology 590 Section TS1, 4 credit hour course

Contact Elaine AbuSharbain (618) 650-2453 or eabusha@siue.edu
The URL is: http://www.siue.edu/%7Eeabusha/RainforestServiceLe...

Safari and Natural History Tour ~ South Africa    
July 15–29, 2007

This natural history tour will provide educators with firsthand exposure to the geological history, flora, fauna, Savanna ecosystems, settlement patterns, Zulu culture, rain forests, game management, mining, and natural history of South Africa. Participants will be involved in field studies, tours, game viewing, archaeology, spotlighting, and general observations of this beautiful country.

Contact: Richard Duncan, (503) 744-0794 or
The URL is: r2duncan@comcast.net

Teacher-to-Teacher 2007 Summer Workshops    
Registration begins: April 8, 2007

The U.S. Department of Education's Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative will be held in 22 cities throughout the country to provide free high-quality professional development opportunities for teachers. Prominent educators will share best practices in all grade levels and content areas. Teachers should check with their school district about receiving professional development credit for the workshop.
The URL is: https://www.t2tweb.us/Workshops/Schedule.asp

Rainforest Workshops for Teachers & Students    
There are two exciting ways for educators to travel to the Amazon Rainforest.

1. Sign-up for the 15th annual Educator's Amazon Rainforest Workshop co-sponsored by Selby Botanical Gardens, June 30 - July 9, 2007. This 10-day event is a professional development opportunity for teachers to work with a spirited faculty of scientists. Academic credit and an extension to Machu Picchu available.

2. Bring a group of 6 and travel expenses-paid for the 8-day Student Amazon Rainforest workshops in June & July, 2007. Students and their families will experience the benefits of educational travel and participate in a life changing Service Learning project in a village along the Amazon River. Contact: Dr. Frances Gatz at 800-669-6806 or fgatz@earthlink.net
The URL is: http://www.travel2learn.com

Volunteer for an Earthwatch Expedition!    
Investigate lemurs in Madagascar, explore grey whales in Mexico, uncover the remains of the Roman Empire in Great Britain…

Volunteer for one of 130 expeditions offered worldwide.

Teachers - apply for a fellowship! Students - apply for a scholarship!

Each year Earthwatch and its supporters offer more than 600 fellowships. Education fellowships and student scholarships provide full and partial grants to teachers and students to sponsor their participation on an Earthwatch expedition.

Visit the Web site, or call 800-776-0188.
The URL is: http://www.earthwatch.org

Michigan Sea Grant College Program    
Michigan Sea Grant education efforts focus on

community-based education as well as K-16

formal education for educators and students.

Education goals of Michigan Sea Grant include

improving marine and aquatic science literacy

through educational programs and standards-

based curriculum content.
The URL is: http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/education

Design & Develop eLearning Courses ~ Online    
Design for e-Learning

15 weeks ~ Online

2 credits available from University of Alaska Anchorage


e-Teach: Preparing Successful Online Instructors

6 Weeks ~ Online

1 credit available from University of Alaska Anchorage

The URL is: http://www.creative-conservation.com/

Seattle Aquarium Educators Summer Workshop    
July 24 through 28, 2006 ~ Seattle, Washington

This course "Marine Birds and Mammals of Washington, Auklets to Orcas" will interpret the connection between Washington marine birds and marine mammals with human actions through hands-on inquiry based teaching. Included will be activities within the Seattle Aquarium exhibit area, in the classroom, and the field.

Call (206) 386-4353 to register
The URL is: http://www.seattleaquarium.org/learn/teachers/work...

Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP)      
"The mission of KEEP is to initiate and facilitate the development dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of energy education programs within Wisconsin schools." Includes information on publications, teacher resources, and classroom ideas.
The URL is: http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/

One Year Later - Results from SC Middle Schools Using EIC For Learning      
South Carolina middle school students are engaged in real-world, community-based, and standards-aligned environmental investigative and service-learning projects that improve their behavior, attitudes and grades. Teachers of all disciplines, together with parents, local businesses, universities, and federal, state, county and non-profit environmental groups are helping students stay in class and improve their learning. First year quantitative and qualitative data collected from an outside evaluator from ten South Carolina pilot middle schools indicate adolescents are responding very favorably to these new instructional strategies.

Teacher confidence and classroom management skills improved as students responded. The Environment as an Integrating Context (EIC) model is based on national research conducted by the State Education and Environment Roundtable (SEER). Visit the SEER© website at www.seer.org for information.

View the complete report: "Education Using the Environment" by Edward H. Falco online.
The URL is: http://www.myscschools.com/Offices/CSO/enved

AEOE - Opportunities for Educators      
Upcoming grant opportunities, professional

development and training, and other offers for

educators. Focused on Outdoor/Environmental

Education in California, from AEOE, the

Association for Environmental and Outdoor

The URL is: http://aeoe.org/resources/opportunities.html

Summer Teacher Workshops ~ North Carolina    
Summer 2006 ~ Brevard, North Carolina

Earn Continuing Education (CEU) credit and NCEE credit through FREE teacher workshops at the Pisgah Forest Institute. Workshops are open to educators and include meals, lodging, and awesome takeaways for the classroom.

June 18 - 23: Earth/Environmental Science for Elementary School Teachers

June 25 - 29: Sustainability: Teaching For Tomorrow

July 9 - 14: Elements of Nature

July 16 - 18: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

July 19 - 21: What Goes Around Comes Around: The Art and Science of Recycling and Composting in the Classroom

July 23 - 28: Earth/Environmental Science for Middle/High School Teachers
The URL is: http://www.brevard.edu/pfi

Earth Science Institute for Teachers    
The Teachers Earth Science Institute utilizes mineral science and mineral processing to enhance the teaching of science in middle and high schools. Teachers will be involved in hands-on, discovery-based activities that integrate concepts in math, physics and chemistry with elements of social science.
The URL is: http://www.mg.mtu.edu/nsfesit.html

Kids Saving The Planet Survey    
Kids Saving the Planet is a non-profit

organization striving to bring environmental education into schools utilizing the Internet. We are looking for K-12 teachers to participate in our needs analysis survey. In return we offer a free web page for your class. Here you can

showcase your hard work and wonderful students with the world!
The URL is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=6782196486

Course Junction    
CourseJunction.com is an online community that brings course providers and course participants together. Any one can list their courses on CourseJunction.com and anyone can search for a course on CourseJunction for free. We have a number of environmental courses listed and believe that our site would be a great resource for your users.
The URL is: http://www.coursejunction.com

AP Central Professional Development    
The College Board offers professional development workshops and summer institutes through AP Central (Advanced Placement Program) for middle school and high school science teachers. The AP Central site also offers lesson plans and resources.
The URL is: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/teachers/0,3060,...

CreekFarm Network    
CreekFarm Education Associates is devoted to the development and evaluation of effective education programs focusing on ecological topics. CreekFarm and its Associates have delivered environmental education programs throughout North America and the Russian Federation. CreekFarm distributes ecological field study materials, delivers on-line, internet-based courses for teachers.
The URL is: http://www.creekfarm.net/

Association for Experiential Education        
The AEE web site provides teachers with information on accreditation, AEE's job bulletin, the Journal of Experiential Education, EE publications, and the AEE listserv.
The URL is: http://www.aee.org/

EE Resources for Secondary School Science Teachers (plus other links)      
University of Arizona's General Biology Program for Secondary Science Teachers housed in Molecular, Biochemistry and Biophysics Department has lots going on, including interesting website w/EE links and more.
The URL is: http://biology.arizona.edu/sciconn/links.htm

Building Bridges: A Mission and Principles of Professional Development      
"Principles that might inform practitioners and policymakers across the country and guide the Department of Ed's efforts in the area of professional development." A project of goals 2000 and the Dept of Education.
The URL is: http://www.ed.gov/G2K/

Life Lab Science Program      
Life Lab Science Program offers professional development and garden-based science curricula for K-6 educators. Programs focusing on linking school gardens with science education, language acquisition, resource conservation and waste reduction.
The URL is: http://www.lifelab.org/

Resource Center of EOHSI      
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute is a non-profit organization, affiliated with Rutgers University. They develop and disseminate award-winning environmental health sciences curricular materials for K-12 educators. Also provides teacher professional development opportunities nationwide.
The URL is: http://eohsi.rutgers.edu/rc/

Study Guides and Strategies    
Over 100 guides on developing good learning skills and study habits. Translated into 25 languages.
The URL is: http://www.studygs.net

Resource for teachers, written by teachers from Synergy Learning, Inc. Provides a forum for educators interested in inquiry-based learning, especially in science, math and technology.
The URL is: http://www.synergylearning.org/connect/index.html

Teacher Created Materials      
Teacher Created Materials publishes "Endangered Species" (Hands-On Minds-On Science Series)

This book is full of hands-on activities to stimulate young minds about endangered species. Valuable teacher information about the scientific method, science-process skills, unit organization, and curriculum connections is provided as well as background information for each group of activities.
The URL is: http://www.teachercreated.com/

PTA Central    
PTA Central is a central information resource for PTA groups, PTO groups and other school related parent teacher organizations. The goal of this website is to provide information and insight on an array of issues facing today’s schools.
The URL is: http://www.ptacentral.org

Leadership Program for Teachers (LPT)      
LPT sponsors two summer institutes in environmental science for 6th-12th grade teachers, one at Princeton University and one in Costa Rica. The institutes are fully funded and teachers are offered a stipend. A program of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
The URL is: http://www.woodrow.org/teachers

This site was developed to "support professional development providers as they design and implement programs for pre-service and in-service K – 12 mathematics and science teachers".

The URL is: http://te-mat.org/

Central Caribbean Marine Institute    
CCMI provides educational field experiences in the Caribbean for teachers and students.
The URL is: http://www.reefresearch.org

Harmony Foundation    
"Harmony Foundation is all about education for the environment." Offer publications and programs to promote sustainability for the home, workplace, & classroom. Building Sustainable Societies, offers innovative training for educators and community group leaders to support local action on important environmental issues, like climate change, water and biodiversity.
The URL is: http://www.harmonyfdn.ca

NSTA's Early Years Blog    
Check out NSTA's Early Years Blog to see innovations in the preK-2 classrooms. Some topics include: finding resources & activities, assessment & standards, classroom management, and integrating strategies.
The URL is: http://science.nsta.org/earlyyearsblog/

Teaching Point    
TEACHINGpoint was established to develop a product line of comprehensive teacher preparation materials written by expert teachers who understand the needs of new teachers and teachers facing out-of-field assignments. Grounded in research-based best practices, the expanding line of TEACHINGpoint materials is already being used in more than 1000 schools in the United States.
The URL is: http://www.teaching-point.net/

Watch Education    
Education resources list for colleges, online learning, online course, early childhood, home schooling, education subjects etc.
The URL is: http://www.watcheducation.com

North Cascades Institute Education Programs      
More than 70 environmental education programs for all ages, including natural history seminars, teacher workshops and summer camps.
The URL is: http://www.ncascades.org/programs/school/

Winton International- School of Languages    
Winton International is an institution which has been dedicated to education for over 24 years. Formed by a multidisciplinary team of national and international professionals, our goal is to achieve educational quality while meeting specific needs
The URL is: http://www.wintonweb.com

Web links to educational-related resources for students, teachers, and parents.
The URL is: http://www.mirolka.com/Edlinks.htm

Franklin Institute Education Hotlists      
This site contains useful links on professional development, lesson plans, curriculum resources, educational reform projects using technology, and featured resources. These sources have been screened by the Franklin Institute for educational appropriateness.
The URL is: http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/education.html

Teachers - keep your receipts!    
Remember that the tax legislation signed into law by President Bush includes an extension of the deduction for teachers for the first $250 "out-of-pocket" expenses spent on instructional materials and classroom supplies. There is an initiative to increase it to $400/year. Check it out!
The URL is: http://www.nea.org/lac/edtax/index.html

Video Course for K-12 Educators    
The Learning Classroom: Theory Into Practice - This video-based (13 half-hour) course is an exploration of learning theory—appropriate for grades K-12 and all subject areas—for the training of preservice teachers and the professional development of inservice teachers. Produced by Detroit Public Television.
The URL is: http://www.learner.org/resources/series172.html

Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University      
This research and educational institution manages a collection of hardy trees, shrubs, and vines located on 265 acres in Boston, Massachusetts and associated herbarium and library collections. K- adult educational programs are offered throughout the year.
The URL is: http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/

Environmental Concern's Education Pages    
Environmental Concern, located in St. Michaels, MD offers wetland curriculum guides, wetland courses and workshops for educators. Also, located on-site is the nation's leading wetland plant nursery.
The URL is: http://www.wetland.org/

Discipline Course for Teachers ~ Online    
Solving Classroom Discipline Problems is a new online course that gives teachers the knowledge and skills to handle common discipline problems. Earn 2.4 continuing education credits.
The URL is: http://www.classroomdisciplinecourse.com/

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)      
NSTA is committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. Site offers grade-specific journal articles, news digests, and teacher-to-teacher discussion; a members-only library of journal articles; available awards, grants, career information, curriculum kits, science suppliers, and more.
The URL is: http://www.nsta.org/

Pisgah Forest Institute, NC      
This website provides an overview of the Institute's upcoming teacher workshops. Workshops are created specifically for high school science teachers and range in topic from earth and environmental science to geographic information systems.
The URL is: http://www.brevard.edu/pfi/

CISDE collaborates with both science and environmental educators representing public and private schools, universities, zoos, museums and other agencies to plan and deliver quality programs in staff development. In addition, the staff of CISDE has a variety of in-depth experiences in evaluating programs and in instrument development.
The URL is: http://www.cisde.com

Project Learning Tree - Mississippi      
An interdisciplinary EE program for students in PreK through grade 12. PLT uses the forest to help students gain an awareness and knowledge of the natural and built environments.
The URL is: http://msforestry.net/teachers.html

Anacostia Watershed Society    
Offers various environmental education and restoration programs to schools in DC and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland. Also conducts teacher trainings

where teachers can receive CPD credit or DC seat hours.
The URL is: http://www.anacostiaws.org

National Marine Sanctuary Education Program    
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Sanctuary Program education mission is to enhance public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the marine environment. Features the Dive Into Education Marine Science Program for teachers to support ocean literacy in the classroom; and the Living Classrooms program, an ocean field studies program for teacher and student teams to participate in activities focused on marine sanctuaries and ocean conservation.
The URL is: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education

Schumacher College - Ecological Scholarships for UK Citizens    
Schumacher College, an international centre for ecological studies, is offering scholarships to citizens of the United Kingdom to attend its short residential courses on ecological issues. Scholarship information for other nationalities is also available on the financial assistance page.
The URL is: http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/TextOnly/textv...

Internet Guide for Teachers      
An online guide for teachers learning the basics about using the internet -includes activities and reference sites (guide can only be viewed on -line).
The URL is: http://www.genium.com/ipgt/

An online community forum where educators can communicate (near real-time) with each other through threaded online discussions. Teachers post ideas and questions to be discussed and answered by other educators.
The URL is: http://www.teacherfocus.com/phpBB2/

International Wolf Center Workshops      
Various workshops in Minnesota, studying wolf biology, social behavior, research techniques, wolf-prey relationships, and northern forest ecology.
The URL is: http://www.wolf.org/wolves/learn/educator/edu_main...

From Seed to Seed Online K-8 Educator's Course    
A Plant Science professional development course from the National Gardening Association for K-8 educators to incorporate botany and gardening (indoors or out) into their science curriculum. In addition to the core botanical information, we provide activities and experiments that address K-8 national standards in various disciplines. National Science Education Standards are emphasized throughout the course, and connections are made to geography, health, history, language arts, and mathematics.
The URL is: http://store.yahoo.com/nationalgardening/27-7404.h...

Capacity Building for Environmental Education: How Does it Help Teachers?      
Describes how programs and services benefit educators, directly and indirectly. A publication from the EETAP Resource Library. In pdf format.
The URL is: http://eelink.net/eetap/info57.pdf

National Association for Interpretation (NAI)      
NAI is dedicated to the advancement of the profession of interpretation (on-site informal education programs at parks, zoos, nature centers, museums, and aquaria). Online resources include jobs, workshops and events, and certification information. NAI currently serves 4,200 members in the United States, Canada, and twenty other nations.
The URL is: http://www.interpnet.com/home.htm

Earth Expeditions    
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has joined with Miami University’s Project Dragonfly to offer extraordinary opportunities for K-12 teachers and other educators by offering three Field Expeditions abroad and three Zoo Expeditions at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
The URL is: http://earthexpeditions.org/

ENVISION - Environmental Science Institute for Teachers      
A Regional Environmental Science Institute for Midwestern Teachers through Purdue University, funded by the National Science Foundation. Application Deadline: February 15, each year. Receive six graduate credits at no cost and receive $1200 stipend.
The URL is: http://www.eas.purdue.edu/geomorph/envision/

EPA Environmental Education Center - Teachers Page      
Provides educators with curriculum resources and activities, community service projects, various workshops and conferences, awards and grants, and other helpful resources.
The URL is: http://www.epa.gov/teachers/

Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council    
GEOEC (Alberta Teachers Association) promotes quality professional development in global, environmental and outdoor education, through a quarterly newsletter and ongoing workshop series. Web site provides lesson plans, related site links, affiliate group information, and details about our Global Education Initiative. GEOEC holds an annual conference, with numerous workshops and speakers.
The URL is: http://www.geoec.org

Zero Population Growth - Population Education      
Provides interdisciplinary K-12 training and teaching materials (correlated to National Learning Standards). Site features information on teacher training workshops, teaching materials, and additional teacher and student resources. Online ordering avail.
The URL is: http://www.zpg.org/education/

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