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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.
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
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
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 email@example.com.
The URL is: http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/del/continuinged/envc...
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional development and K -12 student courses offered by Universities around the world.
The URL is: http://eelink.net/distanceeducation-teachers.html
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 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
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
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 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/
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
"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 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/
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/
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 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 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
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
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...
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/
CCMI provides educational field experiences in the Caribbean for teachers and students.
The URL is: http://www.reefresearch.org
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
"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
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/
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/
Education resources list for colleges, online learning, online course, early childhood, home schooling, education subjects etc.
The URL is: http://www.watcheducation.com
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 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
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
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
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/
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
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, 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/
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/
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...
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/
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
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
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 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, 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...
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/
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...
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...
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
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
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/
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/
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/
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
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/
The Center for Environmental Sciences and Education at Northern Arizona University provides outreach to educators as well as degree programs. It currently offers a BS in Environmental Sciences, an MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy and a Graduate Certificate in Conservation Ecology.
The URL is: http://www.nau.edu/~envsci/
"Teaching teachers and students to analyze real-time NASA earth imagery to explain animal migration." For middle to high school students. Requires one week of classroom instruction followed by Research and Analysis components. On-line registration.
The URL is: http://www.signalsofspring.net/
The education department provides teacher training, a variety of lectures, workshops and conferences, and children's programs.
The URL is: http://www.wildflower.org/?nd=Educator_Workshops
The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) was established in 1990 to assist in the development, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of environmental education programs focusing on elementary and secondary school teachers and students. The WCEE works to improve environmental education throughout the state of Wisconsin.
The URL is: http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/
Activity kits, A-V materials, and books available through PLT.
The URL is: http://www.plt.org/materials/
Not-for-profit organization working with host-country scholars and institutions to conduct environmental research and offer undergraduate and graduate field study courses in Natural History; Environmental Science, Ethics and Public Policy; and Science Education. Our courses are appropriate for undergraduate, graduate, teachers and serious adult continuing learners.
The URL is: http://www.environmentallearning.org/
Online MS in Education with specialization in Environmental Education available through the National Graduate Teacher Education Program (Fischler Graduate School of Education, Nova Southeastern University). 1-year 36-credit specialization designed for education professionals who seek to incorporate environmental education perspectives within their curricula.
The URL is: http://www.schoolofed.nova.edu/gtep/ngeonline/
"CRC increases knowledge through investigations of threatened species, habitats, and communities, and disseminates knowledge through advanced studies, professional training, and public outreach." CRC offers teacher workshops, EE activities, and school and community outreach programs.
The URL is: http://www.si.edu/crc/ep/main.htm
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont in Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides residential environmental education programs, teacher workshops, school group programs, Smokies natural history workshops and resources, lesson plans, science/education integrated field studies, internships, and custom programs.
The URL is: http://www.gsmit.org/
The Florida Master Naturalist Program is an adult environmental education program for adults developed by UF/IFAS. Three 40 hour teaching modules include; freshwater wetlands, coastal systems, and upland habitats. Students learn science based curriculum and interpretation skills in the classroom and in the field. Videos are available for purchase.
The URL is: http://www.masternaturalist.org/
"Provides technical assistance and training in environmental and conservation education for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal, state, and tribal governments, as well as non-profit institutions and private enterprises." The National Conservation Training Center is located in Sheperdstown, WV.
The URL is: http://educators.fws.gov/educators.html
This training resource(available in PDF format), produced by the EETAP Resource Library provides a comprehensive starting point for any evaluation process. It is designed to help teachers prepare their students to think critically as they use the WWW. Topics include authority, audience, context/coverage, accuracy, and currency, and a compilation of evaluation guides and checklists.
The URL is: http://eelink.net/eetap/evalwebsites.pdf
ETL students at the Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University are educators earning a master's degree while continuing to work. Two summer sessions satisfy the required fieldwork. Fall & spring semesters are distance-learning experiences & final semester is a practicum.
The URL is: http://www.lesley.edu/gsass/audubon/index.html
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/
A coalition of 33 specialty professional associations. "Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century."
The URL is: http://www.ncate.org
· May 1-2, 2006 ~ Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, Montana
"Water Summit for Teachers and Students" to learn and discover more about water quality and volunteer water monitoring. Includes field trips, professional development, hands-on learning, and strands for teachers and middle and high school students.
· June 19-23, 2006 ~ Bozeman, Montana
"Watershed Tour on Collaborative Education" program for middle and high-school teachers to develop a curriculum that is correlated to standards and meets the needs of the classroom and learning environment.
The URL is: http://www.mtwatercourse.org/Educators/Educatorhom...
ASCD Education Topics "are short multimedia lessons on topics that interest all levels of educators. Each lesson includes a definition, short articles on the topic, audio files of experts and practitioners, and a listing of resources that you can use to continue your professional development."
The URL is: http://www.ascd.org/cms/index.cfm?TheViewID=2103&f...
Application Deadlines: January 8, February 8, and March 8, 2005
K-12 teachers and environmental educators can win a $1000 scholarship to travel to the Amazon and work with scientists in one of the most diverse environments in the world. The Amazon Rainforest Workshop for Educators, scheduled July 5-14, 2005, is a professional development opportunity for teachers to experience a 1/4 mile canopy walkway and visit the indigenous people who call the rainforest ecosystem their home. Academic credit is available. Simple application form is available online.
For information on this and other programs in Belize or Student Amazon Workshops, call Dr. Frances Gatz at 1-800-669-6806, email email@example.com, , or visit the website http://www.travel2learn.com.
The URL is: http://www.travel2learn.com/grants.htm
A collection of Internet resources and K-12 lesson plans from around the world - grouped by subject and grade level. Includes "Learning the Web" instuctions for teachers, a "Toolbox" for free downloadable computer enhancements, and a Teacher's Lounge. A division of Network for Instructional TV, Inc.
The URL is: http://www.teachersfirst.com/matrix.htm
"Interested in using technology to motivate and inspire? See how teachers around the world use technology—right now—in exciting ways to support student learning. From navigating the Idaho outdoors to inventing toys in Israel, the Innovation Odyssey Web site is brimming with ideas for teachers of every subject, teaching style, and grade level."
The URL is: http://www97.intel.com/odyssey/index.aspx?i=1
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) & National Staff Development Council (NSDC) collection of materials to serve as a professional development toolkit for teachers. Provides learner-centered professional development resources & strategies.
The URL is: http://www.enc.org/professional/guide/started/intr...
Offering Spring, Summer & Fall continuing education programs in Santa Fe, NM. Provide accredited degree programs for sustainability training; individualized study emphasizing experiential, hands-on, field training; online virtual campus for academic & administrative counseling & support during off-campus field training.
The URL is: http://www.ecoversity.org/
Produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston's PBS station, and developed by educators and advisors specializing in science teaching. Online Professional Development for teachers designed to broaden knowledge of science content and teaching methodologies, and integrate that technology into the classroom. Courses feature interactive resources that can be incorporated into lesson plans, videos of classroom practices, as well as online discussions, enabling teachers to communicate with their peers.
The URL is: http://www.teachersdomain.org/courses/
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...
The SOC is the largest university-operated environmental center in the world. Located 57 miles from the main campus on a 240-acre tract in the center of Stokes State Forest, Sussex County, and part of the College of Science & Mathematics.
Offering programs for elementary, middle and high school groups, workshops for teachers, and Graduate Fellowships and Internships.
The URL is: http://www.csam.montclair.edu/njsoc/
An independent institution of higher education dedicated to the study of social ecology. ISE offers intensive summer programs, a year-round B.A. degree program, workshops on issues such as biotechnology, fall and winter lecture series, internship opportunities, and a speakers bureau.
The URL is: http://www.social-ecology.org/
Rainforest and Reef specializes in rainforest and marine ecology field courses in nine countries. All programs are operated by partner organizations that have shown a strong commitment to conservation and education over time at each site. 99% of all participation fees stay with in country partners to assist in conservation and education projects.
The URL is: http://www.rainforestandreef.org/
Vast resources for teachers, including state Department of Education contacts, organizations, teacher-reviewed teacher sites, student and parent recommended sites, and more.
The URL is: http://www.teacher.com/
Internet-based workshops for K-8 teachers earn graduate credit on-line to help meet the specific development goals of teachers, schools, and districts.
The URL is: http://www.DragonflyWorkshops.org/
A marine institute based in the Cayman Islands where teachers can participate in a summer field course on the geology, ecology and evolution of coral reefs. Teachers can receive up to 6 graduate college credits and earn their SCUBA certification, and will complete a project which can be developed into a course or laboratory exercises for K-12. Undergrad and Grad courses are also available.
The URL is: http://www.reefresearch.org/
The fellowships help K-12 teachers foster an education of place through the study of local nature and culture. Teachers are encouraged to explore the philosophy and models presented in Orion's Nature Literacy Series, while developing a curriculum unique to their geographical region and community.
The URL is: http://www.oriononline.org/pages/os/education/sil....
Information and opportunities (workshops, materials, videos) for teaching about Idaho's trees and forests. Also includes Project Learning Tree, "Ask an Idaho Forester," and on-line grant application.
The URL is: http://www.idahoforests.org/teach1.htm
Approaching Walden (high school): July 12-23. Finding Walden (middle school): July 26-August 6, Lincoln, MA. Workshops are two-week, interdisciplinary, summer seminars that provide teachers with the skills to design place-based
lessons that focus on their home community. Both PDPs and graduate credit are available.
The URL is: http://www.walden.org/Education/
Bridging The Gap is a Kansas City environmental education non-profit with the mission to encourage local and global understanding our interconnectedness and to develop this understanding through community education and action. Bridging The Gap provides a variety of programs and resources for educators interested in environmental education.
The URL is: http://www.bridgingthegap.org
Free televised workshops, courses, & libraries in mathematics, science, social studies, literature, & educational issues. Earn certificates that may be used for inservice & recertification credit. Graduate credit is also available at reasonable cost.
The URL is: http://www.learner.org/about/news/news_profdev.htm...
Through Montana State University. For Middle and High School Teachers engaged in science and environmental education. Graduate Semester Credit: 3. Time Commitment: 9-12 hours/week. Cost: appx $665.
The URL is: http://btc.montana.edu/eft/us/index.htm
Our objective is to provide opportunities for environmental education and training to youth,
environmental professionals, and the general public by disseminating information through public workshops, seminars and lectures; training
teachers to incorporate EE into their curriculums; and assisting in school-based EE programs.
The URL is: http://www.nweec.org
Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida and is sponsored by Partners in Resource Education, a collaboration of five Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools, and other private sector partners. HOL provides a national network of field classrooms to enhance kindergarten through high school student-learning. Site provides teaching materials, resources for students, educational program information, teacher bulletins, and more.
The URL is: http://www.handsontheland.org
CERC offers programs to increase environmental awareness and literacy among the general public. Programs include teacher training, undergraduate summer opportunities, and continuing education for those seeking to enhance professional or civic engagement.
The URL is: http://seriousaboutconservation.org
Summer 2006 ~ Brevard, North Carolina
PFI workshops are FREE to educators and include meals, lodging, and materials.
· 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
Participants receive a certificate of achievement which can be used to gain CEUs. Workshops are eligible for Criteria 1, 2, or 3 credit in the NC Environmental Educators Program. Several workshops offer college credit in conjunction with Brevard College.
The URL is: http://www.brevard.edu/pfi/
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
The Master of Science in Environmental Education for K-12 Teachers is a professional development program for practicing teachers to earn a Master's degree while continuing to teach. It is
designed specifically for K-12 Teachers with face to face classes held during a 3 week period of the summer session and one-third of the degree available online during the academic year. Candidates may transfer in up to 9 graduate credits. This degree program is intended to increase knowledge and leadership skills in EE for K-12 teachers.
Contact Angela Arkin at 715-346-3854 or firstname.lastname@example.org. New candidates normally begin coursework in February, but applications are accepted at any time.
The URL is: http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/msnree
June 12 - July 23, 2006 and July 3 - August 13, 2006 ~ Online
The American Museum of Natural History’s Seminars on Science professional development courses designed 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.
The URL is: http://learn.amnh.org
Teachers’ Corner is a new Web-based clearinghouse for Great Lakes and fisheries K-12 education resources. All educational materials included on the site were professionally reviewed, and many provide a FREE lesson correlated to Michigan Science Benchmarks. Other features include a chart to compare materials side-by-side, links to relevant resources and organizations, and a discussion forum. Created under the supervision of Dr. Michaela Zint, School of Natural Resources & Environment and School of Education, University of Michigan through a grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust.
The URL is: http://glin.net/teach/teachers/
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 email@example.com
The URL is: http://www.travel2learn.com
Educational resource for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Features "AskNSDL" a virtual desk service to "Ask a Scientist or Engineer" and highlights a resource of interest and headlines.
The URL is: http://nsdl.org/
December - January 2 - All participants will be involved in observing, capturing, banding, & in learning hummingbird protocols. Open to any adult but to encourage K-12 teachers to participate, the trip will be held during the holiday break.
The URL is: http://www.hiltonpond.org/CostaRicaAnnounceMain04....
Explore the Tropical Rain Forest of Costa Rica. Proyecto Campanario, a conservation and environmental education NGO, is offering field experiences from one to three weeks in the rain forest for teachers and students during the summer months.
The URL is: http://www.campanario.org
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
EcoTeach offers teacher lead middle school and high school student groups to Costa Rica to do Conservation and Endangered Species Protection work. Working with local schools and communities in Costa Rica, Ecoteach supports environmental protection and education projects focused primarily on the Leatherback Sea Turtles and Macaws. Through the coffee fund raiser program EcoTeach buys coffee directly from farmers in Costa Rica supporting their sustainable farming practices. The fund raiser program is available to any group in the US wishing to raise money for their local projects and $1 per bag goes to support the EcoTeach conservation and education projects.
The URL is: http://www.ecoteach.org/
Ecological & Environmental Learning Services
provides K-12 education consulting for teacher professional development, curriculum development and education programs in science education (particularly science research), environmental science, environmental education and ecology. Site also offers newsletter articles with ecology and environmental education themes.
The URL is: http://www.eelsinc.org/
IPP seeks environmental scientists and environmental social scientists for university teaching, mentoring, curriculum development and research. Three objectives of the IPP are environment, population, and security. Security is defined as water, food, soil, oil, environment change, environmental medicine, and international studies, within an international higher education project.
The URL is: http://www.internationalprofs.org
November 17-19, 2005 ~ Jackson, New Hampshire
3rd Promise of Place Conference:
Place-based Education in the Northern Forest is for educators, administrators, resource experts and policy makers from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York, to gather in support of place-based education. This event is being provided by the Northern Forest Center and the Center for Place-Based Learning and Community Engagement, will build on the learning, networking, and enthusiasm of the first two years’ sold-out
conferences. Detailed information will be available by the summer at
www.shelburnefarms.org. To learn more
about the first two Promise of Place conferences, visit
For more information, contact
Pat Straughan, firstname.lastname@example.org, (802) 985-8686 x43 or Lidie Whittier Robbins at email@example.com
The URL is: http://www.northernforest.org/tech_programs.htm
Volunteer Nepal is a community-based, non-profit organization that co-ordinates local and international work camps with community groups or institutions in need of voluntary labor or service to empower community self-help initiatives. Some volunteer programs are in the areas of community sustainable development; education & capacity building; information & communication technology literacy; economic self sustaining activities; women & children issues.
The URL is: http://www.volnepal.np.org/
Summer Programs for Teachers on Ecological Economics and Sustainability ~ Ypsilanti, Michigan
Creative Change Educational Solutions is collaborating with Eastern Michigan University's Social Foundations of Education Program and Continuing Education to offer:
"Eco-Economics for Educators: Linking the Environment, the Economy,
and Democratic Education" noncredit program
June 27-29, 2005
"Sustainability, the Common Good, and Educational Practice" - 3 credit program
July 25 - August 11, 2005
The URL is: http://www.creativechange.net/whatsnew/index.htm
Spend your summer vacation learning and earning! From touring Japan to working in the laboratories of renowned scientists to studying history with experts, 100 Paid Summer Adventures for Teachers profiles engaging summer opportunities that offer teachers quality professional development and financial compensation for their time and effort. Many programs focus on environmental topics.
The URL is: http://www.benefitpress.com
Project NatureConnect announces training and part or full-time jobs at more than $20,000/year for facilitators to learn and teach the environmental skills of Organic Psychology to a wide range of individuals and organizations. Internships and Degrees available. See the website for details.
The URL is: http://www.ecopsych.com/2005orgguideinvitation1.ht...
ITEST - "Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers" to work with scientists and engineers in project-based, experiential learning ranging from biotechnology to environmental resource management. ITEST is a program of the National Science Foundation's Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education (ESIE). This publication describes the program, projects and locations, and sponsors. Types of projects are 1) career and educational enrichment for students in middle and high school, 2) Teacher information technology professional development and 3) a resource center for research on funded projects.
The URL is: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf0530/nsf0530.pdf
CreekFarm is designed to bring together people world-wide who are interested in nature and education. It's major project is a partnership with Association Ecosystem (Russia) to develop on-line graduate level courses focusing on teaching teachers about ecological field studies with children. These Courses offered through Montana SU connected teachers throughout the USA and Russia. Check out Current Projects (http://www.creekfarm.net/fl_ux.php?id=3) for more information on materials, courses, and online courses.
The URL is: http://www.creekfarm.net
The WETMAAP Program develops workshops and supports a website for educators that provide basic ecological concepts, technological skills in the use of maps, aerial photography, and satellite imagery, and methods of interpretation necessary for understanding and assessing wetland and upland habitat change.
The URL is: http://www.wetmaap.org
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
The National Energy Foundation website offers materials and information for educators, and students grades K-12, concerning energy awareness. The NEF Academy offers several professional development university graduate credit, independent study courses developed for K-12 school teachers.
The URL is: http://www.nef1.org
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/
Columbia University's new one-year Masters Program in Climate Science and Policy trains professionals and academics to understand and manage climate risk. This rigorous program emphasizes the problems of developing societies. Now in its second year, the program is expanding its financial assistance opportunities.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website.
The URL is: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/climatesociety/
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/
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...
June 19-24, July 3-8, July 17-22, & August 21-26, 2006 ~ Costa Rica
A week of adventure exploring lowland tropical forests: mangrove, and primary, secondary, and successionary rainforests. Rainforest Conservation Camps are designed for teachers, families, and students of all ages.
The URL is: http://www.campanario.org/rainforestconservationca...
July 7-16, 2006 ~ Peru
Teachers will take learning literally 'to a new level' on a one-quarter-mile treetop canopy walkway through the Amazon. Student Workshops are also offered in June & July 2006, where students will participate in a life changing community service project in a village along the Amazon River.
The URL is: http://www.travel2learn.com
Deadline: April 21, 2006
October 27 - November 8, 2006 ~ Galapagos Islands
This fully funded professional development program is open to twenty secondary school classroom teachers (Grades 7-12) of all disciplines, who teach full time in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
The URL is: http://www.iie.org/programs/toyota
Master of Science in Environmental Education for K-12 Teachers: http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/msnree/
A professional development program for practicing teachers to earn a Master’s degree while continuing to teach.
The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP): http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/
Program created to promote energy education in Wisconsin.
Contact: Carrie Ziolkowski at 715-346-4651 or email@example.com
Learning, Experiences, and Activities in Forestry (LEAF): http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/leaf/
Program goals are: to document forestry concepts Wisconsin K-12 students should learn, to develop a "Wisconsinized" Forestry Education Lesson Guide for classroom and field use, to build partnerships with Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education stakeholders and support their efforts.
Online Environmental Education at UW-Stevens Point: http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/msnree/onlinegrad.htm
Online EE courses for formal and non-formal educators in Wisconsin offered primarily in the Spring and Fall semesters, with the convenience of anytime/anywhere learning.
The URL is:
Provides a broad spectrum of educational Internet services to teachers, students, parents, librarians and school administrators in the K-12 educational and public library markets. Resources include: links to reference materials, lesson plans, and professional development opportunities.
The URL is: http://www.bigchalk.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WOPorta...
Find out how to join a teams of conservation researchers around the world on expeditions from 1-3 weeks long. Also discover lesson plans and web sites developed by past teacher volunteers while they were in the field. Funding is available for students (16+) and educators.
The URL is: http://www.earthwatch.org/education
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
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...
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/
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
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
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
"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/
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....
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
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...
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?...
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
The URL is: http://www.need.org/states/kentucky/
"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/
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
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/
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....
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/
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
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....
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
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: email@example.com
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
"Where K-12 Education and Technology Meet." Includes publications, news, resources, and services for educators.
The URL is: http://www.eschoolnews.org/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The URL is: http://www.siue.edu/%7Eeabusha/RainforestServiceLe...
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/
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 email@example.com or Michelle Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The URL is: http://e-grants.ed.gov/egWelcome.asp
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
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/
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...
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
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/
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/
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, email@example.com
The URL is: http://www.sfgreenschools.org/home.html
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The URL is: http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/Sustainability/Forestr...
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
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
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
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
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
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/
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
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...
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...
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
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
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/
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
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...
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...
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
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
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.
The URL is: http://www.alaskageographic.org
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: email@example.com or apply online.
The URL is: http://astrosociety.org/afgu/distance.html
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
The URL is: http://www.trackersnw.com/portland-wilderness-skil...
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
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...
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...
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
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/
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...
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 email@example.com
The URL is: http://www.wcupa.edu/_academics/coed/departments/p...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-874-6211.
The URL is: http://www.armadaproject.org/
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/
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 email@example.com
The URL is: http://www.saverfn.org/
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
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....
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...
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
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/
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