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The Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) has developed these understandable and explainable descriptions of "Environmental Literacy" and "Environmental Education" to make it easier for the field to explain, including how these terms are directly connected with people’s lives. Included with the descriptions are examples of what environmental literacy looks like, how EE and educational achievement are linked, EE "done right," and links to additional resources.
Comments or suggestions? Contact: email@example.com
(mouse over "Education & Environmental Literacy" to view all four sections)
The URL is: http://eetap.org/html/environmental_literacy.php
Earn money by recycling. Terracycle buys plastic wraps, candy wrappers, and a whole slew of plastic containers from groups, schools, and fundraisers, to reuse for their business. They make everything they sell out of trash!
Check out their story >>
The Eco-Capitalist blog from Tom Szaky, the CEO of TerraCycle, who writes about driving up business profits by being environmentally and socially responsible. Read more >>
The URL is: http://www.terracycle.net
With many funding agencies requiring program evaluations, this new, free online resource from the University of Michigan will help you through the process step-by-step, starting with choosing approaches and resources based on your experience/skill level. Funded by and in partnership with the US EPA and US Forest Service, MEERA helps educators evaluate to what extent they have met the goals and objectives of their project.
Read the press release and get started!
The URL is: http://www.meera.snre.umich.edu
"Public School Insights: What is Working in our Public Schools" is a project of the Learning First Alliance, a permanent partnership of 18 major national education associations that represent over 10 million parents, educators, and policymakers. This new Web site gives teachers the opportunity to learn about what is working and get ideas from other educators. Several environmental initiatives, interviews, and activities are featured, including an interview with Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, and "The Great Copy Machine Epidemic of 2008," a project challenging students to go a day without photocopied handouts in their classroom. See what they learned.
The URL is: http://www.publicschoolinsights.org/
My Environmental Education Evaluation Resource Assistant (MEERA) provides evaluation resources for formal and non-formal environmental educators. Current offerings include professionally selected and reviewed "how-to" guides and other resources for evaluating environmental education programs as well as a discussion forum. Future offerings will include searchable examples of evaluations of environmental education programs.
The URL is: http://meera.snre.umich.edu
Search for a job. Submit a job. Get the weekly report.
The URL is: http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/eelink-jobs
Deadline: November 1, 2010 (Early submissions have best chance of receiving funding.)
Disney's Planet Challenge is offering match funding to hands-on environmental project(s) submitted by 3rd through 8th grade teachers requesting $650 or less in materials. Full-funding is available to teachers who also sign up to participate in Disney's Planet Challenge after August 18th!
1. Start by logging-in to your teacher account on DonorsChoose.org. Or sign-up at www.donorschoose.org/teacher).
2. After login, submit a hands-on project request that focuses on benefiting the environment (projects on water conservation and watershed protection, recycling, composting, restoring/creating community gardens, etc.) requesting $650 or less in materials.
3. If interested, visit dpcproject.com/RegTrack.aspx after August 18th and sign up for the Disney's Planet Challenge, using the same email address you used for your DonorsChoose.org account.
Within a week of project approval, if your projects meets the above criteria, you will see a Disney's Planet Challenge logo on your project page. This means it has qualified for this match offer and now has a great chance of being fully funded by the other donors that visit our site. If your project qualifies and you sign up for Disney’s Planet Challenge, your project will receive this funding by December 18, 2010.
The URL is: http://disney.go.com/planetchallenge/
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
Glogster EDU is the leading education platform for the creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom. Glogster EDU empowers educators and students with the tools to create GLOGS - online multimedia posters - with text, photos, videos, graphics, music, and more. No glue, no paper, no waste – it is all online. It is absolutely FREE for NAAEE members to register and use Glogster EDU's basic service. Click here to register:
The URL is: http://edu.glogster.com/register/
Edited by: Jolie Mayer-Smith and Linda Peterat. Published by: Really Small Vernon Press, 2010. Get Growing! Activities For Food And Garden Learning, is based on eight years of experience in the Intergenerational Landed Learning on the Farm for the Environment project, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. This teacher resource contains easy and adaptable cross-disciplinary learning activities, handouts, online resources, and more.
The URL is: http://www.edcp.educ.ubc.ca/landedlearning
Visit the Teachers' Domain Web site for climate change teaching resources for the classroom (5th grade and up), includes public TV footage and student activities like "Speaking Your Mind about Global Warming." Complete the free, brief registration, then click on the "Special Collections" link (left-side), then choose "Curriculum Topics and Themes, and exploring the Climate Change and Global Warming" collection.
The URL is: http://www.teachersdomain.org/
This no-cost confidential service, provides job-seekers a database of job postings, career-planning advice, and success stories.
The URL is: http://careers.nsta.org/
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is looking for short activities for K-16 students and learners of all ages in informal settings. The CLEAN (Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network) Pathway collection will be a broad collection of educational activities and resources that will help students, teachers, and citizens to improve their understanding of climate science and energy issues. Each resource in the collection will be linked to a specific principle of climate and energy literacy.
The URL is: http://cleanet.org/
With the UV Index on the rise, it's time to remind your students to Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap! EPA encourages educators to promote sun safety before the second annual Don’t Fry Day on the Friday before Memorial Day (May 28, 2010). We need your help; go online and pledge to incorporate sun safety into your spring and summer activities. Participating classrooms and informal education organizations will receive a Don’t Fry Day poster and a set of sun safety stickers.
The URL is: http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/dfdpledge.html
The Environmental IQ Quiz developed at the University of Minnesota has been updated with new questions and the latest information. The online quiz is in an interactive format that provides instant feedback. Educators that are interested in using the quiz in their classrooms should contact Dovetail at 612-333-0430 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a personalized online tool that will help track and report students' results.
The URL is: http://www.dovetailinc.org/reportsview/2010/respon...
Deadline May 1, 2010
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the highest award a K–12 math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the U.S. The President officially names up to 108 teachers annually. Awards alternate between elementary and secondary teachers—with elementary teachers eligible in 2010—and are given to teachers from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the outlying territories, and Department of Defense schools.
The URL is: http://www.paemst.org
Deadline: February 22, 2010
Apply now for the 2010 National High School Challenge, a program encouraging teachers to incorporate environmental education into all subject areas through innovative teaching strategies. Teachers from around the nation can receive up to $4,000 to make their ideas become reality. Teachers from all subject areas should apply. Classroom Earth’s mission is to increase the ability of high school teachers to integrate environmental education into curricula so that students are prepared to be a part of environmental solutions.
The URL is: http://classroomearth.org/challenge/2010
This 2009 PBS survey shows that 76% of K-12 educators use digital technology in classroom lessons, compared to 69% in 2008. The survey also showed that 72% of teachers use the Internet to integrate short segments of electronic content into their lessons.
The URL is: http://grunwald.com/pdfs/Grunwald_January_2010_ANN...
Deadline: February 5, 2010
The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence is an annual awards program that recognizes extraordinary contributions by K-12 educators across the U.S. and Canada who are elevating the level of science literacy through creativity in the classroom and motivation of students. An independent panel of judges selects the winners based on the following criteria: creativity and effectiveness of teaching methods; plans for the use of grant money to improve science education resources in their schools; and submission of a science lesson plan showcasing innovative methods in the classroom.
Thirty-four science teachers will be awarded an unrestricted cash grant of $5,000, and their schools will receive a restricted grant of $5,000 to be used to expand or enhance the school’s science program, purchase new science resources, or further the professional development of their science teachers.
The URL is: http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/aaste.html
"The Wheels of Time and Place" is a set of circular blank journals that you use to pay routine attention to cycles of day and night, phases of the moon, passing of the seasons and your own growth and learning. They are of great value to solo journal-keepers, groups, families, and your classroom or youth programs. All you need to know, including a gallery of examples, a link to youth activities, and ordering instructions, can be found at:
The URL is: http://www.partnersinplace.com
The Disney Planet Challenge is providing funding to the next 100 hands-on classroom projects received that aim to benefit the environment. Full-time 4th- 6th-grade public school teachers should submit a hands-on project request focused on benefiting the environment for up to $650 for materials. Get started:
The URL is: http://www.donorschoose.org/teacher
Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2010
The Richard C. Bartlett Award is presented annually by the National Environmental Education Foundation to an outstanding teacher who has successfully integrated environmental education into his or her daily curriculum. The 2010 prize will be given to a high school teacher who can serve as an inspiration and model for both students and colleagues. The winner receives a $5,000 award and a trip to Washington DC. To learn more or submit your nomination visit
The URL is: http://www.neefusa.org/bartlettaward.htm
Do you know of a science or social science EE program relevant to north central New Mexico? Perhaps you have one. Here's a chance to connect your favorite program or presenter to a beautiful venue on our public lands. Bureau of Land Management's El Malpais NCA just south of Grants, New Mexico, seeks presenters for educational programs for kindergarten through college. Programs are curriculum-based and guided by the New Mexico State Science and Social Science Standards. Current programs accepting presenters include one for 125 7th graders on October 2nd.
The URL is: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en.html
November 5, 2009, 3 pm-4:30 pm ET
Join this presentation and discussion on the national trend occurring in K-12 schools, education for sustainability (EFS). Educators will present case studies and share resources on how they are successfully using sustainability as an integrative theme in diverse elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. Together the presenters will provide an overview of the national trends, related research, and more. This webinar is co-sponsored by the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, American Association of School Administrators, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The webinar platform is sponsored by Cisco.
Contact for Registration:
The URL is: mailto:email@example.com
Deadline: October 15, 2009
The NEA Foundation offers grants and programs that support educators' efforts to close the achievement gaps, increase classroom innovations, salute excellence in education, and provide professional development. Now projects that integrate green-related topics and experiences in the classroom are part of new grant funding made possible by unprecedented financial commitments from Nickelodeon and Staples Foundation for Learning.
The URL is: http://www.neafoundation.org/
Creative Change Educational Solutions, a national leader in sustainability education, announces the opening of its Curriculum and Resource Center (CRC). The CRC is an online curriculum library providing subscription-based access to our full portfolio of instructional resources. Topics include food systems, community revitalization, green engineering, and more. Subscribers can download materials by grade level, discipline, topic, etc. The CRC also provides fully developed units with complete student booklets, Powerpoints, and more. Learn more and download samples:
The URL is: http://www.creativechange.net/crc/
Deadline: January 18, 2010
The Toyota Tapestry Grants program offers grants to K-12 science teachers for innovative projects that will enhance science education during the 2010-11 school year. The program will award 50 large grants and a minimum of 20 mini-grants, totaling $550,000 in all, for projects in the categories of Physical Science Application, Environmental Science Education, and Integrating Literacy and Science.
The URL is: http://www.nsta.org/pd/tapestry
Deadline: Whatever comes first -- October 16, 2009, or when 1500 applications have been received
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) offers this grant program to schools to help them succeed on a school project. This year, basic needs will be the priority and providing the tools that educators and parent groups need through these challenging times that will make the biggest impact.
The URL is: http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/
Deadline: September 4, 2009
Teachers can win a free trip to Antarctica this November with author and environmentalist, Robert Swan, aboard his International Antarctic Treaty Expedition (IATE), November 16-30, 2009. Cruise along the Antarctic’s spectacular ice cliffs. Follow whales while they’re feeding. Visit one of the largest gatherings of Gentoo Penguins. Sail past the infamous Cape Horn and take part in Robert Swan’s Leadership on the Edge program. Visit the Web site for complete details and enter today!
The URL is: http://www.antarctica2041.com/teacherscontest
Lesson Planet Members can access 150,000 searchable lesson plans reviewed and rated by teachers for teachers. Site also contains curriculum standards by state, and tools for teachers. Free 10-day trial. Membership for unlimited access is $29.95/year.
The URL is: http://www.lessonplanet.com
Call for Entries: April 3 - May 1, 2009
Do you know of a school whose small choices are having a significant impact in creating a greener planet? School administrators, teachers, or parents can enter the Walmart “Earth Day Every Day School Challenge.” Submit, in writing (200 words or less) about the ways in which your school is celebrating Earth Day every day. Your school could win a $500 Wal-Mart gift card and the chance to compete for a $20,000 grant, to be used toward activities and projects that are helping to make the school more eco-friendly.
The URL is: http://www.earthdayeverydaychallenge.com
Do you know K-12 school principals/administrators who support the use of EE within their schools? They will be invited to participate in a research study investigating factors associated with administrator support for EE. Participation in this first phase of the study will involve a 15-minute online questionnaire. If you know of, or work with school administrators who support EE, please forward their names and contact info (email address preferred) to Julie Athman Ernst (jernst at d.umn.edu) by April 20th.
The URL is:
Deadlines: June 1, October 15, February 1
The Learning & Leadership Grants provide opportunities for educators to engage in high-quality professional development. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.
The Student Achievement Grants provide grants of $5,000 to help students improve academic achievement by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter.
The URL is: http://www.neafoundation.org/grants.htm
Sign-up to receive Project Learning Tree’s quarterly online newsletter, the Branch. It recently received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Network Publications from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development on behalf of ASCD’s Environmental Education Network. In addition to resources and news, each issue includes stories from teachers, written in their own words. They share their passion for EE, tips for using EE in the classroom and outdoors, as well as ideas and how-to’s for environmental service-learning projects.
The URL is: http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/35_122_1.html
LeadAmerica is a youth leadership organization which sponsors college-accredited, academic-, and career-focused leadership programs for our world’s most promising young leaders. The Ambassadors Abroad programs provide students with a dynamic, academic, and interactive introduction to the complex historical and contemporary issues facing nations around the world. On LeadAmerica’s Australia & New Zealand and Costa Rica programs, students discover the diverse ecosystems, indigenous populations, and innovative conservation efforts of these ecologically important regions of the world. Students return home with an enlightened perspective of the world and their responsibility as a global citizen and leader within it.
The URL is: http://www.lead-america.org
Survey Open Until March 1, 2009
Pacific Education Institute is asking for your input on a quick 5-10 minute survey. This survey will gather information about how teachers and administrators use environmental education research to enhance their work in the classroom. The institute is eeking input both from environmental education practitioners as well as those who are not involved in environmental education.
Those who complete the survey and provide contact information will receive the Pacific Education Institute's Field Investigation Guide and/or the Washington Wetlands Guide.
The URL is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=3ygdSjO7egDj...
Deadline: February 2, 2009
The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (AASTE) annual awards program recognizes extraordinary contributions by K-12 educators across the U.S. and Canada. Selection of winners will be based on: creativity and effectiveness of teaching methods; plans for the use of grant money to improve science education resources in their schools; and submission of a science lesson plan showcasing innovative methods in the classroom.
The URL is: http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/aaste.html
Nominations accepted through January 31, 2009
The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award is awarded annually by the National Environmental Education Foundation to an outstanding educator who has successfully integrated environmental education into his or her daily education programs. The award is given to a 5th-12th grade educator who can serve as an inspiration and model for others. A $5,000 cash award is provided for the recipient to continue their work in environmental education. Do you know a teacher who stands out among the rest? If so, please nominate him/her for the 2009 Richard C. Bartlett Award.
The URL is: http://www.neefusa.org/bartlettaward.htm
On February 5, 2009, the National Teach-In on Global Warming will engage over a million Americans in solutions-driven dialogue, including young people, national political leaders, and other key decision-makers. Join in, and make the National Teach-In a day that can transform America, and place clean energy solutions to global warming at the top of the nation's agenda.
The URL is: http://nationalteachin.org/
This Keep America Beautiful Web site is an educational math and science classroom resource that was recently expanded to include lessons on litter prevention and beautification. The site features interactive learning modules addressing real-world issues about waste. A free copy of the promotional poster is available to the first 100 teachers that contact KAB by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The URL is: http://www.cleansweepusa.org/
Applications online in November.
Amgen Foundation award program recognizing excellent K-12 science teachers. Winners receive a $5,000 award and their schools receive a $5,000 award to further science-related education. To be eligible, nominees must be full-time, K-12 classroom science teachers with at least three years' experience teaching science in grades K–12, and must be located in CA, CO KY, MA, RI, WA, or Puerto Rico.
The URL is: http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/aaste.html
Deadline: December 1, 2008
Through MonarchLIVE - A Distance Learning Adventure, students can follow the magical migration of monarch butterflies through a series of free live, interactive field trips broadcast from Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. Participating teachers can apply for one of Project Learning Tree's GreenWorks! grants to create a butterfly garden in their schoolyard or community.
The URL is: http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/21_22_235.html
This Web site links to career and education information for middle school and high school students interested in pursuing careers in forestry or natural resources. Project supported by the National Science Foundation.
The URL is: http://forestrycareers.org/
Proposal Submission Period: October 10-24, 2008
The Staples Foundation for Learning provides funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Applicant organizations must have nonprofit tax-exempt classification under 501(c)(3)and align with the Staples Foundation for Learning's mission and give focus on job skills and education.
The URL is: http://www.staplesfoundation.org/
Special Offer for Classroom Teachers! Free 1-Year Subscription to YES! Magazine.
YES! magazine is an ad-free quarterly journal published by the Positive Futures Network, an independent, nonprofit organization supporting people’s active engagement in creating a just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Our stories are about real people making positive change in the real world. They are stories of hope that are especially inspiring to young people.
YES! honors classroom teachers for engaging and inspiring the next generation. Thanks to the generosity of our funders we can provide K-12 classroom teachers and college faculty with a one-year introductory subscription at no cost.
Sign up now and start your free year of YES! with our next issue devoted to climate change solutions with compelling stories by Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, youth, and others about what's needed for us to meet this global challenge.
The URL is: http://www.yesmagazine.org/teachersub.asp
Project Learning Tree (PLT), in partnership with the World Forestry Center, has completed a new set of secondary activities Global Connections: Forests of the World. The module consists of nine activities that provide students with the opportunity to do research and apply critical thinking skills to consider the social, economic, and environmental implications that underlie decisions about forest management. Educators can use the module in biology, geography, agriculture, and other science and social studies courses at the high school or early college level.
The URL is: http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/31_41_54.html
Technical Education Research Centers (TERC) is seeking high school science teachers to pilot or field test its Biocomplexity and the Habitable Planet, an innovative 11th-12th grade capstone course in ecosystem/environmental science, during the 2008-2009 school year. Stipends provided.
Contact: Tara Robillard at email@example.com or call 617-873-9872.
The URL is: http://www.terc.edu/
Deadline: June 30, 2008
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award will recognize an outstanding teacher who has successfully integrated EE into his or her daily education programs and who can serve as an inspiration and model for other educators. A $5,000 cash award will be provided to this outstanding teacher for continued work in environmental education.
The URL is: http://www.neefusa.org/bartlettaward.htm
Deadline: June 15, 2008
The Live Green Teacher Grant program is a Discovery Education program presented by General Motors. Middle school teachers are challenged to identify an issue or problem, create a plan to address it, and integrate the topic into classroom teaching for furthering environmental and energy sustainability. Forty teachers will receive $1,000 grants for the most forward-thinking ideas and also will receive an online professional development program and a digital camera to document and share the experience.
The URL is: http://livegreen.discoveryeducation.com/
Submit your video by June 2, 2008
Jimmy Kimmel Live is looking for a knowledgeable science teacher who would feel comfortable taking Jimmy through multiple unusual and entertaining science experiments for a potential new segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ideally, if the right personality for the segment is found, this could be a recurring bit. Interested? Submit a brief video introducing yourself, share some background information, mention a few potential experiments, and explain why you would be a good candidate for this segment. The video should be no longer than five minutes and can be emailed or mailed to:
Jimmy Kimmel Live
6834 Hollywood Blvd., 6th Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028
The URL is: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: June 1, 2008
These National Education Association (NEA) grants fund professional development experiences for individuals and fund groups for their collegial study. All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups.
The URL is: http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/Learning&Lea...
This wiki-style page from Science Inquirer offers free teaching resources from listservs, podcasts, videos, posters, and more.
The URL is: http://scienceinquirer.wikispaces.com/freestuff
Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2008
American Stars of Teaching recognizes and honors superior teachers with a track record of improving student achievement, using innovative instructional strategies, and making a difference in the lives of their students. These teachers will be highlighted as representatives of the thousands of teachers who are making a difference in the classroom.
The URL is: http://www.t2tweb.us/AmStar/About.asp
Accompany Publishing, an emerging leader in K-12 curriculum publishing, is currently expanding its product catalog and seeks proposals from teachers, teaching-artists, and other practitioners. We are looking for unique and successful activities that teach core curriculum in an active and innovative way. Our goal is to bring classroom curriculum to life through fun and engaging activities. Specifically, we are looking for concepts that make learning experiential, creative and engaging for an entire classroom. Prior publication credits are not necessary.
Interested educators should send a proposal of no more than 300 words describing their work and specific activity/program/book ideas to:
Joey Madia, Director of Acquisitions and Development
1170 15th Avenue SE STE 305
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2595
Please include your email address.
The URL is: http://accompanypublishing.com/
Deadline: May 1, 2008
The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) 2008 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes teachers who have changed the lives of students and communities in which they live. The program, funded by the John Wm. Butler Foundation, provides $5,000 cash stipends to three to five public or private school teachers and travel and lodging expenses to TMA’s 2008 Annual Convention and 20th anniversary celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 27-29.
The URL is: http://www.turnaround.org/about/awards.asp
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2008
Nominate an outstanding elementary school teacher (grades K-6) for the 2008 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science (PAEMST). The National Science Foundation (NSF) administers the awards program on behalf of the White House and awards $10,000 to winners.
The URL is: http://www.paemst.org/controllers/app.cfc?method=v...
The EcoTipping Points Web site features approximately 100 environmental success stories collected from around the world by a team of scientists and journalists. The stories display a diversity of detail but have something important in common: a ‘lever’ referred to as an ‘EcoTipping Point’ — that is, a community-based process switching environmental decline to a course of restoration and sustainability. Building upon insights from the science of human ecology, the EcoTipping Points Web site offers lessons from the stories, while explaining how EcoTipping Points work and what it takes to create them.
The EcoTipping Points Project is seeking teachers interested in incorporating this powerful approach for dealing with environmental problems into their school activities. EcoTipping Points Project staff will work with teachers to help them do it. Interested teachers should contact Gerry Marten at email@example.com.
The URL is: http://www.ecotippingpoints.org/
Deadline: December 31, 2007
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea program gives K-16 teachers an expenses-paid, first-hand experience of science and life at sea. Teachers may select a cruise aboard one of NOAA's 19 ships, of which there are three main research vessel types: Fisheries, Oceanographic/coastal, and hydrographic. Cruises can be from one week to a month and take place throughout the year.
The URL is: http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov
The Green Textbook Initiative is coordinated by the National Wildlife Federation and the Green Press Initiative and aims to reduce the environmental impacts of textbooks. By going to the link below, teachers and other educational stakeholders can sign a statement calling on publishers of educational materials to minimize their environmental impacts by using environmentally responsible paper.
The URL is: http://www.greenpressinitiative.org/textbook-signa...
The Go Green Database is aimed at teachers and educators who need environmental resources to use in classrooms and schools. The Database is a directory that can be searched by topics such as climate, energy and recycling, by resource type such as lesson plans, field trips and design projects.
The URL is: http://www.edutopia.org/go-green
Deadline: December 15, 2007
Warehouse retailer Sam's Club along with coffee roaster Cafe Bom Dia and TransFair USA are offering teachers (grades 7-12) an opportunity to win an expenses-paid weeklong study grant opportunity to visit fair-trade cooperatives, farms, and communities in Brazil next summer.
The URL is: http://www2.samsclub.com/fairtrade/?est=223&mid=fa...
Deadline: September 14, 2007
Earth Day Network is working with high schools to win global warming victories nationwide. EDN members are eligible to become Climate Change Educators and receive stipends of $500 for their work to help their high schools reach a global warming victory through policy and action.
The URL is: http://earthday.net/programs/teachers/climatechang...
Deadline: November 1, 2007
The Target Field Trip Grant program will award grants to schools across the United States for field trips in the spring of 2008 such as museum, environmental, or science projects; artistic and cultural experiences; and civics or community service projects. Up to 1,600 grants of up to $1,000 each will be awarded in February 2008.
The URL is: http://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp...
Eucation.com serves parents, educators, and students in preschool through twelfth grade. Check out these three important programs:
·Article Submission for Peer Review with "Get Published!"
· Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Internships
· Selection of Education and Child Development Experts for a Worldwide
Expert Panel. Submit CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
The URL is: http://www.education.com/
Deadline: September 7, 2007
The Go Organic! for Earth Day campaign and Earth Day Network are pleased to offer the chance for five outstanding teachers to win organic food for their schools for one day.
The URL is: http://earthday.net/programs/teachers/Go%20Organic...
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) created this Web site to provide parents with the information and inspiration to get their children outside for an hour every day. Learn why this is so important and how it will benefit your children. Check out the virtual community and share your outdoor experiences!
The URL is: http://www.greenhour.org/
The "Encyclopedia of Earth" is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society, provides a searchable database of articles written by experts whose goal is to make this Web site "the largest reliable information resource on the environment in history."
The URL is: http://www.eoearth.org/
Bioneers has a new community space for educators to provide inspirational and practical materials and events. Read articles and interviews with educational innovators and visionaries. Explore and share curriculum and teaching ideas. Create a blog to share articles and thoughts. Propose and conduct interviews with Bioneers speakers. Much more!
The URL is: http://www.bioneers.org/education
A site for educators to share ideas about energy-
related curriculum, including topics about
environmental impact of energy production and
The URL is: http://energyteachers.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/
TERC (Technical Education Research Centers) is seeking high school science teachers to participate in the 2007-2008 pilot test or the 2008-2009 field test of its Biocomplexity and the Habitable Planet curriculum. Pilot and field test teachers will receive stipends for providing feedback and completing other responsibilities.
Contact: Gillian Puttick at email@example.com or 617-873-9712.
The URL is: http://www.terc.edu/newsroom/916.html
National Public Radio (NPR) and National Geographic host the Climate Connections Web site full of news items, interesting facts, practical ideas, and a daily podcast. An interactive map allows visitors to follow NPR reporting on areas of the world impacted by global warming, and the Wild Chronicles offers videos on a variety of wildlife and global warming issues.
The URL is: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?story...
Nomination Deadline: June 30, 2007
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) announces the creation of the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award to honor an outstanding educator who has successfully integrated environmental education into his or her daily education programs. The winner will be awarded $5,000 for their continued work in environmental education.
The URL is: http://www.neefusa.org/bartlett/index.htm
United Nations Foundation project called The People Speak (TPS) encourages young people to be actively engaged on global issues and to understand the value of global cooperation. The People Speak Global Debate will begin in October 2007 with the topic of climate change and involves high school students researching the debate topic and preparing clear, persuasive arguments for both sides of the issue. Students will present their arguments and coordinate the entire student body to vote on the topic. TPS will tally national and international results, with approximately 20 countries involved, that will show where students stand on important global issues.
The URL is: http://www.thepeoplespeak.org/
Looking for an inspiring lesson to engage your middle and high school students at the end of the school year? Or the perfect faculty workshop? Facing the Future's interdisciplinary activities provide a starting place for young people to think critically about issues facing the planet and to find entry points for making a difference in their local and global communities.
Download Free Lessons: http://www.facingthefuturedata.org/download.htm
Check the Web site for workshops and student textbooks.
The URL is: http://www.teacherscorner.org/howto.htm
Deadline: April 15, 2007
International Paper in partnership with the Conservation Fund annual awards honor the conservation accomplishments of two individuals. The Conservation Partnership Award recognizes an individual who has achieved significant results in the protection of habitat through a cooperative relationship with a business or company. The Environmental Education Award honors an educator who has developed an innovative approach to environmental education. Each Award is accompanied by an unrestricted $10,000 grant. Only accepting online submissions.
The URL is: http://www.conservationfund.org/?article=2331
Education Reporting, Inc. facilitates the voices of teachers, education stakeholders, and parents in improving education and integrating "green" education into class curriculum. Education tools offered include symposiums, polls, free document downloads, free report card services, current research and data, and comprehensive resources about what is happening in K-12 leaning communities.
The URL is: http://educationreporting.com/GreenSchoolSymposium...
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Two grant opportunities from the NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education.
The Learning & Leadership Grants for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in high-quality professional development and growth. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.
The Student Achievement Grants provide $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
The URL is: http://www.neafoundation.org/grants.htm
Deadline: April 30, 2007
This service learning grant program "GreenWorks!" from Project Learning Tree® (PLT) will help fund neighborhood environmental improvement projects that partner PLT educators and their students with local businesses or community organizations. Grants up to $5,000 are available.
The URL is: http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/21_22_18.html
Deadline: May 1, 2007
Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is accepting entries for the 2007 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards Program. This award will honor three to five teachers who have changed the outcome of students' lives and the communities in which they live with $5,000 cash stipend and travel expenses to the annual TMA Conference.
The URL is: http://www.turnaround.org/about/awards.asp
Web site offers program ideas, case studies, research, links, and other resources to support place-based education projects. The Promise of Place Web site is project of the Center for Place-based Learning and Community Engagement and was supported by the USDA Forest Service as part of Electronic Commons competitive grants program.
The URL is: http://www.promiseofplace.org/
This National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) assessment identified gaps between teachers’ needs for ocean observing data in the classroom and recommended solutions to make the data more accessible and useful.
The URL is: http://marine.rutgers.edu/outreach/rtd/river.htm
Action-Research for the Community Problem Solving (ARCPS) is defined as a process that enables students and teachers to participate more fully in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational activities aimed at resolving an issue that the learners have identified.
Claude Poudrier has been using ARCPS with his six grade students since September 1993, and over the past five years has directed a professional development ARCPS program in Canada for teachers and educators. Claude is forming a network of educators that are using the ARCPS model that will serve as a forum to share ideas, discuss lessons learned, and further develop the ARCPS model.
Contact to join: firstname.lastname@example.org
The URL is: http://www.claudepoudrier.com
Home and School Institute sponsored Web site provides information, training, and material for teachers and parents, focusing on
children's academic and character education.
The URL is: http://www.megaskillshsi.org/
Educators will find helpful articles on this Web site categorized by type of school, educator, and student age with a wide range of topics. Site also includes a state-by-state school directory and list of resources.
The URL is: http://www.educationbug.org
Deadline: January 18, 2007
Toyota Tapestry Grants are administered by NSTA and are available to K-12 teachers of science. 2006 awards include 50 grants of up to $10,000 each and 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each.
The URL is: http://www.nsta.org/programs/tapestry/
This U.S. Geological Survey Web site offers an extensive selection of educational resources online (by grade level) that support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level inquiry and research.
The URL is: http://education.usgs.gov/index.html
Oil City Elementary Magnet School in Louisiana, a model Project Learning Tree (PLT) certified school, was presented on June 19 with the "National School Change Award" in recognition of its significant improvement. This annual honor is given to six U.S. schools by the American Association of School Administrators, New York's Fordham University Graduate School of Education, and Pearson Education. Since beginning PLT workshops for the entire faculty in 2001, the school’s student test scores have improved dramatically.
The URL is: http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/31_41_35.html
Comprehensive online education guide for learners of all ages. Includes early childhood, K-12, higher education, teacher's corner, distance learning, and special needs.
The URL is: http://www.educationatlas.com
Nomination Deadline: July 14, 2006
The Groundwater Educator Award was established to recognize groundwater educators who understand the importance of groundwater, motivate others to protect groundwater, and lead by personal example. Anyone actively involved with the implementation and delivery of groundwater education programs is eligible for this award.
The URL is: http://www.groundwater.org/aw/edithabout.html
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/
Searchable database provides a public school and district directory with profiles for each throughout the U.S.
The URL is: http://www.myschoolprofile.com
"Attention, Class!!! 16 Ways to Be a Smarter Teacher," published in 2001, by Fast Company, was originally written for businesses on developing more effective leadership skills, translates into practical advice for teachers.
The URL is: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/53/teaching.ht...
Site provides vast educational resources for K-12 teachers, students, higher education, homeschoolers, bilingual education, and more. Includes links to free, downloadable lesson plans.
The URL is: http://www.educationatlas.com/
The Teacher Store at Scholastic.com is a unique online shopping destination for educators that features exclusive everyday savings and monthly offers on books, instructional software, curriculum programs, teaching resources, and more!
The URL is: http://www.teacher.scholastic.com/store
The NAAEE is proud to be a Content Advisor for the Insights series. The program is distributed to Public TV and highlights the best and most compelling educational stories. Each segment is hosted by America’s most well-known anchor, Mr. Hugh Downs.
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The URL is: http://www.insightshd.com
Acquireateacher.com is a specialist online job matching service for teachers with vacancies across the UK. It is FREE for teachers to log on, search and apply for jobs and post their CV.
The URL is: http://www.acquireateacher.com
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