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Have a great idea for a school action project, but need some funding?
Learning for a Sustainable Future passed along two funding opportunities for school action projects:EcoLeague:
EcoLeague™ is a youth empowerment program that challenges and motivates students across the country to help save the planet through community and school-based sustainability action projects. For more details about the EcoLeague Program, please click here.Project FLOW:
Project FLOW (For the Love of Water) engages elementary and secondary students in sustainability education through hands-on projects that model responsible and active citizenship. The experiential component prepares students to be stewards of our water resources and engages them in action that addresses local water issues and concerns.
Through Project FLOW, Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) is working with teachers and students to provide the necessary tools to identify water issues that are important to them and provide ideas for action.
Project FLOW Professional Development
Through Project FLOW, teachers also have the opportunity to participate in professional development workshops. For more information on professional development opportunities, please click here.
Project FLOW Fund
Through Project FLOW, Canadian teachers have the opportunity to apply for funding to support water action projects in their classrooms: R4R Water Action Projects (up to $500 in funding) and Comprehensive Water Action Projects (up to $3000 in funding).
EE Courses: Theory & Practice; Making EE Relevant for Culturally Diverse Audiences; Needs Assessment
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be offering several scholarships for their online environmental education courses offered in the fall. There are several $250 scholarships for those taking one of the two three-credit courses: Environmental Education Theory & Practice or Making Environmental Education Relevant for Culturally Diverse Audiences.
$125 scholarships are available for those auditing the courses at zero credit. There are also several $125 scholarships for the one-credit course: Needs Assessment in Environmental Education/Interpretation
Gain a foundational knowledge of environmental education and learn how to incorporate quality EE into your instruction.
Participants discuss the history and goals of EE, develop an understanding of the professional roles and instructional methods of environmental educators, and interact with other educators from across the country.
This course is for professionals and graduate students interested in conducting a needs assessment to develop or revise programs, products, or services to meet the needs of environmental education and/or interpretation (EE/I) audiences, program providers, and organizations. Together, the four units in this course present a basic, practical approach to needs assessment in an EE/I context. The ultimate goal of the NAEEI course is to guide you in developing a plan for carrying out a needs assessment at your organization or agency.
This course is designed to provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills needed to make EE relevant to culturally diverse audiences. Through this course you will broaden your perspective of EE to encompass interests and issues of concern to culturally diverse audiences, assess barriers to participation among these audiences, and appraise the role and significance of building relationships and partnerships with members of an audience you intend to work with in the future. As part of this course you will adapt a component of your program to make it more relevant for a culturally diverse audience of your choice.
The GREEN High Schools Program recognizes the environmentally sustainable actions of students, teachers, and schools across Canada.
This annual program encourages student-led, action-based projects that work to:
- Enhance the environment;
- Communicate about the environment; and/or
- Demonstrate the sustainable use of resources.
Each section includes a career component where students are asked to consider employment opportunities post-graduation.
Created in partnership with the SEEDS Foundation, this program bridges the gap between environmental education and career exploration.
Don’t delay, spots for this year’s pilot program are filling quickly!
As a successful participant, your school will be listed on the ECO Canada and SEEDS Foundation websites, among other benefits.
Projects exceeding the minimum requirements will also be awarded an exclusive profile spot on ECO Canada’s website and will be featured in national and regional press releases.
Discover Water: The Role of Water in Our Lives is an exciting new online resource with everything you need to teach about water in your classroom.
The Project WET Foundation, world leader in water education, is working to create the foremost resource for teachers and students about water education online.
Event: Discover Water: Learn how to engage students with water education
Description: In this FREE, 60 minute event you will get a tour of this exciting new resource and learn how it can make teaching about water in your classroom fun!
Host: Laurina Lyle Ph.D., Executive Director and National Network Coordinator, Project WET USA
Please visit this link to register for a session.
Monday, August 22, 10am MST
Monday, August 22, 12pm MST
Monday, August 22, 2pm MST
Tuesday, August 23, 10am MST
Tuesday, August 23, 12pm MST
Tuesday, August 23, 2pm MST
Tuesday, August 30, 11am MST
Tuesday, August 30. 2pm MST
Wednesday, August 31, 11am MST
Wednesday, August 31, 2pm MST
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time
Help NAAEE celebrate four decades of teaching people how to be more environmentally literate. Join more than 1,000 environmental educators from North America and abroad on October 12-15, 2011, in Raleigh.
EE Goes to School is just one of six strands.
Come two days earlier for overnight field experiences or the two-day Research Symposium. Or come one day earlier for Wednesday workshops or Wednesday Field Experiences. Stay one day later for a Sunday Field Experience.
There is still plenty of time to register for workshops, field experiences, and the conference, with its 450+ presentations!
Pre-registration closes September 15 – after that, an additional $50 on-site registration fee applies to walk-ins in Raleigh. Find out more at www.naaee.net/conference.