ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION NEWS
Sustainable Jersey In the News, Dec. 2013
NAAEE: EE-News for November 27, 2013
Sign up now for State and Local Webcasts on Communications for Climate and Clean Energy Programs
NWF: Awesome Autumn Activities
Duke Farms Foundation: How about a walk in a winter wonderland with your students?
What's New at the Alliance for Childhood?
NAAEE: EE-News for November 6, 2013
Cornell Lab eNews: New Live Cams and Website Kick Off FeederWatch Season
Green Knight Newsletter for November
The Beauty of Pollination
Green Technology and Sustainability: It's All About the Future at County Vocational-Technical Schools
Earth Gauge News: How Extreme Weather Influences Fall Foliage and More!
Coming Up for EE Week 2014
26 October 2013 Earth Science Sites of the Week
Scientists Ask for Help in Tracking Feathered Friends
TIDEings for Teachers: Educator Newsletter
Cornell Lab eNews: A 1-Ounce Bird Resurfaces, 2 Years and 10,000 Miles Later
5 October 2013 Science Sites of the Week
NAAEE: EE-News for October 2, 2013
Great Places: From Farm to Closet
Green Knight Newsletter: News and Events for October
September 2013 Newsletter: Sustainable Jersey
FREE Upcoming NESTA-NOVA webinars & 28 September 2013 Science Sites of the Week
COASTodian Newsletter - Fall 2013 Issue
Watch Video: A Life Changed by Nature
Family and Community Circle Newsletter - September 2013
Sept. News from Raritan Headwaters Association
September 2013: NJ Farm To School Network News
EE-News for September 18, 2013
New Book on Risk in Children's Play!
14 September 2013 Earth Science Sites of the Week & Earth 2 Class Workshop Series
South Street Seaport School Programs
Food Chain: Back to the School Garden
Cornell Lab eNews: Learn "Seagullese" in This 4-Minute Video
Great Places: Celebrate Animals
Green Knight Newsletter: News and Events for August
Alliance for Childhood: August Update
August 2013: NJ Farm To School Network News
Pledge to slay your energy vampires
Tree Plantings, Touchdowns, Fruit Trees, and Giveaways
Summer 2013 NPSNJ Newsletter
New e-Book: Cool Ideas for Hot Days, and more from NWF!
Cornell Lab eNews: An Audio Journey to Peru With One of Ornithology's Greatest
Summer of STEM Sizzles in August at GSGSC
Raritan River gets a face-lift and other news from Duke Farms!
ANJEC News: August 2013
The Nature Conservancy - Great Places: Let's Go Explore
Green Knight newsletter -- August 2013 -- News of Environmental Issues and Events in New Jersey
|Sustainable Jersey In the News, Dec. 2013
|NAAEE: EE-News for November 27, 2013
Feedback Requested - Certificate of Distinction
NAAEE is developing a Certificate of Distinction for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators and is seeking input from the field. The Certificate of Distinction will recognize distinguished programs that consistently prepare well–qualified environmental educators who possess the understanding, skills, and attitudes associated with environmental literacy, as well as the ability to apply them in their educational practices. The comment period is open until NOVEMBER 30, 2013.
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New Publication: Across the Spectrum: Resources for Environmental Educators
Edited by Martha C. Monroe and Marianne E. Krasny
Environmental educators work in a variety of places to design, deliver, and evaluate programs that inform, motivate, and empower learners of all ages. This collection of resources, perspectives, and examples will help nonformal environmental educators learn more about the field of EE, access resources and gain skills to improve their practice and, over time, build a community of practitioners to advance the field. The first edition (2013) of this e-book has five chapters that can be viewed or downloaded at no charge. The editors are anxious to hear more about what you would like future chapters to address! Future editions will be available with additional chapters that help environmental educators conduct nonformal EE around the continent.
Awards, Grants, Contests
Call for Submissions: GLP's Student Film Project ContestDeadline: January 17, 2014
Green Living Project (GLP) is accepting student short films for the Fall 2014 Student Film Project. In five minutes or less, student short films should tell a unique and compelling story about a sustainability-related project. Winning films will be screened at GLP Films' events throughout the year, and winners also receive gear and prizes up to $1,000 in value! Contest is open to 6th grade through graduate-level students.
Put Cans to Work for Your Schools and the EnvironmentChallenge Dates: November 15, 2013 - April 22, 2014
Schools may register now for the 3rd Annual Great American Can Roundup School Challenge. The website provides everything needed to run a successful Roundup from a tool kit to posters and curriculum. The Can Manufacturers Institute will award $1,000 to the school in each state and the District of Columbia recycling the most aluminum cans per student and will give an additional $5,000 to the champion per capita recycling school nationwide, which is on top of value of the aluminum cans. Show your school’s green spirit and environmental leadership.
Take the Go Bananas! ChallengeChallenge ends: April 1, 2014
Go Bananas! Challenge is a competition that asks schools and scout groups across the country to “answer the call” and create campaigns to collect and recycle cell phones to help save gorillas.
Coltan, a mineral found in cell phones, is mined in gorilla habitats. By recycling old cell phones you reduce the demand.
$4,000 will be awarded to the school/scout group that collects the most cell phones and another $1,000 will be awarded to the group with the most creative collection campaign. The winning group will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2014.
World of 7 Billion Video ContestFebruary 21, 2014
Bring technology and creativity into your environmental education curriculum by incorporating the World of 7 Billion video contest. Challenge your students to create a short (60 seconds or less) video illustrating the connection between world population at seven billion and one of the following: climate change, global poverty, or water sustainability. Students can win up to $1,000 and their educators will receive free curriculum resources. Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more are posted here: http://www.Worldof7Billion.org
Diversity and Environmental Justice Highlights
New Environmental Justice Video: Pollution by Design: Reducing Pollution Through OrganizingThe latest video in the EPA's 20th Anniversary Environmental Justice Video Series, features Penny Newman of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice describing the environmental justice concerns of the Inland Valley communities in Southern California, and the ways local residents are making positive changes to protect the health of their families and neighbors.
Presentations and Publishing Opportunities
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning Program Call for ProposalsProposal Deadline: January 14, 2014 and November 14, 2014
The National Science Foundation released the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) solicitation for FY2014. The solicitation seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants. The AISL program supports five kinds of projects: 1) Pathways, 2) Research in Service to Practice, 3) Innovations in Development, 4) Broad Implementation, and 5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops.
|Sign up now for State and Local Webcasts on Communications for Climate and Clean Energy Programs
On December 4, 11, and 18, 2013, EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy Program will host a three-part webcast series on communications. This series will provide information on communications strategies and methods that state and local governments can use to ensure the ongoing success of climate and clean energy programs. The structure of the three webcasts will parallel the general phases of program development and implementation: attracting stakeholder support and participation, sustaining change, and gaining momentum from program successes. Participants will learn how to design communications strategies to engage and empower stakeholders, use communications methods to instigate and sustain behavior change and foster individual and community solutions, and effectively communicate their programs’ successes and resulting benefits to diverse audiences.
Webcast 1: Gaining Support and Attracting Participation through Communication
December 4, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM (EST)
This webcast will explore how to gain support from partners and attract participation in climate and clean energy programs. It will address the importance of developing a communications plan and using it as a framework throughout the course of the initiative and cover tactics that engage, empower, and transform community-level participation into actionable results. The importance of understanding intended audiences and tailoring strategies to their needs will be emphasized.
Webcast 2: The Role of Communication in Ensuring Sustained Behavior Change
December 11, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM (EST)
This webcast will address how communications tools can be used throughout the implementation of climate and clean energy programs to achieve behavior change and ensure sustained, lasting impacts. Key points that will be discussed include the role of behavior change in the success of a program; the value of communicating program results and successes in sustaining change; and how to assess behavior change.
Webcast 3: Using Effective Communication to Showcase Program Successes
December 18, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM (EST)
This webcast will focus on how communities can effectively showcase the benefits and successes of a clean energy initiative to ensure additional funding opportunities, continued engagement, and sustained behavior change. How to encourage replication of successes will also be addressed.
State and local officials interested in additional information about developing and implementing cost-effective climate and energy strategies that help further environmental goals and achieve public health and economic benefits may visit EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy Program site.
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