& Classroom Materials
Stream Monitoring Workshops
Environmental Health and Safety Resource
New animated video about rivers & their floodplains
NOAA Releases Climate Activity Book
Project Learning Tree Teacher's Workshop
Sustainable Energy: Exploring Wind and Solar Power Systems
Free Professional Development for NJ Teachers
EE-News for April 17, 2013
Exciting new 3 day workshop!
Food for the Soil monograph Available!
Get Rapt About Raptors with New ID Guide
Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Offered
New Project WET workshop scheduled
Announcing the 2013 Green Strides Webinar Series
New Jersey Audubon - Teacher's School of Ecology
Center for Ecological Education and Cultural Immersion (CEECI) @ Camp Louemma
Water Cycle for Kids - new USGS and U.N. poster
Map Plots Rising Seas Street by Jersey Street
Teacher Forestry Tour in Finger Lakes!
Webinar: School Gardening in the Fall
AGI Releases Faces of Earth Series in HD on YouTube
New WET workshops
Teach at the Beach May 17, 2013!
News Release: Wild Sounds For All Ears
"Saving Money & the Environment: A Kid's Guide to Recycling"
|Stream Monitoring Workshops
Saturday June 1st
|Environmental Health and Safety Resource
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|New animated video about rivers & their floodplains
The Nature Conservancy is offerring a new animated video that helps audiences understand the benefits that healthy, functioning floodplains provide, to include reducing flood risk for communities.
|NOAA Releases Climate Activity Book
NOAA Releases Activity Book: "Discover Your Changing World with NOAA" - Ten Activities to Introduce You to the Essential Principles of Climate Science
|Project Learning Tree Teacher's Workshop
|Sustainable Energy: Exploring Wind and Solar Power Systems
FREE; Cool, STEM Related PD
In your part of the state!
Looking for Something to do this summer?
Don't Miss This Chance to
Improve Your Content Knowledge, Make New Friends,
and Get Over $750 Worth of Materials for Your Classroom!
NJSTA's Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award Committee
in partnership with
Center for Innovation in Engineering and ScienceEducation (CIESE)
at Stevens Institute of Technology
announces its 2013 Summer Institute
Click on the link below for an application
Exploring Wind and Solar Power Systems
What could be better than spending 5 days with colleagues discovering the wonders of wind and solar power? Getting $750 worth of equipment for use in your classroom!
The Simmons STEM Institute will show you how to use hands -on engineering based principles to teach middle school science concepts for renewable energy. The content is designed to raise awareness of the challenge of using sustainable energy resources to meet world demand.
In addition, teachers will explore Problem Based Learning and develop units specifically for their classroom. Each teacher will receive approximately $750.00 worth of materials suitable for teacher demonstrations and student use and receive a one-day registration to the New Jersey Science Convention, where there will be a follow up session.
New Jersey Science Teacher's eighth annual Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award Summer Institute is scheduled to be held July 8-12 at Rowan University in Glassboro.
Teachers of all middle school sciences are encouraged to apply. The NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards for Science are the foundation for Institute activities, and the program will follow current state guidelines for the introduction and use of technology in the science classroom.
Please look for information about this exciting workshop on the NJSTA.org website or click on the link below to email Nancy Evans Bennett:
Click on the link below to find an application for this year's Institute:
Simmons STEM Institute Application
There are just a few seats left for This year's Institute.
Applications for the remaining seats will be accepted through May 15 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so get yours in today!
Sustainable Energy: Exploring Wind and Solar Power Systems
July 8-12, 2013
Click on the link below to find an application form:
|Free Professional Development for NJ Teachers
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities provides Free Professional Development for NJ Teachers
Our professional development program, the Teacher Institute, offers 45 hours of professional development credit. The weeklong seminars are residential on the campus of the Kean University in Union, NJ. Courses are tuition-free; a registration fee of $100 covers the cost of books, meals, overnight accommodations, speakers, a field trip, and more.
Courses are accredited through Kean University and offer the opportunity to earn 3 graduate credits with the successful completion of a research paper. Teachers also have the option of completing a curriculum project.
The NEW 2013 Summer Teacher Institute offerings seek to help New Jersey educators of ALL disciplines grow both personally and professionally as they engage with colleagues and college faculty in graduate-level courses. Participants interact with new ideas, challenge their current thinking, and are given the tools to bring new and timely information into their K-12 classrooms. Courses use a mix of literature—including prose and poetry—the sciences, history, and more to broach these topics in ways that will rejuvenate educators as they re-enter the classroom in the fall.
Upstream, Downstream: Managing Water, Sustaining Communities
Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19
Seminar Leader: Jamie Blaine
Each of our communities is in some way impacted by water. In the past few years, most especially with Hurricane Sandy, we have seen its direct impact on our lives, our towns, and our state. This course seeks to look at water through multiple disciplines and will include a water-based poetry and prose bibliography for use in English, History, and Science classrooms.
Everyone lives downstream…but because nature rarely recognizes political boundaries, governments, policymakers, writers and philosophers have struggled to resolve conflicting demands on this shared resource. This course will use the framework of the natural watershed, examined through the lenses of literature, science, policy, and history, to examine how human communities weigh and balance conflicts over economic growth, environmental health and social justice, introducing teachers to interdisciplinary ways of thinking and new resources for their classrooms.
From the Textbook to the Polling Booth: Politics in Theory and Practice
Sunday, July 21 – Friday, July 26
Seminar Leader: Elizabeth Matto
Students and young adults are becoming a focal point in voting campaigns, yet many students are uninformed about civics, their history, and their role in democracy. Using the upcoming 2013 New Jersey gubernatorial election as a backdrop, this seminar explores key tenets of democratic thought as expressed in works past and contemporary. By considering the extent to which the realities of current politics coincide or conflict with these tenets, participants will think about ways to use these points as launching points to prepare their students for active citizenship. What role can you as an educator play in challenging your students to become knowledgeable and active citizens?
BOTH seminars will be RESIDENTIAL on the campus of KEAN UNIVERSITY in UNION. Food, overnight accommodations, readings, and more are provided. Application deadline: May 1 (Notification by May 15). A registration fee of $100 is due upon acceptance.
Please see the NJCH website for more details.
Please feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
Mary Grace Whealanmwhealan@njch.org
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
28 West State Street, 6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
|EE-News for April 17, 2013
Living Classrooms Foundation STEM Event: Get Involved!
May 31, 2013
Presentations and Publishing Opportunities
Conservation Television Series Seeks Great EE Content!
THIS AMERICAN LAND is looking for exciting educational stories that can educate young people about nature conservation.
Resources for Students & Educators
Apply Now! Sc3: Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3)
June 23-29, 2013 ~ Shepherdstown, West Virginia
New Online Science Game: Team WILD
ARKive recently launched the Team WILD game as a fun and unique way for students to discover the importance of a career in conservation and science—by turning scientists into superheroes! From jungle to savanna, rainforest to coral reef, students will discover a diverse range of field tasks a conservation scientist or ecologist must do in order to protect the world’s species and habitats. Team WILD is also supported by curriculum-linked teaching resources, topic pages linked to the game content and discussion points, encouraging students and teachers to continue their learning journeys by exploring the topics touched upon in the game.http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/eelinked/posts/New-Onl...
Tundra Connections®: Live Polar Bear Webcasts
The Polar Bears International's Tundra Connections® program is appropriate for all age classrooms including adult education. Join polar bear and climate scientists in this free webcast about polar bears and their warming world. Participate in live Q&A with the panel. Register online and check out the pre- and post-webinar lesson plans.http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/our-work/ed...
|Exciting new 3 day workshop!
Workshop 2 - Urban Waters - new!
|Food for the Soil monograph Available!
Teaching about soil, watersheds, nitrogen, or soil nutrients? Then our new monograph "Food for the Soil" is an excellent resource for you! We also have FACTivities and resources that will help you address the Common Core State Standards in your classroom. Order your free copies or download a copy HERE.
|Get Rapt About Raptors with New ID Guide
|Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Offered
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is informing those interested in wildlife rehabilitation, especially those interested in becoming a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, of an opportunity to attend a Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Course to be held at Mercer County Community College November 4-8, 2013. This course is an alternative route to meet a portion of New Jersey State licensing requirements for wildlife rehabilitators. Successful completion of the course will count for 40 hours toward the 200 hour New Jersey apprenticeship licensing requirement.
|New Project WET workshop scheduled
Project WET Workshop
|Announcing the 2013 Green Strides Webinar Series
Project Learning Tree is proud to be a part of the U.S. Department of Education 2013 Green Strides Webinar Series in conjunction with our national partner, the U.S. Forest Service. The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools’ environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education.
Last year many of you participated in PLT’s first GreenSchools! webinar series, which engaged over 800 participants. This year we are building on that success to explore a wider range of compelling and timely topics. Five new webinars will be anchored by dynamic PLT student Green Teams from across the nation, along with education and environmental professionals.
Students and/or teachers can register now to ensure your space in one or more of these informative and inspirational GreenSchools! professional development sessions.
Project Learning Tree GreenSchools! Webinars
Wednesday, April 10, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Green jobs and clean energy careers have been growing at a phenomenal pace and analysts project the trend will continue. Join conservation education professionals along with Green Team students who aspire to embrace green jobs as a career pursuit. They will share how greening their schools is helping prepare students for college and careers.
Wednesday, April 24, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
This webinar will demonstrate how STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) can be seamlessly integrated into the school curriculum using PLT’s GreenSchools! Investigations and grant program as a model for schools.
Wednesday, May 1, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Discover an interactive atlas where students can learn about climate change using computer modeling, plus a new interactive online resource, ClimateChangeLIVE, helps answer the question, "What does climate change mean to me?
Wednesday, May 29, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Wednesday, October 16, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
For more information, contact James McGirt at email@example.com or 202-463-2728.
|New Jersey Audubon - Teacher's School of Ecology
New Jersey Audubon - Teacher's School of Ecology sponsored by Ashland, Inc.
|Center for Ecological Education and Cultural Immersion (CEECI) @ Camp Louemma
Teachers bring your class to our 152 acre scenic facility in Vernon N.J.
|Water Cycle for Kids - new USGS and U.N. poster
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have teamed up to create a water-cycle diagram for kids and elementary and middle schools. It is also available in Spanish and a number of other languages.
|Map Plots Rising Seas Street by Jersey Street
|Teacher Forestry Tour in Finger Lakes!
|Webinar: School Gardening in the Fall
Join us on Thursday, June 20, 2013- 4pm / Eastern Time for "School Gardening in the Fall: Strategies for Growing Seed to Table" with Thianda Manzara, Ph.D., Founder and President of Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids in Delaware. To participate in the live session, log in at http://www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet11 at the scheduled time.
|AGI Releases Faces of Earth Series in HD on YouTube
Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce that it has released its award-winning Faces of Earth series on YouTube in full High Definition (http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanGeosciences). "As part of our mission to promote awareness of the geosciences, AGI is moving aggressively into the areas where the general public is, especially students. We hope this will also enable wider use of these assets in both university and K-12 classrooms around the world," says AGI Executive Director, Dr. P. Patrick Leahy.
|New WET workshops
May 10 @ 9 am - 3 pm: WET Workshop @ Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ
|Teach at the Beach May 17, 2013!
Teach at the Beach is an exciting professional opportunity for educators in the NJ/PA/DE area. This year's Teach at the Beach is on Friday, May 17th 2013 and is being co-hosted by NJ Academy for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium (NJ) and Independence Seaport Museum (PA). This annual workshop is offered by the New Jersey Marine Education Association. A few of the many topics include: Simple Machines as Sea, Building Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles, Grants for the Classroom, Sharks- the Big the Bad, and the Toothy and Science Literacy. Registration deadline is May 1st. We hope you can join us!!
|News Release: Wild Sounds For All Ears
|"Saving Money & the Environment: A Kid's Guide to Recycling"
|Archived PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CLASSROOM MATERIALS are available upon request throught the webmaster.|