Recent Blog Posts

Summer Professional Development: Teachers on the Estuary-Data Edition

May 16, 2017 by Andrew

Summer is an excellent opportunity for teachers to enroll in professional development and more programs than ever are offering incentives for teachers to do so. Teachers on the Estuary-Data Edition, a professional development opportunity offered by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve-MD and the NOAA Environmental Training Center, is a middle and high school level course designed to support teachers’ understanding of the environment using technology and scientific instrumentation to enhance local, participant-driven field experiences and authentic research. This unique experience connects teachers with the Chesapeake Bay and fosters learning that cannot be gained in the classroom. Course credit and $200 in implementation support are provided upon full course completion.

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Living in Your Watershed

Apr 25, 2017 by Andrew

Twenty-five community educators from Virginia Cooperative Extension and the VA Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts participated in a 3-day leadership program April 11-13, 2017.  The workshop, Living in Your Watershed, was held on the James River at the Jamestown 4-H Center, and prepared agents and district educators to conduct meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs) in their localities.

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Celebrate National Environmental Education Week April 23-29, 2017

Apr 13, 2017 by Andrew

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) 13th annual National Environmental Education Week (EE Week), sponsored by Samsung, is taking place April 23-29, 2017. Nationwide, environmental education events and projects will take place across the country in classrooms, after-school clubs, parks, aquariums, museums, and other formal and informal educational settings. Join formal and informal educators to celebrate achievements and support ongoing progress.

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