Green History Summer Teacher Institute at the National Colonial Farm

August 28, 2014 by Andrew

Prepare your students to “Save the Future” by participating in a unique multi-disciplinary professional development course that uses history to provide a context for today’s environmental issues. This course, based on the award-winning Eco-Explorers: Colonial Time Warp school program at the National Colonial Farm in Accokeek, MD, will assist teachers in navigating the Maryland Environmental Literacy standards, MWEE requirements, and more.

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NASA Celebrates the Blue Planet on Earth Day

August 28, 2014 by Julie Walker

NASA showcased their research on the Earth for their 45th earth day celebration in Washington, DC.  NASA has plenty of data and tools availble for free that can be used as valuble teaching resources.Check out what I learn on my Earth Day adventures with NASA.

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NOAA’s Climate Stewards Education Project, What It Is and How You Can Join

August 28, 2014 by Julie Walker

NOAA’s Climate Steward Education Project (CSEP) provides formal and informal educators with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a climate-literate public that is actively engaged in climate stewardship. CSEP also provides support for educators to execute climate stewardship (mitigation or adaptation) projects to increase understanding of climate science, and practical actions to reduce the impact of climate change. The project is part of NOAA’s portfolio of activities to strengthen ocean, climate, and atmospheric science education. Join Us For A Webinar On December 8, 2014 At 7:30 PM Eastern Time to learn more!

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Free online weather & climate course for K-12 teachers!

August 28, 2014 by Julie Walker

DataStreme Atmosphere is a major precollege teacher enhancement initiative of the American Meteorological Society with the main goal of training of Weather Education Resource Teachers who will promote the teaching of science, mathematics and technology using weather as a vehicle, across the K-12 curriculum in their home school districts.The initial step in the training of Resource Teachers is their participation in the DataStreme Atmosphere distance-learning course. The 13-week course is offered twice a year to selected participants. It focuses on the study of the atmospheric environment through the use of electronically transmitted weather data and learning materials combined with Study Guide readings and investigations.

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Climate change field investigations - teacher workshop opportunity

August 28, 2014 by Julie Walker

Climate change is happening. How can we engage our students in learning more about—and measuring—the effects of shifting conditions on our natural resources? Come to this workshop to test some new field investigations for middle and high school students.  ​ These are all outdoor activities students can use to investigate their schoolyards and other areas, to understand how climate change is affecting wildlife, plants, and habitats. The lessons offer ways to apply NGSS science practices, integrate STEM and environmental literacy with other disciplines, inspire stewardship actions and participate in citizen science, and get outside!

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Join us for the 2015 Climate Science Academy

August 28, 2014 by Julie Walker

What role does climate change play and how can you help your students understand this complex topic?  Delaware and Maryland educators are invited to participate in an exciting professional development opportunity designed to help you bring climate change into the classroom. The 2015 MADE CLEAR Climate Science Academy will provide up-to-date science information, model lessons and activities, and practical experience as you prepare to introduce climate change to your students!

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Living in Your Watershed

August 28, 2014 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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New Funding Opportunity from NOAA’s Office of Education

August 28, 2014 by Julie Walker

NOAA’s Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for projects designed to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes. Successful projects will advance NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location.  Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments in the United States. Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000 for all years of the project. 

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NOAA Environmental Science Training Center is offering two professional development winter workshops

August 28, 2014 by Julie Walker

This winter the NOAA Environmental Science Training Center and our partners are offering two professional development workshops for environmental educators in the Chesapeake Bay region.  Virginia Weather and Climate Workshop Series, and a Citizen Science Workshop Series. These workshops are designed to bring together experts in the field and environmental educators like yourselves.

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Summer Professional Development: Teachers on the Estuary-Data Edition

August 28, 2014 by Andrew

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.

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Celebrate National Environmental Education Week April 23-29, 2017

August 28, 2014 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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