When Detroit natives Timothy Paule and Nicole Lindsey noticed the numbers of dilapidated and vacant lots in their beloved city rising, they decided to implore a creative new solution to revitalize some of these spaces. Paule and Lindsey co-founded a nonprofit organization called "Detroit Hives" and began to purchase vacant properties and re-purpose them into fully functioning bee farms.
The Urban Environmental Education M.A.Ed. program at Antioch University Seattle is seeking candidates to form a diverse cohort of graduate students who will work hard to understand the dynamics of race and equity, diversity and inclusion in relation to environmental issues. Learn more about this partnership opportunity and further graduate program details by joining the online eePro discussion starting Monday, February 12, 2018.
While ethnic minorities make up nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population, they constitute only 20 percent of park visitors, according to the survey. Survey participants cited cost, safety concerns and a sense of not belonging as reasons they may not visit national parks. LGBTQ visitors prove even harder to track, but the overriding sense among Abatiell and others is that LGBTQ percentages are similarly skewed.
Are you a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States or Canada helping K-12 students use innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) curricula to solve real-world environmental problems? UL and the North American Association for Environmental Education invite you to apply for Year 4 of the UL Innovative Education Award for a chance to win up to $100,000 for your organization!
Connecting nature is not exclusive to the field of environmental educators; I find it interesting how little we hear about what connecting to nature does for people both in the field and in other endeavors. So I posed to several people how does connecting to nature impact you personally, emotionally, intellectually, and affectively. This is the first of a few posts from persons inside and outside of the field. After reading I challenge all
of our readers to share on this blog how connecting nature impacts you.
Youth Outside developed the Cultural Relevancy Series to ensure that organizations are working toward creating and supporting a culture that includes and celebrates difference. As part of NAAEE's 2017 virtual conference week, Rena Payan, Program Manager with Youth Outside, shared more on the series and offers take away tips and tools to move your organization toward a commitment to equity, inclusion, and cultural relevancy. Check out the recording and join in on the discussion board on this page - Rena will be monitoring the discussion and responding to your questions through Thursday, October 19!
Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19: Join us for virtual conference week at NAAEE. We’ll share a few highlights of what was planned for Puerto Rico through a series of webinars, live-streamed events, and conference session posts.
Project Reservoir is a STEM based program implemented and maintained by New Jersey middle school students. Learn how this after school program is encouraging students to explore environmental issues and recruit the involvement of their primarily Hispanic community.