eePRO Feed: Advocacy, Policy, and Civic Engagement

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Opportunity

In commemoration of World Environment Day on June 5, you are invited to join the UNEP New York Office for a special online briefing focusing on policy and actions to protect nature and the sustainable use of resources it provides.

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Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00am to 11:30am

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1 learning hour
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Learning

June 3, 3:00 PM ET - Join three EE 30 Under 30 alumni for an interactive discussion about creating collaborative interdisciplinary learning experiences that empower youth to take direct civic action to create more sustainable communities.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 3:00pm

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Learning

The Grand Canyon Trust is hosting an online training program for young environmental justice leaders! Join the Trust's Rising Leaders Program for three weeks of paid environmental justice training! LeaderShift will examine the path of fossil fuels from their source to their destination. We'll develop leadership skills, talk with frontline community members, and learn how to create environmental and social change.

Date and Time:

Monday, June 29, 2020, 11:00am to Friday, July 17, 2020, 1:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Friday, June 5, 2020, 11:00pm

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Resource

Hundreds of thousands of people contribute bird observations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (CLO). Scientists use these data to understand how birds are affected by habitat loss, climate, and environmental changes. These insights inform actions to protect birds and habitats. CLO offers several citizen science projects that work well in educational settings.

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Zooniverse is a large global platform where volunteers can assist many different professional researchers. All projects can be accessed via the internet, making it easy to participate regardless of where you are in the world. Contributors study authentic objects, like videos of animals in natural habitats or specimens from museum collections.

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This research-to-practice toolkit contains research briefs, case studies, and educator resources for facilitating any citizen and community science projects. The resources highlight key practices that support youth in both learning science and becoming agents of change in their lives and communities.

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The Citizen Science Association (CSA), a member organization dedicated to the advancement of citizen science as a practice, maintains a discussion listserv where educators, researchers, and others engage in lively discussion and resource sharing over email. You do not have to be a member of the CSA to join.

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This report discusses the potential of citizen science to support science learning and identifies promising practices and programs that exemplify the promising practices. It also lays out a research agenda that can fill gaps in the current understanding of how citizen science can support science learning and enhance science education.

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The National Farm to School Network’s Resource Database houses the best of the best farm to school resources from partners and collaborators across the country. The database can be searched by setting (e.g., preschool, K-12 school, farm to institutions, on the farm, after school, and other), as well as by an extensive list of topic areas including school gardens, procurement, education, food justice, hunger, Native communities, fundraising, policy and more.

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This curriculum actively engages students in a meaningful conversation about food and food systems. The activities give students opportunities to reflect on current food practices, to explore more sustainable ones, and to link their learning to relevant action. Activity themes include The Story of Food; Seasonal, Local Food; Food Traditions; Food and Ecosystems; Analyzing Food Ads; School Lunch Survey; and Action Projects.

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Publication