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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.

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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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This TED talk introduces intersectionality--a social application of “a whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Everyone has multiple identities that influence our place in and view of the world. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses her research and current events to describe what happens at the intersections of multiple identities.

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Anytime someone is not part of an identity group--especially when that identity group is mistreated--they have the opportunity to ally with one or many people who hold that identity. This is an open-source guide to allyship with definitions and examples.

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Carolyn Finney describes the history of the environmental movement and the part race, representation, and rhetoric play. Media and policies tend to make outdoor activity and spaces seem like white people are the only ones recreating. She shares example after example of African Americans’ historical and current connection to the outdoors.

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This article focuses on leadership in work environments. How are equity and inclusion vital to EE? How do perspectives of success in that realm differ based on one’s role and identity? For example, some EE leaders focused on “access” while environmental educators of color called for a deeper recognition of systemic oppression.

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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 guide was created to be a resource for teachers and farmers to support Farm-to-School programming throughout Vermont and beyond. The guide provides a collection of creative, standards-based lessons for teachers of students K-8 who want to integrate hands-on learning into their school curriculum.

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In honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, The Food Trust released this list of over a hundred books with farm to ECE themes that feature characters from Black, Latino, Middle Eastern/Arab, First/Native Nations, Asian, and multiracial backgrounds.

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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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CK-12 believes that every child on the planet should have equal access to a great education. Recognizing that each child is unique and has different goals, CK-12’s philosophy is that learning is a personal journey. Their platform is free and personalized and enables everyone (K-16) to learn in their own way and on their own timeline.

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May 28, 3:00 PM ET - Angela Park will lead an interactive conversation about how to create and strengthen equitable EE strategies and programs in response to the COVID pandemic and beyond.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:15pm

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Mosaic's new initiative supporting people working to support the environment, just launched an open RFP to make $1 million of rapid response grants to individual nonprofit grassroots organizations, and networks of them, focused primarily on environmental protection and/or environmental justice to fund tools & technology, training, and related resources needed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration Deadline:

Friday, May 22, 2020, 11:59pm