eePRO Feed: Connecting to Nature

A graphic reads "On Belonging in Outdoor Spaces" over an image of fallen leaves.

On Belonging in Outdoor Spaces is back by popular demand! Originally launched in spring 2021, we are excited to announce the addition of two new events for fall 2021. This free speaker series will address the challenges and importance of establishing diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor spaces, and will feature speakers whose work is advancing efforts to strengthen belonging and connection between communities of color and the benefits of time in nature.

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Schoolhouse of Wonder Site Managers are important leaders and members of our field team. They help create and manage magical and impactful day camps for children ages 5-12 and teens 13-17. Site Managers work to plan and prepare camp programs, hire and train staff, and lead camp through the spring, summer, fall, and winter seasons. Position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of one of our three camp locations. Position Begins February 1, 2022. Includes Benefits.

Deadline to Apply:

Monday, December 13, 2021, 12:00am



Durham, NC
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The arts, performance, have a way of creeping into the minds and hearts of all who participate. It creates a mindful way of engagement that has a permanency that outlives most means of educating. The Grand Falloons have recognized the beauty of how theatre can enhance in our minds and hearts the principals of science with pizzazz and beauty. Listen to their story...this should happen to you.

A photo of a family holding a whiteboard and thermometer in a forest clearing.
How does lake temperature change with depth—or does it? Families from Maury River MS (Lexington, VA) adapted aquatic thermometers to gauge temperature of lake water up to 50 feet deep. June data (gathered by CCLC students from MRMS) suggested temperature declined with depth, but the October family crews found constant temperature throughout the lake column—and enjoyed lively discussions about those findings. (Families Discover Lake Trends. Photo credit: Elise Sheffield)

This month's eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post features Boxerwood Education Association, and the role of family learning in their new "Trail Blazers" program.

A photo of students participating in an outdoor education event sponsored by Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Outdoors & Engaged Nov 10 Webinar

Join us on Nov. 10 (6-7:30P, Pacific) for a special virtual discussion exploring opportunities and challenges in education outdoors featuring insights from educators.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 9:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 5:00pm


Virtual, OR 97204
United States
Seven youth in kayaks on lake pose raising paddles above heads and smiling
Flint River Watershed Coalition’s Water and Wonder youth participants kayak on the Thread Lake in the Flint River during a celebratory event.

This month's eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post features Flint River Watershed Coalition's Education Programs Director, Autumn Mitchell, and sets the stage for their pandemic pivots.

2021 Ocean Literacy Summit

The Ocean Literacy Summit is a biennial conference that brings together educators and scientists from across New England and surrounding states for the purpose of sharing new marine science and oceanographic developments along with new approaches and successful programs for teaching ocean science in both school and informal educational settings. To demonstrate the power of collaboration and communication among professionals in these sectors, all of the Summit’s concurrent sessions feature scientists and educators as co-presenters.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 8:30am to Thursday, November 11, 2021, 4:00pm


Richard Louv graciously shares a personal story with an emotional and physical connection to childhood, family, and nature. As we age we seek to make meaning based on our early experiences in the world with nature, an impactful part of our growing and being. He speaks to us demonstratively and emotively to transcend merely the intellectual in "his garden," to make us feel the impact of nature upon our senses our personal growth and our relationships. Affect is often underestimated in how we learn, how we remember, how we develop. Louv's words jump off the page because he speaks to us through his personal reflections that has impacted his life and his life's work. He reaches out for us to feel and imagine a garden that is there for all of us, if we would take the time to "learn to look and look to see."