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Opportunity

“The enormous transformations to our planet from climate change can have powerful effects on our emotions, making us grieve what is lost,” states Panu Pihkala, adjunct professor of environmental theology at the University Helsinki, and an expert in eco-anxiety. Complex emotional responses come up in response to the climate crisis, so allowing oneself the time to truly feel and work through one’s emotional responses is essential in preventing burnout. Through our Climate Courage Workshops, we seek to provide emotional support, resources, tools, and community support to youth aged 13-30 to help build their emotional resilience.

Organization: 
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Conversations can be challenging, but as educators we know all too well the importance of them. Join the fourth annual National Week of Conversation 2021, occurring until June 20. From “Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Conflict Resolution” to “Commemorating Juneteenth: A Youth-Led Intergenerational Dialogue,” we think you’ll find a session that will provide you with tools for the classroom and beyond.

Date and Time:

Monday, June 14, 2021, 8:00am to Sunday, June 20, 2021, 10:00pm

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Are you a young adult who would like to strengthen your leadership skills… for FREE? Interested in connecting people to the natural world, but don’t have the skills? Do you want to connect with the outdoors as a tool for growth, learning, and FUN? The Outdoor Educators Institute can provide you the training, skills, and experience necessary to become an outdoor leader and advocate for your community. OEI is a three-month long professional training program offered on weekends starting August 21, 2021 and ending November 14, 2021 in Oakland/San Francisco and Fresno and starting August 28, 2021 and ending November 21, 2021 in the South Bay.

Date and Time:

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 12:01am to Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11:59pm

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Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Advancing Justice in Challenging Times September 23-24, 2021 A virtual event via Zoom The Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) Conference attracts a variety of college and university students, campus sustainability professionals, faculty, and staff. The event provides cutting-edge research and data from regional colleges and universities on sustainability policy and practice. Attendees have an opportunity for regional-wide networking and collaboration-building centered around campus and community sustainability. The 2021 UMACS Conference theme, Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Advancing Justice in Challenging Times, aims to bring attention to the recent health, social justice, and environmental challenges facing our campuses and our communities. National dialogs on COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and climate change, among others, give us the opportunity for personal and institutional reflection and for strengthening our campus commitments to a just and sustainable society.

Date and Time:

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 8:00am to Friday, September 24, 2021, 5:00pm

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A course for school and nursery teachers, forest school leaders, nature kindergarten teachers, parents and other educators to learn how to engage children in all aspects of permaculture, learning from nature with a child-led approach.

Date and Time:

Monday, July 19, 2021, 4:30am

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BE.Hive: Behavioral Solutions to Water Pollution A Virtual Summit | September 21-23, 2021 Illuminating. Interactive. Unexpected. Global.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10:00am to Thursday, September 23, 2021, 2:00pm

Opportunity

Welcome to the first annual #kids2030 Challenge! Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ) is a Canadian, bilingual charity that teaches youth about AI, coding and digital citizenship. They have just launched the #Kids2030 Challenge: the first of ten annual global challenges that teaches digital skills through the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. In this challenge, you’ll focus on #12: Responsible Consumption and Production. This Goal is all about using our planet’s resources in a safe and sustainable way that benefits everyone — from humans, to animals, to the planet we call home.

Date and Time:

Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:00am to Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:00am

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Opportunity

WWF's Food Waste Warrior program provides grants (and stipends), toolkits, and lesson plans to empower K-12 school teachers and administrators to engage their students and take action on the issue of food waste. This program seeks to both compensate teachers and equip them with flexible and fully customizable resources to turn cafeterias into classrooms. Application period for the 2021-2022 school year is June 1, 2021–July 20, 2021.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 12:00am to Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 11:59pm

Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 11:59pm

Organization: 
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Opportunity

Conversations can be challenging, but as educators we know all too well the importance of them. Join the fourth annual National Week of Conversation 2021, occurring until June 20. From “Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Conflict Resolution” to “Commemorating Juneteenth: A Youth-Led Intergenerational Dialogue,” we think you’ll find a session that will provide you with tools for the classroom and beyond.

Date and Time:

Monday, June 14, 2021, 8:00am to Sunday, June 20, 2021, 10:00pm

Opportunity

Join the California Global Education Project at California State University, Long Beach for Teaching for Sustainable Communities: Empowering Eco-literate Global Citizens. A free virtual institute for California teachers: June 21-25, 2021. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. synchronous with afternoon time asynchronous. This institute will feature: Interdisciplinary study in teaching environmental justice literacies and global competence; and examining sustainable communities with a social, economic, and spatial justice, and ecological lens.

Date and Time:

Monday, June 21, 2021, 9:00am

Registration Deadline:

Monday, May 31, 2021, 12:00am

Opportunity

Join John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren–co-authors of the book How to Teach Nature Journaling–as well as other nature journaling educators from around the world for a two-day live online workshop, June 21-22, 2021, before the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference. This workshop is for anyone who is teaching in any form. This includes formal classroom educators, but also homeschool parents, park rangers, adult education instructors, nature centers, scout leaders, environmental educators, and more.

Date and Time:

Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:30am to Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 11:30pm

Opportunity

The Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference is a unique convening of formal and non-formal educators to share and learn about the latest trends in climate change education. Due to COVID-19, the MACCE Conference will be hosted virtually on June 28 - July 1, 2021.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 9:00am to Thursday, July 1, 2021, 4:00pm

Organization: 
Purple and Green logo with the text: Climate Courage Workshops
Opportunity

“The enormous transformations to our planet from climate change can have powerful effects on our emotions, making us grieve what is lost,” states Panu Pihkala, adjunct professor of environmental theology at the University Helsinki, and an expert in eco-anxiety. Complex emotional responses come up in response to the climate crisis, so allowing oneself the time to truly feel and work through one’s emotional responses is essential in preventing burnout. Through our Climate Courage Workshops, we seek to provide emotional support, resources, tools, and community support to youth aged 13-30 to help build their emotional resilience.

Organization: 
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Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide up to $4 million for grants to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects. USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (Office) is accepting proposals for planning and innovation projects, and these grants are part of USDA’s broader efforts to support urban agriculture.

Registration Deadline:

Friday, July 30, 2021, 11:59pm

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Opportunity

The Mazda Foundation awards grants to programs promoting education and literacy, environmental conservation, cross-cultural understanding, social welfare, and scientific research. The foundation mostly considers grant applications from organizations located in markets where Mazda has offices, including Irvine, California; Bridgewater, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois; Sugarland, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; and Huntsville, Alabama. To be eligible, organizations must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Registration Deadline:

Thursday, July 1, 2021, 5:00pm

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Opportunity

Applications are open for the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Okayama Award 2021. The award conducted by Okayama City and ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee will reward outstanding ESD practices in local communities around the world to support the organizations carrying out ESD activities and promote ESD to local communities globally through showcasing their initiatives.

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 5:00pm

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The Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) program is a professional development opportunity for K-12 classroom teachers to learn about the resources and educational materials available through the National Park Service and acquire new skills in experiential learning through a program provided by the University of Colorado Denver (CUD). The participants spend the summer working with park staff on education projects, learning about park resources, and developing lesson plans to use in their classrooms. Once they return to their schools, TRTs bring their national park knowledge and experiences into the school and classrooms throughout the school year to engage students, faculty, and staff in lessons and activities that relate to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and other national park sites. NPS aims to reach students from underserved schools by recruiting teachers from Title 1, urban or rural schools and from tribal schools to participate in the Teacher Ranger Teacher program. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is recruiting two Teacher Ranger Teachers to be part of an idea generating phase of work to design a new learning opportunity for students about the environmental history of the Cuyahoga River.

NAAEE 50th Annual Conference and 18th Annual Research Symposium. Call for Presentations, New Deadline: May 11, 2021. The Power of Connection. We're going virtual again!
Opportunity

(Deadline Extended to May 11!) NAAEE seeks compelling proposals that focus on the power of connection for the 50th Annual Conference and 18th Annual Research Symposium, to be held virtually in October. We will have presentations slots accommodating different time zones, so ALL who have EE experiences, knowledge, stories, and wisdom are highly encouraged to submit a proposal for #NAAEE2021.

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Opportunity

The Nature Near Schools Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (NNS MWEE) Program, is an initiative by DC Department of Energy and the Environment to support MWEE programs at or near schoolyards in DC Public and Charter Schools. DC DOEE will award up to five $60,000 grants for nonprofits, faith based orgs, or educational institutions that will work to administer MWEE programming in at least three schools in the District. Applications are due June 14th at 11:59 PM. For more information, 2021nnsmwee.grant@dc.gov

Registration Deadline:

Monday, June 14, 2021, 11:59pm

NAAEE 50th Annual Conference and 18th Annual Research Symposium. Call for Presentations, Deadline: May 7, 2021. The Power of Connection. We're going virtual again!
Opportunity

(Deadline Extended to May 11!) NAAEE seeks compelling proposals that focus on the power of connection for the 50th Annual Conference and 18th Annual Research Symposium, to be held virtually in October. We will have presentations slots accommodating different time zones, so ALL who have EE experiences, knowledge, stories, and wisdom are highly encouraged to submit a proposal for #NAAEE2021.

Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 11:55pm

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Opportunity

The EE Forward Summit is a professional development and partnership-building event designed with independent professionals in mind. Each summit takes an interdisciplinary approach to a specific topic and focuses on independent professionals whose work revolves around the chosen topic. The first summit will focus on Water and will be held June 11-12, 2021.

Date and Time:

Friday, June 11, 2021, 12:00pm to Saturday, June 12, 2021, 6:30pm

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Opportunity

What might racial healing look like for the movement to connect children and nature? Hosted by the Children & Nature Network, join author Heather NcGhee and Dr. Gail C. Christopher for a conversation on racism's role in creating barriers to nature and how we equitably move forward. Pre-registration is required for this event.

Date and Time:

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 1:00pm

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Opportunity

The eePRO community is encouraged to join the following event through submissions and participation: 2​nd​ Actionable Science for Urban Sustainability (AScUS 2021) An Unconference on Urban Sustainability to Generate Actionable Solutions June 1-4, online https://ascus2021.metabolismofcities.org/​ Feel free to contact eePRO member Maureen Ferry (maureen@housestories.co) for questions and further details.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 12:00am

Registration Deadline:

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00am

Opportunity

The 2022 EarthX Eco-Art Competition challenges students to create a work of art that addresses the theme: Plant the Seed. Examples of how this theme can be interpreted include pollinators, reforestation, rain gardens, community gardens or more figuratively, taking action for any environmental solution. Artists should not be bound by these examples, and are encouraged to apply their own meaning to the theme.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 12:00am

Registration Deadline:

Monday, January 24, 2022, 12:00am

Opportunity

Endangered Species Day offers a fun and exciting opportunity to talk to your students about the importance of protecting threatened and endangered wildlife. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate learning about endangered species into their plans on Endangered Species Day (Friday, May 21st, 2021) or throughout the month of May!

Date and Time:

Friday, May 21, 2021, 12:00pm

Opportunity

The Global Biodiversity Festival is the largest conservation program ever - featuring 150+ speakers from every continent and over 50 countries all speaking on their work to protect wild species and habitats! Learn more and tune in for free by registering at globalbiofest.com

Date and Time:

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:00pm to Sunday, May 23, 2021, 9:30pm

Opportunity

UNESCO's Education for Sustainable Development World Conference will be livestreamed on UNESCO's YouTube Channel.

Date and Time:

Monday, May 17, 2021, 6:00am

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00pm