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Opportunity

A Touch of Wild, Communing With Nature During these difficult times I have found myself spending more time in nature. Having recently retired as Program Director at Sweetbriar Nature Center it has given me the impetus to try and put together a collection of stories called, “A Touch of Wild”. The goal of this collection is to get naturalists, nature lovers and environmental educators to share experiences they have had in the natural world with the general public.

Date and Time:

Friday, January 1, 2021, 9:00am to Thursday, April 1, 2021, 9:00am

Opportunity

The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change (BECC) 2020 Conference: From Nudge to Leap will be held virtually December 7-10, 2020. The conference advances behavioral research, policy, and action to speed climate solutions.

Date and Time:

Monday, December 7, 2020, 11:30am to Thursday, December 10, 2020, 5:15pm

Opportunity

Search for eagles in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Upper Delaware Scenic River by car caravan on the first and second Sundays of December 2020, January 2021, February 2021, and March 2021.

Address:

Delaware Water Gap National recreation Area
3 Walpack Flatbrook Rd
Columbia, NJ 07832
United States
Opportunity

Florida Tech is now seeking applications from undergraduate students for its Summer ’21 NSF-sponsored REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program in statistical modeling and the geosciences (SMAG). The goal of this REU program is to provide students who have little or no prior research experience, particularly female and minority students, with an opportunity to participate in meaningful and challenging research.

Opportunity

Are you between the ages of 10-22? Do you care about our planet? Then this challenge is for you. Create a film that tells your story and compete for $12,000 in cash prizes for you, your school or your organization.

Date and Time:

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00am

Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12:00am

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Opportunity

Sundays in January from 3-5pm EST. The Real Organic Virtual Symposium features interviews with organic farmers across the nation and speakers like Al Gore, Dan Barber, Bill McKibben, Alice Waters, Eliot Coleman, Leah Penniman, Vandana Shiva and 60 other leading minds in organic agriculture and advocacy. Students and farmers attend for half price (free for recorded sessions). Bulk purchase incentives and scholarships available. More information at: www.realorganicsymposium.org

Date and Time:

Sunday, January 3, 2021, 3:00pm to Sunday, January 31, 2021, 5:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 11:59pm

Opportunity

Submissions sought for Sustainability Journal Special Issue: "Young Children, Nature, and Sustainability: Cultivating a Foundation for Contributions to Sustainability through Nature Experiences and Pedagogies"

Date and Time:

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:00am to Friday, January 1, 2021, 8:00am

One Tree Planted, 2019
Opportunity

Up to four individuals aged 18+ have the chance to win a memorable trip in Costa Rica, by helping us plant 20,000 trees! Start your fundraiser as an individual, a team, a class or as a school and support a project you are passionate about. Those who raise the most money for reforestation before Earth Day, April 22nd 2021, wins the Costa Rica Adventure trip with EF Ultimate Break!

Date and Time:

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 12:00am to Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12:00am

Opportunity

Bring technology, creativity, and a global outlook into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short video connecting world population growth and one of three timely global challenges: Promoting Environmental Justice, Strengthening Global Health, or Re-Imagining Industrial Systems.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 9:00am to Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5:00pm

Organization: 
One Earth Award for works on Climate Change: $1,000 scholarships. artandwriting.org/one-earth
Opportunity

The One Earth Award offers $1,000 scholarships for four students whose works address the pressing issue of human-caused climate change. All students in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate and should apply through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Deadlines vary between December 2020 and January 2021, depending on your region. Teens can visit artandwriting.org/one-earth to find out their regional deadlines and how to apply.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10:00am to Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:59pm

Opportunity

The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international art contest open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries. The 2021 theme is "The Magic of Mangroves." The deadline is Monday, March 1, 2021.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 9:00am to Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:59pm

Bow Seat Artwork
Student Artist: Anastasia Nerush
Opportunity

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs invites students ages 11-18 from around the world to create visual art, film, music, poetry, web-based media, music, or creative writing that explores their connection to water and creatively communicates the need to protect this vital resource.

Date and Time:

Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:00am to Monday, June 14, 2021, 12:00am

Opportunity

Funds initiatives and programs that advance environmental literacy and result in students gaining the knowledge, skills, and appreciation for nature to take responsible actions to protect and restore their local environment. Eligible projects for this funding opportunity fall under two tracks. Both tracks welcome adaptations and alternative approaches due to COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainty impacting schools throughout Maryland. See the Request for Proposals (RFP) for details about the eligible project types listed below.

Date and Time:

Friday, September 18, 2020, 9:00am to Thursday, December 10, 2020, 4:00pm

Opportunity

BECC invites you to present your work and learn from others about how to encourage behavior change for energy and carbon reduction, evaluate these programs, understand why individuals and groups change, and make these transitions in fair and equitable ways. Researchers, academics, businesses, utilities, governments, and nonprofits come together to learn and network at this unique conference.

Date and Time:

Sunday, December 6, 2020, 7:30pm to Thursday, December 10, 2020, 5:15pm

Opportunity

Search for eagles in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Upper Delaware Scenic River by car caravan on the first and second Sundays of December 2020, January 2021, February 2021, and March 2021.

Address:

Delaware Water Gap National recreation Area
3 Walpack Flatbrook Rd
Columbia, NJ 07832
United States
Opportunity

Florida Tech is now seeking applications from undergraduate students for its Summer ’21 NSF-sponsored REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program in statistical modeling and the geosciences (SMAG). The goal of this REU program is to provide students who have little or no prior research experience, particularly female and minority students, with an opportunity to participate in meaningful and challenging research.

Opportunity

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that EPA’s Office of Environmental Education is now accepting applications for the 2021 President’s Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) and Presidential Innovation Awards for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). Applications are due by February 19, 2021.

Opportunity

East Foundation with our many valued partners has gone virtual to allow students from across Texas access to the land and the life that depends on it. Our Virtual Field Lessons are free and science TEKS aligned for 5th through 8th grades. These lessons will allow classroom educators to scale up to upper grades or down to lower grades. We will release new topics each month so presentation topics will vary. Our lessons are: Free for all viewers Presented using Zoom 45 minutes in length Offered twice a week

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Opportunity

With the 2020 general election fast approaching, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is beginning the process of developing a comprehensive set of recommendations for a potential new administration. Your input about the specific barriers and solutions for connecting kids and families with nature on the ground is desired!

Organization: 
Opportunity

Mosaic is focused on strengthening field-wide movement infrastructure that supports people working to ensure clean air and water, a safe climate, healthy and just communities for all, and protection of our natural heritage. Seeking to enable a more connected, powerful, just and inclusive environmental movement, Mosaic has launched a $3 million open RFP. Submit an application online by Friday, October 23, 2020.

Organization: 
Opportunity

Discover new ways of engaging in climate change solutions, and learn how to build climate action in the classroom. We will explore the connection between climate change education, green careers, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Join us to explore resources for investigating solutions in your classrooms with Project Drawdown and Green Careers for a Changing Climate. Featuring Elizabeth Bagley from Project Drawdown. If you cannot attend live, register to recieve an email with related materials and workshop recording.

Date and Time:

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:00pm

Opportunity

Join the Seattle Aquarium in a virtual, participatory conference focused on facilitating dialogue between researchers and practitioners who are interested in exploring the role of empathy in influencing attitudes, behaviors, and intentions toward conservation.

Date and Time:

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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Opportunity

Join the East Foundation, Ceasar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI), and the curators from the Texas Zoo as we uncover the mysteries of the elusive ocelot here in deep South Texas. We will explore and investigate the anatomy of the ocelot which helps them survive in the Wild Horse Desert, as well as learn from our partnering scientists the methods they use to study individual ocelot populations on East Foundation’s El Sauz ranch in Willacy county.

Date and Time:

Monday, November 16, 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Monday, November 16, 2020, 1:30pm

Address:

200 CONCORD PLAZA DR STE 410
Suite 410, TX 78216
United States
Organization: 
Opportunity

Join our educators along with Dr. Tomeček, an Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist with Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and Alex Hettena, a graduate student at Texas A&M University, as we explore and investigate predator-prey relationships on East Foundation rangelands. We will be discussing food chains, food webs, coyotes, jackrabbits, and feral hogs.

Date and Time:

Friday, November 13, 2020, 9:00am

Registration Deadline:

Friday, November 13, 2020, 8:30am

Opportunity

Are you between the ages of 10-22? Do you care about our planet? Then this challenge is for you. Create a film that tells your story and compete for $12,000 in cash prizes for you, your school or your organization.

Date and Time:

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00am

Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12:00am

Organization: 
Opportunity

Join us and The Museum of South Texas History as we travel back in time to learn how the Coahuiltecan Indians, followed by Spanish and Mexican colonizers, settled lands south of the Nueces river. Students will virtually visit both the Museum of South Texas History and the historic San Antonio Viejo ranch all in one day!

Date and Time:

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 1:30pm

Opportunity

The annual Northeast Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium brings together student sustainability educators/leaders (sometimes called ‘Eco-Reps’) from many different colleges and universities in the Northeast to learn and be inspired by each other for a half-day conference. The SSLS Board of Curators (BOC) is now seeking proposals to host the Fall 2020 symposium.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 11:00am

Organization: