Storytelling matters! In the words of Dr. Eric Umstead, professor of Special Education: "I wasn't good at anything that required memorization and was taught in a direct fashion. I suppose it was my want to spend time on things that mattered to me or someone took the time to explain how it mattered to me. For better or worse, that's why I always try to tie content that matters to stories to people can connect."
Rolland Smith shares how nature is an integral part of our being and how we are nature. That perspective helps us think that "all things are truly connected." Seeing, feeling, and knowing makes us better citizens of our world.
Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence comprises a set of recommendations for developing and administering high quality environmental education programs. These recommendations provide a tool that can be used to ensure a firm foundation for new programs or to inform improvements in existing ones. The overall goal of these guidelines is to facilitate a superior educational process leading to the social and environmental quality that people desire.
Have you been thinking about how your college/university program could become Accredited by NAAEE? This webinar is for you no matter where you are in the process. We're setting aside some time to answer your questions. Talk to you about your program. And, help you understand what you need to do to apply for NAAEE's Higher Education Accreditation.
Join us to learn about NAAEE’s Accreditation program. Accreditation provides a standards-based, third party recognition of high quality college and university environmental education programs. During this webinar, faculty members from Accredited programs will describe the ins and outs of the standards-based process and talk about what Accreditation has meant to their programs. Bring your questions!
Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP) seeks a Conservation & Outreach Intern to help us manage habitat & park grounds & conduct community outreach & environmental education programs that promote our mission to connect people with each other & the land through the arts. If interested, intern may design & implement their own program or project. Intern will also work with art studio interns to maintain park grounds & assist with events. Professional development opportunities and training are provided.
Each of us has the ability to find a place in the natural world that calms us, provides us with peace, that rests us from the vicissitudes of life. Marghanita Hughes shares how she has found places in nature that provide respite. Persons who teach environmental education need to use the natural world in their own lives as a model to others. Others must see in us there is great value in seeking nature as a way to promote tranquility and mental calm. Perhaps this is a good way for others to see the value of seeking nature to promote their own personal quiet.
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 principles of science with pizzazz and beauty. Listen to their story...this should happen to you.