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May 18, 2022
The Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Awards Are Now Open!
Application Deadline: July 11
NAAEE is proud to join Pratt & Whitney in its quest to inspire the next generation of E-STEM innovators around the world. Through the Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Awards, we seek to recognize nonprofits across the globe that are building skills and capacity for students ages 11–18 to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to address environmental challenges.
Read the Requests for Proposals and apply at http://prattwhitney.com/ESTEM.
Survey: K–12 Social-Emotional Learning and Climate Change Curriculum
How do you address K–12 student social-emotional learning within climate change curriculum? Researchers at Oregon State University are surveying K–12 educators and school counselors to explore the practices and attitudes of addressing this important issue.Read more >
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow National Winners Tackle Food Waste, Crowd Stampedes and Bus Driver Shortages
Samsung partnered with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) for the first Solve for Tomorrow Sustainability Innovation award, furthering Samsung’s commitment to sustainability. This year, Central Falls High School from Central Falls, Rhode Island, was selected as the winner by a committee of judges for addressing environmental justice and redeveloping abandoned areas to increase urban greenery. The school was awarded a $10,000 in energy-efficient Samsung technology prize package of products to help bring their project idea to life.Read more >
Parley for the Oceans: Fighting Marine and Coastal Plastic Pollution
Parley for the Oceans is an organization that focuses on attacking the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans. In 2019 we started the environmental education project, “Fighting Marine and Coastal Plastic Pollution.” This project empowered students to gather information about the types of plastics that are being used in Cancún households, raise awareness about reducing plastic consumption and pollution, and measure the behavioral changes that this program activated across 103 households.Read more >
Taking the Local, Global: A Success Story of Networking, Collaboration, and Enterprise
The Outdoor Learning Store shares their story of becoming an EE social enterprise.Read more >
Students Carry On an Important Cultural and Economic Touchstone Through Oyster Aquaculture
Florida students participating in award-winning OysterCorps gain aquaculture literacy and career confidence as they learn about the cultural and environmental importance of oysters in their own backyard.Read more >
Reconnecting with Our Wetlands
In this eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post, Polly Burns, Program Director at ReNEW Schools, and Dinah Maygarden, Director of the Coastal Education Program at the University of New Orleans, bring wetland and watershed science investigative projects to middle school students.Read more >
Register for #NatStart22!
July 27–30 Registration is open for the 2022 Nature-Based Early Learning Conference. Join in person in Cincinnati or online.
eeINSPIRE Webinar: Climate Emotions in Education
RECORDED - Learn how to educate students about pressing environmental problems in a way that facilitates emotional resilience and empowers them to take action.
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