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July 11, 2018
EE: A Force for the Future
Registration is Open! Check NAAEE’s website for exciting details on keynote speakers, workshops, field trips, special events, and registration links for the NAAEE Conference and Research Symposium. Learn more >
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Environmental Education Research Bulletin, Issue 11
We're delighted to announce the latest Environmental Education Research Bulletin, which is a collaborative project of ChangeScale, NAAEE (ee360), and Dr. Nicole Ardoin at Stanford University. The Research Bulletins synthesize and summarize research from journals on issues pertaining to environmental educators. The bulletins include articles related to environmental education evaluation, sense of place, environmental behavior, teaching practices, and professional development, among other relevant topics.Read more >
New Thinking in Sustainability and EE
On July 24, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 Eastern, we will hear from two fantastic authors and thinkers in EE as part of NAAEE's monthly webinar series. Dr. Marc Stern (Virginia Tech) and Dr. Bill Scott (University of Bath) have both recently published books that are both inspirational and practical. We'll learn about the new thinking and ideas they're exploring for how we can use social theories to shape our work, understand the challenges and apply new strategies for working toward sustainability, and more. Four lucky webinar participants will receive free copies of each book. Join us to learn more!Read more >
Wondering What World Environment Day Accomplished?
World Environment Day attracted significant support, including an exciting announcement from host country India to curb all single-use plastics by 2022! We could all use a bit of good news these days, so if you have a few minutes, check out World Environment Day's website.Read more >
Supporting Nonconforming and Transgender Youth at Outdoor School
Multnomah Education Service District and Outdoor School provides a supportive learning environment for all students and ensures everyone feels they belong and are welcomed at their facility. Read how their program integrates transgender and gender nonconforming students into their residential outdoor program.Read more >
Time to Reach Out to School District Leaders About EE
Now is the time for environmental educators to reach out to school district administrators about using applicable funds in the Every Student Succeeds Act for EE. States will receive their federal funds by July 1, and school districts will be submitting their plans for using ESSA funds over the next few weeks and months.Read more >
Shaping Our Environmental Future by Faith
The world’s top oil company executives are gathering at the Vatican for a two-day conference on climate change and the possibility of transitioning away from the dependence on fossil fuels. This is a follow-up action to Pope Francis’ 2015 paper, “Laudato si,” in which he focused on the importance of the environment and sustainable development. View this thoughtful 1-minute video entitled “My Faith, My Responsibility” supporting Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change, and ponder how you might partner with members of the faith community in your education and stewardship efforts.Read more >
Get Out: Nurturing a Bond Between Nature and Black People
1A (for First Amendment) radio host Joshua Johnson explores the complex relationship African-Americans have with nature in this podcast interview with Rue Mapp of Outdoor Afro, Carol Carolyn Finney of Kentucky University, J. Drew Lanham, author of "The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature,” and Tyrhee Moore, a mountaineer and outdoor education advocate.Read more >
Taking STEM Outside: Sierra Nevada Journeys NGSS Bootcamp 2018
Sierra Nevada Journeys (SNJ) held a Taking STEM Outside: Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Bootcamp 2018, in May, for K-12 Nevada and California educators. This hands-on workshop was a combination of learning how to incorporate Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into the classroom with Project Learning Tree (PLT) training.Read more >
Seeking NAAEE Board Members: Nominate Today!
It is time to appoint new members to the NAAEE Board, and we’d love your help! If you know of partners or colleagues who you think would be a good fit, simply fill out our short nomination form [hyperlink to form] as the first step of the process. Each nominee will complete two rounds of interviews with standing board members, who will review the nominations and make a final decision this fall. New members will start their three-year term January 2019. We are seeking at least three new board members who bring critical skills (such as strategic thinking and communications, keen understanding of board governance, visionary fundraising, and more), and the ability to help strengthen the organization through new support. Deadline: July 27
eePRO Group Moderators Needed
We are looking for additional eePRO Group Moderators! If you have experience or interest in "Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion," "Sustainable Cities & Communities," or "Conservation & Behavior Change," send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toad&Co. Teacher Appreciation Program
Get discounts on sustainable, earth-friendly fashions from Toad&Co. through their Teacher Appreciation Program! Receive 20% off your first purchase, and more perks once you're approved for the program!
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