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The latest news, resources, and opportunities in the ee community
June 27, 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.
The early bird deadline for purchasing exhibits and ads is July 13. More >
Presenters will be notified of proposal review results by the end of June. Watch for emails from Do_Not_Reply@AllAcademic.com.
June Natural Start Alliance News
Have you heard of Nature Playdates? Learn about this alternative childhood nature program in this month's Natural Start Alliance News. The newsletter features include the Member Spotlight: Nature Nuts, a year-round Forest School for young children; a survey about professional development and preservice teacher education; new members; and professional development and job opportunities!Read more >
Cities and businesses are skipping the straw: What about schools?
A not so long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, Dr. Laura Engel, Director of the International Education Program at George Washington University and Ms. Clese Erikson, Deputy Director of the Health Workforce Research Center at George Washington University, challenged elementary age students to take part in the Straw Wars. Check out this guest blog to learn how the program has helped kids consider skipping the straw and more broadly, how to reduce single use plastics.Read more >
Is Any EE Better Than Nothing? A musing from a grandfather
A question arose as I watched two interpreters provide a lesson for two-year-old children in a park somewhere in the US. One of those children was my youngest grandson, a typical two-year-old who loves to explore. From that experience I posed in my mind the following question: Is Any EE Better Than Nothing?Read more >
STEM into Nature event series attracts children with an interest in technology and nature
Earlier this month, Riveredge Nature Center hosted a three-day event series for middle schoolers, homeschool families, and community members around one simple idea: How can technology help us learn and explore nature? Read about the main outcomes and key partners that made this new event successful in an enclosed one-page impact summary.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
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!
eeRESEARCH: Bringing Research to Life
Browse more than 1,000 research summaries and syntheses, or use a variety of tools to narrow your search to the topics, authors, or focus areas that interest you. Join us on June 28, 3-4 pm ET for our next webinar (https://naaee.org/eepro/learning/webinars/bringing-research-life) on connecting research to practice! eeRESEARCH is a collaboration with the Children & Nature Network, with support from the Pisces Foundation and ee360.
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