Fidalgo Nature School is seeking Lead and Assistant Teachers for our all-outdoor preschool program for 3-5 year olds with access to forest and waterways within parks in Island and Skagit counties. We are looking for teachers to work with 3-5-year-olds Monday to Friday between 8:45am and 1:15pm.
Outdoor School for All! Diverse Programming and Outcomes in Oregon is a multi-site, participatory evaluation effort building knowledge about current outdoor school programming and its intended outcomes. The evaluation project and team strive for cultural responsiveness and employ an iterative design-based approach to evaluation. The evaluation report provides findings of a statewide evaluation that occurred in Spring 2019.
Reopening schools during and after the COVID-19 crisis will require new or modified procedures for everything from classroom configuration and educational plans to arrival and departure schedules, transportation, and health screenings. This guide, developed by NAAEE and members of its Affiliate Network, shares how community-based environmental and outdoor education programs can help schools to equitably reopen during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
From Corazón Latino, Felipe Benitez, executive director; Chelsea Mervenne, director, environmental programs; Abel Olivo, director, community outreach & partnerships; and Melanie Quiñones from Cornell University shared examples of their work, address new challenges posed by COVID-19 in reaching the Latino community, and share examples of how technology can be used to overcome these challenges.
[Resources updated April 7] COVID-19: Events are being canceled. People are physically distancing. Confirmed cases are increasing. These are unprecedented times. Hopefully, this list of resources will help. I will continue to update it as time permits.
March 12, 3 PM ET: Join us for the second half of this eeINSPIRE webinar with Queta González from the Center for Diversity & the Environment and Marcelo Bonta from J.E.D.I. Heart. They will continue the conversation on concepts, and practice approaches and actions to support workplace inclusion.
The NEXT Institute is an intensive day of inspired learning, collaboration and networking, focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the core principles that drive our work with educators. The NEXT experience provides educators with new knowledge and skills to support development of classroom and school program practice and culture. We focus particularly on taking an experiential, community based approach to our DEI related work.
Specially supported early bird registrations to attend CWI's 2020 VIRTUAL Summer EAST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability. CWI's acclaimed Summer EAST Institute is a unique opportunity for deep learning, collaboration, and networking in a design lab atmosphere, with like minded K-16 and community based educators from across the U.S.
Date and Time:
Monday, August 10, 2020, 10:00am to Friday, August 14, 2020, 5:00pm
Special supported early bird registrations are available to attend CWI's 2020 Summer WEST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability. CWI's Institute is a unique opportunity for deep learning, collaboration, and networking in a design lab atmosphere, with like minded K-16 and community based educators from across the U.S.
Date and Time:
Monday, July 27, 2020, 8:00am to Friday, July 31, 2020, 3:00pm
The One Earth Award provides four students whose creative works address human-caused climate change with $1,000 scholarships. Additional state scholarships of $500 are available to two students from each of the following states: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. All students in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate. Deadlines are approaching quickly. Visit artandwriting.org/one-earth to find out your local deadline and how to apply.
Learn how nature-based learning in early elementary school gained support from two veteran outdoor educators. Check out the spotlight on Brooklyn Park Nature Preschool’s equity and inclusion efforts. Start preparing for the 2020 Nature-Based Early Learning Conference. Read about the release of Natural Start’s newest resource, the Nature-Based Preschool Professional Practice Guidebook.
Join us at The NEXT Institute as we dig deep into the modern realities of educating for social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in ways that will inform your teaching practice, your relationship to students, and your choice of curriculum and projects. This event is limited to 35 participants and will fill quickly.
In the July 2019 edition of NAAEE's monthly webinar series, we heard from Megan Bang, Associate Professor in Education and Ingenious Studies, who discussed the intersection of environmental education and indigenous knowledge. Check out the recorded webinar!
Register for the 2019 Natural Start Conference in historic Manchester, NH, July 31-August 3, to connect with an international community of nature-based early learning professionals. This is the nation’s largest professional event for teaching, administration, research, and advocacy in nature-based early learning.