Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) is a charter of Outward Bound USA, the international leader in character development education. Outward Bound Schools all across the world are united behind a central guiding philosophy: through challenge, we learn what we are truly capable of.
At the forefront of integrating character development with academics, TIOBEC uses experiential, place-based learning on an island in the Boston Harbor to inspire Boston Public School students.
Year 4 of the Cal Water H2O Challenge is here! Cal Water and the North American Association for Environmental Education are inviting fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classrooms located in Cal Water service areas to design and submit solutions to global or local water-related issues for a chance to win a classroom grant and a trip to the Santa Monica Mountains.
Are you a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States or Canada helping K-12 students use innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) curricula to solve real-world environmental problems? UL and the North American Association for Environmental Education invite you to apply for Year 4 of the UL Innovative Education Award for a chance to win up to $100,000 for your organization!
The Director of Education develops and manages the delivery of meaningful experiences for all audiences and consumers of BaySail’s programs, with the purpose of advancing the organization’s mission of fostering environmental stewardship of the Saginaw Bay Watershed and the Great Lakes ecosystem and providing personal development opportunities for learners of all ages through ship board and land based educational experiences. The Director of Education reports to the Executive Director.
Participate in a highly dynamic, fun, and useful residential program in EE next July at the historic Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine. National Audubon Society is accepting letters of interest from Teachers of Color to attend this 6-day program, July 15-20, in mid-coast Maine. Scholarships are worth about 90% of the total program fees. Participants bear travel costs to and from Maine.
The University of East Anglia is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in environmental justice. The course will explore the inequity in the effects and response to environmental challenges. The course starts October 16th and will last 5 weeks.
Read the August Newsletter and learn about an E-STEM public school that offers half-day nature preschool programs, meet other new members, and check out the latest professional development opportunities and job openings.
Join a cutting-edge organization to implement exciting whole-district and whole-school Education for Sustainability programs. Based in Westchester, NY, with programs focused in NYC and surrounding areas, the Director of Education will oversee professional development programs and manage communications across multiple schools, staff, and community partners. Conceive, develop and implement new programming in conjunction with strategic plans, and join CELF's network of field experts.
The Annual CELF Summer Institute in Education for Sustainability (EfS) is an intensive 4-day workshop that enables teachers to integrate the concepts of sustainability into their existing curricula. The Institute equips K-12 teachers with practices and teaching methods to address the core concepts of EfS – the intersection of social, economic, and ecological systems – and how the balance of those three systems is vital to a sustainable future, and relevant to all subject areas.
Date and Time:
Monday, July 10, 2017, 8:30am to Thursday, July 13, 2017, 4:00pm
In partnership with Mount Rainier National Park, the University of Washington operates the Mount Rainier Institute. Mount Rainier Institute is a residential environmental education program. Our mission is to provide outstanding nature-based education experiences that are rooted in science and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders. We are looking for skilled educators to help establish a solid program with one of the nation’s iconic National Parks.
"Hosted by Dr. Kelly Keena, this webinar will focus on Xplorlabs and how it can be used in your classroom. Dr. Keena will guide you through a step-by-step tour of the module, including interactive videos, student guides, and a live Q&A session for anyone who would like to learn more."
"Join the CLEAN Climate Education Week for an informational webinar on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 1
pm EST and learn how to host your own Youth Climate Summit to engage high school students in the
Climate Change conversation!"
The Bay Area Discovery Museum has opened the world’s first Fab Lab specifically designed for early childhood, a model to be scaled and replicated internationally. A Fab Lab is a modern workshop or makerspace which includes computer-based innovation, design, and fabrication that intentionally builds STEM skills through hands-on learning. Originally designed by MIT as an outreach project to promote local entrepreneurship, Fab Labs now comprise a rapidly expanding, global network.
Learn about Natural Start Training opportunities, remember to submit a session proposal by March 6th for the 2017 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference, hear from the Secret Forest Playschool and how they deal with winter challenges, keep up with the latest research, and lots more news.
Read the January News hot off the press, and learn about Natural Start's new series of in-person workshops and free webinars, hear from David Catlin about what it takes to develop a business plan for a nature preschool, find out how to submit a proposal for the 2017 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference in Seattle (by March 6th), learn from Monarchs & Minnows at the Park District of Highland Park, IL (our Member Spotlight), and be sure to read the news and job openings.
Workshops at Natural Start Official Training Sites help educators plan & implement high-quality, developmentally appropriate programs for young children. Every Natural Start workshop is a full-day experience of immersion in nature, professional development, and networking. Trainings are coordinated by our Official Training Sites in Maryland, Michigan, and Washington, & include an extended guided tour of a model nature preschool. Each workshop topic will be introduced in a free one-hour webinar.
Help us provide outstanding nature-based education experiences that are rooted in science and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders. We are looking for skilled educators to continue the development of a solid program with one of our nation’s iconic National Parks.