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We need your help and input!!! The Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence were first published in 1996 and have been updated about every five years since then. We are in the process of revising these guidelines once again. The process is iterative. Our writing team developed the current draft. We invite you to review this draft and provide comments that will be used in the revision process. This set of guidelines describes recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education instructional resources. They aim to help producers of activity guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials create high quality products and to provide educators with a tool to evaluate the wide array of available environmental education materials.

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Teaching EE college courses or professional development workshops online? Here's a resource for you. The Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence Online Module provides lesson plans, videos/PowerPoint presentations, and handouts ready for you to use in your college course or professional development workshop. It provides a step-by-step introduction to NAAEE's Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence. The module begins with a general welcome session, and then moves into an investigation of the six Guidelines Themes. Finally, participants complete a Self-Assessment and create their own professional development plan.

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REVIEW DRAFT of Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence AVAILABLE NOW FOR REVIEW. We need your help and input!!! The Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence were first published in 1996 and have been updated about every five years since then. We are in the process of revising these guidelines once again. The process is iterative. Our writing team developed the current draft. We invite you to review this draft and provide comments that will be used in the revision process. This set of guidelines describes recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education instructional resources. They aim to help producers of activity guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials create high quality products and to provide educators with a tool to evaluate the wide array of available environmental education materials.

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WWF have launched a free certificated training that gives a starting point for how educators and schools can help shape a sustainable future through a whole-school approach to Education for Sustainable Development. You’ll learn how to prepare your students to survive and thrive in the changing world, and gain tools driving positive change within and beyond the school community.

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Are you taking your college coursework and workshops online? The K–12 EE Guidelines: Online Teaching Module provides materials to use in your college course or professional development workshop including a step-by-step introduction to NAAEE's K–12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence.

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Are you taking your college coursework and workshops online? Here's a resource for you. The K-12 EE Guidelines: Online Teaching Module provides lesson plans, videos/PowerPoint presentations, and handouts ready for you to use on your college course or professional development workshop. It provides a step-by-step introduction to NAAEE's K-12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence. The module begins with a general welcome session, and then moves into an investigation of environmental literacy and the K-12 Environmental Education Guidelines. Finally, participants complete an Environmental Literacy Self-Assessment and create their own professional development plan.

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This booklet presents key messages for action, summarized from a set of chapters on different environmental health issues, available at www.who.int/ceh/publications/healthyenvironmentsforhealthychildren. The work is a result of an on-going partnership between WHO, UNEP and UNICEF in the area of children’s environmental health, and seeks to update the 2002 joint publication “Children in the New Millennium: Environmental Impact on Health."

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This preK – 12th grade workshop is for all who teach children. Explore innovative ways to use the outdoors as a classroom with integrated curriculum. Gain knowledge and real-world experience in the prairie pothole ecosystem with direct carry-over to any geographic location, any age, and any season.

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Monday, June 22, 2020, 8:00am to Thursday, June 25, 2020, 2:00pm

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We are recruiting for one Outreach Educator. Located in the heart of Ogden, Utah, the Ogden Nature Center is an award-winning 152-acre nature preserve and education center. The Outreach Educator is primarily responsible for providing off-site nature education programs to 1st grade students throug

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Friday, March 13, 2020, 5:00pm

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Compass to Nature Workshop
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All Who Teach Children are Invited to … … Explore innovative ways to use an outdoor classroom during this free, preK-12th grade introductory workshop with direct carry-over to any geographic location, any age, and any season.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8:00am

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It’s not often that you are able to attend a professional development workshop and put virtually everything you gleaned from that training into practice. Thanks to serendipitous timing and a team that was eager to experiment with a new (to us) approach to conservation capacity building, our Roger Williams Park Zoo education department was able to do just that! NAAEE’s Guidelines for Excellence: Community Engagement workshop served as the inspiration for the development of Earth Agents™, a program designed to build our zoo’s community relationships and our conservation impact. Read more to learn what we did.

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FIRST DRAFT of Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW We need your help and input!!! The Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence were first published in 1996 and have been updated about every five years since then. We are in the process of revising these guidelines once again. The process is iterative. Our writing team developed a first draft. We invite you to review this draft and provide comments that will be used in the revision process. This set of guidelines describes recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education instructional resources. They aim to help producers of activity guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials create high quality products and to provide educators with a tool to evaluate the wide array of available environmental education materials. HOW YOU CAN HELP: Download and review the draft (Word document - From the upper right hand corner of this page) Use track changes or embed your comments in the draft (please use a contrasting color so your comments can be found easily) Complete the response form (Word document - From the upper right hand corner of this page) and Email your comments to borasimmons@gmail.com by December 23, 2019.

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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.

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How environmental education is conceptualized and implemented in elementary and secondary schools is critical if we are to meet our ultimate goal of environmental literacy. When all of the cross-references between the national standards and the environmental literacy framework as articulated in the Guidelines for Learning (K-12) are taken together, distinct patterns emerge. Learn more.

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How environmental education is conceptualized and implemented in elementary and secondary schools is critical if we are to meet our ultimate goal of environmental literacy. Integrated across the curriculum, environmental education draws upon the natural and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. These disciplines are connected not only through the medium of the environment, but also through the development of environmental issue investigation and action skills needed for civic engagement. In the end, however, the ability of school systems to provide comprehensive environmental education will depend on its systematic and cohesive integration into the standards-based curriculum. Although we know that curriculum can be designed that supports both academic achievement and the development of environmental literacy, we also know that this type of curriculum planning takes work. It requires a thorough understanding of the standards and of the components of environmental literacy. With the publication of The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History (NCSS 2013), a new vision of social studies education has been articulated. As teachers and other educators take on the process of mapping their curriculum and developing the instructional strategies necessary to implement the C3 framework fully, we felt it would be useful to provide a resource that highlights some of the linkages between this vision of social studies education and environmental literacy. Exploring Synergy: Environmental Literacy and the C3 College, Career, and Civic Life Framework is designed to provide a series of crosswalks that help to articulate these linkages.

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