This case study describes a Dutch example of a programmed experiential approach to nature-oriented environmental education (EE) and is based on a long-term evaluation (van der Waal, Hovinga, Wals, & van Koppen, 2012).
Science Express Climate Action Special is a one-of-its kind of mobile science exhibition led by the Government of India’s Department of Science & Technology (DST) and managed by the Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC).
Cottonwood Institute is looking for an inspiring and passionate educator and well rounded outdoor professional who can learn quickly, teach with integrity and work autonomously. The CAP Instructor will teach the Community Adventure Program (CAP) at one of a number of schools in Denver (see specific openings below). CAP blends service learning, environmental education, and outdoor education.
Seasonal Summer Educator working with 2-6th graders at the Crissy Field Center in the Presidio of SF. Camp Educators report to the
Manager, Community Services and Programs. This is a summer seasonal position lasting from May through
Cottonwood Institute is looking for an inspiring and passionate educator and well-rounded outdoor professional who can learn quickly, teach with integrity and work autonomously. The CAP Instructor will teach the Community Adventure Program (CAP) at one of a number of schools in Denver. CAP blends service learning, environmental education, and outdoor education.
Deadline to Apply:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 11:00pm
June 13, 2017
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The Program Manager’s primary responsibilities will be to support the planning and execution of ELP’s Fellowship Programs. This position will report to the Deputy Director and assists in the execution of our Fellowship Programs, including leading outreach and recruitment efforts, providing program development and curriculum design, and supporting the development of program evaluation and processes for continuous improvement. This job will also include facilitation opportunities at multi-day retreats and 2 events around the country.
This paper sets out to develop key messages for the theory and practice of environmental education from a review of recent research literature on climate change communication (CCC) and education. It focuses on how learners of climate science understand messages on climate change, the communicative contexts for education on climate change, the barriers that can be found to public engagement with climate change issues, and how these barriers can be addressed. 92 peer-reviewed studies were examined. The analysis focuses on the goals and strategies of CCC, and how barriers can be addressed given the research findings on: (a) the content of CCC, (b) visualizations, (c) framing, (d) audience segmentation. The paper concludes that CCC and education need to address barriers to public engagement on several levels simultaneously. It recommends that scholars of environmental education focus critical attention on how practice addresses senses and spheres of agency; sociocultural factors; and the complexities of developing scientific literacy given the interpretative frames and prior understandings that are brought to bear by the public in non-formal education settings.
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking TWO North District Interpretation Interns to dedicate 12 weeks in support of Cape Cod National Seashore. The majority of the time will be spent on the front-line performing informal interpretation, interacting with a diverse public audience and answering questions regarding park orientation, programs, and natural and cultural history.
February 20, 2018
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Most Americans are familiar with the term “global warming.” However, three other possible phrases—“climate change,” “climate crisis,” and “climatic disruption”—have been championed by different influential advocates. To date, no studies have assessed the effects these four names might have on an audience. Recognizing the scientific importance of this subject, we conducted an exploratory experiment (N = 225) to determine if a chosen name affected beliefs related to changes in the Earth's temperature. Based on our initial investigation we conclude that (a) there is little evidence to support the notion that “climate crisis” is the ideal term to be used, (b) “climate crisis” performed the worst of all terms because it, surprisingly, led to observable backlash effects of disbelief and reduced perceptions of concern, and (c) “climatic disruption” performed the best in each of the areas where we found statistically significant differences. Because this is an initial study, directions for future research are also discussed.
Global Action Summit has launched a challenge that could make a big difference. What’s needed now is for people all over the country & world to get additional cities, businesses (with fleets of vehicles), and others to join and bring this to scale! I see this initiative as a great challenge for students who are looking for a way to have an impact on reduction of greenhouse gases. If your students &/or community wants to make a difference, check out the details.
AbstractPre-service teacher education institutions are large and complex organisations that are notoriously difficult to change. One factor is that many change efforts focus largely on individual pre-service teacher educators altering their practice. We report here on our experience using a model for effecting change, which views pre-service teacher education institutions and educators as a part of a much broader system. We identified numerous possibilities for, and constraints on, embedding change, but focus only on two in this article: participants’ knowledge of change strategies and their leadership capacities. As a result of our study findings and researcher reflections, we argue that being a leader in an academic area within pre-service teacher education does not equate to leadership knowledge or skills to initiate and enact systems-wide change. Furthermore, such leadership capacities must be explicitly developed if education for sustainability is to become embedded in pre-service teacher education.
We are currently recruiting for an August start year-round VISTA position, working to address root causes of poverty and hunger and to empower community member to activate change. Monthly living allowance, $ 5,000 education award, full benefit health care, organic production, and professional development opportunities.
Join environmental education researchers at the AERA conference, San Antonio, TX, Thursday April 27 – Monday May 1, 2017. The Conference Theme for the AERA 2017 EE SIG is: "Whose Knowledge(s) and What Action(s)?: (Re)Considering Environmental Education for Social Justice and Sustainability". Find out more in the call for proposals, and at http://www.aera.net/SIG033/Environmental-Education-SIG-33.
While Congressional appropriations still are not finalized for FY 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018), we generally know the contours of our challenges and work ahead in 2018. We offer this update on where things stand as we enter the new year and how you can get involved in making 2018 a successful year for EE. Please share this update--and in particular, information about our upcoming 2018 EE Advocacy kick-off call--with your networks.
How can and does EE contribute to outcomes for K-12 students, in terms of increased knowledge, critical thinking skills, civic engagement, and other outcomes of interest in EE? Experts at Stanford University systematically identified and analyzed peer-reviewed studies that answer these questions, and NAAEE has translated their findings into several communications tools we hope you will find beneficial for demonstrating the benefits of EE for K-12 students in your work.
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