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The mission of National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is to connect educators with resources to promote K-12 students' understanding of the environment. One way that we support educators is by providing professional development opportunities, including webinars.
Growing Schoolyard STEM Projects
Original broadcast: Wednesday, April 15 2015 at 7:30pm ET.
This webinar offers an introduction to the many applications of schoolyard gardens and green spaces as teaching tools for connecting environmental education and STEM learning. Presenters will cover some of the many different types of gardens or other spaces that can be used as outdoor classrooms and the related STEM tie-ins they offer. From engineering a garden bed or rainwater system, to the biology of plant life or pollinators, to the math used to calculate growing cycles and planting times, the lesson options are endless.
Hear Nathaniel Wight, a science teacher in New York City, share his experience with a green roof project and his plans for what he has in mind next. Then an educator from Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland will talk about how to infuse stormwater education into an entire school system’s curriculum. And finally, hear from Nature Works Everywhere about some of the premier resources available for helping you start and get the most out of your own schoolyard STEM garden.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Education Update Webinar Series: "Hands On The Land"
This webinar series, presented quarterly by NCTC’s Division of Education Outreach staff, features current environmental education topics and highlights environmental education courses offered by NCTC and partners.
This webinar features Hands on the Land (HOL), a network of 120 distinct partnerships between five Federal land management agency sites and local schools focused on promoting educational excellence. HOL provides students across America with hands-on learning in natural and cultural settings, and is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). USFWS currently counts 13 site-school partnerships among the total. Presenters will include Josh Falk, Education Program Officer, NEEF and Maria Arnold, USFWS Youth Program Specialist, NCTC.
This webinar is hosted by Green Teacher and co-sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation in conjunction with EE Week.
From creeping vines to munching beetles to pinching crabs, invasive species are on the move. Monitoring the spread and mitigating the impacts invasive species wreak can be daunting tasks for scientists and managers. They need classrooms and communities to help. As students and community members contribute observations and expertise to invasive species citizen science efforts, they learn about local ecosystems, engage in science practices and use 21st century skills like collaboration and problem solving. In this webinar, Christine Voyer will share resources and the steps needed to help engage and Jeff will share news about EE Week, including examples of how the National Environmental Education Foundation is helping schools and the public connect to citizen science projects and invasive species monitoring across the U.S.
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Grand Green Challenges for Engineering
This webinar focuses on the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering, and a teaching model that integrates the Grand Challenges across the curriculum.
NEEF is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. NEEF sees a future where by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the well-being of the earth and its people. Learn more at neefusa.org.