All webinars are free and archived here for later viewing. Register for EE Week 2015 and participate in future webinars and hangouts!
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.
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.
Christine Voyer is science education program manager for the Vital Signs program at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. She supports educators through professional development and curriculum development, and works with students and citizens on the ground and through the program’s website. Through Vital Signs, she is excited to help participants experience the fun, creativity, and critical importance of science. She is driven by a commitment to provide relevant and authentic experiences that inspire and empower learners to make a difference in the world. She has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Cornell University, and a background in science research and teaching. Jeff Chandler is the Education Program Associate for the National Environmental Education Foundation in Washington, DC.
Learn more about our past webinars by following the links below.
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.