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Outdoor Environmental Education Resource Roundup!

July 25, 2014 - Teacher Support

Teachers, are you interested in learning more tips and ideas about teaching outdoor environmental education but you’re short on time to look for them? Then check out Edutopia’s Outdoor and Environmental Education: Resource Roundup page. Resources, such as the benefits of environmental education and environmental action project ideas, are organized by topic so that you’re… Read more »

Free Early Childhood Let’s Move! Wellness Webinar

June 3, 2014 - Teacher Support

The Let’s Move! webinar features the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s EatPlayGrow™ curriculum that creatively teaches young children and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Topics in the interactive webinar include obesity prevention lesson plans and activities, early childhood methodologies, wellness leadership and capacity building, and partner and community resource development. The webinar is free, and will be… Read more »

School Gardens Get Kids Moving!

April 16, 2014 - Latest, Teacher Support

Besides school gardens serving as outdoor classrooms, they have also been found to boost students’ physical activity for 10 more minutes a week than before their schools had gardens. This discovery was made by Cornell University after studying students at 12 elementary schools over a two-year period. Nearly one in three American children are overweight or obese, and… Read more »

BES Teachers’ Institute

April 1, 2014 - Latest, Teacher Support

The Baltimore Ecosystem Study is holding a Teachers’ Institute to help dedicated middle and high school teachers in the greater Baltimore region enrich their environmental science knowledge and teaching skills. The exciting year-long program teams one science teacher and one teacher from another discipline (math, social studies, etc.) from the same institution. Professional development will… Read more »

John Ruhrah, Irvine’s GGL Partner School, Selected as a Nature Works Everywhere Garden Grant Recipient

January 13, 2014 - Latest, Teacher Support

As part of the Growing Green Leaders (GGL) program, Irvine Nature Center is currently in a partnership with John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School to increase environmental literacy and awareness. John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School was recently selected by the Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with City Blossoms, as the winner of 1 of 12 Nature Works Everywhere garden grants given to… Read more »

Earn an AU! Free Professional Development Class for Baltimore City Elementary School Teachers

January 7, 2014 - Latest, Teacher Support

Irvine is hosting a free professional development class called the Elementary Environmental Leader series Saturday mornings in March, 2014. Discover how incorporating Environmental Education (EE) into your instruction using the 5E model can benefit your students and your school. After participating in fun, hands-on activities from Project WILD, Project WET, and Project Learning Tree, you’ll… Read more »

Can’t get out? Bring nature inside!

December 13, 2013 - Latest, Teacher Support

Audubon has some tips on how you can bring nature to the classroom for times you can’t get outdoors. One tip that really stood out was how to create a classroom nature discovery center. Students can explore conservation, habitats, classification, and more through living organisms, natural materials, field guides, posters, and science equipment like microscopes… Read more »

Attention High School Teachers!

November 12, 2013 - Latest, Teacher Support

Here’s something for you! The LEAF Anthology of Urban Environmental Education is available online. The anthology is a collection of lessons and activities designed to help high school educators infuse urban environmental themes into their curriculum. Sections include Natural Cities (including urban ecology and natural systems in urban settings), Human Cities (including topics like health,… Read more »

Rethinking Urban Environmental Education

October 29, 2013 - Latest, Teacher Support

I wanted to share an inspiring urban environmental education article I recently read. Adam Kessel, a teacher in urban ecology education programs in Chicago, recently wrote an article called, “CITIZEN SCIENCE AND THE POWER OF TRIBAL DIVERSITY: Rethinking Urban Environmental Education in Chicago.” Mr. Kessel worked to serve his community, the Indigenous (Native American) community… Read more »

Scholarship Opportunity!!

April 18, 2013 - Latest, Teacher Support

Summer Science Academy For High School Students at McDaniel College Open registration has begun for the Summer Science Academy at McDaniel College, a science camp for high school students. The class subjects for these week-long courses include forensic science, robotics, space and rockets, and “real world” advanced laboratory. All students who successfully complete at least… Read more »