Irvine is glad to announce our newest professional development course for middle school Baltimore City School teachers, Hands-On Environmental Investigations. After completing the course teachers will be trained in 5 mini-units; Natural Resources, Water Quality Investigations, Diversity of an Ecosystem, Population Connections, and Rocks and Minerals. Each mini-unit contains an array of hands-on activities, research… Read more »
The NWF has many wonderful resources for teachers, including their Eco-School USA Program. Eco-Schools is an internationally acclaimed program that provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainable principles throughout their schools and curriculum. Through school-based action teams of students, administrators, educators and community volunteers, Eco-Schools combines effective “green” management of the school grounds, facilities… Read more »
We all get a lot of junk emails and subscribe to far too many newsletter sites, but one that I can recommend is Green Teacher. Green Teacher offers a great deal of inexpensive books and digital newsletters, but they also offer some great free webinars that are very useful for classroom teachers as well as… Read more »
Long nights and cold days mean Irvine’s Nature in the Classroom outreach season is on its way! We all know that time and funding have large constraints on field trips. Although Irvine would love to see every Baltimore City student visit our center, we understand that sometimes it’s easier if we come to you! Our… Read more »
The National Environmental Education Foundation’s National EE Week website has a great environmental education curricula library. Topics range from air quality, to schoolyard gardens, to recycling. Check it out!
NSTA is presenting a series of free web seminars on the practices described in the Framework. Each web seminar focuses on a particular practice outlined in the Framework and will provide information on: • the key elements of the practice; • how the practice is part of the broader set of practices that work together… Read more »
The Urban EE Collective has created a selection of readings for members of the Urban EE Collective called the Urban EE Collective Library. I recommend you check out the Urban EE Collective and their Urban EE Collective Library!
Check out an awesome tool from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. YardMap is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat, for both professional scientists and people concerned with their local environments. By studying the school grounds students can create a detailed map of all of the school ground features,… Read more »
Ever wonder what’s going on in other cities? How are they integrating EE into their curriculum and creating programs that are meaningful to students? Check out the Urban Environmental Education in the Bronx and elsewhere blog to see what teachers and community organizations in the Bronx are doing to help connect students to the environment.