NAAEE Annual Conference in Spokane WA
Register now for the 47th Annual North American Association of Environmental Education Conference in Spokane, October 10-13th, 2018.
E3 Washington is holding several sessions and a reception just on Friday October 12. Join our sessions to learn about climate science education, "green" career-connected learning, student projects. Then, come to the E3 reception for a chance to talk with fellow Washingtonians about environment and sustainability education.
Come early to learn from the NAAEE pre-conference Research Symposium October 9-10.
E3 Washington supports environmental and sustainability education (ESE) for all WA students.
E3 serves as a...
Catalyst: advocating for strong environment and sustainability education policies;
Convener: supporting teachers and other educators with networks, and resources;
and Communicator: sharing ESE teaching resources, partnerships, learning opportunities and a calendar of events.
In 2018, E3:
· Worked with our partners to help Governor Jay Inslee pass a $4 Million appropriation to support climate literacy through Next Generation Science Standards, more here;
· Cosponsored the Science, Climate and Environment Day inaugural event drawing students from across WA to showcase their climate research projects at the State Capitol;
· Is co-hosting the North American Association for Environmental Education 2018 national conference, October 9-13, 2018, in Spokane. EE: A Force for the Future is expected to draw over 1,000 environmental educators from across the country and around the world. Register Today!
E3 works to increase and equitably distribute ESE programs, resources and opportunities for educators and students across WA. Join E3 if you want to support our work.
EPA honors students in Washington and Alaska for outstanding leadership and environmental achievements
Students in Okanogan, Everett, and Sammamish are improving air quality and ocean health, teaching sustainability, and creating rural recycling programs
Seattle – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring students and teachers in Everett, Okanogan and Sammamish, Washington and in Kenai, Alaska for their work to protect the environment and promote sustainability in their communities. The students are among youth across the U.S. recognized in this year’s President’s Environmental Youth Awards.
“We’re proud to honor these inspiring young leaders who are engaging their communities to help solve environmental challenges and create a more sustainable future,” said EPA Regional Administrator Chris Hladick. “These students are making a real difference with far-reaching impacts through reducing and recycling waste, improving local air quality, protecting our oceans, and teaching younger students the importance of environmental stewardship.”
Award winners and honorable mentions in Washington include:
Make Soil Not Smoke - Virginia Grainger Elementary School, Okanogan, Washington
Mr. Anderson’s first grade class learned that by composting leaf piles rather than burning them, the community could avoid unnecessary waste and harmful smoke pollution in their air each fall… In just one year, they created over 2,000 cubic yards of garden compost…
Save Our Ocean from Plastic - St. Mary Magdalen School, Everett, Washington
Mrs. Tyndall’s students made presentations to the Mayor’s office, City Council, and other groups to promote reducing single use plastics through a new reusable bag ordinance. The students are creating a cloth snack bag to encourage students to reduce plastics use, carry reusable water bottles, and pick up discarded plastics and other trash…
Operation Sustain - Sammamish, Washington
Through an idea sparked by their environmental science classes, six high school students created a video game to help educate elementary students about environmental issues and promote STEM education. Through trial and error, students learn to think about large-scale solutions for sustainable development and how the choices they make can positively impact their community…
Major Victory for Climate Education and K-12 Students Across the State
With the signing of ESSB 6032 March 27, 2018, Governor Inslee achieved a major victory for Washington climate education and K-12. With this bill, Washington also advances to leading the nation in K-12 Climate Science Education having become the first state in the country to dedicate significant support for climate education.
E3 Washington: Educators for Environment, Equity and the Economy
E3 is led by a volunteer board. Consider joining us as a member, volunteer or Board Member. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imagine If- NAAEE's new Podcast
NAAEE will be launching a brand new podcast about climate resiliency and education called Imagine If on September 12th. Listen to the promo here.
It’s no secret that severe weather patterns have been seriously impacting our communities—from raging wildfires to category 5 hurricanes.With support from National Geographic, Imagine If explores the concept of climate resiliency as the ability of people to adapt to changes in climate, anticipate what might happen next, and bounce back from climate impacts when they occur. To meet the NAAEE team and to learn more about Imagine If, you can visit NAAEE.org/ImagineIf, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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