Thanks for joining us in October for the 2019 E3 Ellensburg Conference
CoHosted by KEEN (Kittitas Environmental Education Network) & E3 Washington
environmental and sustainability education (ESE);
justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI); and
educating for a green economy (EGE)
We appreciate the 35+ presenters who put on great sessions and the 85 environment and sustainability educators who joined us in Ellensburg.
The Ellensburg conference highlighted 34 amazing sessions from environment and sustainability educators and leaders; university partners; community partners, and government agencies, as well as keynote speakers: Elizabeth Schmitz, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Environment and Sustainability Education Program Lead and Lindsey Williams, Agriculture Center for Excellence in Walla Walla.
When: October 5-6, 2019
Where: Lazy F Ranch, Ellensburg WA
Who: Teachers, Educators, Professors, Scientists, Engineers and others working to support ESE for ALL students in Washington State.
Climate Superstars Challenge
Think your students have what it takes to tackle the 2019 Climate Superstars Challenge? Climate Superstars is a 10-day online environmental challenge comprised of short tasks that get kids excited about the environment and teach them the value of collaboration. Sign up between October 14- October 20, 2019.
E3 Washington supports environmental and sustainability education (ESE) for all WA students. We serve as a...
Catalyst: advocating for strong environment and sustainability education policies;
Convener: supporting teachers and other educators with networks, and resources;
Communicator: sharing ESE teaching resources, partnerships, learning opportunities and a calendar of events.
CLIMATE SCIENCE EDUCATION IN WA
The Senate and House representatives voted to continue the momentum of the highly successful NGSS ClimeTime initiative with $3M allocated per year for 2020 and 2021. The program, funded for the first time by the legislature in 2018 is being implemented through the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Science Team and a network of Educational Service Districts (ESD’s) and Community Based Organizations (CBO’s). ClimeTime 2018-2019 work can be viewed here.
We appreciate that the legislature and our Governor recognizes the success of ClimeTime and the need to sustain this effort throughout Washington State.
Thank you to our E3 Washington committee leader Brad Street, Islandwood, Pacific Education Institute, OSPI, ESDs, Ruskey Strategies, Suquamish Tribe, Washington Green Schools, National Wildlife Federation, Institute for Systems Biology and many other supporters and friends for keeping the pressure on our legislators during this session.
E3 Washington 2018 in Review:
· 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;
· Co-hosted the North American Association for Environmental Education 2018 national conference, October 9-13, 2018, in Spokane. EE: A Force for the Future drew over 1,400 environmental educators from across the country and around the world.
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.
E3 Washington: Educators for Environment, Equity and the Economy
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