See Descriptions of these Workshops Below

NOAA: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Deep Sea Exploration, August 18-Sept 4, 2017, Live OnLine.

NAAEE Biodiversity Around the World, Webinar, Sept 6th, 2017

Online: Non-profit Leadership Summit, Sept 18, 20, 22, 2017

46th Annual NAAEE Conference in Puerto Rico,
October 17-21, 2017.

Place Based Education Conference in Ypsilanti, MI, November 9-11, 2017.

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary


NOAA Explores Deep Sea Canyons and Maritime Heritage Site in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary- Watch Live
August 18 – September 4

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is teaming up with Ocean Exploration Trust, NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Quinault Indian Nation to explore the marine ecosystems of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, off Washington’s coast. Working aboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, scientists will map and explore rarely visited deep-sea habitats and a maritime heritage site in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Underwater explorations will be live streamed from the ship on

WHAT:            Deep Sea Exploration in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
WHEN:            August 18th- September 4th, 2017
WHERE:         Follow along on
WHO:              All interested public members can participate via telepresence

 This summer, Nautilus is traveling throughout the U.S. West Coast from Canada to Mexico. They are investigating Channel Islands, Cordell Bank, and Olympic Coast national marine sanctuaries using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and conducting mapping operations throughout all five West Coast national marine sanctuaries.
You can follow the expedition by visiting the E/V Nautilus on Twitter/Facebook @EVNautilus and

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT                                         
Contact: Carol Bernthal, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (360) 406-2075


Biodiversity Around the World

September 6 at 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:00 PM EST)

Please join us for the August installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series (Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the field of EE). On Wednesday, September 6 from 3-4 pm EST, we will hear from Dr. Eric Dinerstein, Director of WildTech and the Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions Program at RESOLVE.

Register for the webinar now and we will send you the recording if you are not able to make it! 


The Nonprofit Leadership Summit launches next month with an all-star cast. Join me on September 20 for Mobilize Your Board to Raise More Money. This is an online conference – if you have internet access, you can register. Come on in and pull up a chair. Register before August 30th for the early-bird rate of $597.





46th Annual NAAEE Conference in Puerto Rico
October 17-21, 2017

What is our vision for the field? How can we best build on the past 40+ years to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and effective field? How do we uphold the values that support a healthier, equitable, and more sustainable future for all?

Our 46th Annual Conference will look ahead to imagine the type of world we want and how our field can help us achieve our vision.

As has happened every 10 years since the first International Conference on Environmental Education in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1977, environmental education leaders and practitioners from around the world will meet to reflect on progress in the field, share best practices, and create a positive path forward.

We look forward to imagining the type of world we want to create with you in Puerto Rico.

Scholarships Due June 16. Apply at NAAEE website.

Place Based Education Conference
Dates: November 9-11, 2017
Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Organization: Great Lakes Stewardship Council

This three-day, one-of-a-kind event inspires and supports a community of thinkers and doers who see great promise inthe power of place-based learning. The conference provides a setting for sharing, networking, learning, and growing—all with a goal of helping young people discover, learn about, and improve their own communities and environments.

This conference offers:

Traveling dialogues - while visiting different community and school sites, we’ll use the "power of the place" to fuelintergenerational discussion about a key question
Nationally renowned keynote speaker

  • Dr. Carolyn Finney, professor of geography at University of Kentucky and author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors
  • Dr. Roseanne Fortner, former Director of the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence [COSEE] Great Lakes
  • Julia Putnam, Principal and Co-Founder of the James and Grace Lee Boggs School in Detroit

Dragonfly Award Banquet - a recognition and celebration of an individual’s or organization’s contribution to place-based education
There’s something for everyone—including you!  Join us!

The 2017 Place-Based Education Conference is sponsored by the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative and hosted by the Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition at Eastern Michigan University.

Thanks to an amazing partnership between EMU and the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Division, this will be a ZERO WASTE event!
This conference is a MUST for:
     - Formal and non-formal educators of any subject or grade level (K–16) who want to inspire students through meaningful, relevant learning experiences
     - School administrators who want to establish a curriculum and related instructional practices that focus on place and forge strong partnerships with the community
     - Staff of foundations, organizations, or community leaders interested in education, environmental stewardship, or youth/community development
     - Others who want to learn more about place-based education, environmental stewardship, and the Great Lakes region