See Descriptions of these Workshops Below

NOAA Climate Stewards Book Club: The Teacher Friendly Guide to Climate Change
September 25, 20178:00 pm Eastern Time (Conference call).

NAAEE Go Far, Walk Together: Community Engagement as Transformative Practice, September 28, 2017 1:00-2:00 PM (Webinar).

Social Media for Environmental Communications, October 2 - November 17 (Webinar).

Using Citizen Science Data in the Classroom, October 6 - November 6, 2017 (Online Course).

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

Washington Science Teachers Association Conference, Pasco WA, Oct 20-22, 2017.

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

NOAA Climate Stewards Book Club- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, November 27, 2017 8:00 pm Eastern Time (Conference call).

Professional Development

NOAA Climate Stewards Book Club: The Teacher Friendly Guide to Climate Change
September 258:00 pm Eastern Time.
To join the discussions, use toll free number: 866.662.7513 passcode: 1170791#
Free Download, The authors: Don Duggan-Haas, Ingrid Zabel, and Robert Ross will be our special guests for this meeting!

The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change by Ingrid Zabel, Don Duggan-Haas and Robert Ross is a comprehensive tool for educators that “focuses on the scientific aspects of climate change: how climate works and why scientists think it’s changing, and the science and engineering behind the steps that would mitigate climate change and enable humans to adapt to climate changes that do occur.” Although the focus is on high school educators, teachers of all ages can find scientifically accurate information and links to highly regarded resources.
For more information, go to: NAAEE NOAA Climate Stewards

Go Far, Walk Together: Community Engagement as Transformative Practice
Organization: NAAEE
Where: Online
September 28 1:00-2:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Join the NAAEE's monthly webinar series "Go Far, Walk Together: Community Engagement as Transformative Practice" with three representatives of the Center for Whole Communities.
Register Here

Social Media for Environmental Communications
Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
October 2 - November 17

This online class will dig deep into the fundamentals of using social media for environmental communications, a critical assessment of the available tools, and how to design effective communications campaigns and assess their results.


Using Citizen Science Data in the Classroom: Online Course
Date: October 6, 2017 to Monday, November 6, 2017
Organization: Chicago Botanic Garden
Cost: $ 70

Designed for grades 6-12, this course offers a good starting place if you are new to integrating data collection, manipulation, and display as part your citizen-science related instructional activities.  Specific projects will be highlighted in this course, including Project BudBurst, eBird, FrogWatch, Picture Post, and CoCoRaHS. 

This course assumes a basic familiarity with the concept of citizen science and direct experience with or participation in at least one citizen science project.  Familiarity with using spreadsheets is also helpful. 

This entirely online course begins Friday Oct. 6 and ends Monday November 6th.  All activities are online with some due dates throughout the 4-weeks.  $70 ($56 for Chicago Botanic Garden members); CPDUs: 15; 2 graduate professional credits available through Colorado School of Mines for an additional fee.




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.

Washington Science Teachers Association Fall 2017 Annual Meeting: 3-D Learning in the Tri-Cities!

Location: Chiawana High School, Pasco WA

Themes and strands:

- All Standards, All Students (Equity in the NGSS)

- STEM Certification for All Teachers

- Progressing through the Standards

- NGSS in the Elementary Grades

- Integrating Energy, Engineering and Science

- History and Future--Engineering in Washington

Keynote Speakers

Chris Reykdal, WA Superintendent, Science Education in Washington State

Dr. Phillip Bell,  UW Professor, Equitable 3D science learning for all students

Mr. Michael DiSpezio, Brain Sense: Learning About the Brain Through Puzzles, Illusions and Hands-on Activities

Make a Proposal,  Register,  Present as an Exhibitor, follow the links:

Call for proposals 

In the proposal web forms you will have the opportunity to give the title, specific description, the themes and strands you will address, the length of time and day and time preferred, special needs, target audience, and specific NGSS standards you may address.



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

NOAA Climate Stewards Book Club- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
November 27, 2017 8:00 pm Eastern Time. To join the discussions dial the following toll free number: 866.662.7513 then enter the passcode: 1170791#

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Join the NOAA Climate Stewards Book Club
During the 2017/2018 academic year NOAA Climate Stewards is hosting a book club - anyone can participate! Scroll down to see the dates and titles of the items to be discussed. 

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