Professional Development Opportunities
Earn Your Master The Wild Way!
The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) is an exciting Master’s degree for individuals who are interested in creating social and ecological change. In this groundbreaking program, students learn how to use inquiry as a tool for co-creating a better and more sustainable future. Designed for environmental and education professionals across many fields, students engage in exciting experiential learning and field study opportunities with Woodland Park Zoo. AIP students work directly through Woodland Park Zoo staff to improve local communities through shared investigation and action, while also learning with peers and faculty in an unprecedented national network of leading institutions
Want to know more about the Advanced Inquiry Program?
Please join us for one of our informational forums!
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (via webinar)
To RSVP, please call 206.548.2579 or email email@example.com
Join presenters from around the country and beyond at the 2019 Natural Start Conference, taking place on July 31-August 3, in Manchester, NH! Submit your proposal by February 1, 2019.
We seek individual or joint proposals that will help conference participants:
--Learn to plan, run, and advocate for nature preschools, forest kindergartens, Forest Days, and other nature-based early learning programs
--Learn about strategies, curricula, and documentation in nature-based early learning settings
--Improve fundraising, marketing, and other administration tasks associated with nature-based early childhood programs
--Learn about the latest research on early childhood environmental education and best practices in teacher preparation
Western Washington Native America Education Consortium
Annual Educator Conference
February 22-23, 2019
Location: Emerald Queen Conference Center, Fife WA
Conference Keynote Address: Zaretta Hammond, Auther of, Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.
Celebrating Salish Conference
March 6-8, 2019
Location: Northern Quest Resort and Casino located in Airway Heights, WA.
Celebrating Salish Conference brings together speakers and learners of all Interior Salish languages in the Inland Northwest: Kalispel, Spokane, Colville-Okanagan, Coeur d'Alene, Wenatchee-Columbian, and Montana Salish. Our goals for this conference are to promote new speakers of our native language, collaborate with our neighboring tribal communities, and build ongoing relationships with one another. The Celebrating Salish Conference is the largest language gathering of native speakers in the entire northwest.
Last year’s conference brought together 400 registered guest and over 500+ visitors for the Salish Karaoke and Salish Talent shows.
Talk Climate Institute
Organization: Climate Generation
Dates: March 25-26, 2019
Location: Duluth, MN
Now, more than ever, is the time for truth telling and bold action on climate change! So, how do you have meaningful conversations, and do it in a way that makes others want to join you?
Join us for a two-day engaging workshop where you’ll learn new ways to have conversations about climate change that build respect and understanding. Discover your own personal climate story, and learn how to use it as a tool to inspire solutions.
You do not need to be an expert on climate change in order to be a leader. Get empowered to make a difference in your community, family, neighborhood, and workplace!
Date: March 28-29, 2019
Location: Washington, D.C
The theme of this year’s event is: Empowering Young Adults for Social Action: Mobilizing for Environmental Change.
2019 Children & Nature Network International Conference
May 16-18, 2019 in Oakland, California
The C&NN Conference will be the largest gathering of children and nature advocates in the world, with over 1000 participants expected to attend.
To make the conference more accessible to some participants, and to help you extend your reach, C&NN is delighted to announce new opportunities.
Location: Maple Valley, WA
The 2nd Annual American Forest Kindergarten Association Conference will be held August 9-11, 2019 at Nature Nuts Forest School in Maple Valley, WA. The keynote speaker will be Niki Buchan.
NSTA Area Conference
Seattle Dec 12–14, 2019
THEME: Fostering a Culture for Science
Go to our website for more detail on the strands www.wsta.net
Sign up at www.nsta.org with the links above.
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From John McNamara, WSTA President Elect
Bob Sotak, WSTA Past President,