ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION NEWS
& Classroom Materials
Duke Farms Resources for Educators
Join EIRC's ELA PARCC Consortium
October PLT GreenSchools! Update
NJDOE: Model High School Environmental Science and Earth and Space Science Course
EIRC's STEM Workshop Series Starts this Month!
Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Training In November
EIRC's Gifted and Talented Services-Register Today for 2014-2015
Check out new regional networking opportunities!
2014 Environmental Congress!
FREE National Earth Science Week Toolkits!!!
Don't miss the Professional Development opportunities at the 2014 New Jersey Science Convention
Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Course Offered
Merlin Bird ID App for Android Released
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Webinar: Fruit Trees in the School Garden
Webinar: Square-Foot Gardening & Bigger Beds: Maximizing Your School Garden Space
RiverXchange - Sharing and Learning Across Borders - an Invitation to all 4th - 6th Grade Teachers
NEW Climate and Energy Literacy Resource Portal!
Extreme Realities: New Episode in Journey to Planet Earth
Population education resources
Project WET workshop scheduled
New Guide Provides Climate-Smart Solutions
Invitation to the 2014 New Jersey Science Convention
ANJEE Membership Offerings- April 2014
|Duke Farms Resources for Educators
|Join EIRC's ELA PARCC Consortium
Feel confident that your students are ready for PARCC!
ELA PARCC Consortium
Send a team of two teachers to a series of workshops where they will learn how to use Common Core Standards to enhance instruction and prepare students for the PARCC assessments.
A team of two teachers can attend the ELA PARCC Consortium
Workshops for $800 per team (price includes all five sessions below.)
Each workshop session will be held at EIRC from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
ELA Session 1 - November 10, 2014
Who Does PARCC Think He Is Anyway?
The Common Core Standards and How They Make PARCC Unique
ELA Session 2 - November 13, 2014
To Read or Not to Read - That is the Question!
Close Reading Strategies and Text Complexity
ELA Session 3 - January 14, 2015
Three Cheers for the Tiers
Rising to the PARCC Rigor with Tiered Academic Vocabulary
ELA Session 4 - January 27, 2015
No, You Are Not Entitled to Your Own Opinion...
Unless You Can Support It with Textual Evidence!
ELA Session 5 - February 9, 2015
Pack a Punch to the PARCC
How to Utilize Summative Assessment to Blow Them Away!
EIRC-Educational Information & Resource Center
South Jersey Tech Park, 107 Gilbreth Pkwy, Suite 200
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062-4446
856-582-7000 Phone 856-582-4360 Fax
|October PLT GreenSchools! Update
Energy may be the most important issue of our time. It affects the quality of our lives every day as it powers transportation, communication, lights, and heating and cooling systems. According to the US Department of Energy, K-12 schools spend more than $8 billion annually on energy, making energy the second highest operating expenditure for schools after personnel cost. Therefore, this month we want to provide you with information on how to save energy, and money, at your school.
Energy Webinar: Transforming Schools with PLT
Energy Saving Tips For Schools
James Riley McGirt
|NJDOE: Model High School Environmental Science and Earth and Space Science Course
|EIRC's STEM Workshop Series Starts this Month!
Our nonprofit is offering teachers and students a science prize that is literally out of this world. We hope you will share this opportunity with your audience, as that will give them a chance to win and will encourage engagement in STEM.
The students of the winning teacher will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to control a satellite and run experiments in space for a week as it orbits the earth at 18,000 miles per hour and 310 miles up.
The prize is being supplied by Nanosatisfi, whose team of non-traditional space engineers deployed the world’s first crowd-funded satellite—Ardusat (a portmanteau of Arduino and Satellite). They remain committed to providing an education platform for hands-on space exploration and a truly remarkable STEM experience for students across the globe.
Teachers easily enter by creating a wish list at http://ClassWish.org, which also lets them receive donations for the science equipment their students need. Each teacher who creates a wish list automatically gets a satellite page, such as this sample: http://classwish.org/teachers/15699-Bill-Nigh.
Anyone can help their favorite teacher win by “liking” the teacher, inviting other teachers, spreading the word, or contributing towards supplies.
If, as we hope, you are interested in sharing this opportunity with your readers, feel free to grab any of the banners that we provided here: http://www.classwish-banners.org/satellite-prize.html
Please let us know if we can answer any questions or provide additional information.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
|Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Training In November
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting a free 2-day Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) training on November 14-16 at the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education in Waretown (Ocean Co.). The training is for adult staff and volunteers of youth-centered community and/or faith-based organizations, as well as schools, looking to offer an ongoing or year-round youth fishing, conservation and aquatic education program.
|EIRC's Gifted and Talented Services-Register Today for 2014-2015
"Helping People Help Kids"
EIRC's Gifted and Talented Services
2015 G&T Events
have been scheduled around the testing date windows.
Register online before October 31st for your
2014-2015 Gifted and Talented programs.
More information can be found at:
ROGATE, Mini Model Congress,
Marsville, SITE, The Green Challenge
Research Opportunities for Gifted And Talented Education
MINI MODEL CONGRESS
Student Inventions through Education
The Green Challenge
Call for more information:
Mary Moyer, Education Specialist 856-582-7000 Ext.136
Sue Bosnjak, Administrative Assistant 856-582-7000 Ext.135
EIRC-Educational Information and Resource Center
South Jersey Tech Park,
107 Gilbreth Pkwy, Suite 200
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062-4446
856-582-7000 Phone 856-582-4206 Fax
|Check out new regional networking opportunities!
|2014 Environmental Congress!
Registrations Now Being Accepted for the
41st Annual ANJEC Environmental Congress!
Environmental Leadership: Rising to the Challenge
Friday, October 24
9am - 3:30pm, followed by networking reception
Raritan Valley Community College
Governor Tom Kean, Keynote Speaker
Judith Enck, Regional Administrator of USEPA Region 2, Featured Speaker
The Congress is an annual statewide gathering of municipal environmental commissioners, state and local officials, members of New Jersey's environmental organizations, and others concerned about our state's environment.
Workshop topics for 2014 include: Water Supply and Conservation, Computer Mapping for ERI and Open Space Planning, New Flooding Prevention Strategies, The Changing Landscape of Open Space Funding, Profiles in Environmental Leadership and Visibility, Hands-on Training for Social Media and Websites, Daylighting Streams, Development Application Review and Communicating on Climate Change.
The 2014 ANJEC Environmental Achievement Awards will be presented at the Congress. Get a first-hand look at the exciting projects Environmental Commissions have done around NJ.
Exhibits by co-sponsoring organizations will introduce environmental advocates to ongoing programs throughout the state.
|FREE National Earth Science Week Toolkits!!!
Earth Science Week (ESW) is October 12-18, 2014. This year's theme is "Earth's Connected Systems". Specific topics, emphasized on specific days, during this annual national event, are International Earthcaching, Earth Science Literacy, No Child Left Inside, National Fossil Day, Geoscience for Everyone and Geologic Map Day. Check out the ESW website at www.earthsciweek.org for events.
|Don't miss the Professional Development opportunities at the 2014 New Jersey Science Convention
|Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Course Offered
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is informing those interested in wildlife rehabilitation, especially those interested in becoming a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, of an opportunity to attend a Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Course. The course will be held at Mercer County Community College November 3-7, 2014.
|Merlin Bird ID App for Android Released
|Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Horizon produces a variety of hands-on science kits that teach the underlying STEM concepts behind renewable and alternative energy sources.
|Webinar: Fruit Trees in the School Garden
Join us on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4pm Eastern Time for "Fruit Trees in the School Garden" with Leo Buc, Director of Common Vision. To participate in the live session, log in at http://www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet11 at the scheduled time.
|Webinar: Square-Foot Gardening & Bigger Beds: Maximizing Your School Garden Space
Join us on Monday, November 17, 2014- 4pm / Eastern Time for "Square-Foot Gardening & Bigger Beds: Maximizing Your School Garden Space" with Matthew Doris, Food Service Director & Chef, Tuckahoe Common School District, Southampton, NY. To participate in the live session, log in at http://www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet11 at the scheduled time.
|RiverXchange - Sharing and Learning Across Borders - an Invitation to all 4th - 6th Grade Teachers
RiverXchange - Sharing and Learning Across Borders - an Invitation to all
Check out our to see the locations of all 2013-2014 RiverXchange classes and our mid-year blog on the RiverXchange website: http://riverxchange.com/2014/03/27/riverxchangers-create-dramatic-presentations-raise-baby-fish-and-more/. We are looking for 2014-2015 teacher partners.
|NEW Climate and Energy Literacy Resource Portal!
Looking for well-vetted resources on climate and energy literacy for the classroom? CLEAN has just launched a brand new, searchable portal of online learning activities, videos and visualizations on climate and energy.
1. The CLEAN search engine (http://cleanet.org/clean/educational_resources/index.html) directs you to online activities, videos, and visualizations on climate and energy that are searchable by grade level, topic, and resource type. These resources have been reviewed by scientists and educators for accuracy and classroom effectiveness and provide additional insight and guidance on using the materials.
2. Join the vibrant CLEAN Network (http://cleanet.org/clean/community/cln/index.html) email list for updates on educational policies and science, discussions with experts, conference & workshop announcements, and weekly telecons (Tuesdays at 1 pm ET). Join the CLEAN Network email list by contacting email@example.com.
3. Follow the CLEAN team on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CLEANET) or twitter (https://twitter.com/ClimateLit) to see featured resources from the CLEAN Portal as well as climate extensions to help you stay up to date on the latest climate and energy literacy news!
4. CLEAN’s guidance on teaching climate(http://cleanet.org/clean/literacy/climate_lit.html) and energy science (http://cleanet.org/clean/literacy/energy_lit.html) provides a set of essential principles to frame the science and inform your teaching strategies. Learn more about these scientific principles, why they are important and challenging to learn, strategies for teaching age groups, and get directed to relevant activities, videos, and visualizations for each principle.
CLEAN Principal Investigators:Dr. Tamara S. Ledley, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Susan B. Sullivan, University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Boulder, CO
Dr. Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College, Northfield, MN
|Extreme Realities: New Episode in Journey to Planet Earth
|Population education resources
|Project WET workshop scheduled
|New Guide Provides Climate-Smart Solutions
|Invitation to the 2014 New Jersey Science Convention
|ANJEE Membership Offerings- April 2014
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