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CONTENTS:
Summer 2017 Workshops & Opportunities
PLT: Resources to Use Now and Next School Year
Reserve your spot for our next CCCN webinar on Nature Play Spaces
FREE Right Tree - Right Place Seminar
Duke Farms Educator Newsletter
ANJEE Online June 2017 351st Edition
NJ Audubon Teachers' School of Ecology 2017
Enjoy the Latest Edition of the i-Tree Newsletter
New Summer Pinelands Education Program
NAAEE: eeNews
PRISM 2017 Science Workshops
PD Workshops at Duke Farms
PLT GreenSchools Honored as Green Ribbon Schools
NASEM: Join us in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week!
NAAEE: Guidelines for Excellence: Community Engagement
PLT: Camouflage in Nature; Summer Teacher Institutes; Student Tips for Green Schools
USFS Interactive Maps
Green Eggs & Sand Teacher Workshop June 2-4
Invitation to the 2017 New Jersey Science Convention
Register Today for the Camden Environmental Summit 2017
Building Risk Communication Skills: A Training Opportunity - June 15, 2017
NJESTA spring 2017 Professional Development Opportunities
Duke Farms Educator Newsletter
May Littoral News
Spring Has Sprung at Duke Farms!
NAAEE: eeNEWS for April 19, 2017
New PLT Curriculum; Earth Day Activities; EE Week Resources & MORE
Register NOW for a summer Professional Learning experience: Resilience: It’s Not Just Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
2017 New Jersey Sustainability Summit: Reserve Your Spot Today!
Invitation to the 2017 New Jersey Science Convention
NJSTA Maitland Summer Institute
NOW AVAILABLE: Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom
Summer 2017 Workshops & Opportunities             (Posted: 6-9-17)

Summer 2017 Workshops & Opportunities

The following organizations are still advertising their summer 2017 workshops:

July: Workshops in Space Exploration - WiSE (Massachusetts) https://sites.google.com/site/sciencegazette/workshops

June 22 & August 22: Corals in the Classroom at National Aquarium in Baltimore (June 8 registration deadline for June 22nd event) https://aqua.org/learn/teacher-programs/teacher-workshops

June-August STEM Workshops at NASA Goddard in Maryland https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddards-summer-stem-workshop-for-educators-2017

July & August – various Marine Science workshops at the New England Aquarium in Boston https://aqua.org/learn/teacher-programs/teacher-workshops

Summer – various Duke Farms workshops: http://www.dukefarms.org/classes--events/professional-development/

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NJESTA'a Summer edition of OMEGA

PLT: Resources to Use Now and Next School Year             (Posted: 6-9-17)

 
The Branch
 
June 2017
 
PLT'S E-NEWSLETTER  
 
 
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GreenWorks! Grants
 
By Haley Herbst
 
As the school year comes to a close, one great way to make the most of those days when you can’t plan regular instruction is to have students identify a need in their school or community, and plan a service project. PLT offers grants to help students execute their ideas! Grants up to $1,000 are available. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30.
 
 
 
NEWS & UPDATES
 
 
 
Apply for a PLT GreenWorks! Grant
New Curriculum and Professional Development
 
By Vanessa Bullwinkle
 
PLT has just released new supplemental curriculum constructed around the Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers can get Energy in Ecosystems for grades 3-5 or Carbon & Climate for grades 6-8 in conjunction with professional development – either by attending an in-person workshop in your state, or by purchasing an online training with an accompanying e-unit for $40 from shop.plt.org. Stay tuned for more information in our next newsletter.
 
 
EDUCATOR TIPS
 
 
 
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14 Animal Art Projects Made with Recycled Materials
 
By Rebecca Reyes
 
Incorporating art projects into a lesson plan about temperate deciduous forests is a great way to make learning fun. Using recycled and waste materials can make these projects more eco-friendly.
 
 
RESOURCES
 
 
 
Literature Connection - There's a Babirusa in My Bathtub!
 
Summer Reading List
 
By Jaclyn Stallard
 
From informative nonfiction reads to silly fictional tales, this list separated by grade level will help kids–and adults–stay on top of their reading.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Reserve your spot for our next CCCN webinar on Nature Play Spaces             (Posted: 6-9-17)

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FREE Right Tree - Right Place Seminar             (Posted: 6-5-17)

FREE Seminar! Planting the Right Tree 
in the Right Place, the Right Way - Essex County Area 
Emerald Ash Borer, Utility tree pruning, grants & More!
Who should attend? Mayors, Freeholders, DPW Supervisors, Environmental & Shade Tree Commissioners, County Officials and any other interested parties. Space is limited. First come first served.


To register: RSVP with your name, town/organization and email address by Friday, June 30th to Lisa Simms at 



STAY CONNECTED:

Duke Farms Educator Newsletter             (Posted: 6-5-17)

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ANJEE Online June 2017 351st Edition             (Posted: 6-5-17)

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NJ Audubon Teachers' School of Ecology 2017             (Posted: 6-5-17)

New Jersey Audubon extends an invitation to you to join us for this week of professional development to help you integrate ecology, STE(A)M and sustainability concepts into your existing curricula. As educators, we are in a unique position to help children become tomorrow's environmental stewards.

New Jersey Audubon's Teachers' School of Ecology, sponsored by Ashland, Inc., is a week-long program for elementary and middle school teachers. The program offers in-depth experiences that use inquiry as a basis for building effective field studies. By connecting the classroom to the real world, teachers can help students become more aware of the world around them, take an active role in preserving their local environments and acquire the critical thinking, problem solving and basic life skills necessary to become informed global citizens.

For nearly 50 years, New Jersey Audubon has been providing experiential learning to New Jersey students and teachers. In 2016 alone, our professional staff reached NJ Audubon educators and naturalists taught more than 34,000 students and 1,000 teachers. The Teachers' School of Ecology program will model lessons and teaching techniques for classroom use, offer practice using appropriate skills associated with field study, and provide an opportunity for teachers to develop methods for integrating natural system studies and sustainability education into their existing curriculum.

Summer Institute attendees will also:
* Participate in over 20 field investigations.
* Gain experience in integrating lessons/activities in to existing school curricula and address the NJ Student Learning Standards for Science.
* Investigate the forested regions of the NJ Highlands and the Passaic River watershed from the headwaters to the bay.
* Share ideas with and gain insight from professionals in the environmental field.
* Receive free NJ-specific curricular materials and other supplemental information and resources.
* Earn 30 professional development hours
* Receive a $250 stipend for participation of all five days.

The Teachers' School of Ecology is limited to 14 participants. Participants must submit their letter of interest and application by June 15, 2017 . Notification of acceptance will be by June 20.

For information on the program or to register, please visit http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionEducation/ProvidingfortheEducationCommunity/ProfessionalDevelopmentforTeachers/SchoolofEcologyforTeachers.aspx

You can also register directly here: https://goo.gl/forms/ra0ROCrhFR5ySZGw2

If you have questions, contact me at 908.396.6506 or via email kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org

Thank you for joining us as we work to provide creative programs that enhance teachers skills to engage students in the classroom and inspire our next generation to shape their future environments.

Enjoy the Latest Edition of the i-Tree Newsletter             (Posted: 6-5-17)

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New Summer Pinelands Education Program             (Posted: 6-5-17)

Registration is now open for the first-ever Pinelands Summer Short Course in Hammonton NJ! The event is set for July 27, 2017, and it will feature guided nature hikes, history and blueberry tours, a canoe trip on the Batsto River, a dragonfly walk, live music and presentations on winemaking, butterflies, moths and the American Revolution. The Pinelands Summer Short Course is sponsored by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and Stockton University. For more information, please visit: http://nj.gov/pinelands/about/events/.

Joel M. Mott
Public Programs Specialist
NJ Pinelands Commission
(609) 894-7300 ext. 125

NAAEE: eeNews             (Posted: 6-1-17)

May 17 and May 31.

PRISM 2017 Science Workshops             (Posted: 6-1-17)

Due to a generous grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb our workshops are offered at a reduced rate and in many cases are free. Please view each workshop carefully because the rates and times vary.

Registration is required for every workshop.
Parking and coffee included

REGISTER HERE.

PD Workshops at Duke Farms             (Posted: 5-11-17)

Voices from the Land: Integrating Language and Landscape, Art and Culture
Friday, June 9, at 8:30 AM - Saturday, June 10, at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Pkwy W
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

$50 per educator

The Voices from the Land project and this workshop (for educators of pre-k to 12, naturalists, artists and other adults) is a celebration of oral and written language… of natural science, art, performance and technology. Taught by veteran teachers, participants experience all aspects of a Voices project, learning strategies for connecting children to natural landscapes… fostering a love for the natural world.

Through this workshop, participants learn how to help children work in small groups as they explore and discover a natural site, using art concepts and skills to create art from natural materials. Communication skills (oral and written) are used to create, edit and publish poetry. Digital technologies are used to document and share the art then students help layout, design and publish a full-color book of their art and poetry… or full-color posters that showcase their work. Finally, students develop performance strategies to share their work. Questions? Email Samantha at swolfe@dukefarms.org. No questions? Register HERE.

PLT GreenSchools Honored as Green Ribbon Schools             (Posted: 5-11-17)

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             GreenSchools! Update
                                  May 2017

PLT's GreenSchools! program inspires students to take personal responsibility for improving the environment at their school, at home, and in their community

Congratulations to all the schools honored as 2017 Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools! Many of these schools have benefited from the resources and training offered by Project Learning Tree, including our GreenSchools program, environmental education materials, and teacher professional development.

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PLT GreenSchools Honored as National Green Ribbon Schools
PLT’s Green Schools program once again had a strong showing with 9 schools and one school district among the 45 schools, 9 school districts and 9 institutions of higher education honored as 2017 Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Read more.

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Roots and Progress of the Green Schools Movement
The Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly journal is a new peer-reviewed digital magazine dedicated to the advancement of green, healthy, sustainable K–12 schools. Read about the green schools movement and PLT GreenSchools in this article “How Environmental Education Influenced the Early Stages of the Green Schools Movement”.
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Special Offer for PLT GreenSchools
Grade 8-11 student leaders can receive a $300 discount from the Green Schools Alliance to participate in their Student Conservation Corps & Congress (Sc3), June 25-July 1, if you mention you heard about Sc3 through PLT. Sc3 is a transformative week of leadership training and environmental education. Students leave Sc3 with an Action Plan to implement a project in their school or community. Application deadline is May 15.


Green Tips of the Month

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“As the leader of the Green Team at my high school, I’m proud of the collaborative efforts of over 100 students, the principal, and volunteers,” says high school student Leann Soyka. “We’ve made our school a greener and healthier place, gained skills in leadership, and learned about many environmental careers.”

Read this student’s tips for becoming a high performing green school.


Sincerely,

James Riley McGirt
Manager of Education Programs
Project Learning Tree

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Washington, DC 20036

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NASEM: Join us in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week!             (Posted: 5-11-17)

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NAAEE: Guidelines for Excellence: Community Engagement             (Posted: 5-11-17)

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) just launched its most recent publication in its Guidelines for Excellence Series, entitled, Guidelines for Excellence: Community Engagement. If you are interested in reviewing or obtaining this (or any other guidelines in this series), they are available for free download at this NAAEE website.

PLT: Camouflage in Nature; Summer Teacher Institutes; Student Tips for Green Schools             (Posted: 5-11-17)

 
The Branch
 
May 2017
 
PLT'S E-NEWSLETTER  
 
 
Feature Article 10-tips-from-a-student-for-a-green-school
10 Tips from a Student for a High Performing Green School
 
By Leann Soyka
 
As the leader of the Green Team at my high school, I’m proud of the collaborative efforts of over 100 students, the principal, and volunteers. We’ve made our school a greener and healthier place, gained skills in leadership, and learned about many environmental careers.
 
 
 
NEWS & UPDATES
 
 
 
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Summer Teacher Institutes
 
By Vanessa Bullwinkle
 
These in-depth professional development experiences include lots of critical-thinking opportunities, lesson planning, and resources to incorporate teaching about forests and forestry into your classroom.
 
 
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Launching Soon! PLT's New E-Units for Grades 3-5 and 6-8
 
By Vanessa Bullwinkle
 
Energy in Ecosystems for grades 3-5 and Carbon & Climate for grades 6-8 will be released later this month. Treemendous Science! for grades K-2 will launch in August. Learn more about PLT’s new online curriculum.
 
 
EDUCATOR TIPS
 
 
 
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32 Examples of Camouflage in Nature
 
By Rebecca Reyes
 
Predators and prey animals use camouflage so they don't attract too much attention. Here are examples of color matching, disruptive coloration, self-decoration, active camouflage, and mimesis.
 
 
RESOURCES
 
 
 
EE Resources - Winter 2014
 
Resources for PLT Lessons
 
By Jaclyn Stallard
 
Our latest compilation of environmental education resources includes recommendations for children’s books, games, interactive websites, videos, and field trips.
 
 
 
 
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USFS Interactive Maps             (Posted: 5-11-17)

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Green Eggs & Sand Teacher Workshop June 2-4             (Posted: 5-8-17)

A limited number of spaces remain available for the June 2-4 Green Eggs Sand workshop. This horseshoe crab workshop introduces educators to the experts in the field presenting all aspects of what makes the horseshoe crab such an important species. Participants who attend the workshop receive the Green Eggs and Sand DVD with videos and lessons ready to be incorporated into the classroom, plus a variety of other resources. For information, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/greeneggs.htm on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife website.

Invitation to the 2017 New Jersey Science Convention             (Posted: 5-8-17)

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Register Today for the Camden Environmental Summit 2017             (Posted: --)

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Building Risk Communication Skills: A Training Opportunity - June 15, 2017             (Posted: 5-8-17)

To: BBP Committees and Interested Parties; Education and Outreach Practitioners; Master Naturalists

Please see the information below about a new training being piloted for the first time here in New Jersey. There are only 15 spots left as of today. Contact Lisa Auermuller (auermull@marine.rutgers.edu) if you have any questions.

Building Risk Communication Skills: A Training Opportunity
This is an exciting opportunity to take part in a training being piloted for the first time in New Jersey! As a participant, your input will be requested during the training in order to help shape this course.

Many communities struggle with how to prepare for hazards. It can be difficult to talk about our vulnerability to hazards and it can be even more difficult to keep people engaged and motivated to take action to be better prepared. This training provides insights into how and why people respond to risk and will help you develop new skills to better connect with a variety of audiences. Understanding and connecting with an audience's diverse values and concerns can lead to a higher level of community engagement and can help motivate action to reduce risk.

Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve and the New Jersey Coastal Management Program are partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management to offer this training June 15, 2017 (9:00am-4:00 pm at the Jacques Cousteau Coastal Center, 130 Great Bay Blvd. Tuckerton NJ 08087).

Registration is limited to only 32 people:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee3frlaz0665ee36&llr=tczov8cab

Cost: There is no fee for the training.

Who should attend?
The course is designed for municipal level staff, land use planners, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation planners, emergency managers, community groups, FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) coordinators, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Coordinators, members of civic organizations, coastal resource managers, and concerned citizens.

NJESTA spring 2017 Professional Development Opportunities             (Posted: 5-8-17)

FREE Behind the Scenes Tour of Sterling Hill Mining Museum for NJESTA Members
Saturday May 20, 2017 9AM to 12 PM
Ogdensburg, NJ

Join NJESTA and NYESTA for a behind the scenes tour of Sterling Hill Mining Museum. Visitors to the Sterling Hill Mining Museum step into a piece of New Jersey history as they enter the grounds of this former industrial site. The museum exhibits, offices, and other facilities are housed in the original buildings used by the New Jersey Zinc Company when the mine was operational. Several of these buildings, as well as the underground zinc mine itself, are featured parts of our public tours. The Sterling Hill Mining Museum is the only place in New Jersey where members of the public can tour a large underground mine and see for themselves how mining was done at one of the world's most famous mineral localities. Other stops on the tour include the Zobel Exhibit Hall with an extensive collection of mineral and mining artifacts and the magnificent Warren Museum of Fluorescence.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sterling-hill-mining-museum-tickets-33189217844
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Green Eggs & Sand Workshop on Delaware Bay
June 2-4, 2017 - Stone Harbor, NJ
" Looking to infuse a globally-significant ecological phenomenon and current real world resource management controversy into your classroom? Interested in meeting and learning firsthand from a select and diverse group of experts and stakeholders offering a wealth of knowledge and experience with the issues?
" Take part in an intensive, full-weekend, not-to-be-missed, field-enriched workshop during the peak horseshoe crab spawning and shorebird-viewing time on the Delaware Bay in May. Take home the award-winning, recently revised and updated middle school and high school targeted, video and hands-on activities Green Eggs & Sand curriculum.
" Where: Wetlands Institute (Stone Harbor, NJ) with Lodging in Cape May, NJ
" When: Friday, June 2 (starting around 5:30pm) through Sunday, June 4 (ending at 12pm), 2017
" Who to contact: Karen Byrne at (609) 748-4347 or karen.byrne@dep.nj.gov
" Fee: $125, covers all meals, lodging (Friday/Saturday) and all workshop materials
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NJSTA 2017 SPRING MEETING
Join us at the annual NJSTA Spring Meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 beginning at 4:00 PM. Our meeting will be hosted by the RUTGERS GARDENS a National Horticultural Landmark as recognized in April 2017 by the American Society for Horticultural Science. Beginning at 4:15PM, Mr. Bruce Crawford, Director of the Rutgers Gardens, will talk with us about plants over a 400 million year period. Following this, he'll lead us on a walking tour through some of the beautiful and varied Gardens' collections that may include the American Holly Collection, the Pollinator Garden, and the Sun & Shade Garden.
A non-refundable workshop fee of $10 for NJSTA members; $35.00 for non-members, which includes the $25.00, 1 -year membership to NJSTA, is required for attendance.

To register for the NJSTA Spring Meeting and for further information please visit the NJSTA web site: http://www.njsta.org/2017-spring-meeting.html
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M. Holzer, PhD
Science Teacher, Chatham HS
Instructor, Rutgers Dept. of Geography
Appointed Director, NESTA
Executive Board Member, NJESTA
NASA SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador

Duke Farms Educator Newsletter             (Posted: 5-5-17)

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May Littoral News             (Posted: 5-5-17)

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Spring Has Sprung at Duke Farms!             (Posted: 5-5-17)

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NAAEE: eeNEWS for April 19, 2017             (Posted: 4-19-17)

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New PLT Curriculum; Earth Day Activities; EE Week Resources & MORE             (Posted: 4-18-17)

 
The Branch
 
April 2017
 
PLT'S E-NEWSLETTER  
 
 
Feature Article PLT-online-units
PLT's New Online Units for Grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8
 
By Leslie Comnes
 
Designed to be easy for teachers to access and use, these self-contained units of instruction are fully online.
 
 
 
Educator Tips
 
 
 
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Earth Day Activities to Inspire Your Students and Make a Difference
 
By Rebecca Reyes
 
Earth Day is about raising awareness about the importance of protecting our planet and taking action. Use these activities to inspire your students to take action this Earth Day, and every day.
 
 
Stories
 
 
 
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Students Blend Art with Science in Community Garden
 
By Kaylin Lee
 
Children selected an animal found in their community's garden the research. They created beautiful mosaics of their chosen animal for a permanent outdoor art exhibit.
 
 
RESOURCES
 
 
 
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National Environmental Education Week 2017
 
By Vanessa Bullwinkle
 
NEEF's 13th annual National Environmental Education Week is April 23-29, 2017. Register to receive tool kits and activity guides to make environmental learning come alive.
 
 
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Recommended Reading: The Happiest Tree
 
By Jaclyn Stallard
 
The word "yoga" derives from a Sanskrit word "yuj," meaning "to unite or integrate." This book embodies Sanskrit's yuj and can be used to integrate multiple discipline areas.
 
 
 
 
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             GreenSchools! Update
                                   April 2017

PLT's GreenSchools! program inspires students to take personal responsibility for improving the environment at their school, at home, and in their community

April is an exciting month to celebrate environmental learning! Earth Day, held each year on April 22, teaches people, young and old, about the importance of environmental conservation. National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is April 23-29 and National Arbor Day, which celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care, is on April 29 this year.

Earth Day Activities to Inspire Your Students
Earth Day is about raisingawareness about the importance of protecting our planet and taking action. Use these activities to inspire your students to take actionthis Earth Day, and every day.

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EE Week
EE Week encourages educatorsto incorporate high-quality environmental education across thecurriculum. Register to receive free activities and resources.

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Tree Planting Tips
Express your appreciationfor trees on Earth Day, Arbor Day (and every day) by planting a tree atyour school or in your community. Here is a little more inspiration andsome tips to get you started.

Training Opportunities

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For Students
Grade 8-11 student leadersare invited by the Green Schools Alliance to participate in the StudentConservation Corps & Congress (Sc3), June 25-July 1. Students willlearn the necessary skills to make tangible changes in their owncommunities and get connected to students around the country who sharetheir same interests and passions. Application deadline is May 15.

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For Educators
Join this free webinar GreenSchoolyards for Connecting Children to Nature on April 27. Learn fromcity leaders in Grand Rapids and staff from the Children & NatureNetwork about the benefits, best practices, partnership development andshared use policies that can help you successfully implement greenschoolyards in your community.

Sincerely,

James Riley McGirt
Manager of Education Programs
Project Learning Tree

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2000 M St NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC20036

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Register NOW for a summer Professional Learning experience: Resilience: It’s Not Just Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse             (Posted: 4-18-17)

Climate Science & Education Professional Development Workshop:

Resilience: It’s Not Just Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Groton, Connecticut

Tuesday, July 11 through Thursday, July 13, 2017

Click here to register for the workshop

(https://goo.gl/FlraHz)

NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) and Connecticut Sea Grant are collaborating with Federal, State and NGO partners to convene a climate science and education workshop for formal and informal educators. Participants will learn from and interact with climate science, education and communication experts. The workshop will focus on topics of climate science and resilience strategies for the northeast region of the United States, with a goal of connecting educators and their students and/or audiences to the best available science-based information and pedagogic resources.

Registration for the workshop is on a first come first serve basis and the number of participants is very limited! When enrollment has reached capacity, online registration will be closed. Registration is $40 per person. It includes daily lunch, snacks, field trips, and a plethora of resources! Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging.

To register for the workshop you must fully complete the online form and send a check or purchase order to: Connecticut Sea Grant - Climate Workshop, 1080 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340.

You will receive an email confirming your participation in the workshop only when your registration fee has been processed. A detailed workshop itinerary, lodging and dining recommendations, and additional information will be sent to all confirmed registrants well in advance of the workshop.

All attendees will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the workshop as well as the number of professional development hours earned.

For more info re: the overall workshop, contact Diana Payne at: diana.payne@uconn.edu. phone: 860.405.9248

Questions re: your registration fee? contact Andrea Kelly at: andrea.kelly@uconn.edu. phone: 860.405.9128

A professional development workshop for formal and informal educators who wish to:

·        Increase their knowledge of climate science, and resilience strategies;

·         Learn about climate impacts and adaptations in the northeastern US; and

·        Translate climate science and resilience to the classroom and/or informal education settings.

Times: 8:30am - 5:00pm daily.

Place: Marine Sciences Building, Room 103, The University of Connecticut - Avery Point, 1080 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340

Primary Contacts:  

·        Diana Payne diana.payne@uconn.edu

·         Molly Harrison Molly.Harrison@noaa.gov

·         Bruce Moravchik Bruce.Moravchik@noaa.gov

·         Peg Steffen Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov

Featured Activities:

·        Presentations by scientists and educators on climate science and resilience.

·         Activities to increase participant climate science knowledge.

·        Activities and demonstrations on teaching climate, engaging in resilience activities and related topics.

·         Connections to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Notes on Food & Lodging:

·        Lunch and snacks will be provided during the workshop.

·         Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements. Lodging and dining recommendations and additional information, will be sent to all confirmed registrants well in advance of the workshop.

Peg Steffen, Education Coordinator
NOAA National Ocean Service
1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910
240.533.0880 office

301.448.0436 work cell

2017 New Jersey Sustainability Summit: Reserve Your Spot Today!             (Posted: 4-18-17)

2017 NEW JERSEY SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT
Local Action, Collective Impact
 
Wednesday
June 21, 2017
8:30 am-4:30 pm
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
The 2017 New Jersey Sustainability Summit will explore how coordinated local action can achieve an increased collective impact. Sustainable Jersey brings together a unique mix of public and private, state and local partners to support communities in achieving remarkable progress.
 
This event attracts over 300 diverse participants from across New Jersey. Attendees will participate in thought provoking conversations that focus on engaging government, community, schools, business and academia in sustainable action.  
 
#SustainableStateNJ
TWELVE BREAKOUT AND INFORMATION SESSIONS
Promoting a Clean Energy Future at the Local Level


The clean energy future is here! As costs for solar panels and electric vehicles (EV) have fallen, local policies and programs supporting the adoption of clean energy solutions have become more important than ever.  Find out how to make your town 'solar friendly' and 'EV friendly' and gain insight on community-led initiatives that help residents and businesses.
The Art of Sustainability: Turning Creativity into Problem Based Solutions 
The intersection of the arts and sustainability is becoming increasingly important. What is New Jersey doing in this area? We will highlight examples from participating schools using Integrated Science Technology Engineering Art and Math to prepare the next generation of sustainability leaders. Hear from organizations at the forefront of harnessing New Jersey's creative resources.
Waste Not, Recycle More! Waste Management Strategies at the Local Level

Municipalities and schools play an important role in supporting the state level goals related to solid waste, reuse and recycling and hazardous waste. Learn about Sustainable Jersey's new Gold Star Standard in Waste. Review new and upgraded waste management actions and hear from municipal leaders who have implemented impactful local strategies.
Invitation to the 2017 New Jersey Science Convention             (Posted: 4-18-17)

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NJSTA Maitland Summer Institute             (Posted: 4-18-17)

NJSTA’s Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award Committee
announces its
2017 Summer Institute
21st Century Science Connections:
Real World Applications for the Classroom
July 17-21, 2017
College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ

This five day institute will investigate implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards from a multi-discipline perspective. 24 middle school teachers will gain a new understanding for science applications and classroom pedagogy. Educators will discover innovative methods of engaging students through natural phenomena in dimensional science activities.

New Jersey Science Teachers’ thirteenth annual Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award Summer Institute will be dynamic and student centered. Throughout the sessions, teachers will be offered opportunities to collaborate and enrich their ideas. The productive goal is to transform learning experiences into lessons.

Middle school teachers of Grades 6-8 are welcome to apply. Those who are accepted for the Institute must become NJSTA members in order to participate.

Please look for information about this exciting workshop and an online application on the NJSTA.org website:
http://www.njsta.org/simmons-2017-institute.html or email Cheryl Zanone, clzanone@gmail.com.

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