1. Ocean Science Summer Institute

This institute, June 24-27, 2013 in Port Townsend, Washington, is a Training of Trainers for both formal and informal educators.  Participants will receive hands-on experience with the Ocean Sciences Sequence including implementation strategies, daily field trips, and more.  The deadline for discounted earlybird registration is May 16, 2013.  Be sure to check out the other professional development opportunities on the website. http://www.ptmsc.org/teacher.html


2. PEI and Puget Sound

The Pacific Education Institute (PEI) is working with the Puget Sound Partnership and The Russell Family Foundation to reach school districts around the Puget Sound and engage students in action projects. Students will integrate their learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with real world projects that contribute to their sustainable future.

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3. Creating Resilient Schools and Communities
The 3rd annual conference will be held at Trillium Creek Primary School in West Linn, Oregon on June 25, 2013. Features concurrent sessions, a student panel, exhibitors, networking opportunities, and recognition of 2013 Sustainable School Award winners. Co-sponsors include the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA), the American Institute of Architects, and the Environmental Education Association of Oregon (EEAO). http://www.sustainableschools.org/our-services/2013-conference

4. Endangered Species Teacher Forum

As part of an ongoing focus on enhancing endangered species education, the Endangered Species Day Teacher Resource Center now features a Teacher Forum.  The forum enables teachers to exchange classroom instruction techniques, ask questions, and share resources about endangered species. http://www.stopextinction.org/esd/195-esd-education.html

StudentCover5. Holding onto the Green Zone Curriculum
Holding onto the Green Zone is an earth science curriculum designed to encourage collaboration between land managers and youth educators/leaders to promote conservation of fragile riparian resources.  The curriculum works through the processes of science inquiry and experiential learning.  Check out the downloadable Student Action Guide and Leader Guide. http://www.uwex.edu/erc/youth/riparian.html

stem_infographic-lg6. National EE Week
Get ready for National Environmental Education Week 2013, April 14-20, 2013 with the website’s Greening STEM: Taking Technology Outdoors resources.  Register for upcoming webinars and look through the archives.  Check out the extensive resources and curricula library. http://www.eeweek.org/