1. Across the Spectrum: Resources for Environmental Educators
This downloadable collection of resources, perspectives, and examples will help nonformal environmental educators learn more about the field of EE, access resources, and gain skills to improve their practice and, over time, build a community of practitioners to advance the field. The document covers the foundations of EE, strategies, trends, and tools.
2. Christopher Columbus Awards
The Christopher Columbus Awards for Middle School Students is a community-based STEM program. Students work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem. The deadline for submission is February 3, 2014.
Green Living Project’s Student Film Project is a filmmaking competition that encourages students, from middle school through college, to produce a short film telling a compelling story about a local or global sustainability-related project. The deadline for submission is January 17, 2014.
This newly published book by Gerald Lieberman (Harvard Education Press 2013) provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing effective environmental education that combines standards-based lessons in language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects. By connecting academic content with local investigatons, Lieberman shows how environmental study becomes an engaging, thought-provoking context for learning multiple subjects. Look for a full review soon in CLEARING.
NOAA’s Climate Stewards Education Project provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through university students with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a climate-literate public that is actively engaged in climate stewardship. Participants are eligible for a variety of funding resources. Hurry – the deadline for application is December 13, 2013.