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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Mansel A Nelson Program Coordinator Tribal Environmental Education Outreach 928-523-1275 Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu Begin forwarded
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      Mansel A Nelson
      Program Coordinator
      Tribal Environmental Education Outreach
      928-523-1275

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      From: The Utah Society for Environmental Education <charice@...>
      Date: November 26, 2012 7:59:47 AM PST
      To: Mansel <Mansel.Nelson@...>
      Subject: Professional Development Workshops December 2012-March 2013
      Reply-To: The Utah Society for Environmental Education <charice@...>

      Professional Development Workshops December 2012-March 2013
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      The Utah Society for Environmental Education
      Professional Development Workshops December 2012-March 2013
      Join USEE and one of our fabulous partners at a great professional development workshop.  These workshops use nationally recognized, award winning curriculum and give participants ideas and resources to integrate the environment into the classroom while meeting core curriculum requirements.  Teachers can also get USOE credit!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity.  Please contact Charice Bourdeaux by email at charice@... or call (801) 328-1549 or click here to register online.  USEE members recieve $5 off - call 801-328-1549 for more info when registering!

      December

      8 Project Learning Tree/ Advanced Training 9am-6pm
      *See below for a detailed description

      Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
      Register

      14 Forest of the World 9am-12pm
      *For Resource Managers

      Location: Art Space Commons
      Register

      January

      19 Early Childhood 8:30am-12pm
      Location: Thanksgiving Point
      Register

      25 Forest of the World 9am-12pm
      *For Resource Managers

      Location: Art Space Commons
      Register

      26 Celebrate Arbor Day Workshop 10am-4pm
      Location: Red Butte
      Register

      February

      2 Celebrate Arbor Day Workshop 10am-4pm
      Location: Jordan Valley Water Conservation District
      Register

      9 Alta Ske-cology/ Places We Live
      Location: Albion Lodge
      Register

      16 Project Learning Tree
      Location: USU Botanical Center
      Register

      23 Project WILD 10am-3pm
      Location: Utah's Hogle Zoo
      Register

      March

      23 Early Childhood 10am-12pm
      Location: Thanksgiving Point
      Register


      Workshop Descriptions:


      Forests of the World Workshop for Resource Managers and Professionals:
      Join The Utah Society for Environmental Education and TreeUtah for this great Professional Development Workshop. Resource Managers can get together and learn about best practices as well as great tips and tricks for education outreach. Learn about fun activities and effective methods for engaging youth while teaching about complex concepts. This workshop will be held at two different times, so pick a date that works best for you. Below are details and attached is a flier. Hope to see you or your colleagues there!

      Alta Ske-cology/Places We Live:
       Project Learning Tree's (PLT) secondary (6-12th grade) environmental education program, Places We Live, represents a series of learning modules that deal with current environmental topics and issues. After experiencing the PLT’s Places We Live workshop, participants will have the opportunity to take a tour of Alta’s SkeCology program on skis! The SkeCology program allows students to learn about their natural environment through a first-hand experience. Students can explore the terrain and wildlife of Alta, while learning the connections to current environmental issues. Participants must provide their own gear and be intermediate to advance skiers (green circle and blue square routes). Eligible for USOE Credit.  

      Celebrate Arbor Day Workshop:
      These workshops will focus on activities teachers can use to get their students ready for Arbor Day. At this workshop educators will be introduced to nationally recognized award-winning curriculum and give participants ideas and resources to integrate the environment into the classroom, while meeting core curriculum requirements.  

      Project Learning Tree:
      This workshop is geared toward non-formal and pre K-8 educators interested in incorporating forestry and environment related activities into their programs and classrooms. You will learn interactive activities that meet core requirements; reading strategies with connections to relevant fiction and nonfiction books are spread throughout the activities; technology connections expose students to software applications, imaging tools, and internet resources; differentiated instruction helps you reach students with varying needs and talents; and improved and expanded assessment opportunities are closely aligned with clear objectives. Eligible for USOE Credits.


      Early Childhood Guides:
      Early Childhood Education PLT and Project WILD’s Early Childhood Guide integrates nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement, and outdoor play into early childhood education programs. The guides contains activities that encourage young children to explore the senses, the seasons, and neighborhood trees. The activities highlight the importance of kinetic learning and engagement by incorporating music and movement using an accompanying music CD. Eligible for Relicensure Points

      Places We Live:
      Project Learning Tree's (PLT) secondary (6-12th grade) environmental education program represents a series of learning modules that deal with current environmental topics and issues.  All communities – urban, suburban, small town, rural – are experiencing growth and change, which has an impact on each community's environment.  PLT's module, Exploring Environmental Issues: Places We Live provides educators with a useful tool for place-based education to help create a bond between young citizens and their communities.  Eligible for Relicensure Points.
      Cost:  $20  
       
      Project WILD
      Project WILD is a K-12th grade environmental and conservation education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. It is interdisciplinary and supplementary and can be used to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, music and physical education . The Project WILD program is facilitated at the Hogle Zoo, so participants not only learn about wildlife, they have the chance to see it as well! Eligible for USOE Credit.

       

      Additional Information

      The asscociated cost covers the workshop fee and the activity guide. Teachers may also recieve USOE credit by attending these workshops. Please contact Charice Bourdeaux by email at charice@... or call (801) 328-1549 or click here to register online.



      The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting quality environmental education in Utah.  USEE aims to create an informed environmental citizenry by teaching Utahns how to think, not what to think about the environment. USEE’s efforts will help ensure economic, social, and environmental sustainability for Utah. Please visit us at  usee.org or check out our daily blog greenforkutah.blogspot.com


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