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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

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      From: The Utah Society for Environmental Education <charice@...>
      Date: January 21, 2013, 10:00:14 AM MST
      To: Mansel <Mansel.Nelson@...>
      Subject: Professional Development Workshops for January- February
      Reply-To: The Utah Society for Environmental Education <charice@...>

      Professional Development Workshops for January- February
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      The Utah Society for Environmental Education
      Professional Development Workshops for the Month of January- February
      Join USEE and one of our fabulous partners (Red Butte, TreeUtah, Alta Environmental Center, Utah State University Botanical Center, Utah's Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City's Division of Sustainability and the Environment, and Thanksgiving Point) 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 receive $5 off - call 801-328-1549 for more info when registering!


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

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

      Location: Art Space Commons (Tree Utah)

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


      8 Alta Ske-Cology/Places We Live Part 1 6pm-8pm
      Location: (USEE Offices)

      9 Alta Ske-Cology/Places We Live Part 2 9am-12pm
      Location: (USEE Offices)

      16 Project Learning Tree 10am-4pm
      Location: (USU Botanical Center)

      23 Project WILD 9am-3pm
      Location:(Utah's Hogle Zoo)

      23 Science and Civics 10am-3pm
      Location: (Salt Lake City and County Building)

      For more information please contact: Charice Bourdeaux(charice@...)

      Workshop Descriptions:

      Project WILD
      Cost: $30 *includes admission to the Zoo
      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.

      Alta Ske-Cology/ Places We Live
      Cost: Part 1: $15 Part 2:$35, which covers an all access ski pass to the Alta Ski Resort
      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.

      Project Learning Tree
      Cost: $25
      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 non-fiction 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.
      Celebrate Arbor Day Workshop
      Cost: $25

      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.

      Online Workshop for Project Learning Tree
      Cost: $25
      Registration Deadline: January 11, 2013
      This is an independent study course, starting in January.  Formal educators are eligible for USOE credit and non-formal educators/after school providers who are associated with the Utah Afterschool Network are potentially eligible to receive credit toward the Afterschool Professional Credential (pending approval). All work and communications will be done over email other than any meetings requested by the student. For registration or questions contact Charice Bourdeaux at: charice@... or call at 801-328-1549.

      Project Learning Tree: Forest of the World for Professionals in the Field
      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. Hope to see you or your colleagues there!
      To register visit:https://usee.ejoinme.org/MyPages/PLTWETWILDWorkshops/tabid/277857/Default.aspx

      About 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

      Additional Information
      The associated cost covers the workshop fee and the activity guide. Teachers may also receive 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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