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      EE-NEWS@NAAEE
      November 14, 2005

      The bi-weekly email bulletin provided by the North American Association
      for Environmental Education (NAAEE), with funding from the Environmental
      Education and Training Partnership (EETAP).


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      NAAEE Announcements
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      1. PROFESSIONAL DEV'T GUIDELINES FOR EE
      2. MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN IN FULL SWING
      3. NAAEE CONFERENCE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
      4. NAAEE GOES TO ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA IN 2006
      5. NAAEE IN NOVEMBER
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      Awards, Grants, Contests
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      6. ADOBE COMMUNITY ACTION GRANTS
      7. CALIFORNIA COASTAL ART & POETRY CONTEST
      8. DOE FUNDING FOR HIGHER ED INT'L STUDIES PROGRAMS
      9. EARTHWATCH EDUCATOR FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
      10. EETAP OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ONLINE COURSES
      11. INTERNATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION
      12. INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ECO-HERO AWARDS
      13. SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR HS STUDENTS
      14. WATER ART CONTEST ~ ALASKA
      15. 2006 AF&PA RECYCLING AWARDS
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      International Events, Announcements, Resources
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      16. KAITIAKITANGA IN NEW ZEALAND
      17. SERVICE LEARNING IN THE AMAZON
      18. THE ENVIROSCHOOLS FOUNDATION ~ NEW ZEALAND
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      National Events, Training, Announcements
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      19. MARINE MAMMAL SEMINARS ~ CALIFORNIA
      20. OPENING GATES IN TEACHER EDUCATION ~ VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
      21. SCHOOLS OUT! ~ WEST VIRGINIA
      22. WINTER ECOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES ~ ONLINE
      23. MORE NEWS
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      Research and Publishing Opportunities
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      24. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EE SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS
      25. SURVEY TO HELP DEVELOP MATERIALS FOR EDUCATORS
      26. TEXAS INFORMAL SCIENCE ED ASSOCIATION ~ CFP
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      Resources for Students and Educators
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      27. ASTRONOMY FROM THE GROUND UP!
      28. FREE EE POSTERS
      29. NAT'L SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM DIRECTORY
      30. PLACE-BASED EDUCATION -- NEW EDITION
      31. TRASH TALK


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      NAAEE Announcements
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      1. A RESOURCE YOU CAN USE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES FOR EE
      The recently revised "Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional
      development of Environmental Educators" is a resource to help you design
      and implement effective high-quality EE professional development
      programs. Developed by the National Project for Excellence in
      Environmental Education (NPEEE), an initiative of NAAEE.
      Available to download (free): www.naaee.org/npeee
      Order hard copies from NAAEE (member/non-member costs apply):
      http://naaee.org/pages/publications/pubdescriptions.html

      2. MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN IN FULL SWING
      NAAEE membership campaign offering new professional members a discounted
      rate until January 15, 2006. Current members receive incentives for
      signing up new members - check your mail!
      http://naaee.org//catalog/index.php/cPath/32

      3. NAAEE CONFERENCE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
      Participants, Sponsors, Exhibitors, Board, Affiliates, Members,
      Presenters, Speakers and most of all the New Mexico Host Committee and
      Volunteers -- We Thank You!! The 2005 conference was truly an
      outstanding event and your participation made it so. Send us your
      comments and suggestions to make 2006 in St. Paul, Minnesota, just as
      memorable.
      http://naaee.org/pages/contact/index.html

      4. NAAEE GOES TO ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA IN 2006
      Mark your calendars! The 35th NAAEE Annual Conference will be held
      October 10-14, 2006.
      http://naaee.org/pages/conferences/stpaul/2006conf_flyer.html

      5. NAAEE IN NOVEMBER
      · November 8-11, National Association for Interpreters conference
      in Mobile, AL.
      · November 14-16, B. EETAP 3 Grant Planning meeting in Washington, DC.
      · November 16-20, National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) in
      Detroit, MI.
      · November 17-18, Affiliates Task Force Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
      Check the website for details: http://naaee.org


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      Awards, Grants, Contests
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      6. ADOBE COMMUNITY ACTION GRANTS
      Quarterly Application Deadlines: 12/31/05; 3/31/06; 6/30/06; 9/30/06
      Adobe Systems awards one-time grants for one year general operating
      and program support ranging from $5,000-$20,000. Focus areas include
      Creativity in Education and Commitment to Community. Eligible non-profit
      organizations and schools must be located in one of the following areas:
      San Jose/Silicon Valley, California; Seattle/King County, Washington;
      and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
      http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/philanthropy/commgivingprgrm.html

      7. CALIFORNIA COASTAL ART & POETRY CONTEST
      Deadline: January 31, 2006
      California Coastal Commission Art & Poetry Contest for K-12 California
      students to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine
      theme. Up to eight winners will win $100 gift certificates and winner's
      sponsoring teacher will receive a $40 gift certificate for educational
      supplies. Students may have their work featured on Commission Web pages
      and materials.
      For contest rules and entry form, visit the website, email
      coast4u@..., or call (800) Coast-4U.
      http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/pendx.html

      8. DOE FUNDING FOR HIGHER ED INT'L STUDIES PROGRAMS
      Application Deadline: November 17, 2005
      Extended Application Deadline: December 1, 2005 (for applicants affected
      by Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita)
      This Department of Education annual award for Higher Education
      Institutions Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language
      Programs provides funds to higher ed institutions, or partnerships
      between nonprofit educational organizations and higher ed institutions
      to plan, develop, and implement programs to strengthen and improve
      undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.
      http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsugisf/applicant.html

      9. EARTHWATCH EDUCATOR FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
      Awarded through a competitive application process, the Earthwatch
      Educator Fellowship Awards are considered based on geographic region,
      financial need, and the benefits that would result from participating
      in an expedition. Elementary, middle, and high school educators and
      administrators of any discipline are eligible to apply. Applications
      accepted on a rolling basis.
      http://www.earthwatch.org/education/educator/apply.html

      10. EETAP OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ONLINE COURSES
      Scholarship Application Deadline: December 16, 2005
      The Environmental Education & Training Partnership (EETAP) has a limited
      number of scholarships available to EE leaders interested in taking the
      online "Applied EE Program" (February 20 – May 5) or "Fundamentals of
      EE" (February 6 – April 21) courses. The qualifications for and amount
      of each scholarship are different for the two courses.
      http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/rwilke/eetap/#Scholarships

      11. INTERNATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION
      Deadline: January 20, 2006
      15th International Painting Competition on the Environment: "Deserts,
      Drylands and Desertification Through the Eyes of Children." Children
      (ages 6-14) around the world are invited to express their views about
      the future of the world's deserts and the issue of desertification.
      Submissions accepted at Regional United Nations Environment Programme
      (UNEP) offices.
      http://www.unep.org/tunza/paintcomp15

      12. INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ECO-HERO AWARDS
      Deadline: February 28, 2006
      Do you know any YOUNG ECO-HEROES aged 8 to 16 years? Please let them
      know about Action For Nature's 2006 International Young Eco-Hero awards
      program. Winners receive a cash prize and recognition for their
      environmental accomplishments. The award promotes individual action
      concerning environmental protection and advocacy, environmental health
      projects and the education of others. More details on the Web site.
      http://www.actionfornature.org

      13. SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR HS STUDENTS
      Application Deadline: February 15, 2006
      The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program, sponsored by the American
      Fisheries Society, is designed to stimulate interest in careers in
      fisheries science and management among groups underrepresented in the
      fisheries professions, including minorities and women. Students (Grades
      10-12) spend 8 weeks in the summer working alongside their mentor who is
      a fisheries professional in their local community. Participants receive
      a $3,000 scholarship paid out in 6 installments over the summer months.
      Applications can be downloaded from the Web site.
      http://www.fisheries.org/html/hutton.shtml

      14. WATER ART CONTEST ~ ALASKA
      Deadline: February 25, 2006
      The Alaska Department of Fish and Game invites Alaska students in grades
      3-6 to participate in the annual Alaska Water Education Poster Contest.
      The 2005-06 theme is: "Water Flowing Through Our Lives." Winning
      entrants and their sponsoring schools receive cash prizes. When
      schedules have permitted, the Governor of Alaska has participated in
      award ceremonies to personally congratulate the student winners.
      http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/statewide/instflow/watercalendar.cfm

      15. 2006 AF&PA RECYCLING AWARDS
      Deadline: February 17, 2006
      The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Recycling Awards
      encourage and recognize outstanding recycling programs that promote the
      recovery of high quality paper. The 2006 awards will recognize an
      individual, two businesses (small and large), two communities (small and
      large) and two schools. The School Recycling Awards recognize schools
      that have implemented successful recycling programs with a monetary
      prize and framed original artwork, given to a classroom recycling
      program and a school-wide recycling program.
      http://www.paperrecycles.org/recycling/awards/


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      International Events, Announcements, Resources
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      16. KAITIAKITANGA IN NEW ZEALAND
      Learn about the Kaitiakitanga educational and environmental restoration
      programs in New Zealand (http://www.kaitiakitanga.net/). Andree
      Mathieu, sustainability writer from Quebec, writes "This Maori concept
      of kaitiakitanga should inspire anyone who is interested in
      sustainability." (View full text:
      http://www.kaitiakitanga.net/stories/origins%20research.htm)
      Other resources include "Tipu Ake: Self-help resources for leadership
      development, organisational transformation and sustainability"
      (http://www.tipuake.org.nz/).

      17. SERVICE LEARNING IN THE AMAZON
      1) 8-day Amazon Rainforest Workshop for teachers, students, families,
      June 15, June 25, or July 5, 2006: Experience a 1/4 mile Rainforest
      canopy walkway, get involved in a village service project, and see how
      indigenous cultures use the forest for medicine, food, and shelter.
      2) Amazon Rainforest Workshop for K-12 educators, July 7-16, 2006: A
      professional development opportunity for teachers to work side-by-side
      with a spirited faculty of scientists.
      Contact: Dr. Frances Gatz at 800-669-6806 or fgatz@...
      http://www.travel2learn.com

      18. THE ENVIROSCHOOLS FOUNDATION ~ NEW ZEALAND
      The Enviroschools Foundation provides support and strategic direction
      for a nationwide sustainable schools programme. Through the
      Enviroschools approach students develop skills, understanding, knowledge
      and confidence through planning, designing and creating a sustainable
      school. Action projects undertaken by enviroschools have both
      environmental and educational outcomes that benefit the school and the
      wider community. The Facilitated Enviroschools Programme is a three year
      environmental learning and action process, providing the involved
      schools an extensive resource kit and a trained facilitator. The
      Enviroschools Awards Scheme is an incentive program designed for schools
      to become actively involved in environmental education through various
      levels of achievement.
      http://www.enviroschools.org.nz/howitworks.php


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      National Events, Training, Announcements
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      19. MARINE MAMMAL SEMINARS ~ CALIFORNIA
      Camp Ocean Pines is hosting three weekend retreats in January 2006
      focused on Marine Mammals, featuring leading researchers sharing their
      latest research and discoveries.
      January 6-8: "Tagging of Pacific Pelagics"
      January 13-15: "Sleuthing Mother Nature"
      January 20-23: "Sea Otters"
      Cost of the weekend workshop includes 2 nights lodging in passive solar
      designed cabins made with strawbale construction, 6 excellent meals,
      materials and instruction.
      http://www.campoceanpines.org/upcoming/index_html

      20. OPENING GATES IN TEACHER EDUCATION ~ VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
      February 13-15, 2006 ~ Online
      Opening Gates in Teacher Education: 2006 - Meeting the Challenges in
      Education and Teaching For teacher educators, researchers and lecturers
      from all fields of specialization who are concerned with pre-service and
      in-service education as well as teachers in the field who train other
      teachers.
      http://vc2006.macam.ac.il/pre/

      21. SCHOOLS OUT! ~ WEST VIRGINIA
      March 20-22, 2006 ~ Shepherdstown, West Virginia
      Registration Deadline: January 23, 2006
      This three day course (OUT 8162) presents participants with the elements
      of designing outdoor programs for youth (e.g. after school, day and
      residential camps, and weekend programs) in a non-formal setting, such
      as wildlife refuges, parks, etc. Participants will use a program design
      model to work on their own youth program during the course, then
      complete and implement it as a required post-course assignment.
      University Credit: 1 semester hour.
      Apply on-line or contact Georgia Jeppesen, Education Outreach, (304)
      876-7388 or Georgia_jeppesen@...
      FWS, NPS and BLM, call for tuition information.
      http://training.fws.gov/applic.html

      22. WINTER ECOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES ~ ONLINE
      February 6 - April 28, 2006 ~ Online
      This course is designed for teachers (Grades K-14) to learn and practice
      basic ecological field study techniques and integrate them into their
      instruction. Focus will be on winter field studies including aquatic,
      snow, forest, mammal and bird studies. Graduate Semester Credit: 3
      http://www.scienceteacher.org/courses/edci580FldStdA.htm

      23. MORE NEWS
      First environmental studies center "Living Classroom" in southeast
      San Francisco: http://www.lejyouth.org/prog_classroom.php4

      Florida Teacher Receives Award for Environmental Excellence:
      http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051104/NEWS0104/511040467/1075

      Maryland Schools Honored for EE Programs:
      http://www.gazette.net/stories/110405/frededu115847_31941.shtml



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      Research and Publishing Opportunities
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      24. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EE SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS
      The Canadian Journal of Environmental Education is seeking book
      reviewers for the 11th volume of the journal. Each review is
      approximately 500 words and the list of books to be reviewed is
      available at http://cjee.gavan.ca/
      Contact the Book Review Editors at cjeebook@..., providing
      background information about yourself to help match reviewers with
      appropriate books.
      http://www.uleth.ca/edu/research/ictrd/cjee/

      25. SURVEY TO HELP DEVELOP MATERIALS FOR EDUCATORS
      Please assist the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) in
      creating hands-on materials for informal educators by taking a few
      moments to complete an online survey (by November 17th). By doing so,
      you will also be entered to win a SIGNED copy of "Lessons without Limit:
      How free-choice learning is transforming education" by John H. Falk and
      Lynn D. Dierking. The survey results will be used for development of
      hands-on materials as part of Astronomy From the Ground Up.
      More information at: www.astrosociety.org/afgu
      Contact Anna Hurst: ahurst@... or 415-337-1100 x108.
      http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=723851479440

      26. TEXAS INFORMAL SCIENCE ED ASSOCIATION ~ CFP
      Deadline: December 1, 2005
      The Texas Informal Science Education Association has published the Call
      for Proposals for its 2006 Conference February 22-24, 2006, at Texas
      Tech in Junction. ISEA is seeking proposals for sessions on innovative
      program ideas, tools to measure learning, supporting families along the
      lifelong learning continuum, using technology to facilitate learning
      across all ages, or successful partnerships.
      Contact the ISEA Conference Committee, c/o Tara Schultz at
      tschultz@... or fax (361)881-1257 for a proposal form.
      http://www.statweb.org/ISEA/


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      Resources for Students and Educators
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      27. ASTRONOMY FROM THE GROUND UP!
      The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Informal Science
      Education has awarded the Astronomical Society of the Pacific a major
      grant to help launch Astronomy From the Ground Up! (AFGU), a new
      professional development program for educators at science centers,
      nature centers, and natural history museums across the country. Special
      Note to ISE Professionals in the Southwest -- The first AFGU workshop
      will be held in Tucson, Arizona, April 19-21, 2006.
      http://www.astrosociety.org/afgu/

      28. FREE EE POSTERS
      Help teach students to protect the environment with everyday choices!
      From soccer balls to cell phones to DVDs, the U.S. Environmental
      Protection Agency’s "life cycle poster series" teaches students to
      understand the environmental impacts of everyday products. These posters
      track where products come from, how they are manufactured and
      transported, how to maximize their useful life, and what happens to them
      after use. The series helps teens (grades 6-12) make informed decisions
      to protect the environment in their day-to-day lives. Also available in
      Spanish. To order your free copies, visit the Web site.
      http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/education/index.htm

      29. NAT'L SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM DIRECTORY
      The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse Web site provides a
      searchable database of Learn and Serve America grantee programs. Search
      for programs by location, program type, and grade level.
      http://www.servicelearning.org/resources/program_directory/index.php

      30. PLACE-BASED EDUCATION -- NEW EDITION
      Orion Society has recently issued a 2nd edition of its popular
      Place-Based Education--Connecting Classrooms and Communities, by David
      Sobel. The book builds a persuasive case for getting kids out into
      nature and their community and allowing the environmental education to
      serve as an integrating context for all kinds of coursework.
      http://www.oriononline.org/pages/ob/index_ob.html

      31. TRASH TALK
      By Dave and Lillian Brummet. Trash Talk - an inspirational guide to
      saving time and money through better waste and resource management.
      Trash Talk is an environmental book that embarks on frugal and conscious
      living techniques for the individual. Focusing on reusing "waste"
      materials and reducing consumption of resources, it also validates
      individual worth in a hectic, expensive, environmentally stressed world.
      http://www.sunshinecable.com/~drumit


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      http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/add_job.cgi
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