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DAEE 2016 conference registration is now open!

January 12, 2016

 

2016 conference annoucement

Registration for the 2016 DAEE conference is now open. The early bird rate of $35 is good until January 22 and includes access to the sessions, exhibits, lunch, and a one-year membership to DAEE.

Regular registration rate is $40, and the deadline for all registrations is February 25–don’t miss out!

 

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2016 DAEE Conference auction information

January 28, 2016

Each year, the annual conference includes a silent auction to raise funds for programming, conference scholarships, and mini-grants. If you would like to donate to the 2016 silent auction, please complete this form and email it to Lisa Watt, this year’s auction coordinator.

Please note, you do not have to attend the conference in order to donate to the silent auction! (though we would love to see you there!)

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DAEE Board of Directors seeks nominations

January 4, 2016

The DAEE by-laws call for an annual election of the Board of Directors (BOD). The BOD consists of 10-24 persons primarily representing formal and non-formal fields of environmental education. Elected Board members will serve a 2 year term. A slate of nominated candidates for the BOD will be presented for a vote at the annual meeting on February 27, 2016.

Board members will be expected to meet between 4-6 times per year to conduct the business of the Association and to serve on various committees as needed. Meeting generally take place in the months of March, July, November and January. Dates and times will be determined at the March meeting. Meeting dates and times will be flexible to allow for those who may be unable to consistently attend due to their work situation, therefore at least one or more late afternoon/early evening meetings will be held to encourage participation by formal educators. Some meetings may be held via conference call.

If you are interested in being nominated and elected to the DAEE Board of Directors, please submit your name and affiliation, your professional qualifications, and why you support DAEE.

The deadline for nominations is February 17, 2016. Please email your nomination information to Angel L. Burns at DAEEonline@gmail.com.

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DNREC offers “Snuggle Up and Save” winter scavenger hunt

January 4, 2016

DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate encourages kids and families to become certified energy savers by making their homes more energy efficient against winter weather with the “Snuggle Up and Save” Winter Scavenger Hunt.  By making a few changes around their homes, families can reduce energy use, save money and help protect the environment.

A printable copy of “Snuggle Up and Save” Winter Scavenger Hunt  can be found on the Division of Energy and Climate’s energy efficiency webpage, or on their Facebook page. To receive the certified energy saver certificate, email outreachdec@state.de.us or call 302-735-3480.

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Student Climate & Conservation Congress seeks applicants and nominees

January 4, 2016

The mission of the Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3) is to empower outstanding student environmental leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address climate change and natural resource conservation challenges and better serve their schools and communities.

Current 8th-11th grade students are sought for the 2016 Sc3, June 26-July 2, 2016 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

For more information or to apply/nominate a student, please visit the Sc3 website.

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DAEE 2016 Call for presenters [updated]

November 25, 2015

Interested in presenting at DAEE 2016 on Saturday, February 27? Submit a session today!

The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Don’t delay!

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DAEE announces conference keynote

November 25, 2015

We are excited and honored to have Dr. Dean Goodwin, an upper school environmental science teacher at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware!

Goodwin joins Tatnall from Christchurch School in Christchurch, Virginia, where he was the director of Marine and Environmental Science. He received his bachelor’s in science from the University of Salford in England and his Ph.D. from the University of Leicester in England. With more than 20 years of experience in independent schools, he has taught a variety of science courses, including biology, chemistry, physics, environmental and marine sciences. Dean also runs summer institutes for teachers on the topic of curriculum design and problem-based learning.
Prior to his eight-year tenure at Christchurch School, Goodwin was the director of Environmental Education and chair of Science at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire.
His many accomplishments include designing a three-year integrated science curriculum (biology, chemistry and physics), the NAIS Leading Edge award recipient for environmental sustainability, Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, The College Board Award for AP Environmental Science and the New Hampshire Environmental Educator of the Year award.
Dr. Goodwin is also the author of two books, Global Warming for Beginners (2008) and Climate Change for Beginners (available March 2016).
(text adapted from a Tatnall School release)
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Present at DAEE 2016!

November 17, 2015

Call for Presentations
DAEE’s 7th Annual Conference
E3: Environmental Educators Everywhere
Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Tatnall School, Wilmington DE

Join with other non-formal education professionals, teachers, scout leaders, parents, and grandparents as we celebrate Delaware’s newly completed Environmental Literacy Plan and build upon the ongoing efforts of the Children in Nature Coalition.

During a fun day of networking, sharing, training, and hands-on experiences indoors and in the field we will explore Environmental Education (EE) opportunities, best practices, resources, and local issues to help increase our connection with nature for our children and ourselves.

The success of the conference relies on a diverse and robust selection of presentations.
We need your help!

Presentations will take place during four 50 minute sessions over the course of the day with options for single, extended or double session presentations.  Four strands have been selected for this year’s conference to provide focus and engage a broad spectrum of participants. This year’s Strands are:
– Environmental Education in the Field
– Environmental Education at School
– Environmental Education at Home
– Environmental Education Online

Submission deadline for proposals is Friday, December 11 2015

Click here to review Strand details and to submit your proposal.

For more information contact David Pragoff, Delaware Nature Society School & Group Programs Team Leader at Davidp@DelNature.org

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Save the Date: 2016 DAEE Conference!

October 22, 2015

The 2016 DAEE conference will be held on Saturday, February 27, at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, DE!

Stay tuned for the Call for Presentations and Registration information.

Hope to see you there!

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Free online course on watersheds

August 20, 2015

Looking for a FREE online course about watersheds (using the Chesapeake Bay as a case study)? Explore topic such as watershed ecology, water quality, FieldScope, teaching in the outdoors, and more. Learn from experts from NAAEE, NOAA, and more! The course will run from September 16-October 27, 2015.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.coursera.org/course/watershed.

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