DAEE 2016 Call for presenters

November 25, 2015

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

The deadline is Friday, December 11, 2015. Don’t delay!


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)

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


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!


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.


A day on the farm

July 9, 2015

Join Woodside Farms Creamery (Hockessin, DE) on September 19, to learn more about local farms and meet the farmers who operate them. There will be over 30 agriculture-related educational exhibits, plus hay rides, scavenger hunt, and, of course, delicious food!

Check out the brochure, and save the date!


National Get Outdoors Day is June 13

June 1, 2015

National Get Outdoors Day is a new annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.

Participating partners will offer opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities.

Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors.


DAEE Event: Canoeing the Christina at DEEC

May 13, 2015

On Friday, June 19, from 2:30-5:00pm, DAEE will host a canoe paddle for new and existing DAEE members on the Christina River at the DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC), on the Wilmington Riverfront!

Cost is $10–a discounted rate. The group is limited to 32 people, and registration ends May 22, so don’t delay!

Not a DAEE member? Join now and register for the event as a member!

You can register at http://2015canoethechristina.eventbrite.com

Questions about the event? Contact Rick Mickowski.

Click here for the event brochure.


DAEE co-hosts MAMEA event

May 13, 2015

On Saturday, June 6, DAEE and the Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) team up to host “Delaware’s Springtime Coastal Ecology.” This educator workshop will include a guided tour of the DuPont Nature Center, a beach walk to view shorebirds and spawning horseshoe crabs, a guided kayak paddle on Cedar Creek, and a lesson plan share-a-thon!

The cost is $10 for existing MAMEA members, and $20 for non-members. The $20 fee includes a one-year membership to MAMEA and DAEE!

To register, visit www.mamea.org/.

For more information, contact Chris Petrone.

Click here for the workshop brochure!


20th Annual Delmarva Birding Weekend

April 2, 2015

The 20th Annual Delmarva Birding Weekend will be held April 23 through 26, 2015. The Weekend celebrates the spring migration of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors, and the birds that reside on the Peninsula year-round. Combining boat trips, paddling treks, and expeditions by foot, the Weekend takes place in the wild lands and waters that feed into the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and the Atlantic Coastal Bays.

Registration information and field trip descriptions are available at www.DelmarvaBirding.org.


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