Posts Tagged ‘teacher’

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Delaware Envirothon!

August 15, 2014

It’s time once again to begin thinking about the 2015 Delaware Envirothon.

The Envirothon is an environmental program and competition for high school age students (grades 9-12). Combining in-class curriculum and hands-on training, the Delaware Envirothon is guaranteed to enhance your students’ and your practical knowledge and application of environmental science. Some program highlights include:

  • College Scholarships and Cash Awards
  • Career Exposure
  • Current Environmental Issues
  • Collaborative Learning Experience
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Teacher Credit Hours through the Delaware Teacher Center
  • Hands-on workshops—these hands-on workshops are scheduled for October 18th (Soils and Forestry), November 8th (Urban and Community Forestry), and January 24th (Air Quality, Aquatic Ecology, and Wildlife)
  • Winning team will attend the NCF Envirothon in Springfield, Missouri July 27-August 1, 2015
  • Scholarships and prizes for top teams at the NCF Envirothon

For more information, please contact Rick Mickowski, DE Envirothon Chair, check out this flyer, or visit the website: www.delawareenvirothon.org.

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K-12 Teacher Workshop

June 13, 2014

Hosted by the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, the “Food, Land, and People” workshop will explore how agriculture, the environment, and people connect.

This workshop is free, and runs August 4-5 at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel, DE. Teachers will receive an 800 page curriculum ($35 value), numerous giveaways and classroom supplies, clock hour credits, and have the opportunity to visit local farms and explore Trap Pond! Lunch and refreshments are also provided.

To register, email lisabaird@nanticokeriver.org or call 410-443-8878 by July 11.

Download the workshop brochure here.

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Field trip contest from DuPont

March 14, 2014

Want to get your students outdoors this spring, to experience one of Delaware’s fantastic environmental education centers? Why not enter the DuPont Clear into the Classroom field trip contest? The program sponsors field trips for students in grades 3-5 from any school in Delaware. The winning classroom will receive bus transportation, lunch, and any program costs.

The deadline is April 15, 2014.

For more information, visit www.clearintotheclassroom.com and click on “teachers.”

Good luck!

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Bombay Hook Refuge April Events

March 12, 2014

Lots of great events coming up at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Smyrna. Check them out! For more information on any of these programs visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bombay_Hook/, or email tina_watson@fws.gov.

Saturday, April 5, 2014      10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Environmental Education Workshop –Exploring the Refuge       The workshop is for teachers, volunteers, scout leaders, and interested visitors.  It will introduce educators to the National Wildlife Refuge System and provide an understanding of how Bombay Hook NWR can be used as an outdoor classroom for environmental education programs.  Participants will tour the Refuge; learn about bird migration and bird identification; explore the brackish water, fresh water, and forest habitats; and develop an understanding of how the Refuge is managed for wildlife and habitat conservation.  Lesson plans and general information about the Refuge are provided.  To register, contact Tina Watson at (302) 653-6872 or tina_watson@fws.gov.

Sunday, April 6, 2014     1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    Spring Bird Walk with John and Becky Hargrove   Join the Hargroves’ for a Spring bird walk.  Walk a couple of trails and ride along the wildlife drive looking for early migrating warblers and waders; resident songbirds, birds of prey, and waterfowl.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Saturday, April 12, 2014     1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.       Highway Cleanup –– Celebrate EARTH DAY by cleaning up the roads leading to the Refuge.  Bring your gloves and wear shoes that can get wet.  Refreshments will be served after the cleanup.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014       9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.      Nature’s Gift – Native Trees       Our Arbor Day Celebration will introduce you to some great native trees which will enhance and add beauty to your garden! We’ll demonstrate how to properly plant at tree, too! Following the workshop, participants will perform seasonal maintenance on the landscape around the Visitors Center.  This is a great opportunity to learn about basic garden practices.  Light refreshments will be served.  To register, contact Quentin Schlieder at (302) 653-6449 or qcsjr@comcast.net.

Saturday, April 19, 2014     1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Bike Ride on the Refuge     Join Tina Watson for an eight-mile bike ride on the Refuge.  The group will make several stops for bird identification and to discuss wildlife management techniques.  Bicycle should have hybrid tires.  Don’t forget your helmet and check the air in your tires!  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 9:00 am – 12:00 noon      Refuge Nature Hike – Birds, Botany, and Habitat Management Techniques      This program will be an informative field study.  Appropriate for adults (16 years and older) interested in learning about the diverse flora and fauna of the refuge and how the refuge’s habitats and management techniques attract a variety of wildlife.  The 3 hour program will include botany and fungi leaders, Susan Yost and Michael Maciarello.  Bird identification by sight and sound will be explored with FOBH bird club members.  Participants will walk Boardwalk and Parsons Point trail, stop along the wildlife drive, and hike along the Finis pond and forested area.  In each area, the habitats and wildlife will be observed and discussed.  Participants are required to hike 3+ miles and be able to stand for long periods of time. Bring binoculars, your favorite field guides, notebook, snack, and water.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Contact Tina Watson to register, 302-653-9345 or tina_watson@fws.gov.

Sunday, April 27, 2014       10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.          Bird Identification Station   Get a close look at the different bird species in the impoundments.  Randy Murphy will be set up on the auto tour route with scopes and binoculars to help you identify waterfowl, shorebirds, passing raptors, and whatever else flies by.  Check in at the Visitor Center for the exact location.

Sunday, April 27, 2014       11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.      Tour of the Refuge –   Join volunteer, Ray Cullom, for a tour of the Refuge.  Find out how the Refuge is managed for wildlife, visit different habitats, and walk a trail.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sunday, April 27, 2014      1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Tour of the Refuge –  Join volunteer, Ray Cullom, for a tour of the Refuge.  Find out how the Refuge is managed for wildlife, visit different habitats, and walk a trail.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Teacher Workshop: Engaging Students Through Nature

May 22, 2013

Teacher Workshop: Engaging Students through Nature
July 24th, 2013, 9:00am-3:30pm

Learn strategies to increase student engagement and enrich learning across subject areas by integrating nature into your curriculum.

  • Choose from concurrent sessions for pre-K and lower grades or middle and upper grades.
  • Participate in field studies led by SCEE staff.
  • Share favorite outdoor learning experiences and activities with your peers.
  • Take home FREE resources.
  • Earn Act 48 credit hours.

This workshop is FREE thanks to the support from the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection..
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register call 215-482-7300 x110 or email scee@schuylkillcenter.org.

For more information, please visit http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/programs/forteachers/professional.html.

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New water cycle poster from USGS

January 25, 2013

WaterCycleKids-USGSThe U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have teamed up to create the most comprehensive and amusing water-cycle diagram for kids and schools anywhere.

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2013 Conference Save-the-Date

October 1, 2012

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2013 DAEE Conference Planning is Underway

September 19, 2012

Planning has begun for DAEE’s Fourth Annual statewide conference, to be held in early 2013.  The date will be announced very soon, once a venue is confirmed – stay tuned! If you would like be involved in this year’s conference, either as a planner or as a presenter, please contact the chair of the Planning Committee, Kathleen Logullo, at klogullo@agcharter.org.

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Marine Education Conference October 12-14

September 19, 2012

Registration is now open for the Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) conference.  Join educators from the Mid-Atlantic region to celebrate marine education Chesapeake Bay style. The 2012 MAMEA conference will be held on the campus of the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Horn Point Lab on the shores of the Choptank River in Cambridge, MD.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about all things aquatic during presentations by invited speakers, concurrent sessions and field trips. Contact Kathy Fuller, MAMEA President-Elect at kfuller@aqua.org or 410-576-3888.  Or visit http://www.mamea.org/conf.html.

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Delaware’s MOST WANTED

July 5, 2012

Understanding the First State’s nastiest invasive species

On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, join natural resources educators from all over the state as they discuss many of Delaware’s invasive species at the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend, DE. Sponsored by the Delaware Invasive Species Council, the workshop will include content presentations, lesson plan demonstrations, and an actual invasive species removal project. For more information click here, or contact Christopher Petrone (petrone@udel.edu) or Tess Belcher (Theresa.Belcher@state.de.us). This workshop is open to classroom teachers and informal educators! Seat time towards re-certification is available for Delaware classroom teachers.

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