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Members-only event at Auburn Heights

May 2, 2016

Join us for a tour of the Auburn Heights mansion and steam museum on Friday, May 20, 2016, beginning at 2:30pm.  Take a look at the current restoration work underway at the National Vulcanized Fiber (NVF) plant site in Yorklyn followed by networking and light refreshments. This event is open to members of the Delaware Association for Environmental Education (DAEE) and the Delaware Chapter of American Water Resources Association (DEAWRA).

This event is free for members; DAEE will make a donation to the preserve on your behalf.

There is a limited amount of space, so register soon.  You can register here.

Not a current DAEE member? Join/renew your membership today!

Click here for a flyer for this event.

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Edward W. Cooch Jr. Environmental Scholarship

April 12, 2016

The Edward W. Cooch, Jr. Environmental Scholarship fund has been established to honor the late Edward W. Cooch, Jr. (1920-2010).  “Ned” as he was known to many, was an avid environmentalist with a deep passion for the natural lands and water resources of the State of Delaware.  In 1982, Ned was one of the founders of the Christina Conservancy which promotes the preservation and restoration of the natural and historic resources of the Christina River Watershed.  Ned was one of the driving forces and an inspiration for the Christina River Watershed Cleanup, which was started in 1992, and has removed hundreds of tons of trash from the watershed.  Ned was an active member of the Delaware community and demonstrated a deep commitment to the natural environment.

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student, selected by the scholarship committee, who demonstrates the ideals that Ned Cooch carried out in his daily life.

The application can be found here, and is due by April 15, 2016.

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BioBlitz at First State National Historical Park

April 11, 2016

For their 100th Anniversiary, the First State Park_2016 BioBlitz PosterNational Park Service is organizing BioBlitz events in national parks across the nation!

What is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is an intense field study where scientists and volunteers (also known as citizen scientists) work together to compile a “snapshot” of biodiversity in the area. They engage the community and raise environmental awareness.

Whether you have technical knowledge or experience, or not, all are invited to participate.

The First State National Historical Park is hosting a its Centennial BioBlitz at its sites throughout Delaware, on May 20-21, 2016.

For more information, visit here. Registration (found on the link) closes on April 15, so don’t delay!

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DAEE mini-grant deadline extended to April 1

March 28, 2016

Apply now for the inaugural DAEE mini-grant!

For the first time in its history, DAEE is offering a mini-grant opportunity for its members. The DAEE project grant program provides funding to classroom teachers (pre-K-16) and non-formal educators (nature centers, zoos, museums, government agency staff, etc.) for environmental education projects. One grant of up to $500 will be available annually to those that have been DAEE members for at least one year.

The brief application, due March 28, 2016 Friday, April 1, 2016, asks about project basics including a description, audience type and expected number, timeline, evaluation plan, and a budget. Applications can be three pages or less.

Funding comes as a reimbursement, and the grantee will present their project at the 2017 DAEE conference. For more information, visit www.daeeonline.org/minigrant. Apply today!

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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 2016 conference registration is now open!

January 12, 2016

 

2016 conference annoucement

Registration for the 2016 DAEE conference is now open.

Regular registration rate is $40 and includes access to the sessions, exhibits, lunch, and a one-year membership to DAEE. The deadline for all registrations is February 25–don’t miss out!

2016 session descriptions

 

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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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