Upcoming Environmental Education Opportunities – Winter 2012

Get involved – 2012 Delaware Envirothon

The Delaware Envirothon is a hands-on, team-based environmental learning experience for high school students. It has been correlated to state educational standards and the materials can be adapted to the classroom or used as an after-school program for team members.

The 2012 Delaware Envirothon will be held on April 26, 2012. The organizers are looking for additional adults and students interested in environmental education and stewardship and becoming involved with the Delaware Envirothon. For more information view our blog post, or visit http://www.delawareenvirothon.org.

Attend the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education Conference in Ocean City, MD, February 9-12, 2012

“Fulfilling Environmental Education’s Promise: Authentic Learning & Real World Impact” is this year’s theme for Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education’s annual conference. The purpose of the conference is to provide high-quality education and networking opportunities for environmental education professionals.

The multiple day, multiple track format offers a self-directed, facilitated learning environment with education sessions, workshops, and extensive exhibition. Education sessions, designed to meet the needs of all environmental education categories, focus on current and emerging issues, best practices, and challenges facing practitioners.  Visit: http://www.maeoe.org for more information.

Certified Interpretive Guide Training Workshop Offered by Delaware State Parks

Delaware State Parks, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation, is offering a 32-hour professional certification course for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or having public contact at interpretive sites.

  • February 23 and March 15: Killen’s Pond Nature Center, Felton
  • March 1 and 8:  Grassdale Training Center, Delaware City

For more information about the course, please contact Barbara Woodford at Barbara.woodford@state.de.us  or call (302) 577-7020.  Registration deadline is February 1, 2012.

Summer Fun and Education Fair at the Blue Ball Barn on Saturday, February 18 from 10 am to 2 pm

Shake off cabin fever at this fun family fair. Make “goo,” fly a kite, enjoy a live animal presentation and investigate the many ways you can make summer fun, right near home. There will be activities, prizes and demonstrations throughout the event. Discover the adventures summer can hold! FREE.

Application for vendors accepted through February 1st – present your summer programs to local families! This reasonably priced opportunity provides you with the option to present a recreational and/or educational demonstration during the day. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact Barbara.Woodford@state.de.us.

Workshop: Why We Matter: Working with Community Perceptions to Achieve Your Goal at Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington on February 24

A one-day professional development workshop where participants will learn tools for assessing institutional performance and marketing and development strategies based on research into the perception of zoos and aquariums by visitors, funders, and strategically placed public-opinion leaders.

A valuable workshop for any professional discipline (superintendents, administrators, marketers, education, visitor services, etc.), participants will learn first-hand how to create positive change for their own facility! $15 per person (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all program materials).  Registration deadline:  February 3, 2012.   For registration information, contact Breanne Preisen at Breanne.preisen@state.de.us.

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