Posts Tagged ‘education’


New funding opportunity from NOAA’s Office of Education

March 4, 2015

NOAA’s Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for projects designed to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes.  Successful projects will advance NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location.  Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments in the United States.  Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000 for all years of the project.


The deadline for applications to this funding opportunity is 11:59:59 pm EDT on April 13, 2015. Applications must be submitted online via It is anticipated that awards under this announcement will be made by September 30, 2015 and that the projects funded under this announcement will have a start date no earlier than October 1, 2015.

Informational Webinar

Two informational webinars with the program officers will occur on March 9, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EDT and March 10, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EDT. NOTE: the same content will be presented in both webinars. By 12:00 PM EST on March 6, 2015, interested applicants should register for one of the webinars by emailing Include in the Subject line of the email: “Register for ELG15 FFO Webinar” and in the body of the email, provide the interested party’s name(s), institution, telephone number, and email address and indicate the preferred webinar date. An email response from will be sent with the login information and date for the webinar. Whenever possible, individuals from the same institution should try to join the webinar from the same computer/phone line.

Additional Information

To read the full funding announcement, visit


2015 Conference Information!

February 11, 2015

Meaningful Experiences: Connecting Education and Nature

Register now for 2015 DAEE Conference FlyerDAEE’s Sixth Annual statewide conference, to be held on Saturday, March 28 at Sussex Tech High School in Georgetown, Delaware.  Click here to view the program descriptions and to register.  Register by February 20th to receive a discount on the conference fee.  Exhibitors and vendors also are invited to register through this link.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Jonathan Wickert, Ed.D., Chief of Interpretation at Delaware State Parks.  He has previously worked at Caesar Rodney High School as the Instructional Advisor where he was a classroom teacher of social studies, world history, civics, economics and world geography until he assumed the additional duties of the Administrator for the CRHS ‘Success Academy’, a 2-week voluntary summer program for incoming freshman.

Here’s a sample of some of the workshops and activities that have been lined up for the conference:

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Hands-on Watershed Models
  • Linking School Curriculum and Outdoor Learning
  • School Garden Basics
  • Rain Garden Design
  • Empower Your Students to Engage and Explore: Tree Identification
  • Mysterious Magical Monarchs
  • What’s new about Next Generation Science Standards
  • Bay to Bay: A Multidisciplinary Investigation
  • Rain Barrel Fun
  • Redden State Forest field trip
  • and… MORE!

Program descriptions and registration for participants, vendors and exhibitors are now online at

Delaware teachers can receive six clock hours from the Delaware Teacher Center for their participation in the conference.

For more information, or to volunteer to help out with the conference, please contact the chair of the Conference Planning Committee, Flavia Rutkosky, at

If you have items that you would like to donate to the conference silent auction, please contact Angel Burns, at


Delaware EE job opportunities

February 5, 2014

Several great opportunities in Delaware. Many of these have immediate deadlines, so don’t delay!

The Mt. Cuba Center is looking for a full time Visitor Experience Coordinator, a Public Engagement Coordinator, and an Education and Research Assistant. For more information, visit the Mt. Cuba Center website.

The Delaware Nature Society is searching for Backyard Habitat Program Manager for Kent & Sussex Counties. More information is available on the DNS website.

The New Castle Conservation District and Delaware State Parks (DNREC) are looking for a Trainer/Educator (Interpretive Programs Manager) at the Brandywine Creek State Park. Information is available in this pdf.

The Stroud Center is looking to hire an Environmental Educator. Visit their website for more information.

Seasonal positions:

DE Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for two seasonal employees: Environmental Educator for bats at Fort Delaware, and a Research Assistant for Reptile, Amphibian, and Bat Projects in Smyrna.

Please spread the word, and if you decide to apply for any of these positions, good luck!


Upcoming environmental education opportunities

December 23, 2013

2014 Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Conference
Make Connections–Take Action
Keynote: Davey Rogner, founder of Pick Up America
February 6-9, 2014
Ocean City, MD

2014 Pennsylvania Association for Environmental Education (PAEE) & Mid-Atlantic EE Conference
Spheres of Influence: Shaping the Curve of Environmental Education
Keynotes: April Claus, Director of Education at Fern Hollow Nature Center; and Steven Van Matre, International Chair of The Institute for Earth Education
March 14-15, 2014
Ligonier, PA

2014 National Marine Educators Association Conference
Sailing into Marine Education: From the Ocean to the Bay
Keynotes: Dr. Edith Widder; Dr. Rita Colwell; and Dr. Mike Wyesession
July 21-25, 2014
Annapolis, MD
*Call for presentations is now open through January 27


Mt. Cuba Center job opportunities & Open Days

May 28, 2013

The Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit horticultural institution in Hockessin, DE. They are currently seeking qualified applicants for several positions:

They are also now featuring “Open Days” where you can tour the center on your own. They are open on Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 4pm from April 19, 2013 to Saturday, November 9, 2013. Come and experience the naturalistic garden up close. Staff and docents are there to assist you in connecting with the garden through discovery stations and excursions. They also have a new picnic area, so pack some food and enjoy the great outdoors. No reservation necessary. The full story is here.

From May 3 to July 26th, they will remain open until 7:00pm on Fridays! Join us for a relaxing time.

Tickets for Open Days: $6 Adults; $4 children (ages 5 to 16); Free for children under 5.


DMNH seeks new Director of Education & Public Programming

October 18, 2012

The Delaware Museum of Natural History, located in Wilmington, is seeking a Director of Education and Public Programming. Please visit the DMNH website for more information.


2013 Conference Save-the-Date

October 1, 2012


Mini Grants now available!

September 21, 2012

The Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grant Program awards up to $5,000 to support activities at schools and non-profit organizations that help promote awareness of and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams. The Mini Grant Program is supported by a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Bay Watershed Education and Training Program.

Mini grants are currently available for K-12 Environmental Education and Community Engagement and Restoration. The deadline for both programs is January 11, 2013, at 5:00 pm.

For more information, please visit the Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grant page.


Kickoff Event to Feature Richard Louv

September 19, 2012

You are invited to attend the Delaware Children in Nature Kickoff event on October 1st from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Delaware Technical Community College’s Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover.  DAEE is proud to be a sponsor of this event. The event will include a keynote by Richard Louv, writer of one of the most influential books in environmental education, Last Child in the Woods.

This event is open to the public.  RSVP by September 24 to Matthew Ritter, (302) 739-9187,

View and print the invitation flyer.


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