Eco Science Fair at the Indiana State Museum
The Indiana State Museum, in partnership with Earth Charter Indiana, invite students to participate in our 2nd March 20 & 21, 2015. Last year, eight schools exhibited about their sustainability projects, sharing their enthusiasm on learning about green initiatives with over 500 Indiana students. For 2015, we would like to make the Eco Science Fair a competition, allowing individual and groups of students to challenge themselves in answering some of the most important questions about our future: how to live more sustainable lives. apply to investigate a scientific question related to the categories of renewable energy, social projects (such as recycling and green activism), sustainable agriculture and other. Projects will need to be set-up and ready for judging by 9 a.m. on Friday, March 20. The Going Green Festival will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Students will need to be at their table, especially when judging takes place but will be over by 2 p.m.). During this time, students will also be able to school groups who come to participate in the event. 2 to 2:30 p.m. Awards in each category will be given in the Dean & Barbara White Auditorium of the museum. Projects may remain at the museum on Saturday
Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. but is not required. But please consider doing so that our Saturday guests can enjoy your projects too!
For questions, feel free to contact Joanna via email firstname.lastname@example.org or at 317.232.8293.
Manager of School Programs
For the past 2 years, we’ve been working on a new book which finally went on press last week.
As with our previous books, we’re providing discounts for those who order copies now. I’ve attached a couple of files with details of our pre-publication promo.
Cheers to you from a sunny day in Toronto,
Tim Grant, Editor
28 Lennox Street #8
Toronto, ON M5S 1J7
US mailing address: Green Teacher, PO Box 452, Niagara Falls NY 14304
OXFORD, Ohio (October 1, 2014) - Applications are now being accepted until January 28 for 2015 field courses and the Global Field Program master’s degree, which offers groundbreaking courses in 13 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. (See http://earthexpeditions.org/
Earth Expeditions graduate courses and the Global Field Program (GFP) master's degree bring together graduate students, scientists, educators and community leaders at critical conservation sites worldwide. Sites for 2015 include the Amazon, Australia, Baja, Belize, Borneo, Costa Rica, Guyana, Hawai'i, India, Kenya, Mongolia, Namibia and Thailand.
Tuition for seven graduate credits and all basic in-country expenses are covered in the course costs, which are reduced because of support from Miami University. Accepted students are responsible for airfare.
Earth Expeditions and the GFP can be completed part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. They are open to educators and other professionals who hold a bachelor's degree from any discipline. For more information and to apply, please visit:
Earth Expeditions: http://earthexpeditions.org/
Global Field Program: http://gfp.miamioh.edu/14-15_
Applicants may be interested in Project Dragonfly's additional master's degree, the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP), co-delivered with premier learning institutions in select U.S. cities. Current AIP sites are located in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, and Seattle. For more information, please visit http://aip.miamioh.edu/14-15_
Project Dragonfly reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven learning media, public exhibits and graduate programs worldwide. Dragonfly is housed at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio, established in 1809 and listed as one of the eight original Public Ivies.
CONTACT: Mary Jo Lahrmann
Project Dragonfly, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056
2015 application for the Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy is now available
We are pleased to announce that the online application for the 2015 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy is now available. Please apply yourself or distribute this information to anyone who may be interested. We look forward to another great group of participants.
Learn to be a Leader in Watershed Management
Enroll now to improve your watershed management skills
If you’re interested in water quality and watersheds, consider applying for the 2015 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. The Academy, organized by Purdue University with support from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and other Indiana conservation agencies and organizations, gives participants the chance to:
· Engage in basic and advanced level watershed topics covering leadership principles, watershed science, organization and communication, technology and GIS, stakeholder involvement techniques and policy skills
· Meet, learn from, and build a network of peers
· Interact with topic experts
· Gain strategies, skills, and resources for successful watershed management
· Earn a Professional Certificate in Watershed Management
Enrollment deadline: November 3, 2014
Web site: for the online application and information about the Academy, visit https://engineering.purdue.
Academy Fee: $600, due on December 12, 2014 (includes lodging and food for overnight and one-day workshops, plus all course materials). The total cost to implement this program is over $2200/person, but funding from IDEM’s Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution grants has significant reduced the fee.
Format: Training includes three face-to-face group sessions and distance learning, online (approximately 3-4 hrs./week). The Academy runs from January to May, 2015. Specific workshop dates are January 14-15, March 25-26, and May 20, 2015.
Recognition: Participants who complete all requirements earn a Purdue University Professional Certificate in Watershed Management. Purdue Continuing Education Units are also available for an additional $15 fee.
Museum's crowd funding campaign to benefit Youth Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites seeks help in offering free field trips to Indiana Schools
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites announced today an online crowd funding initiative designed to raise $10,000 from the public to help cover free admission for all K-12 Indiana school field trip groups to the museum and 10 of the state's historic sites. The online component is the second phase to The Field Trip Fund, a campaign that has already raised $20,000 from the public in the first phase.
The second phase is set to begin Aug. 8 and will raise funds to meet a matching gift challenge from USA Funds, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit corporation that works to enhance postsecondary education preparedness, access and success by providing and supporting financial and other valued services.
"We want all students to have the opportunity to learn about Indiana's history through real objects and personal experiences," said Tina Sullivan, senior vice president of External Relations.
In Indiana there are 77,000 students in fourth grade alone that are learning Indiana history and all grades benefit from the museum and historic sites programs all of which meet Indiana's new academic standards.
The museum has setup a funding platform at http://indianamuseum.org/
"USA Funds is pleased to offer this matching gift challenge to provide Indiana students and teachers the resources and learning opportunities available through the Indiana State Museum," said Pat Roe, senior program officer, USA Funds. "The Indiana State Museum provides excellent resources that build upon classroom learning and enhances the learning experience for students. This grant will help to raise funds to ensure teachers and students across the state can take advantage of all the Indiana State Museum has to offer."
Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?
New Harmony State Historic Site is currently not participating.
For more information on The Field Trip Fund, please contact Charlie Shock at or via email at email@example.com.
# # #
The Indiana State Museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana's museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana's story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture.