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Earth Expeditions is now accepting applications for 2015

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/14-15_news.)

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/14-15_news

Global Field Program: http://gfp.miamioh.edu/14-15_news

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_news.

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

513.529.8573lahrmamj@miamioh.edu

Like Project Dragonfly on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/PrjDragonfly. 

 

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.edu/watersheds/academy.html

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.

For more information and to fill out the application, please contact Laura Esman, lesman@purdue.edu, or see the Academy Web Page http://engineering.purdue.edu/watersheds

     
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
Announcing the launch of the 2015-2016 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program Online Application for K-12 teachers!

Are you a U.S.: 

  • Primary and/or secondary classroom teacher?
  • Guidance counselor?
  • Curriculum specialist?
  • Curriculum head?
  • Talented and Gifted coordinator?
  • Special Education coordinator?
  • Media specialist/librarian?

You may be eligible to participate in a unique international professional development opportunity for 3-6 months through the Fulbright Program!

 

By conducting educational research abroad, U.S. teachers gain new skills, learn new instructional methods and assessment methodologies and share best practices with international colleagues and students. Teachers also have the opportunity to expand their understanding of other cultures and international education systems that will enrich their U.S. schools and local communities with global perspectives.

 

Teachers may travel to: Botswana, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Palestinian Territories, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. 
*Additional countries are still pending and will be added to the website in the coming weeks.

START YOUR APPLICATION TODAY: https://dafulbrightteachers.org/ 

 

Application deadline: November 5, 2014.

 

Eligibility Requirements: www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org.

 

Application Info: http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org/application-tp2.

 

This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education.


Marine Education Fellowship

 
The Ecology Project has recently opened up a professional development opportunity for teachers.  The informational flyer is here .  Check it out at http://www.ecologyproject.org/promo/fellowship.
 

 

 Indiana State Museum Crowd Funding

 

 

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/donate.

"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?v=lIao4aw1cUw&feature=youtu.be  to view the campaign video. Your voice is as valuable as your donation. After giving, please share the link with others and let them know that they can make a difference, too.

New Harmony State Historic Site is currently not participating.

For more information on The Field Trip Fund, please contact Charlie Shock at 317.233.9911 or via email at cshock@indianamuseum.org

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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.

 







Environmental Education Links

 

 

Discovering the Science of the Earth

IUPUI Discovering the Science of the Environment (DSE) is an inquiry-based and interactive science education program for central Indiana fourth through ninth grade students and education professionals.


 

Earth Charter

Earth Charter Indiana actively inspires and advances a sustainable, just and peaceful lifestyle for all Hoosiers through our statewide initiatives. Check out our current projects!

 

EE Link

A web site filled with all sorts of environmental and education information

 

Environmental Concepts in the Classroom

Important document to read and this article is required for all British Colombia teachers by the ministry of education!

 

Environmental Education Council of Ohio

Ohio’s EE organization’s links to other important sites

 

Forest History Society

Be sure to check out our “If Trees Could Talk” curriculum. This 10 module Environmental History curriculum is offered free on-line to all educators.

 

Go Fish Indiana

Go FishIN  is Indiana DNR’s new urban fishing program. This program provides great shore fishing opportunities for Hoosiers that live in heavily populated urban areas.


Go Green

The roots of this ecological stewardship journey at Goshen College is Christian faith and the belief that God calls us to care for all of creation. The Ecological Stewardship Committee of students, faculty and administrators is leading the campus in collaborative efforts to encourage sustainable practices and reduce use of fossil fuels.


Hoosier Sierra Club

To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives


Illinois’s Environmental Education Association

In 1972 a group of committed and concerned citizens -- both conservationists and teachers -- founded the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. Since that time, members of EEAI have provided leadership on this front at the national, state and community levels.


Indiana Audubon Society

mission is to stimulate interest in birds and their protection; to serve the needs of youth, civic, church, schools and other groups by providing information concerning birds; and to educate the public concerning the necessity for conserving and preserving Indiana's natural heritage, its unique flora and fauna


Indiana DNR Campgrounds


Indiana DNR Inns


Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society

Whatever your interestundefinedprotecting natural places, adding native plants to your garden, photographing wildflowers, or lending expertise to our community of native plant enthusiastsundefinedthere’s a place for you in INPAWS.

Together we’re working to create healthy ecosystems, teach the next generation to love the land, and save the wild beauty of Indiana


 

Indiana Wildlife Federation

To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana’s wildlife and wildlife habitat through education and advocacy.


Midwestern Wetland Flora

A field office guide to plant species which provides an illustrated glossary of floral terms, a species list and an identification key.


National Wetlands Inventory

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory. Includes downloadable GIS maps.


National Wildlife Federation

Full EE info & news and also this page includes links to Ranger Rick’s educational pages.


Natural Inquirer

The Natural Inquirer is a middle school science education journal! Scientists report their research in journals, which enable scientists to share information with one another. This journal, The Natural Inquirer, was created so that scientists can share their research with middle school students. Each article tells you about scientific research conducted by scientists in the USDA Forest Service.


North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE)

Promoting Excellance in Environmental Education


Orion Society

Environmental magazine that’s online and relates to the ecological heart


Population Education

Curriculum for teaching about population trends and their effects on environment and society.  Our K-12 activities explore a variety of demographic and environmental topics including, but not limited to: population growth patterns over time, dynamics of the demographic transition, renewable and nonrenewable resource use, carrying capacity, and habitat destruction. 
 

Project Wet

We envision a world in which action-oriented education enables every child to understand and value water, ensuring a sustainable future.


Project Wild

Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students.


Second Nature

Higher education and sustainability can be connected to your institution.


Wabash & Erie Canal

A wonderful page by Terry Pepper about the canal from Fort Wayne to Huntington.

 
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