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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
Green Teacher
28 Lennox Street #8
Toronto, ON M5S 1J7


416-960-1244, tim@greenteacher.com

US mailing address:  Green Teacher, PO Box 452, Niagara Falls NY 14304

 

$2,000 SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE
May 30, 2015 Application Deadline

National Association  of Abandoned Mind Land Programs, NAAMLP is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes the reclamation and restoration of lands affected by abandoned mining throughout the nation. Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) established the national Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program under the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), U.S. Department of the Interior. SMCRA’s purpose is to reclaim land and water resources adversely affected by past coal mining and left abandoned or inadequately restored. SMCRA levies fees on active coal mining to pay the reclamation costs. Collected fees are deposited in the AML Fund and redistributed to authorized states and tribes to implement their own programs. NAAMLP is the professional association of States and Tribes who work under the auspices of Title IV of SMCRA, as amended.
The $2,000 NAAMLP Scholarship is intended to assist in the education of students who intend to work as scientists or technicians in the field of mine land reclamation.
Letters of application for this scholarship must be received by May 30, 2015.
Scholarship monies will be awarded in the form of a tuition check made out to the accredited educational institution of your choice to be received at the annual NAAMLP conference. Three (3) scholarships will be given: 1) to a student enrolled in a school in the eastern geographic area of the United States (generally those states within or near the Appalachian Region of the OSMRE); 2) to a student enrolled in a school in the Mid-Continent of the United States (generally those states within or near the Mid-Continent Region of the OSMRE); and 3) to a student enrolled in a school in the Western Region of the United States (generally those states within or near the Western Region of the OSMRE). The scholarship holders are invited to attend the 2015 NAAMLP Annual Conference at the Santa Fe, New Mexico from September 27-30, 2015. Costs (travel, lodging, per diem up to a total of $1000) and Conference registration fees will be covered in addition to the scholarship. Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in all Conference activities. Tuition may be used at any accredited institution of higher education. The NAAMLP Scholarship must be utilized during the 2015-2016 school year.


 see http://www.onenet.net/~naamlp/index.html

 

 

World of 7 Billion Video Contest

Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest can help you bring technology and creativity into your high school environmental education classes. 


The contest challenges your students to create a short (60 seconds or less) video illustrating the connection between world population growth and one of three global challenges dealing with either the sixth extinction, available farmland, or global education. Students can win up to $1,000 and their teachers will receive free curriculum resources. 


The contest deadline is February 19, 2015. Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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