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."
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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.
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Promoting Excellance in Environmental Education
Environmental magazine that’s online and relates to the ecological heart
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