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The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is offering two week-long professional development courses for people who work in or lead teams who work in conservation learning, environmental education, and formal and nonformal learning. Foundations of Conservation Learning and Leadership in Conservation Learning will take place February 13–18, 2023 at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV. Early Bird registration is open NOW until December 12.

Date and Time:

Monday, February 13, 2023, 3:00pm to Saturday, February 18, 2023, 9:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00pm

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Photo credit: Holly Peterson/Westgate Community School
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After college, I became disheartened that environmental education was not the career path that I wanted to continue. Every position I saw offered low wages, part-time, or volunteer work. Then I found Westgate Community School (WCS), a K–12 charter school unlike any other. Environmental Education and Service Learning are just two pieces of Westgate’s whole child education that I lead as the Environmental Education Coordinator. I take care of goats, chickens, barn cats, and a snake daily. I teach topics about all things environmental. I am here to talk about my work at Westgate and explain why we must integrate environmental education into our public school systems.

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Join the Climate and Resilience Education Task Force’s Youth Steering Committee for a virtual youth-led panel with New York City teachers, Climate Education: NY Teachers on the Frontlines on Monday, December 12th, 2022 from 5:00 PM–6:30 PM EST.

Date and Time:

Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Monday, December 12, 2022, 4:19pm

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Join us online from October 31–November 5 for six packed days of inspiring guest speakers, with 40 informative sessions and daily E3 Washington highlights. You won’t want to miss our Lunch Speaker Series amplifying impactful ESE voices!

Date and Time:

Monday, October 31, 2022, 8:00am to Saturday, November 5, 2022, 5:00pm

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The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) are excited to announce that they will hold their next conference jointly, from July 9-12, 2023 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

Date and Time:

Sunday, July 9, 2023, 8:00am to Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 9:54pm

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Are you a professional of color working in the environmental or conservation space in the Delaware River Watershed region? The Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL) is excited to invite you to apply for a one-year cohort with opportunities for career development, network building, and skills development to enhance and advance your professional pursuits. There is no cost to apply or participate and the application deadline is Wednesday, October 19th.

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 11:59pm

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This September, Earth Force is hosting Field Conversations in #EnvironmentalActionCivics: a series of live conversations on Instagram with experts in civics, student-led learning, and environmental education. We’d love to have you join in! (And continue the conversation in Tucson at #NAAEE2022!)

Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 1:00pm

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Opportunity

The Ocean Foundation has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify young writers between the ages of 13–25 to provide curriculum writing services for the production of a “youth ocean action toolkit” focused on the seven Ocean Literacy Principles and Marine Protected Areas, supported by National Geographic Society.

Registration Deadline:

Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:59pm

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Join us for our return to an in-person gathering in beautiful Tucson or participate online with our virtual program. NAAEE’s 2022 conference will focus on the powerful role education can play in creating healthier communities and tackling today’s complex environmental and social issues. Register today!

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The course explores pathways from educational activities to environmental behavior and action. We focus on many fascinating pathways including sense of place, nature connectedness, personal- and collective-efficacy, and identity. And we teach you to develop your own theory of change for influencing others to take environmental actions.

Date and Time:

Monday, September 12, 2022, 9:00am to Sunday, October 9, 2022, 9:00am

Registration Deadline:

Monday, September 12, 2022, 9:00am