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
Join us for a livestream event with Josefina Braña Varela (vice president and deputy lead, WWF Forests) to learn about the connections between forests and climate change and what she and her team are working on to protect forests.
EPA is excited to announce the application period for the President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) and Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). Applications are due January 11, 2023. For more information about the open competitions and how to apply to either award, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-calls-applications-2023-presidents-environmental-student-and-teacher-awards.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 9:00am to Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 5:00pm
All who have been teaching ecology to any degree in any undergraduate course are invited to participate in the Teaching of Undergraduate Ecology Survey (TUES), administered by the Ecological Society of America. The first of its kind, this survey will provide critical insights on where and how ecology is taught in undergraduate courses. Provide your input!
Explore our online library of free lessons, journal pages, conservation comics, field guides, and activity books for grades K–5. Find dozens of quality printable exercises and resources on forest health, ecology, and plant conservation.
Scent detection dogs are increasingly used in conservation research to improve the frequency or probability of finding biological samples or focal organisms, including rare or cryptic species. We offer a series of three short courses designed to provide an appreciation for this emerging field, the science behind it, and the benefits of this approach.
NAAEE is in the early stages of developing a set of guidelines focusing on climate change education and climate justice as part of the Guidelines for Excellence series. As with all of the others sets of guidelines, these will be developed using a public participatory process involving opportunities to review and provide input. If you would like to learn about updates in our process and provide input into drafts, please complete the following Google form:
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.
The Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice offers weekly professional development webinars on teaching climate for non-experts. This week, we invite you to learn about how K–12 teachers can engage their students on climate change. We will also explore how improving students' writing skills can be vital in empowering their climate advocacy. Finally, we will be sharing information about how to participate in the Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice, set for March 29, 2023.
Teacher Workshops in Conservation Science is a free, three-day, professional development opportunity for middle and high school science teachers, as well as administrators and informal educators who engage these age groups.
Date and Time:
Monday, July 10, 2023, 11:30am to Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 6:30pm
Mosaic Movement Infrastructure RFP supports local to national movement infrastructure that enhances diverse and collaborative engagement on four key statutes and initiatives – the Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Justice40, and 30x30.
Date and Time:
Monday, October 24, 2022, 8:00am to Friday, December 9, 2022, 8:00pm
The Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice is offering weekly professional development webinars for non-climate experts to learn how to teach about climate. Join us each Wednesday at 10 AM and 9 PM Eastern Time for varying topics. See more for descriptions of the upcoming webinars and registration links.