eePRO Feed: Connecting to Nature

Opportunity

On Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30pm EST/3:30pm PST, join Picture Motion and Camping to Connect for an exclusive, virtual pre-release screening of WOOD HOOD, recent winner of Best Short Film at Banff, the world's largest mountain film festival. The film screening will be followed by a panel conversation exploring Nature Deficiency In Urban Youth, and should last about one hour in total.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

A student and a teacher stand outside in an open forest on a sunny day
Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages
Opportunity

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

A tree with green-to-bright-orange leaves stands in the middle. Surrounding are other trees of various colors, with a trail and prairie plants in the foreground. "Directions" reads at the top.
Fall 2022 Directions Cover
Resource

How are nature center leaders impacting their communities? Find out in the latest issue of Directions, the journal of the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA). With trends in the profession and stories of innovative leadership, Directions is a must-read for anyone in the nature & environmental learning center field.

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Publication, Journal, Newsletter
A grizzly bear stares straight in a forest
Opportunity

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!

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Plant Heroes Logo
Resource

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.

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Website
A young child wearing a red backpack and holding a stuffed toy bear, stands on a ridge and looks out at some hills on a foggy day
Blog

The "culture of danger," as in child-proofing homes, daycare facilities, and outside play areas, has touched every aspect of early childhood education. How can one go about playing in backyards and play areas when one lives near bears, moose, and coyotes? It is all about acquiring knowledge of wildlife behavior and discovering the special capabilities of very young children.

A photo of a family standing in front of a table, reading a display about yellow perch and aquaculture in Ohio.
Tabletop display materials will be used at outreach events such as here at the Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival in September 2022. Photo credit: Nicole Wright
Blog
Moderator Endorsed: Global EE

Dive into the story of an Ohioan partnership linking people and small businesses across the state through education, and follow the yellow perch's journey from source to plate in the latest Harvest Stories.

Two women smile at the camera while each holding a mason jar filled with rocks, soil, and green vegetation.
During the Worldwide Teach-In last March, students created terrariums after learning about the environmental benefits of gardening and growing food. Photo credit: Kerry Hustwit / Neumann University
Blog
Moderator Endorsed: Global EE
Moderator Endorsed: K-12 EE

What's the Worldwide Teach-In? Learn about a bottom-up educational event led by educators and community members.

A child looks down at a sandy beach while holding a trash bag
Photo credit: Chaleow Ngamdee / Shutterstock.com
Resource

Learn about the most pressing issues facing our ocean and what you can do to help. This vivid, easy-to-read handbook is a primer on ocean issues and ocean stewardship.

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Issues for equity, adaptation and climate change. Urban planning and climate justice. Spatial inequality. Coastal development and adaptation economics. “Racially Just Adaptation” and more!

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Website, Audio recording
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