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Community Announcements

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BayCLIC Resources

Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative

Check out the new website for the Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative. This website gives background into the collaborative but also has a number of resources for educators from climate education tools to a climate science database that’s focused on climate impacts in the San Francisco Bay Area.

14th Annual Research Symposium

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

NAAEE’s Annual Research Symposium brings together more than 150 new and experienced researchers from around the globe to explore the current state and future directions of environmental education research and advance the use of effective practices.

The two-day Symposium facilitates discussion about ongoing research, fosters dialogue about research–community partnerships, and provides opportunities for graduate students and others to develop and expand their research skills.

46th Annual NAAEE Conference

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

The 46th Annual Conference will build on more than four decades of work in the field to think creatively and collectively about how to create a more sustainable future. NAAEE  will pay tribute to the importance of the first international conference on environmental education, which was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1977, and brought together environmental education leaders from around the world who first framed how education can help address the growing environmental and social challenges facing society. During the conference, NAAEE will share ideas and innovation about how we can build on the Tbilisi framework to imagine a better future and create a path forward for the field in the coming decade and beyond.

Education in Context: Nature, Culture, and Equity in Preschool

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

If you love nature and young children, you won’t want to miss this! Join us for engaging sessions, site tours, professional networking, and connecting with nature. Keynote Dr. Debra Sullivan presents: Equity and Identity: A Sociocultural Examination of Nature-based Early Childhood Education.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEAM) Symposium Conference

Environmental Literacy Steering Committee

The 2017 California STEAM Symposium (formerly the STEM Symposium) convenes nearly 3,000 educators from across California to catalyze improved STEAM instruction for all students. The California STEAM Symposium provides educators with opportunities for ongoing rigorous, high-quality, collaborative, and inspiring professional learning and resources. The conference also showcases innovative approaches to teaching and learning happening throughout the state.

Guide for Program Leaders

BEETLES

BEETLES have been hard at work this winter and they have about 80 new pages to show for it! BEETLES are excited to introduce, for the first time ever, a brand-new Guide for Program Leaders. It is a culmination of many years of conversations, interviews, focus groups and surveys with leaders and instructors from about 70 programs, combined with research in a variety of fields, including teaching and learning, psychology, and program improvement, among others.

Outdoor Educators Institute (OEI)

Youth Outside 

Do you know an 18-24 year-old Bay Area resident who would like to strengthen their leadership and youth development skills, but can’t find the trainings they want…for FREE? Do you know someone who is interested in connecting people to the natural world, but doesn’t have the skills? Do they want to bring the outdoors as a tool for growth, learning and FUN to their community? The Outdoor Educators Institute can provide the training, skills, and experience necessary to become an outdoor leader and community advocate.

OEI is a 3-month long professional and workforce development program offered in the fall of 2017, starting on August 12th. OEI trainees will learn and practice a variety of outdoor skills necessary to becoming a culturally relevant outdoor leader, through participating in one evening session a week, and various weekend expeditions. OEI components include leadership training in wilderness backpacking, sea kayaking, outdoor facilitation, environmental education, group management, professional skills, conservation skills, along with trainings on equity, inclusion and cultural relevancy. OEI will also support participants as they develop their skills in becoming culturally relevant outdoor leaders, navigate opportunities for outdoor employment and volunteering, and build outdoor programming for their communities.

2016-17 State Budget – Where to Find CA-NGSS Implementation Funds

California Science Teacher Association 

California Science Teacher Association encourages you to check you district Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) to see if your district has budgeted for the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards Professional under this state priority.