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Urban Environmental Education M.A.Ed. Program at Antioch University Seattle


Antioch University in Seattle, WA delivers a high-residency M. A. Ed. in Urban Environmental Education (UEE) in partnership with IslandWood, an environmental education center. The M.A.Ed program is a 48 credit cohort model in Seattle that runs for 15 months (5 academic quarters).  The program includes weekly course work with a 30-week paid practicum in a community-based organization.  The program in Seattle attracts a highly diverse cohort of graduate students who work hard to understand the dynamics of race and equity, diversity and inclusion in addressing environmental issues. 


Living with Mountain Lions

Oakland Zoo 

Oakland Zoo invites you to their  upcoming Conservation Speaker Series (CSS). This spring we will be hosting a three part impact series about Co-Existing with Wildlife in California. Please join them  on February 22nd for the first of  three part CSS: Living with Mountain Lions. Hear about the amazing rescue work Mountain Lion Foundation does and learn about ways you can help lions survive along our urban boundaries.

Teacher in Residence  

Slide Ranch 

Apply yourself for 12 weeks of work that challenges you to grow as a person and as a professional educator.  You will gain valuable hands-on experience in agricultural and environmental education and learn how to live and work in a rural setting as a member of a community.

From June-August, Slide Ranch hosts 10 weeks of day camp.  Summer camp participants learn to care for farm animals and gardens, explore miles of wildland trails, discover ocean tide pools, cook farm-to-table, and participate in arts & crafts projects. Teachers-in-Residence lead groups of students in the 5-day experiential education camp programs.  Our Teachers-in-Residence customize each program to meet the learning needs of campers 5 – 13 years of age, as well as working with junior camp counselors age 14+.  Over the course of the summer, Teachers-in-Residence may also work with adults or youth in the context of volunteer or community group visits.

Earth Day 2018

Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo would like to invite you to participate in Oakland Zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration that will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 10:00am to 3:00pm..

Call for Presentations 

The North American Association for Environmental Education

Deadline for Submissions: April 2, 2018

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) seeks compelling proposals about environmental education (EE) research for its 15th Annual Research Symposium.

Leadership Institutes

Lawrence Hall of Science  

Applications will close Monday, March 12th, 2018.

The BEETLES Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science/UC Berkeley is now accepting applications to our next Leadership Institute. This next Institute will take place from December 9th-14th, 2018, in Northern California.

At each institute, participants engage in stimulating conversations, build leadership expertise, share and gain wisdom with a variety of programs, and experience research-based resources for professional learning and student experiences. The Institute is open to all outdoor environmental education programs that use science as a lens for looking at nature.

ee360 Community EE Fellowship

The North American Association for Environmental Education

Apply by Thursday, March 1, 11:59 PM ET.

Looking to affect change in your local community with your environmental project? Apply NOW for the ee360 Community EE Fellowship! Prospective fellows will create an EE Action project concept as part of their application. Selected fellows will receive support from NAAEE and the ee360 team through professional development, resources, & networking opportunities. Additionally, fellows receive an all-expenses-paid leadership training in summer 2018 and a scholarship to attend #NAAEE2018 in Spokane, WA this October! Open to residents of North America.

Life Lab School Garden Workshop


Drawing upon over 35 years of experience in garden-based education, Life Lab provides professional mentoring to educators and trainers across the country. Learn to maximize the potential of an educational garden to breathe life into standards-based lessons; promote ecological literacy; encourage healthy eating; and support students’ social development.

Reading the Redwoods

Save the Redwoods

Explore the magic of the forest with Reading the Redwoods: a free, online contest for kids ages 5-10. Starting March 10 and running until May 10, 2018, young explorers will engage in five fun and easy activities that encourage a sense of wonder about forests, trees, and especially redwoods. A parent, guardian, or family member will sign up online and be entered to win weekly prize packages that include kid-friendly goodies from REI and Clif Bar as well as books by award winning authors T. A. Barron, Carmen Bogan, and Anthony Fredericks. Kids and their adults will take part in activities like reading books inspired by a nature-based book list, listening to audio books, hugging their favorite tree, and more! Then, upon completing the five activities, participants complete the final online form and will be entered to win the grand prize: a trip to the redwoods for a family of four!

Interested in sharing this contest with the kids and families you serve? Or partnering in some other way? Contact Annie Burke at aburke@savetheredwoods.org.

NatureStart Professional Development Program


NatureStart™ is a professional development program that trains informal educators in museums, zoos, aquariums, and nature centers, along with other professionals who interact with young children and families, to develop and facilitate early childhood nature play programs, create play settings for nature-based early learning, and engage and interact with young children and their families to foster lifelong connections with nature.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

California Environmental Protection Agency

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018.

The California Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting applications for the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program.

At least $750,000 will be available during this funding cycle to eligible community-based nonprofit groups and federally recognized tribal governments to support environmental justice-related projects across California. The maximum grant amount is $50,000, and the grant term is 12 months.

Projects selected for the grants will address a variety of environmental and public health objectives, including education on the health and safety of pesticide use, reducing diesel emissions, ensuring safe drinking water, and participation in environmental decision-making processes at the state and local levels. Grants under this program will be awarded on a competitive basis.

PGM ONE Summit

The Avarna Group

Wed, May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM –Fri, May 25, 2018, 5:00

The PGM ONE summit convenes emerging and established professionals of the global majority from the outdoor and environmental sectors to share, learn, heal, celebrate, build community, find support, and sharpen their analysis of equity in their field.

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.