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The Changing Southwest Environment:
Trends and Challenges

June 11 - 13, 2018

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Flagstaff Unified School District logo

Workshop Location:
Christensen Professional Learning Complex. 4000 N Cummings St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004.
Registration Fees: $25
Size Limit: 60

This three-day, highly interactive workshop will focus on gaining subject matter expertise, exploration of available resources, and developing instructional units for students to more deeply understand the components, connections and trends in the changing Southwest environment. The facilitators are dedicated to honoring and using the participating educators’ knowledge and expertise as we work together to develop a deeper understanding of complex systems, and applying systems thinking to Southwestern regional issues of extreme weather, fire, drought, flooding, and ecosystem dynamics. Educators will have significant time to develop strategies for their students to help them create connections between the pieces of the Southwestern “Earth Puzzle”.

The workshop includes field trips to NOAA’s National Weather Service in Bellemont, AZ where we will launch a weather balloon, the Arboretum of Flagstaff where we will engage in a variety of citizen science projects, and the US Geological Survey where we will join in remote sensing activities and increase our ability to use authentic scientific data with our students.

Light breakfast foods, snacks, and a full lunch will be provided daily. Lodging, full breakfast and dinner are not provided. A list of lodging can be found at: https://www.flagstaffchamber.com/flagstaff/visiting-flagstaff/lodging/

For more information about the area: https://www.flagstaffarizona.org/plan-your-trip/maps/

To register and for more information go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3-day-teacher-workshop-the-changing-southwest-environment-trends-and-challenges-tickets-42358852468

Want even more info? Contact Jillian Worssam at: jworssam@fusd1.org or contact Mindy Bell at: mindy@flagstaffstemcity.com

Environmental Impacts to the Gulf Coast:
What Do We Know, What Can We Do?

June 25 - 28, 2018

National Marine Sanctuaries logo and Artist Boat logo

Workshop Location:
Carbide Park - Galveston County Extension Office - Texas Sea Grant.
Who: Formal and informal educators of middle and high school students
Registration Fees: $50
Size Limit: 45

The Texas coast faces many environmental threats including sea level rise, hurricanes, and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Harvey. As citizens, we need to develop sustainable solutions to mitigate and adapt to these threats. During this workshop formal and informal educators will be introduced to the current science surrounding these threats through discussions, hands-on activities, and field trips. Educators will also receive training on effective communication of these complex and sometimes controversial topics.

Texas Education Agency - Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits will be provided (28 to 32 hours, depending on final agenda).

Credit: 28-32 hours CPE hours, depending on final agenda
Daily field trips: Moody Gardens Aquaria to explore the Flower Garden National Marine Sanctuary exhibit, National Weather Service, Artist Boat's Coastal Heritage Preserve for Eco-Art Kayak Adventure, and a tour of Port Houston aboard the MV Sam Houston.

Register online: https://www.artistboat.org/noaa-planet-stewards/

Want even more info? Contact Amanda Rinehart at: arinehart@artistboat.org or: 409-770-0722 or contact Shelley Du Puy at: shelley.dupuy@noaa.gov or: 409-356-0382

Resilience Education and Action:
Our place in a Changing World

July 21-23, 2018

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Picture of Lanikai Beach at sunrise


Registration Fees:
  • July 21-22 - PDE3: $200 Meals and transport to Moku O Lo'e included. This is a PDE3 opportunity, details below
  • July 23 only- $75 (Early Bird); $90 (Regular)

Size Limit:
  • July 21-22: 40 educators
  • July 23: 200 educators

Our planet is changing. By exploring our relationship with the planet, each other, and the world, we have the opportunity to build resilience as we learn, grow, and adapt to change in innovative and proactive ways. At the 2018 Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance Symposium (July 23 at the Honolulu Convention Center) attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the use of citizen science data, developing quantifiable research projects, active STEM experiences, connecting with diverse audiences through cultural practice, and more!

A pre-symposium workshop (July 21-22 on Moku O Lo’e) is open to 40 educators and will be available as a PDE3 opportunity for Hawaii K-12 DOE teachers, whom will receive first priority to participate.

Neighbor Island participants are responsible for their own transportation. The scholarship deadline has passed.

To get on the priority mailing list for the pre-symposium workshop go to: https://goo.gl/forms/S3y0xF0YkB7J6j362

To register for the Symposium on July 23 and for more information go to: http://www.cvent.com/events/hawai-i-environmental-education-alliance-heea-/event-summary-3ae0d45027b9482ca7a7e7b1931574cd.aspx

Want even more info? Contact Michelle Gorham at: administrator@heea.org

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Last updated: 05/25/18
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