Research-Based Best Practices for Environmental Education

This workshop will bring together members of the academic community with regional environmental with regional environmental education professionals to identify best practices in K-12 environmenal education based on current research and evaluation.

Soundslide versions of the presentations can be found at http://www.chesapeake.org/stac/workshop_edu.php


Location and Lodging

When:

August 27, 2012 -August 28, 2012

Where:

O'Callaghan's Hotel

174 West Street

Annapolis, MD

410-263-7700

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Additional Information:

Please reserve your guest room before August 20, 2012. STAC has reserved a block of rooms under CRC or Chesapeake Research Consortium. The room rate per night is $116.00.


Presentations:

Introduction to Research-Based Best Practices for Environmental Education - Shannon Sprague (NOAA)

The Framework: The NAAEE Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education - Dr. Bora Simmons (National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education)

What We Know: Environmental Education and the MWEE, "Aligning Best Practices with Outcomes: Lessons from the Empirical Literature and a Large Sample Study in Interpretation" - Dr. Marc Stern (Viriginia Tech University)

What We Know: Environmental Education and the MWEE - Dr. Michaela Zint (University of Michigan)

Urban Environmental Education: The North Bay Example - Dr. Marc Stern (Virginia Tech University)

Inquiry Based Learning: Leveraging Students' Natural Curiosity to Learn About their Environment - Dr. Trudi Volk (Southern Illinois University)

Keeping it Real: Using Schools and Communities as a Context for Environmental Education - Dr. Rachel Becker-Klein (PEER Associates)

Keeping It Real: Using Schools and Communities as a Context for Environmental Education, "Strengths and Limitations of School Sustainability Rating Systems (SSRSs)" - Julian Dautremont-Smith (Alfred State College)

NELA Phase One and Two: A Framework for Phase Three, "What Does NELA Mean for Metrics Development?" - Dr. William McBeth (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)

Panel: Education Priorities and their Connection to EE Best Practices, "A Perfect Match:The Environmental Literacy Curriculum Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards" - Laurie Jenkins (Montgomery County Public Schools)

Panel: Education Priorities and their Connection to EE Best Practices, "STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math" - Jennifer Tabola (National Environmental Education Foundation)

Reflections on the Implications for Metrics Development, "Tracking Best Practices" - John Baek (NOAA Office of Education)

Reflections on the Implications for Metrics Development, "Program Evaluation" - Dr. Michaela Zint (University of Michigan)

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