July 18 at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park (FREE)
Discover how to use the environment in your classroom, gain knowledge about local Tennessee ecology through fun, outdoor experiences, and leave with teaching resources that embrace scientific principles and experiential learning. Use this time to make connections with the park, park staff and other teachers and professionals who wish to introduce outdoor learning to their 3rd-8th grade students.
June 27 at Tennessee Tech ($25) 3-12 Science Teachers
This workshop will help you learn more about the format of the new Tennessee Science Assessment aligned with our new 3-dimensional standards. Learn what 3D Assessment looks like. You will have the opportunity to work in grade-level teams to create a ready to use performance-based assessment or PBA featuring a phenomenon, a stimulus, and a prompt. We will collect and share all of the original PBA items with participants in an online platform.
June 10-14 (6-12 Teachers) ($25 refundable)
June 24-27 (K-5 Teachers) ($25 refundable)
The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute is excited to offer our third annual summer camp for educators. River Teachers is a week-long immersive professional development program designed to help middle and high school science teachers bring freshwater lessons to life. River Teachers will venture out in the field with our scientists to sample macroinvertebrates in a local stream, snorkel one of the Southeast’s most biodiverse rivers, and participate in STEAM activities.
Water education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.
Forestry and conservation education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.
Wildlife education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.
Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.
Flying WILD's focus on migratory birds is designed to inspire young people to discover more about the natural world. It encourages middle school students to get involved in activities that promote environmental learning and stewardship. The Flying WILD program places special emphasis on reaching urban schools with student populations that traditionally receive few opportunities to participate in environmental education initiatives. Workshops may held in North Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, and other nearby states.
The primary goal of the Tennessee Energy Education Network (TEEN) is to engage K-12 students in learning the science of energy. Through camps and workshops, the program gives K-12 educators tools to teach energy within STEM subjects and involve students in energy conservation activities in school, home and the community.
An education training course designed to introduce the natural history of Tennessee to interested adults.
In response to pollution, rising gas prices, and extreme weather, since 2007 the Lipscomb Institute for Sustainable Practices has trained students to add regenerative energy to their communities and the world.
Energy University from Schneider Electric offers energy education from anywhere for efficiency everywhere through online certification module.
This program provides preK–12 educators and school staff with the knowledge to identify what supports or impedes healthy, resource-efficient and environmentally sustainable learning spaces. The certificate is ideal for teachers, administrators and operations staff (facilities, food service, custodial, wellness), as well as school building designers, board members and parents.
What is the capacity for environmental education to contribute to a more sustainable planet and society? Why is EE a meaningful complement to standard education? How do we demonstrate the evidence-based outcomes of EE without letting go of the passion and fervor that breathes energy and life into the field? eeWORKS is a project that seeks to answer these critical questions. Guided by an expert advisory board, NAAEE is partnering with Stanford University and other organizations to demonstrate the impact and value of environmental education. We are conducting comprehensive literature reviews that demonstrate the impact of EE on key environmental and social outcomes and translating our findings into communication tools to benefit the field. In short, we are substantiating powerful anecdotes from across the field with empirical evidence.
TEEA provides resources about environmental education in Tennessee, as well as a directory of local organizations by cost, program area, and region. They assist in the development and coordination of environmental education programs and activities for public schools through support from institutions, organizations and agencies.
NAAEE hosts environmental education awards, certifications, annual conferences, and an educator network.
A monthly meeting in Nashville that empowers, inspires and connects women who are committed to environmental sustainability.
An email list open to anyone with an interest in environmental education in North Carolina, moderated by the N.C. Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs. Find job openings, workshop and event announcements, swap tips, and more.