On June 10th, the students and teachers of Medford High School will be participating in a stewardship event organized by the Community Conservation Education Partnership (CCEP) from 10 am -12 pm with lunch and music to follow. The CCEP is a committee of local organizations including Medford High School, Eagle Eye Institute, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, MA DCR, USDA Forest Service, US EPA, and Tufts University. The CCEPaims to connect the entire Medford High School community (students, teachers, and parents alike) to the Middlesex Fells Reservation through innovative in-school and after-school outdoor education, field research, and enrichment activities. If you are a supporter of outdoor education, please consider participating in this outreach event to show your support.
Volunteers can simply agree to assist a teacher with a small group of approximately 20 students on a specific task in the Fells, such as identifying different plant species in the area or removing an invasive plant species in a designated area. Volunteers are also welcome to lead a group of students in an activity such as reading Thoreau in the Lawrence Woods or guiding a group of students to a location to capture the scene with photography, poetry, or any form of art.
Any idea for a project is welcome; the CCEP wants these projects to be diverse in content to pique the interest of all of the community members of Medford High School!
|Application Deadline: Any suggestion for a project will need prior approval by the CCEP and Headmaster of Medford High School preferably by May 21st.
Application Details: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Karen O’Hagan at karen.ohagan[at]tufts.edu with a short description of your project idea or just your willingness to assist a Medford High School teacher by spending 2 hours outside along a trail with a group of high school students.
The newly established Sustainable Working Landscape Program (SWL) at the Harvard Forest, headed by Drs. Brian Donahue and David Foster seeks to:
- Explore the consequences of plausible forest, farm, and habitable landscape futures in terms of their consequences for the environment and human well-being
- Establish demonstration projects highlighting integrated landscape management and long-term studies through Stewardship Science across New England at six to eight signature landscapes comprised variously of wildlands, woodlands, and farmlands;
- Advance research, education and work with landowners and communities;
- Integrate sustainable farming and forestry with fundamental environmental concerns such as protection of water quality, reduced carbon emissions, and protection of wildlife and biodiversity.
|Anticipated start date is on or around June 1, 2015
|Apply Online (SEARCH BY REQUISITION # 35464BR)
This position is based at the NC State University Sustainability Office in Raleigh, NC. The University Sustainability Office’s mission is to equip the NC State community for a leaner, smarter, stronger future. Our vision is to build a culture that creates leaders and sustainable solutions for global challenges.
Purpose of the position
The purpose of this position is to:
- Build strong connections across campus
- Promote environmental education through service learning
- Create concrete ways sustainability programs can connect with underserved populations
- Help define and articulate the interconnectedness of sustainability and diversity on campus
- Infuse cultural competence into sustainability programs
- Create network and programs that can be carried forward
- Determine a focus for NC State’s sustainability and diversity focus
- Use environmental education as a connector for the local solutions that support all people
- Provide environmental educational training and resources to diverse audiences on campus
Position responsibilities and duties will include the following:
- Outreach: workshops, presentations
- Planning: events, service projects
- Build relationships: connect departments, student groups, community groups
- Set the direction, identify priorities
- Be a catalyst to join movements
- Program development: create presentations tailored to specific audiences
The ideal candidate will have the following:
- Strong communication skills
- Interest in sustainability and/or environmental education
- Organizational skills
- Interest in learning about and working with diverse populations
- Planning skills
Essential Functions/physical demands
The member will primarily work in an office space.
Monday- Friday 8 am – 5pm (but flexible)
Some after hours (only when necessary)
This school year, Massachusetts is participating for the first time in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award program, which recognizes K-12 schools that excel at reducing environmental impact and costs, improving health and wellness, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.
Find out how your school(s) can apply to be among those nominated by the Commonwealth for this national recognition by registering for this webinar.
Wednesday, October 10. 1 – 2pm
Presented by Lisa Capone, DOER Green Communities Division
Lauren Greene, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Jessica Hing, Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Coordinator for US EPA Region 1
The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is pleased to host the 6th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit, which will take place Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24, 2012 in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The Summit is a unique opportunity to learn from the leaders and innovators in Biomimicry Education from youth, university and non-formal education institutions. Plenary sessions and interactive workshops provide outstanding opportunities to learn, engage, connect, and get re-inspired to bring biomimicry more deeply into your teaching. Oregon K-12 Teachers may receive certificates for up to 20 PDUs.
Exciting News: Richard Louv will be giving an Opening Address on Thursday night to kick off the Summit!
Who should attend?
University professors… K-12 classroom teachers… Curriculum developers… STEM educators of all types… Science Museum program leaders… School administrators… Undergraduate and graduate students… Anyone who has an interest in the potential of biomimicry to engage students, cross disciplinary boundaries, and change the world. See their flyer and visit their website.