and Environmental Education (C2E2),
- Have an understanding of the earth as a physical system with natural and built environments, including human societies.
- Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to interpret information.
- Be empowered to act with a group to resolve issues and as an individual to make a difference.
Participants share a common and compelling vision to "foster an environmentally literate citizenry and serve as a leader in conservation and environmental education (EE)."
The mission of the Coalition is to "prepare stewards of all ages with the skills to make informed decisions that maintain a sustainable environment."
Participants share common and compelling values to "strengthen environmental education by sharing ideas, forging new partnerships, enhancing communication, and leveraging scarce resources."
WHAT WE DO
There has never been a more compelling time than now to help solve environmental issues that impact and involve our natural and cultural resources. With a growing list of partners, C2E2 is in the right place at the right time to help raise awareness, develop skills, and empower stewards of all ages to act. We have taken the lead responsibility in:
- generating "ND EE Strategic State Plans"
- creating a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build support and visibility
- establishing a non-profit organization
- embedding EE into ND Science and Social Studies State Content Standards
- infusing environmental education into the University Program Standards for Teacher Education in Science and Social Studies
- building a web site to serve as a clearinghouse for information
- providing a calendar of EE events
- sponsoring an Outstanding Environmental Award for regional and the State Science Fairs
- selecting National Youth Science Camp scholarship winners for the governor from 2000-2016
- participating in a variety of youth education events, such as Environmental Festivals, Water Festival, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Zoo Day, Eco-eds, Envirothon, Conservation Days, etc.
- producing Trading Cards of trees, macroinvertebrates and soils
- securing affiliate membership from NAAEE in 2011
- providing professional development graduate credit and noncredit workshops for formal and nonformal educators working with PreK-12 students
C2E2 Meeting Minutes from October 26, 2017
C2E2 2017 Spring Meeting Agenda TBA
Assiniboine River Basin Initiative Conference Agenda
Nov. 9-10, 2016 - Minot
Riverside Holiday Inn
Contact: Garry Enns at the
International Peace Garden
C2E2 2016 Spring Meeting Minutes Approved
May 19, 2016
Elmwood Park, West Fargo
May 6, 2016
International Peace Garden
Deb Nelson - Bottineau
May 18, 2016
OPENING MINDS TO THE WORLD®
The 2017 Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will provide up to 12 U.S. K-12 teachers and administrators with the opportunity to travel to a conference in San Francisco and to Japan to learn about ESD efforts and strengthen ESD curricula in both countries. The program, administered by Fulbright Japan and funded by the Japanese and U.S. governments, is fully-funded with the exception of some meals. ESD is “a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions and respect for the earth’s natural resources,” according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Up to 12 educators from Japan will travel to the U.S. in late April, and up to 12 educators from the U.S. will travel to Japan in June. At the end of the program in each country, all 24 educators will gather for a few days of collaboration.
Please visit the program website at http://www.iie.org/Programs/ESD for more information or to start an application. The application deadline is January 13, 2017. Contact [email protected] with any questions.
Earn professional development hours or university credit with Population Education!
Population Education is excited to announce the launch of its first online professional development course for environmental educators and science and social studies teachers of grades 6-12. Discover student-centered learning strategies that use contemporary issues and real-world data to examine the social and environmental impacts of human population and engage in meaningful dialogue with educators across the world. The course is asynchronous, which means students can work at their own leisure and pace. There will be online discussion boards, weekly journals and a final project, all built to provide meaningful feedback and materials for use within participants’ own unique education settings.
can choose to earn one hour of graduate
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