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
EE for a Culture of Change
International Peace Garden
Call for presentation proposals now open! Click here for more information and to submit a presentation.
Your choices today will determine the future we leave for our grandchildren and their grandchildren. COP23 in Paris was about Climate Change and ultimately was about the change(s) we are prepared to make to provide hope for future generations. EECOM 2016 will provide educators with new hope and ideas, new tools and resources, and will look at the choices we can make to make this culture of change a reality.
EECOM 2016 is purposefully taking place in the Heart of the Turtle Mountains in the geographic centre of Turtle Island. For three days you will be able to experience a place without boundaries. Situated on the 49th parallel, the International Peace Garden recognizes no boundaries – a perfect setting to “think outside the box”.
EECOM Registration will open soon!