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
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.
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