Sustainable Schools Webinar Series
EXCITING SIX PART WEBINAR SERIES - CLIMATE CHANGE LIVE
Interact with several agencies and organizations committed to climate change education and positive project based experiences for students. This is a distance learning adventure you just don't want to miss!
March 17, 2014 – 2-4 p.m. EST: Next Generation Science Standards and Environmental Education. Presenters: ACHIEVE, National Science Teachers Association, State Education and the Environment Roundtable, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction - The Next Generation Science Standards represent an unprecedented opportunity for the environmental and sustainability education community. They promise to dramatically change the focus and process of k-12 science education in the United States. The good news is that NGSS is strong on environmental content, much stronger than what is being taught now in the vast majority of schools throughout the nation. In this webinar four experts explain the development of the standards, their relevance to environmental education, and the challenges involved in implementation. WATCH THE ARCHIVED EDITION NOW!
September 25, 2013 - 7:30-9 p.m. EDT: Bring Your Class on a Climate Change LIVE Distance Learning Adventure! Presenters: U.S. Forest Service, NOAA, U.S. FWS, and the National Wildlife Federation - An overview of the upcoming Climate Change LIVE distance learning adventure will be presented by several of the 25 agency and non-profit partners contributing to this project. Learn about the science-based climate change education resources, webinar series, and interactive televised webcasts planned for the 2013-2014 school year. Our goal is to engage students in the climate change issue, and excite them about how they can help address it. Climate Change LIVE will provide educators with climate change background information, skills, and science-based education resources you can trust. WATCH THE ARCHIVED EDITION NOW!
October 30, 2013 - 7:30-9 p.m. EDT: Teaching and Communicating About Climate Change. Presenters: U.S. Forest Service, NOAA, Department of Energy, Alliance for Climate Education, ACE - Are you apprehensive teaching about climate change? Not sure what to believe after reading different headlines and hearing controversies? Climate Change LIVE will help you sort it out for yourself and be confident in educating your students about this important topic! This webinar will be presented by education specialists from three federal agencies immersed in climate change research and issues. We'll be joined by EPA's 2012 Climate Communicator of the Year, students, and how your class can be part of the solution, addressing climate change head-on. We'll feature highlights of materials focused on the process of science, how to judge whether what you're reading is good science, as well as misconceptions about climate change. The Department of Energy will highlight the Energy Literacy Framework which identifies the Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts on would understand to be energy literate. WATCH THE ARCHIVED EDITION NOW!
November 20, 2013 - 7:30-9 p.m. EST: Climate Change LIVE Education Resources Highlights - Part 1. Presenters: Department of Energy, Project BudBurst, NOAA - Climate Change LIVE distance learning adventure, brings you a wealth of climate change education resources and programs from 25 federal agencies and non-profit organizations! We offer educators, a source of trusted, science-based materials, which are correlated to science education standards.
This webinar will highlight climate change education resources and programs from four of our partners. NOAA has a wealth of climate change education resources and programs to share with you. Learn about citizen science opportunities from Project BudBurst. The Department of Energy will share the Buildings Industry Technology Electricity Scenarios, BITES tool which students can use to make policy changes in the four sectors and run scenarios to see how their changes impact CO2 output as well as primary energy source dependence. DOE will also highlight a variety of reliable sources of information related to energy concepts and data. WATCH THE ARCHIVED EDITION NOW!
December 11, 2013 - 7:30-9 p.m. EST: Climate Change LIVE Education Resources Highlights - Part 2. Presenters: National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Climate Change LIVE distance learning adventure, brings you a wealth of climate change education resources and programs from 25 federal agencies and non-profit organizations! We offer educators, a source of trusted, science-based materials, which are correlated to science education standards.
This webinar highlights climate change education resources from three of our partners. Eco-Schools USA is a free K12 program of the National Wildlife Federation and a part of the International Eco-Schools network of over 50 countries world-wide. Eco-Schools USA works to address sustainability on K12 campuses around the nation and focuses on 10 pathways guided by a 7 Step Framework. The program is student driven and contains a 3-tiered awards system. The U.S. Forest Service will highlight the Natural Inquirer science education journal's Climate Collection which takes real-life Forest Service research, and engages students in the science inquiry method, along with activities tied to the research. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will highlight their Student Climate & Conservation Congress (SC3), held yearly in Shepherdstown WV. SC3 brings together a diverse network of students and teachers from all over the country that are engaging in climate change education and solutions. WATCH THE ARCHIVED EDITION NOW!
January 29, 2014 - 7:30-9 p.m. EST: Professional Development Programs for Climate Change Education. Presenters: Will Steger Foundation, NOAA, Alliance for Climate Education, ACE - In this webinar, Climate Change LIVE partners highlight professional development programs to empower you as a climate change educator! Each program offers training to increase your understanding of essential climate concepts and provide you with the tools and resources to implement a science-based climate change curriculum in your classroom and connect with networks of other educators teaching about climate change. Most of these programs offer grants to schools to help them implement climate change solution-related action projects, and include on-site and online training opportunities. WATCH THE ARCHIVED EDITION NOW! Special Note: Two webinars were combined into one recording. To view this webinar please forward to hour and minute 1:15:38.
February 19, 2014 - 7:30-9 p.m. EST: GreenWorks! Action Grants for Climate Change LIVE Participants. Presenters: Project Learning Tree, U.S. Forest Service
- Project Learning Tree and the U.S. Forest Service will introduce their GreenSchools! program and how you can foster student-led efforts to move your school toward sustainability. School classes that participate in Climate Change LIVE will be eligible to apply for GreenWorks! Grants! Join us and learn about these opportunities to help your school accomplish action projects that address climate change solutions. Project Learning Tree and U.S. Forest Service staff will present and overview the grant parameters and how you can apply. We'll also highlight success stories from schools in our GreenSchools! programs that have done exciting projects with these grants. WATCH THE ARCHIVED EDITION NOW! Special Note: Two webinars were combined into one recording. To view this webinar please start at the beginning and know it ends at hour and minute 1:14.
Climate Change LIVE Webcasts
Watch the Climate Change LIVE webcasts from March 5, Educate, Inspire and Engage and March 12, Join the Climate Conversation.
UPCOMING WEBINARS - ECO-SCHOOLS USA SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS WEBINAR SERIES
Eco-Schools USA's Sustainable Schools Webinar Series gives teachers, administrators, students and anyone interested in the Eco-Schools USA program the opportunity to hear presentations from our staff, like-minded partners and teachers in the field.
If you are unable to participate online a copy of the presentation will be available for download from this page after the webinar. Webinars are a free resource for Eco-Schools USA participants and partners. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to suggest webinar topics.
RECORDINGS OF PAST WEBINARS
The Cool School Challenge: Addressing Energy Efficiency and Climate Change in K-12 Schools (October 9, 2013) - Learn how to engage the student body and school community in this sustainable practices challenge…who will reduce their carbon footprint the most??!! Join us to learn more about this STEM focused, place-based, and experiential learning opportunity. Will your school be a “Cool School”? View a recording of this webinar here.
Gardening for Nutrition and Wildlife (January 16, 2013) - We will examine how you can help the environment and improve the well being of your students at the same time. Learn how you can address physical education, healthy living and science all at once by having a Nutritional Garden for Kids and Wildlife. Together we can make kids healthier--one bite and one step at a time. View a recording of this webinar here.
Introduction to our New Pathways (August 15, 2012) - The Eco-Schools USA team is introducing four new pathways to the Eco-Schools USA program. Join us to learn about the new pathways and how they can help you in your school greening efforts. View a recording of this webinar here. (Note, after pressing play, you will need to wait 1 minute, 8 seconds for the webinar to begin.)
Exploring Biodiversity Globally! (April 11, 2012) - Explore diversity through an amazing Butterfly Farm in the hills of Costa Rica. This webinar is a great way to explore biodiversity on a global dimension. Note that this webinar is geared towards students. View a recording of this webinar here. (Note, after pressing play, you will need to wait a few minutes for the webinar to begin.)
How to Engage Administrators, the School Board, and the Greater Community in Your Efforts (January 11, 2012) -Advice on how to get support to help you implement the Eco-Schools USA program. View a recording of this webinar here.
Introduction to Eco-Schools USA (March 23, 2011) - Basic program overview, providing information on how the program can help schools on the path towards sustainability. View a recording of this webinar here.
Eco-Schools USA on a Budget (May 4, 2011) - Tools and tips for greening your school on a tight budget. View a recording of this webinar here. (Note that you need to fast forward because the webinar does not begin until 20 minutes into the recording)
Back to School with Eco-Schools USA (August 10, 2011) - Inspirational case studies and information on how to align the program with state standards. View a recording of this webinar here. (Note that you need to fast forward because the webinar does not begin until 15 minutes into the recording)