Climate Change Professional Development Institute

Applications Are Now Being Accepted From Atlanta Metro Middle and High School Teachers

04-08-2011 // Denise Farley, Atlanta, GA
Eco Schools USA
The National Wildlife Federation has joined forces with NASA and other collaborating partners to develop a new professional development opportunity for middle and high school educators that uses NWF’s Eco-Schools USA (green schools) framework and NASA resources, data, and programs to focus student learning on climate change. The program, the Eco-Schools USA Climate Change Connections, is designed with a strong emphasis on the development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills and knowledge for students and uses authentic data to help students understand the complex issue of climate change and to encourage them to apply their knowledge through innovative climate change solutions for their schools and local communities.

Five teachers from the Atlanta Metropolitan area will be chosen to participate in the Institute. Participants will receive three days of free professional development in D.C., free travel and meals during the institute, exposure to authentic NASA data and programs, ongoing support and help from project partners to support use of the curriculum, and more! The training will include interaction with NASA earth science researchers and scientists, field trips, and citizen science opportunities.

The Institute begins at 8 a.m., Wednesday July 27, 2011 in Washington D.C. and ends at 3 p.m. on Friday July 29, 2011. Participants are required to attend the entire training and implement the Eco-Schools Climate Change Connections curriculum in their classroom upon returning from the institute. The application deadline is Friday, April 29th 2011. To apply online, go to:

Please download the informational flyer here for additional details. For specific questions, please contact:

Na’Taki Osborne Jelks at 404-876-8733, ext. 230, or by email at
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