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Professional Development

These free online courses are for formal and informal educators looking to integrate citizen science and field investigations into the Eco-Schools USA program. The courses are designed to help teachers engage their students in Green STEM with learning opportunities that are rigorous, yet fun and take students out of the classroom and into the natural world. To participate in one of these courses, register or log in to the National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife University. Please note: GLOBE training courses will take place on two e-learning platforms, the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife University and The GLOBE’s Program’s e-Training portal.

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GLOBE Training for Eco-Schools: Earth Systems Science in Your Schoolyard Habitat
November 13, 2019 – January 8, 2020

Registration opens October 23, 2019.

This course is a self-paced, eight-week professional learning opportunity. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion for six hours.

A schoolyard habitat must meet certain criteria to sustain plant and animal life. This course will prepare you to provide experiential learning opportunities for your students through the implementation of GLOBE investigations and the Eco-Schools USA Seven Step Framework.

Students will conduct GLOBE protocols, enter and analyze data, and create visualizations in tandem with the Framework to:

  • Become more scientifically and environmentally literate
  • Ensure the health of local wildlife and habitat over time
  • Engage the community