Pre-Summit Events

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Events

These pre-Summit activities were organized by Partner Organizations.   

April 30, 2010  [download Summary of K12 Teachers Focus Group meeting]

Focus group of K12 Teachers
Barriers and Opportunities to Incorporating Environmental Education in the Nation's Classrooms

Led by National Education Association Foundation and Ecological Society of America

National Education Association  ~ Washington DC 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


June 3, 2010  Public Policy Opportunities and Funding for Environmental Literacy

Current Legislation [download Federal Policy Review [pdf]]
[Download Meeting Report here]

Led by National Wildlife Federation

National Geographic Society Auditorium~ Washington DC 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is a meeting of Education and Public Policy professionals of Scientific, Educational and Environmental organizations to think about a national strategy for public policy for environmental literacy.
 


July 13, 2010 Policy and Funding Briefing [download Meeting Report here]

Led by Earth Day Coalition and National Wildlife Federation
Organized by National Education Association and Ecological Society of America

 

National Education Association HQ ~ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Many federal initiatives addressing “green” issues such as environmental education, climate change, and sustainability are underway or under consideration. With them come funding opportunities. This is an opportunity for educational organizations and others with “green” initiatives (environmental education, sustainability, energy, green schools) to learn more about the policy and funding arena.


 September 8, 2010   Webinar [Download Webinar Summary Report]

Math, Computing, Undergraduate Ecology Education and Large Datasets: An Example from a Citizen Science Program
Sunflower photo.
Organizers: William Godsoe (NIMBioS) and Louis Gross (Univ. of Tennessee/NIMBioS

This interactive webinar focuses on math and computational education for ecology hundergrads and illustrates how a large field dataset can be used to motivate hypothesis formulation and assessment by undergraduates.

 [Download Webinar Evaluation Report]

 


September 16, 2010  Expanding Funding, Strengthening Public Policy [Download Meeting Report]

AAAS HQ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
Co-organized by Ecological Society of America and National Education Association

Leaders: Jim Elder, Campaign for Environmental Literacy, 
Sean Miller, Earth Day Network  

Public “green” initiatives such as environmental education, climate change, and sustainability are underway or under consideration.  With them come funding opportunities for K-20+ Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.Investing in environmental literacy today is critical for a future green workforce and citizenry in the search for sustainable solutions in a changing world.


September 28, 2010   Advancing Environmental Literacy about Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time
Webinar organized by American Institute of Biological Sciences
Led by Susan Stafford, Alan Kay, John Moore and Meg Lowman.

Recording of this webinar is available at the AIBS website


Participants in this event will hear from the authors of the 2009 NSF report "Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems" who will provide an introduction to the report and its recommendations specific to environmental literacy. They will share examples of projects that are moving these recommendations forward. Participants will have multiple opportunities to discuss how the report's educational recommendations can inform the conversations at the Ecology & Education Summit, October 14th-15th in Washington DC.