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If your email does not support this format, please visit http://www.caee.org/info/additional-ee-resources to view this newsletter We welcome your feedback! Email email@example.com with your comments and suggestions. Connecting Colorado Alliance for Colorado’s Environmental Education EE Infolink Environmental Education Network Volume 13, Issue 5 May, 2007 Overview: CAEE EE Resource Reviews: Information and Workshops 15260 S. Golden Rd. Executive Director’s Corner: Golden, CO 80401 Bulletin Board: 303-273-9527 - Upcoming Events 303-273-5780 (fax) - Career www.caee.org - Grants, Awards and Competitions firstname.lastname@example.org - Workshops, Classes and Trainings - Resources and Announcements STAFF Executive Director: EE Resource Reviews Ali Goulstone Sweeney Elevating the Value of Colorado’s EE Resources Program Coordinator: Amanda Peterson Elevate your Resources Program Assistant: Saba Siddiki Resource Reviews, very simply, are a process for evaluating EE resources (such as curricula, activity guides, program outlines, etc.) based on national Guidelines for Excellence in EE. The BOARD OF DIRECTORS process begins with a Self-Review; a self-paced study of your EE resources using the national President: Guidelines as a point of reference. The insights that can be gained through this process alone Julie Wrend are extremely valuable, but the Resource Review System offers you the opportunity to take your Vice President: EE resource to the next level. By submitting your EE resource to the Resource Review System, Skip Spensley, Spensley & you will receive invaluable feedback from a 3-person peer-review team who have been trained in Associates the Guidelines for Excellence and the Resource Review process. Your resource can then be Secretary: listed on Colorado’s EE Directory (www.caee.org) as a reviewed resource, and anyone seeking Richard Jurin, Univ. of EE materials will know that you strive for excellence in the resources you provide. Northern Colorado Fiscal Officer: Elevate your Professional Development Patrick Tennyson, Butterfly Pavilion Attending a Resource Review training is one of the most powerful things you can do to increase Directors: your ability to create, evaluate, and use EE resources. Not only do you gain a comprehensive Julie Gustafson, National understanding of the national Guidelines for Excellence and how to apply them to your EE Wildlife Federation resources, but you also have the chance to meet other educators, share challenges and ideas, Linda Hamilton, Lory State and grow professionally. Park Karen Hardesty, CO Division The Resource Review System relies on a dedicated team of trained volunteer reviewers who of Wildlife provide thoughtful, constructive feedback for their colleagues. You can take your professional Diane Simmons, Colorado development to the next level by joining the team of reviewers who make the Resource Review Academy System truly valuable. Jill Cooper, Faegre & Benson LLP Elevate the Field of EE As more and more resources are reviewed, and as more and more environmental educators are CAEE MEMBERSHIP trained in the Guidelines for Excellence and the Resource Review process, we are elevating the Student/Teacher: $15 value of environmental education. By joining this effort, you are supporting a quality of culture Individual: $35 for the environmental education profession. Organization: $65 (allows up to 4 contacts) Get Involved! Corporation: $500 Sign up today to attend one of these upcoming workshops! Visit www.caee.org to join or Elevate Your Resources Denver Workshop: renew online, or contact CAEE June 5 and June 19, 8:30am-12:30pm each day at 303-273-9527. Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education 15260 South Golden Road, Golden, 80401 Elevate Your Resources Fort Collins Workshop: June 12 and June 26, 8:30am-12:30pm each day Colorado Welcome Center 3745 East Prospect Road, Fort Collins Day 1: Will focus on the Guidelines for Excellence and the self-review process. Day 2: Will offer you the chance to become a reviewer. Don’t see a workshop near you? Contact CAEE at 303-273-9527 or email@example.com to schedule a workshop in your area. These trainings are free for CAEE members, $25 for non-members. Please RSVP at least 3 days in advance to CAEE: 303-273-9527 or firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on the Resource Review System, please visit http://www.caee.org/quality/resource-review Executive At the end of April, just more than 200 educators gathered at the YMCA Camp outside of Winter Park for the seventh annual Teaching OUTSIDE the Box Conference. The conference committee Director’s Corner: exceeded the high expectations of participants throughout the weekend. Saturday morning Seven Years of started with an incredible keynote storyteller, Gary Ferguson. Through nature myths and stories, Gary connected the group and the many expressions of nature. Amazing accolades Teaching OUTSIDE abounded from the 60+ different sessions provided by all types of environmental educators – the Box everything from GIS to prairie dogs to certification. All of us were caught up in it, meeting new people, attending great sessions, and supporting old friends. I am always amazed at how quickly the weekend disappears, and we find ourselves at Back to Top the closing watching a human slide show recapping the conference. When I came back from the conference, I realized that everywhere I went people were talking about the weekend – whether it was a session or a conversation or a new idea. They were excited and newly inspired, and so was I. Maybe it is so stimulating because it is the largest gathering of its type. It is that one time of year, when folks travel from the Sand Dunes, Grand Junction, Durango, Salida, and the metro cities on the front range, to gather OUTSIDE the Box. It is never said exactly, but there is a feeling that you are not the only one working for a better world, there are many many others, and that translates to some of the best support out there. There is a different kind of energy that gets created over the weekend. There’s something powerful that brings out new ideas, as well as new energy (despite our busy organizations) to move these ideas forward. For those of you who could not make it, we are already beginning to plan next year’s conference for the last weekend in April 2008 – we hope you’ll plan to join us. In the meantime, the Alliance is here to support you, inspire you, and answer your questions, so get connected and get excited. Many thanks to all of the volunteer committee members who make the Teaching OUTSIDE the Box Conference a smashing success: Co-chairs: Nicole Bickford and Joy Thompson. Committee members: Shawna Crocker, Linda Fuller, Jeanine Junell, Skot Latona, Pat Millsap, Tami Root, Sue Schafer, Kent Simon, Laura Stierwalt, Marcos Stoltzfus, Dave Sutherland, and Liz Wickard. Master Plan Connection: Be a part of the Colorado EE Master Plan! These initiatives are supported by the Colorado Environmental Education Master Plan, Goal I Collaboration, Goal II Professional Development, Goal III Promotion, and Goal VII Systemic EE. Check it out at http://www.caee.org/CEEMP Upcoming CAEE For more information on any of these events, visit http://www.caee.org, call 303-273-9527, or email email@example.com. Please RSVP in advance. Events Thursday, May 24, 1:00-4:00pm. LGBT Inclusivity Training. Hosted by the Colorado Back to Top Mountain Club at the American Mountaineering Center, Golden. Thursday, June 7. 4:00-6:00pm. Colorado Springs Regional Meeting. Hosted by Steven Wade Veatch and Don Miranda. Presentation: The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company’s Environmental Program. Bulletin Board Provider’s Resource Clearinghouse-Orientation to Organization with Continental Breakfast-Aurora. Diverting goods from the waste stream to serve the community has always been the focus of PRC. Presentation will include explanations of services and programs—there will be time for your input, questions and suggestions. Tour of the facility and shopping time Upcoming Events available. Please RSVP to AnnMaier@aumhc.org by Wednesday, May 16. For more information about the PRC, please visit www.prccolorado.org. Visit www.caee.org/calendar.html for an online listing of upcoming events! Colorado Summit for Recycling-May 21-22, 2007, Keystone, CO. The Summit schedule Back to Top and list of topics and speakers can viewed at: http://www.cafr.org/summit/2007/2007summit_schedule.htm Career The Wildlife Experience-Discovery Program Summer Internship The Wildlife Experience is seeking a summer intern for 3 months, 40 hours per week. Schedule is Tues - Sat, 8:00 am – Note: these announcements are only 5:00 pm, at a rate of $10 per hour. The intern will interact with museum visitors and groups, position highlights and are not and duties include: meeting summer groups, giving introductions to museum talks, monitoring intended to be all-inclusive. and implementing programs/crafts in the Discovery Den and Cubs’ Corner, light animal care, NAAEE/EE-Link offers a jobs database assisting with Theater Thursdays, Tuesday Tales and Saturday Stories, promoting Science Cart service for EE job seekers or employers seeking EE staff. and other programs as needed. Approximately 6 to 7 hours per day will be spent in the public areas of the museum, interacting with visitors. Position requires two years college education, To view job postings, visit: with prior experience in informal science education preferred. Candidates must be outgoing and eelink.net/eejobsdatabase.html enjoy interacting with people, particularly children. Please send cover letter with To submit a job to the database: resume/experience and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone inquiries please. eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/add_job.cgi City of Boulder-Summer Water Technician Water technician performs water conservation Back to Top functions, including: field evaluations of irrigation systems, site reviews of new projects, and education delivery on water conservation issues and programs. Technician will be expected to work with the public on related issues and to perform related duties as required. Education: Bachelors Degree in environmental science or studies, natural resource management, horticulture or landscape studies, or related field with a minimum of 2 years of landscape industry experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Demonstrated knowledge of water conservation methods and techniques. An application is required for all City of Boulder jobs. Please send applications to: 1101 Arapahoe, 1st Floor, Boulder, CO 80302 by. Position Code: 8210. Position is open until filled. Grants, Awards, President’s Environmental Youth Award Deadline: October 31, 2007. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 is inviting students in grades K-12 from and Competitions Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming to participate in the PEYA program. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with the U.S. Environmental Back to Top Protection Agency to recognize young Americans for protecting our nation's air, water, land, and ecology. Individuals, school classes, summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations are encouraged to promote environmental awareness and positive community involvement. Details about the application form, selection process and past winner descriptions are available at http://www.epa.gov/region8/ee/peya.html. To submit 2007 project applications, please mail applications before October 31 to: Wendy Dew, Environmental Education Coordinator, 1595 Wynkoop Street, 8OC, Denver CO 80202-1129 or email email@example.com. For questions, please call Wendy Dew at 303-312-6605. Workshops, Sierra Club-Volunteer Training-May 19, Denver Are you interested in water quality issues? Do you enjoy working with youth? You can learn more about becoming involved at the Sierra Classes, and Club Inner City Outings Water Sentinel Training on May 19th. Sierra Club's Inner City Outings has an exciting new project, Water Sentinels, which teaches Trainings young people about water quality while monitoring local water bodies and spending time in the outdoors. You don't need to commit to being a leader if you come to the training. The national Back to Top Sentinels program offers assistance in xeric gardening, rain gardens, green roofs, tree plantings, eradicating invasives, litter cleanups, outings, and much more in addition to sampling water quality. For more information, please contact Bill Myers, ICO Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1780 So. Raritan St., Denver, CO 80223-3727 or 303-935-6810. Front Range Earthforce and The Southwest Regional Exchange-Summer Institute on Service Learning-June 18-20, Denver, CO Goal of the Institute on Service Learning: To introduce K-12 educators to dynamic classroom tools and teaching strategies that bridge content standards, community involvement, environmental awareness, civic education and hands-on experiential learning. The summer institute will create a solid foundation of service learning and build on foundation with an emphasis on water issues in the urban environment. Bluff Lake Nature Center-Teacher Workshop-June 18-21 Each day, discover a new location and great resources available to Denver Metro area teachers. Exciting field trips, easy- to-use resources and fabulous prizes make this a great week! This workshop is designed for K- 6th grade educators. Cost: $110/4-days or $30/day. 2 credits are available from the Colorado School of Mines for an additional fee. To register or for more info: Contact Kristin Libberton at 303-468-3243 or go to www.blufflakenaturecenter.org to download the registration form. Registration deadline: June 1. Roaring Fork Conservancy-Dams, Diversions and Drainages Teacher Training-June 25-26, Roaring Fork and Fryingpan Valleys Want to integrate water into your school curriculum? Then this training is for you! Join Kelly Wood of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Mike Wilde, the River Watch teacher at Glenwood Springs High School, and Tim O'Keefe of Roaring Fork Conservancy for this action-packed two-day training. Start the training by rafting the lower Roaring Fork River and finish the course high up in the Fryingpan Valley. We will Learn how to integrate water education into different academic disciplines and knowledge of water issues in the Roaring Fork Valley. Participants will receive Project WET and Discover a Watershed: Colorado River curriculum books, rafting, most meals, and one night camping as part of their $150 registration fee. Credit is available through Adams State College for an additional $45. To register call Roaring Fork Conservancy at (970) 927-1290. Community Resource Center-Diversity and Inclusivenss Workshop Series The Denver Foundation's Expanding Nonprofit Inclusiveness Initiative (ENII) announces an additional series of workshops designed for Metro Denver nonprofit organizations looking to become more inclusive of people of color. The sessions will be provided by the Community Resource Center, and will focus on the following topics: Creating an Inclusive Environment, Recruiting & Retaining Diverse and Inclusive Boards and Staff, Developing & Delivering Inclusive Programs, Marketing and Outreach to Communities of Color, Philanthropy in Communities of Color and Setting Inclusive Policies. Sign up now! Space is limited for all sessions, and they will fill up quickly. Please sign up early to ensure your spot. Please feel free to register up to 2 attendees per organization. These six workshops will be held the first Thursday of the month, June – November, 9am-noon. Community Resource Center (CRC), 655 Broadway, Suite 300, Denver 80203. The $10 registration fee per session includes materials and a light breakfast. If you require special accommodations, please contact Adrienne or Jamie at CRC at least one week prior to the event at 303-623-1540. Resources and Cherry Creek Village Elementary School-Looking for Speakers for Science Fair Topics might be (but not limited to) environmental health, global warming, alternative energy, Announcements air, water and land pollution, hazardous waste, etc. Interested individuals should contact: Judy Bogart at 720-747-4718. Back to Top The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)-Earth Portal Earth Portal is a comprehensive, free and dynamic resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment built by a global community of environmental experts: educators, physical, life, and social scientists, scholars, and professionals who have joined together to communicate to the world. In contrast to information from anonymous sources with no quality control, the Earth Portal is created and governed by individuals and organizations who put their names behind their words and where attribution and expert-review for accuracy are fundamental. Check out Earth Portal at www.EarthPortal.org. Posting of resources or events does not constitute endorsement of those materials or activities by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education or sponsors of CAEE. 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