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From: EECOM [eecom@eecom.net]
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 8:44 AM
To: jsava@marin.k12.ca.us
Subject: EECOM: WHATS NEW IN MARIN THIS SUMMER




 TABLE OF
 CONTENTS                                    EECOM is a coalition of more than 130 businesses, schools,
                                             and non-profit organizations devoted to implementing sound
 Click on topic below to view                ecological practices and promoting environmental education
                                             in Marin. Members meet regularly to exchange information,
 EECOM Project to benefit from               share skills and develop new projects that can be addressed
 San Rafael Whole Foods Sales
                                             collaboratively.
 Moving Beyond Words -
 Leading Through Sustainable
 Actions

 Announcements

 Events

 Resources

 Jobs

 Thank you to all our supporters
 and volunteers



                                             Our many members and affiliates believe that:

                                                   s   People's lives are improved by a connection with nature.
                                                   s   Healthy ecosystems and biodiversity are critical to a thriving, vital
                                                       economy.
                                                   s   Green businesses, agriculture and sustainable products and services


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                                                       should be encouraged and supported locally.
                                                   s   Our work is regional in nature and can transcend political and
                                                       socioeconomic boundaries.
                                                   s   Working together in partnership within our region is one of the most
                                                       effective ways to achieve our common goals.
                                                   s   While we work at a county level, we remain global citizens, in touch
                                                       with issues facing the world, and providing productive models for a
                                                       better world.
                                                   s   Human diversity and equity are important to the future of Marin
                                                       County, and the world.




EECOM Project to benefit from San Rafael Whole Foods Sales

EECOM’s Marin Food Systems Project has been invited to be the beneficiary of Whole Foods
San Rafael’s Community Support Day.

Shop at San Rafael Whole Foods on Wednesday, August 16 all day and 5% of the
proceeds will go to benefit the Marin Food Systems Project.

Come by and visit our table with information about the Environmental Education Council of
Marin and its Marin Food Systems Project.

Remember to buy local and organic. Support local and sustainable farms. Shop at local
businesses that support our community.


Moving Beyond Words - Leading Through Sustainable Actions

Marin County has an opportunity to provide leadership in reducing our energy consumption.
Marin county already provides leadership in preserving open space land, and in our
recycling, we now have an opportunity to provide leadership in using energy more
sustainably.

For those of you who have seen “An Inconvenient Truth” or are aware that our actions in the
US are leading to global warming, you understand the connection between our daily use of
energy and our impact on the atmosphere. In addition, because we depend on energy from
non-renewable resources we contribute indirectly to the pollution that takes place from


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obtaining and using non-renewables and we contribute to depending upon other countries
resources to feed our energy habits.

You can take progressive action to turn this around! There are very simple things that you
can do in your own home and your own business that will reduce your energy consumption.

Here are just a few simple things you can do:

  Monthly                 Action                                                                     Savings
  Energy Item


  Computers               Set the equipment to energy savings mode that powers down                  1% of monthly energy
                          when not in use or turn equipment off when not in use                      usage


  Dishwasher              Open the door and use outside air to dry your dishes                       1% of monthly energy
                                                                                                     usage


  Refrigerator            Give the unit breathing room and clean the coils.                          7% of energy usage


  Lighting                Turn off three 75 watt lights that operate 2 hours per night               2% of monthly energy
                                                                                                     usage


  Torchiere               Replace your halogen or incandescent torchiere with an ENERGY              2% of monthly energy
                          STAR® torchiere                                                            usage


  Window Shades           Install window shades and coverings to cover windows and                   5% of monthly energy
                          prevent air from coming into room                                          usage


  Lighting                Replace four 100 watt incandescent lamps with four 27 watt                 6% of monthly energy
                          Compact Fluorescent Lamps                                                  usage


  Dimmers                 Use dimmers, timers, and motion sensors on incandescent lights             7% of monthly energy
                                                                                                     usage




ANNOUNCEMENTS

EECOM Hires Leah Smith as EECOM’s full time Marin Food Systems Project
Director


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Marin Food Systems Project, a project of EECOM, seeks to change school policies and
curriculum in Marin so that healthy, nutritious foods are served to children and food systems
based environmental education is provided to children and their families. MFSP brings
underserved communities and schools healthy nutritious foods and information about
nutrition. MFSP serves as a collaborative network between the local food system community,
the health and non-profit community, and the students and families who are a part of local
schools.

Leah Smith, Project Director, has directed the Marin Food Systems Project since its
inception six years ago. Leah was the first to graduate with honors with a Bachelor’s in
Environmental Studies, with an emphasis in Education and Agroecology, from Pitzer
College. Leah was awarded a Rotary International Ambassador of Goodwill Scholarship in
1997-98 and did post graduation research in Nepal, completing two case studies on “green
revolution” agriculture and sustainable agriculture farming systems in two communities in
Nepal. The Marin Food Systems Project, under Leah’s leadership, was awarded a Public
Health Hero Award and received a commendation by the Marin County Board of Supervisors
in 2004. Leah serves on a number of Steering Committees and is currently the Co-chair of
the state wide Food and Nutrition Education Special Projects Action Committee of the
California Nutrition Network.



National Public Lands Day

September 30, 2006
Participate in National Public Lands Day and help build upon the magnificent and lasting
legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps for the greater enjoyment and enrichment of all
Americans. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) provides an opportunity for volunteers across
the nation to work together in improving our public lands.
http://www.publiclandsday.org/

EVENTS

Symposium on Sustainability, Environmental Justice, & Business

Thursday, October 12, at 8:00 a.m.

Join in a conversation about different approaches to reach diverse communities. Help us


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develop a meaningful initiative to strengthen local community-university-business
relationships through our EE networks. What role can EE play to bring people together?
Hear how major corporations, environmental justice leaders, minority-focused institutions,
and small businesses are starting a dialogue to succeed in achieving common goals.

Panelists include:
Bunyan Bryant, University of Michigan
Keith Ellison - MN House of Representatives, Chair of the Board of Environmental Justice
Advocates of Minnesota
Tom Goldtooth - Executive Director, Indigenous EnvironmentalNetwork
Eric Jolly - President of MN Science Museum
Ernie Quintana - Regional Director of National Park Service, Midwest Region, Omaha, NE
Mildred McClain - Citizens for Environmental Justice, Savannah, GA
Charles Lee - EPA, Office of Environmental Justice

www.naaee.org/conference/strands


Learning in a Changing World - South Africa

July 2-6, 2007 ~ Durban, South Africa

The 2007 Congress will be presented by the Environmental Education Association of
Southern Africa as part of contributing to global efforts to implement the UN Decade of
Education for Sustainable Development. The World EE Congress Secretariat (Italy) will also
launch the World Environmental Education Association. Thirty years after Tbilisi, the 2007
World Environmental Education Congress will provide an opportunity for dialogue,
reflection, and evaluation in this growing and dynamically evolving field.

See the Web site for Calls for Submission of Abstracts (Deadline: November 30, 2006).
http://www.weec2007.com/


FREE Teacher Workshop - Gray Whale Migration

Date & Time: Thursday, August 15, 2006, 5pm-8:30pm
Place: KQED
2601 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

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KQED Education Network and The Marine Mammal Center present a professional
development workshop for upper elementary, middle, and high school educators to celebrate
the PBS series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, produced by KQED and Ocean
Futures Society. Come watch The Gray Whale Obstacle Course, learn about the natural
history of gray whales and other marine mammals found along the California coast, and
explore educational materials to use in your classroom. For more information - http://www.
pbs.org/kqed/oceanadventures/episodes/whales/


West Coast Green Conference

Date: September 28 -30, 2006
Place: San Francisco’s renowned Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

While new green events emerge every year, West Coast Green represents the largest
milestone yet in the residential green building movement. Never before has a conference and
expo provided access to such comprehensive state-of-the-art resources, impactful
presentations, and rewarding opportunities for business development in the residential
green building field. You’ll find over 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest in resource-
efficiency among a stunning array of green and healthy building products. Over 100 experts
and visionary leaders will be presenting their latest developments, insights, and inspiration
at the expanding frontiers of the field. And over 6,000 attendees including the entire chain of
professionals and decision-makers rarely reached by other conferences are expected. West
Coast Green is a feast of innovations, ideas and opportunities designed to expand your
business, widen your vision, and stimulate your thinking with the latest, best practices and
key players in green building. For more information - www.westcoastgreen.com/


MAEOE Annual Conference ~ CFP

Deadline: September 22, 2006

The 2007 Annual Conference presents the topic "Learning from Nature." Be an active part of
addressing the ways that the natural setting can inspire a lifetime of learning as well as how
nature can advance technologies and innovation, and how the arts and sciences are rooted in
nature education. The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education
(MAEOE) conference will be in Ocean City on February 2-4, 2007.


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http://www.maeoe.org/conference_files/2007call_presentations.pdf


Early Registration Discount - August 7 - Register NOW

Register Now for the September 18-20, Nonprofit Risk Management and Finance Summit
for Nonprofits being held in Pasadena CA. Sponsored by the Nonprofit Risk Management
Center and co-sponsored by NIAC, this event sold out last year so act NOW! To view an on-
line brochure go to http://nonprofitrisk.org/training/2006/summit/summit.htm



Strategic Board Recruitment

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin (San Rafael)
September 20, 2006


How to Write Your Holiday Fundraising Letter

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin (San Rafael)
September 27, 2006


Marin Funding Forum

7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Four Points Sheraton Hotel (San Rafael)
October 25, 2006


Marin Designers Showcase

House Location: TBA
September 19, 2006 to October 8, 2006



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Heart of Marin Awards Luncheon

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Embassy Suites (San Rafael)
January 5, 2007



Green Planet Films presents:

(1) Film THE POWER OF COMMUNITY:
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
Where:Marin Outdoor Living
2100 Redwood Hwy, Greenbrae
www.marinoutdoorliving.com
When: Wednesday August 23, 2006 6-9pm, commencing at 6pm for socializing. Films start
at 7pm
Cost: FREE
Phone GPF: 415 383 0484 / MOL: 415 924 8811
Food & BevBeverages can be purchased. Light refreshments served.

2) Films:The Lost People of Mountain Village (15 min)
Sharing Mt. Tam (30 min)Where:Sports Basement
610 Mason St, San Francisco
When:Thursday August 24, 2006 7-9pm
Cost:FREE
Phone:GPF: 415 383-0484, SB 415 437 0100
Food & BevBeverages and be purchased. Light refreshments


Coastal Cleanup

September 16, 2006 Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Join us for the annual statewide effort.
Call 457-6045 for the meeting place.




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Owl Evening

September 20 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a talk by Phil Johnson of MMWD and others, about owls.
Brookside School, Lower Campus, 116 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo.


2006-2007 Environmental Forum of Marin Training Program

2006-2007 Environmental Forum of Marin Training Program begins on Tuesday September
12, 2006 , and consists of full days of classes all held on Tuesdays (no classes on Tuesdays
Nov. 21st, Dec. 26th, or Jan. 2nd). Graduation will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 6,
2007.


SHARE YOUR LOVE OF NATURE WITH CHILDREN VOLUNTEER DOCENT
TRAINING

Location: Bolinas Lagoon Preserve
Date: Wednesdays, Sept. 2006 - Mar. 2007
Notice: Please join us at our upcoming information meeting August 23 at 9:30am at the
Bolinas Lagoon Preserve.

ACR's Bolinas Lagoon Preserve's next training session begins September 6, 2006. Classes
meet once a week on Wednesdays for 22 weeks. Included are such diverse topics as birds,
insects, pond life, and teaching techniques. Upon graduation, docents have the knowledge
and confidence to lead extremely valuable field trips for schoolchildren. Exciting
supplemental enrichment classes are offered throughout the year so docents may add to their
knowledge. Call 415/868-9244 for more information and to confirm attendance at an
information meeting. There is a $120.00 fee to cover the cost of training.

Location: Bouverie Preserve
Date: Next training, fall 2007.
Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays for 23 weeks. Topics covered include birds,
wildflowers, mammals, amphibians, Coast Miwok Culture, spore and seed producing plants,
regional plant communities and environmental education techniques. Docents guide the
schoolchildren on the trails, and visit the classrooms. Experienced Bouverie Docents also
lead Guided Nature Walks on the weekends.There is a fee of $120 (may vary slightly) for the

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training to cover material costs. Partial scholarships are available. Ongoing training,
workshops and other activities are available for active docents.

For more information or to sign up, call 707-938-4554, contact nancy@egret.org.


BOLINAS LAGOON PRESERVE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location: Bolinas Lagoon Preserve
Date and Hours: March 17 - July 15, 2007, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday - Friday: 2pm - 4pm by appointment only.
Please call 415/868-9244 to schedule an appointment.
Closed Mondays.
Come view the nesting herons and egrets and hike the more than 8 miles of trails.
Call 415/868-9244 for more information.


GUIDED NATURE WALKS IN THE VALLEY OF THE MOON

Location: Bouverie Preserve
Fall Dates: Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 2, 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Here's your chance to experience the beauty and rich natural history of ACR's 500-acre
preserve in Glen Ellen. Our half-day guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout spring
and fall.
Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and can be made a month in advance of
each respective hike. Call 707/938-4554 for more information.
No charge but donations appreciated.
Docent Council of Bouverie Preserve


RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DAYS

Location: Bouverie Preserve
Dates and Hours: Sept 11, Oct 23, Nov 13, Dec 2
8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come help clear trails, pull non-native plants, or work in the native plant garden. Bring
gloves, a lunch and lots of energy. Drinks and tools will be provided. Trail days are limited to


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15 participants for each day.
Call 707/938-4554 to register.


FALL WORK DAYS

Location: Bouverie Preserve
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2006
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - LUNCH
Come help spruce up the preserve by working on the trails, in the native plant garden,
around the formal gardens, in the library, or cooking the lunch (which we provide). Bring
your favorite tool for outdoor projects! Free, but please call 707/938-4554 to register so we
can plan on enough food!

Location: Bolinas Lagoon Preserve
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2006 - Picher Canyon
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - LUNCH

Help us with trail work, library work, pulling weeds, planting native flowers or cooking the
lunch (we provide). Bring your favorite tool for outdoor projects!
Free, but please call to register so we can plan on enough food!
Call 415/868-9244 to register.



Issues Development Committee Monthly Member Discussion Forum

On the FIRST THURSDAY of every month the Issues Development Committee facilitates a
monthly member discussion forum, from 7 – 9 pm, at the Greenbrae branch of Tamalpais
Bank, 575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd (map). First Thursday provides a regularly scheduled
opportunity for members and guests to exchange information and ideas about
environmental issues and activities. It is also a way to help keep the IDC and the EFM Board
informed of current environmental issues and events. Informal presentations and
conversations about current environmental issues and advocacy, led by volunteer or invited
discussants, are our emphasis. On occasion, we may show a film, design a series of First
Thursdays around issues calling for extended focused inquiry, or adopt some other


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innovation to foster lively dialogue and education.


Marin Islands Kayak and Restoration

July 22 and August 19
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Rating: Moderate kayak and restoration trip
Save The Bay is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore these beautiful
North Bay islands that are generally off-limits to the public and home to the largest heron
rookery in northern CA. Join us as we paddle out to the islands and participate in fall
projects like seed collection that will help restore native habitat.

Cost: Save The Bay Members $45, Non-members $55

All equipment and instruction provided, departs from Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael.
Minimum age is 16; all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

To RSVP or for more information, visit http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents or contact
Jocelyn Gretz at jgretz@savesfbay.org or by phone at 510-452-9261x109.


Weekday Volunteers needed at San Pablo Baylands Native Plant Nursery

2006 dates: July 28, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29.
Time: 1-3pm
Location: near Sears Point, North Bay

Be a founding volunteer and come help out on these very first volunteer projects at a new
nursery in the North Bay. Volunteers will help transplant native plant seedlings in
preparation for the winter 06-07 planting season. The nursery is managed by the San Pablo
Bay National Wildlife Refuge, with support from many partnering groups, including Save
The Bay, the Sonoma Land Trust, the Friends of San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and
the Bay Institute, working with volunteers to support wetland restoration along Tolay Creek
and other wetland sites in the Refuge. No experience necessary. Groups and individuals are
welcome. Families are welcome. Fulfills high school community service requirements. This is
a new site and we need your help in gathering local, committed volunteers!

RSVP is requested. To RSVP or for more information, visit http://www.savesfbay.org/

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bayevents or contact Jocelyn Gretz at jgretz@savesfbay.org or by phone at 510-452-
9261x109. Participants will be emailed details and directions. Participants will be emailed all
information including details on the site, directions, what to wear, etc.


Help restore local wetlands in Marin

2006 dates: July 29, August 12, Sept 30, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 2.
Time: 9am-12 noon
Location: Santa Venetia Marsh, just off N. San Pedro Road.
Join Save The Bay (www.saveSFbay.org) and the Marin Open Space District (www.mosd.org)
in our efforts to restore the wetlands and upland habitat at Santa Venetia Marsh near the
Marin Civic Center. Learn about the history of this unique site that was saved from
development by local community members and restored to tidal salt marsh.

It is summer time, and the plants are growing, including the weeds! Volunteers will tend to
our seedlings by removing non-native plants, helping with site monitoring and continuing
shoreline clean-up. The activities are easy to learn and help us make a positive impact on the
health of these vital wetland, creek, and island habitats. Each event is led by Save The Bay
staff, and all tools and instruction are provided. Families and groups welcome. This is a
newer site for Save The Bay and we need your help to make this program a success!

RSVP is requested. To RSVP or for more information, visit http://www.savesfbay.org/
bayevents or contact Jocelyn Gretz at jgretz@savesfbay.org or by phone at 510-452-
9261x109. Participants will be emailed details and directions.


Marin Islands Kayak and Restoration

September 23
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Rating: Moderate kayak and restoration trip
Save The Bay is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore these beautiful
North Bay islands that are generally off-limits to the public and home to the largest heron
rookery in northern CA. Join us as we paddle out to the islands and participate in fall
projects like seed collection that will help restore native habitat. Cost: Save The Bay
Members $50, Non-members $60.



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All equipment and instruction provided, departs from Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael.
Minimum age is 16; all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

To RSVP or for more information, visit http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents or contact
Jocelyn Gretz at jgretz@savesfbay.org or by phone at 510-452-9261x109.


Alumni Only- Marin Islands Kayak and Restoration

December 9
9 AM - 3:30 PM
Rating: Moderate kayak and restoration trip
Just want to get over to the island and work? We have taken your comments into
consideration and came up with this solution. This is a trip for paddlers that have previously
attended a Save The Bay Marin Islands program and are interested in speeding up the gear
and site introductions in the morning so we can reach the island and perform the much-
needed monthly restoration work. Cost: Save The Bay Members $45, Non-members $55. All
equipment and instruction provided, departs from Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael.
Minimum age is 16; all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

To RSVP or for more information, visit http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents or contact
Jocelyn Gretz at jgretz@savesfbay.org or by phone at 510-452-9261x109.


Discover the Delta by Canoe

October 7th
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Rating: Easy canoe trip
The Delta is different! With fresher water and related plants and animals, join us to explore
the tule and other delta species on this fall paddle in the sloughs of Suisun Marsh. After the
paddle, participants are encouraged to enjoy the art, food and entertainment at the annual
Suisun Waterfront Festival. Suisun City is one of many Bay Area cities that are revitalizing
their waterfronts and reconnecting people to the waters that we depend on. Cost: Save The
Bay Members $30, Non-members $40. All equipment and instruction provided, meeting
spot is Suisun. Minimum age is 10; all minors must be accompanied by an adult. To RSVP or
for more information, visit http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents or contact Jocelyn Gretz at
jgretz@savesfbay.org or by phone at 510-452-9261x109.

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Kayak paddle to McNears Beach

October 14
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Rating: Moderate-advanced kayak trip

This trip departs from the Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael and explores the shoreline
and old rock quarry to the northwest. The group will round Point San Pedro and lunch at
McNears Beach. Participants should be prepared for a hearty paddle and if time permits, an
on-the-water view of one of our restoration sites, the Marin Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Cost: Save The Bay Members $60 Non-members $70. All equipment and instruction
provided, departs from Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael. Minimum age is 16; all minors
must be accompanied by an adult.
To RSVP or for more information, visit http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents or contact
Jocelyn Gretz at jgretz@savesfbay.org or by phone at 510-452-9261x109.


Farallon Islands Whale Watching Cruise

Sunday, Oct. 22nd
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Rating: Full Day Boat Excursion

Join Save The Bay and the Oceanic Society for an unforgettable whale watching excursion to
the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, just 27 miles west of the Golden Gate.
Observe a rich marine ecosystem which attracts whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds to feed
in these nutrient-rich waters. Those prone to motion sickness should take precautions. Cost:
$90 flat rate. Departs from San Francisco.
To RSVP or for more information, visit http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents or contact
Jocelyn Gretz at jgretz@savesfbay.org or by phone at 510-452-9261x109.


The Ultimate Educator Expo ~ Ohio

August 24, 2006 ~ Cincinnati, Ohio
The ultimate opportunity for teachers to learn about environmental education resources
available, and meet and work with topical experts to encourage creative problem solving

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through collaboration.
http://www.cincyzoo.org/Education/EERP/eerp.html


EORenew's SolWest Fair

July 28-30, 2006 ~ John Day, Oregon
SolWest is an occasion for learning, networking, and supporting all types of renewable
energy. This three-day event offers engaging activities for all ages and knowledge levels,
including the SolWest Electrathon rally. Learn about energy efficiency, solar and wind
energy, alternatively fueled vehicles, and more.
http://www.solwest.org/


EETAP Online EE Courses

Fundamentals of Environmental Education ~ Online
September 11 - November 17, 2006
This course was developed by EETAP in collaboration with national EE experts. It provides
educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate quality environmental
education into their instruction.

Applied EE Program Evaluation ~ Online
September 18 - December 1, 2006
The course is designed to assist environmental educators and natural resource professionals
in evaluating their education programs. Participants have the opportunity to develop and
apply skills in designing evaluation tools such as surveys, observation forms, and interview
and focus group guides.

Graduate, undergraduate, or non-credit enrollment options.
Contact: Angela Lemar at Angela.Lemar@uwsp.edu
http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/rwilke/eetap/


Seattle Aquarium Educators Summer Workshop ~ Washington

July 24 - 28, 2006
This course, "Marine Birds and Mammals of Washington, Auklets to Orcas," will interpret


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the connection between Washington marine birds and marine mammals with human actions
through hands-on inquiry based teaching. Included will be activities within the Seattle
Aquarium exhibit area, in the classroom, and the field.

Call (206) 386-4353 to register
http://www.seattleaquarium.org/learn/teachers/workshops/index.html



Sustainable Landscaping: Turning a New Leaf ~ Maryland

November 3, 2006 ~ Bethesda, Maryland
This Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council conference on sustainable landscaping
will offer sessions on designing and planning communities, emerging profitability of green
businesses, and how-to workshops. Check the Web site after August 1st for complete details.
CEU credits may be available.
Contact: Carol Jelich (410) 634-2847 ext 40 or Sylvan Kaufman, (410)634-2847 ext 24.
http://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/

RESOURCES

4-H Children's Garden Virtual Tour

Take your students on a virtual tour of Michigan State University's 4-H Children's Garden
with 56 individual themes. Visit the Imagination Garden, Butterfly Garden, Treehouse area,
and the Alice in Wonderland maze!
http://4hgarden.msu.edu/kidstour/tour.html


An Inconvenient Truth - Web Site for Fans

Maui Media, LLC fan-based Web site of the acclaimed film about the climate crisis, "An
Inconvenient Truth." Provides fellow fans with resources on global warming, a personal
impact checklist, blog, and information on the movie's DVD-release date.
http://www.an-inconvenient-truth.com/


One Planet, Many People: Atlas of our Changing Environment


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A comprehensive, visual presentation of scientifically variable information on changes in the
global environment acquired and assessed through state-of-the-art remote sensing
technology.
http://www.earthprint.com/go.htm?to=DEW0657NA


"Earth: A Graphic Look at the State of the World” summarizes the conditions of
the world's ecology and humanity and how they interact and affect each other

The 27" x 36" full colour wall poster, visually and factually stunning, presents an
unparalleled collection of over 100 charts, 15 maps, and explanatory text. Rigorously
referenced and linked to reliable, impartial sources, it is an extraordinarily holistic and
integrated overview, connecting a maze of apparently disparate issues including: wealth
distribution and climate change, oil supply and food production, global forests and global
fisheries, toxics and soil degradation, population and bio-diversity.

Charts and graphics, maps, text and data sources from the poster are accessible, as well as
ordering information, on the accompanying website: http://www.theglobaleducationproject.
org


PBS & Discovery Channel Enviro TV Programs

PBS presents
Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventures
The son of famed ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Jean-Michel is exploring a variety
of locations around the world.
http://www.pbs.org/kqed/oceanadventures/airdates.html


The Discovery Channel features

Global Warming: What You Need to Know, with Tom Brokaw
with 6 airdates between July 16 and July 30.
http://dsc.discovery.com/tvlistings/series.jsp?series=25252&gid=0&channel=DSC


Consumers Guide to After School Science Resources

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This guide, developed by a panel of afterschool and science content experts, provides a
searchable database of semester- and year-long science curricula for afterschool programs,
including activity kits, instructor guides, and content appropriate Web sites.
http://www.sedl.org/afterschool/guide/science/


Go Green Initiative Reports Remarkable Results

Since the "Go Green Initiative" inception in 2002, four State PTA Boards, 13 states, and 235
schools have implemented the initiative and are reporting remarkable results in waste
diversion. The cumulative results can be interpreted in terms of real environmental impact.
http://www.gogreeninitiative.org/National_Release_-_2005-06_results.pdf


Documentary: Who Killed the Electric Car?

Sony Presents
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Documentary chronicles the GM EV1, its cultural and economic ripple effects. Web site
provides an in-depth look into the timeline and background of this important issue. Check
the site for release cities and dates.
http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar/electric.html



Butterfly Contest

Deadline: August 15, 2006
Take A Walk® Books and The National Gardening Association (NGA) are teaming up this
summer to celebrate butterflies and the kids who love them! Kids aged 8 through 10 are
invited to submit drawings of butterflies for the chance to win nature-themed prizes.
Download contest details and entry form.
http://www.takeawalk.com/A5580D/TAWKids.nsf/KidsContests?OpenPage



Sustainable Backyard Class - teaching applied home-scale permaculture has
been rescheduled

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We have worked with our instructors to reschedule this class and hope the timing works for
you to join us. We have also received a grant from Marin Community Foundation that will
insure a great education for you and a truly transformed demonstration space for the
community. Please email me and let me know that you can join us. The course will teach
sustainable methods for use in backyards, community gardens, or public green space using
applied permaculture principles and practices. It will be taught by Permaculture
practitioners from Sentient Landscape and other instructors and will include: design, water
catchment, drought tolerant plants, composting, family gardens, food plants, plant guilds,
habitat plants, non-toxic pest control, and natural building. All classes are held from 9am-
3pm in downtown Fairfax. New Class Schedule- · September 9th-Permaculture introduction:
Design principles and pattern observation. · September 30th- Harvesting water: Use of
vernal ponds, tanks, and soil contouring. · October 7th- Growing living soil: Worms,
composting system, sheet mulch.(may need other teacher) · October 21-22- Sat-Sun Class
(open for drop in) Natural building with Cob. · November 4th-Creating habitat: Encouraging
wildlife diversity with boulders and herb spiral and Integrated Pest Management. ·
November 11-12 Sat-Sun Class (open for drop in) -Plants and drip irrigation; native, habitat,
medicinal, and food forest.

Spring series-April dates TBA Using Recycled materials: Entry gate or mosaic on concrete.
Solar features in the garden

Whole class-Early Bird price before August 21st is $350 and after is $400.
Drop in for either Cob building or Permaculture planting is $100 each.
To secure your place in the class-send your check to Sustainable Fairfax P.O. Box 605
Fairfax, CA 94978
Please include name, address, phone and email.



Learn to Design & Implement Excellent EE Programs ~ Utah

Registration Deadline: August 4, 2006
August 8-9, 2006 ~ Salt Lake City, Utah
Join national expert, Bora Simmons and USEE's Executive Director, Jennifer Visitacion for
this comprehensive training of the resources available to help ensure the development of
quality and effective environmental education programs!

August 8th, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Part 1: Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education Overview

August 9th, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Part 2: Program and Materials Self-Review Workshop

August 9th, 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Part 3: Reviewer Workshop

Contact: 801-328-1549 or info@usee.org
http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/risee/usee/showevent?prog=PR7171


Teens for Planet Earth

A unique program developed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, supports teens (ages 14-
17) and teen leaders/educators as they carry out environmental service-learning projects.
The Web site provides a resource library, news articles, and a Take Action section.
http://www.teensforplanetearth.org/


The Environmental Forum of Marin's Training Program

The Environmental Forum of Marin's Training Program is an annual 18-week educational
opportunity for adults, focusing on sustainability, ecology, human impacts on the
environment, resource management and citizen and community action. The goal of the
Training Program is to provide knowledge to individuals who are, or who would like to be,
involved in making decisions affecting their community. The underlying philosophy of EFM
is that any decision, whether governmental, educational or personal, is a better decision
when made by an informed individual.

The Training Program: • Consists of one-day-a-week seminars and field studies throughout
Marin County. • Enables trainees to learn from key professionals, government officials and
dedicated citizens working actively for environmental organizations.

The program is open to anyone but enrollment is limited. The $350 Training Program fee
covers costs for all classes, bus/van trips, binder, handouts and a one-year EFM
membership. Training begins in September and applications are accepted beginning in
March. Please apply early to ensure a place on the list of applicants.


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Fundraising Clinic: Hands-On Problem Solving with Kim Klein

9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin (San Rafael)
September 12, 2006

JOBS

Call for Curriculum Writers

Deadline: August 4, 2006
The California Environmental Protection Agency is seeking writers for the model statewide
curriculum under its new Environmental Education Initiative. Writing begins in September
and is expected to take about 2 years.
Contact: EEI@calepa.ca.gov
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Education/EEI/default.htm


San Luis Obispo County Seeks Education Writers

The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE) is seeking Statements of
Qualifications (SOQ) from highly qualified, experienced writers of instructional materials,
curricula, and/or textbooks to work on the development of a Model Curriculum for
California's Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI).
Deadline: August 4, 2006, for submission of SOQs from writers interested in developing 4-6
grade instructional materials. Subsequent deadlines will be established for work related to K-
3, 7-8, and 9-12 grades.
View the complete Model Curriculum Plan:
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Education/EEI/documents/ModelPlan.pdf


Youth Volunteer Programs Coordinator

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 15, 2006

The Marine Mammal Center, an equal opportunity, non-profit employer, is seeking
candidates for the full-time position of YOUTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS COORDINATOR.
This is a non-supervisory position reporting to the Assistant Director of Education. The


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mission of The Center is to rescue and rehabilitate injured and sick marine mammals; and,
once healthy, to release them back into the ocean. The Center also conducts significant
research and public education programs in the protection of marine mammals and their
habitats. This position is in The Center’s Education Department.

The incumbent is responsible for coordinating The Marine Mammal Center’s Youth
Volunteer Programs for ages 14 to 18. Programs include: one-day job shadow opportunities,
Spring and Summer volunteers, seven month internships, in addition to occasional
community service and senior project assistance. Responsible for the training and
integration of youth volunteers in the Spring and Summer with staff and adult volunteers.
Serves as the primary resource for all youth ages 14 to 18 that contact The Center. Teaches
and assists in development of the Marine Science Discovery and Research Discovery Day
Programs for high school groups. These programs involve classroom visits and field trips,
focused on careers and techniques used in marine science. As needed teaches The Center’s
other Education Programs for all ages (Pre K- Adult). Participates in offsite fairs and events,
especially those for youth. Organizes collaborative projects with other Youth Programs,
schools, and Marin County’s School to Career Program. This is a full-time position (40
hours) with full benefits. Will be required to work at least one Saturday and Sunday per
month, additional evening and weekend hours are likely.

Must have excellent people skills with youth (ages 14 – 18) and adults. You must be easy
going, tactful, and have a sense of humor. This position needs a self-starter that is flexible
and enthusiastic. Requires a Bachelor's degree from a fouryear college or university in
biology, marine biology or environmental studies; and three years related experience
(outdoor education or as a classroom teacher) with high school age students. Valid California
driver’s license required. A State teaching credential or marine science experience is
desirable.

Fingerprinting and background check by the California Department of Justice required in
the first month of employment.

The Marine Mammal Center is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, please mail your resume, including a cover letter and salary requirements, to:
Director of Human Resources
The Marine Mammal Center
1065 Fort Cronkhite
Marin Headlands
Sausalito, CA 94965

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or email it to lechleitnerj@tmmc.org.

No faxes or telephone calls please.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AND VOLUNTEERS

We could not do it without you!!

Marin Community Foundation
California Nutrition Network
California ReLeaf
Supervisor Charles McGlashan
Supervisor Susan Adams
Good Earth Natural and Organic Foods
KALW 91.7 FM
Marin Agriculture Land Trust
Marin Scope Community Newspapers
Fullerton Family Foundation
Youth Leadership Institute
Marin Children and Families Coalition

Board of Directors

Ann Bauer, Director of Education, Marine Mammal Center
Jeanne Casella, Principal Mary Silveira School
Julie Grantz, Past President, Environmental Forum of Marin
Marilee Eckert, Executive Director, Marin Conservation Corps
Dave Escobar, Aide to Supervisor Steve Kinsey
Jerry Kay, Executive Director, Media Interchange
Aaron Lamstein, CEO, Worldwise
Sandy Neumann, Educator and Educational Consultant
Laurette Rogers, Watershed Education Director, The Bay Institute




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