NOAA Education will be at the 2018 North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Conference from October 10-13 in Spokane, Washington.
In 2018, our programs have been busy developing and evaluating ocean, atmosphere, and estuary education experiences. We can’t wait to share what we have been working on and to learn from top environmental educators from around the world. Here are ways to connect with NOAA at NAAEE 2018 offsite link:
Thursday, October 11
Creating Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences in the Pacific Northwest
8:30–10:00 a.m. · Abstract offsite link
The Pacific Northwest Bay Watershed Education and Training Program (B-WET) addresses the unique environmental challenges of the region through locally relevant, experiential, and hands-on activities that include learning outdoors and in the classroom.Global Ocean Literacy: Join the Rising Tide 8:30–10:00 a.m. · Abstract offsite link
Organized by the Coastal and Environmental Learning Center Network, hear from leading organizations on the intersections between ocean health and environmental education.Climate Change Teachers on the Estuary Training for Resilient Communities 10:30–11:10 a.m. · Abstract offsite link
The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve offsite link provides teacher professional development with its Climate Teachers on the Estuary Training (TOTE) that promotes civic-based solutions and students’ emotional resilience.Pioneering Program Evaluation: Do Parents Value an Ocean Stewardship Program? (Poster) 1:15–2:15 p.m. · Abstract offsite link
NOAA’s Ocean Guardian School program used evaluation to understand how parents value the stewardship program.From Online to Outside: E-Learning to Support Field-Based Education 2:30–3:10 p.m. · Abstract offsite link
Online learning provides new opportunities to reach audiences, interact with users, and prioritize investigation over lectures during outdoor field experiences.Creating Your Own Climate and Energy Education Units with CLEANet.org 4:15–5:45 p.m. · Abstract offsite link
A NOAA Climate Program Office partner, the online Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network offsite link collection has peer-reviewed and standards-ready resources to support educators in teaching about climate and energy issues.Enhancing Community Resilience to Climate Change Through Education 4:15–5:45 p.m. · Abstract offsite link
NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program supports four education projects that are developing children and youth as advocates for community resilience to a range of climate change impacts.Ocean Education Social 5:45–7:00 p.m. · Abstract offsite link
Join Ocean Wise, the Coastal Ecosystems Learning Centers, and NOAA for conversation and networking about ocean literacy and conservation.
October 12, 2018
10:30–11:10 a.m. · Abstract offsite link
Seattle Aquarium, NOAA, and Ocean Wise will lead a discussion on activating landlocked communities to participate in ocean conservation.