Missouri Environmental Education Association

Helping educators inspire Missourians to care about, understand and act for their environment since 1997.

 

 

 

 

Environmental Educator Certification - Ms. I. M. Green

Application

Goals for personal professional growth

  1. Finding and developing age appropriate materials
  2. Working with students outdoors
  3. Camping skills
  4. Developing assessments
  5. Engaging non-traditional audiences

Level I

Required Quizzes

  1. Earth as a Physcial System - 85%
  2. The Living Environment and Biodiversity - 92%
  3. Humans and Their Societies - !00%
  4. Environment and Society - 92%
  5. Missouri Natural and Cultural History - 100%
  6. Fundamentals of Environmental Education - 85%

Optional Quizzes

  1. Climate Change - 85%

Level II

Essays

Essay 1 The Field of EE

Summary

Essay 2 Addressing an Environmental Issue: Keeping Campus Wildife Wild

Summary: While squirrel feeding is not as common at MU as at some other colleges and universities, students do feed squirrels.  The immediate negative consequences of feeding are that people might get bitten. The long term consequences are that the additional food may cause squirrel populations to increase and this could lead to squirrels damaging wiring, trees and shrubs on campus, which would increase costs to the campus as a whole. The most significant cause is student ignorance about wildlife. My solution is to post signs with images showing squirrels biting the hand that feeds them. In the short and medium term, I expect the number of students feeding squirrels to go down.  Over the long term, I expect the number of squirrels that beg to decrease. Of course the underlying cause of student ignorance is the failure of students to be exposed to wildlife in a realistic way in childhood and youth. This is part of the general and widespread disappearance of nature in children's lives documented by Louv (2008) in his book "Last Child in the Woods".  There is currently a bill in congress - No Child Left Inside - that seeks to address this lack of nature by providing funds targeted at environmental education in those states that have environmental education plans. If the legislation passes, then in the next decade the students attending MU and other campuses will have a better understanding of squirrels and will respect them by not feeding them and by keeping wildlife wild. 

Essay 3 Teaching an Environmental Issue

Summary:

Badges

Required

Presentation and Interaction Instructional Methods Teachable Moments

Optional

Gardening Fishing  
     

 

Professional Development Experiences

Name Provider Date Hours Skill
Project WET Missouri DNR January 4-2013 6 identifying age appropriate materials
Project WILD Missouri Department of Conservation January 5, 2014 6 working with large groups out doors
Camping Clinic Missouri Department of Conservation June 10, 2015 8 outdoor skills
         
         
         
    Total 20  

 

Level III

Portfolios

Folder 1 Teaching

Folder 2 Learners

Folder 3 Assessment

Level IV

Portfolios Reviewed