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Professional Development Workshops

Updated May 11, 2020

 

MEEA EE Certification Categories for PD

Category 1 workshops must provide a manual or materials that support the workshop objectives, contain significant content, have age appropriate instructional activities, and offer suggestions for integration with Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Art and/or Music. If your workshop has already been certified for college credit, or has been certified by another outdoor, naturalist, environmental or interpretive program, it qualifies for Category 1. Please include information on where it has been certified. If it has not been certified, click here for a form to have your workshop reviewed or contact Lesli Moylan at moylan@meea.org for assistance.

Category 2 workshops are structured out-of-door experiences, led by a qualified instructor. An individual workshop can count for up to 10 hours of certification.

Category 3 workshops provide information on the theory, practice and history of environmental education or cover current issues or concerns, and provide access to EE resources. This category includes conferences and seminars. An individual workshop should be between 2 and 10 hours.

Webinars and Online Resources

MEEA |NAAEE | NOAA | EPA | Green Teacher | Miscellaneous

MEEA Webinars and COVID-19 Resources

Introductory Workshop on Climate Change Communication, facilitated by Hannah Phillips, Manager of Docents and Interpreters at the St. Louis Zoo, recorded 4/22/2020

Resources during the Coronavirus Pandemic - Changing collection of resources for parents and teachers, including citizen science opportunities, outdoor activities, timely webinars, online learning information, and home-based learning resources.

NAAEE: North American Association for Environmental Education

eeINSPIRE, monthly webinar series on a variety of EE topics, and topics relevant to COVID-19

ee360

VISION: An environmentally literate and engaged public is building more resilient communities resulting in a healthier, more sustainable future for all.
MISSION: To train a cadre of culturally diverse education professionals who have the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to deliver high-quality environmental education in formal and non-formal settings and to strengthen the environmental education field so it can sustain these efforts over the long-term.
Signup for eePRO to access many resources via the online hub.

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Marine Sanctuary Webinar Series provides educators with educational and scientific expertise, resources and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the classroom. This series targets formal and informal educators that are engaging students (elementary through college) in formal classroom settings, as well as members of the community in informal educational venues (e.g. after school programs, science centers, aquariums, etc.).

NOAA Planet Stewards Archived Webinars

Spanning Time and Spatial Scales: Modeling our Planet's Climate (3) - https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/planet-stewards/webinar-modeling-our-planets-climate.html

Using Simple Models in Climate Change Education (3) - https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/planet-stewards/webinar-models-in-climate-education.html

Visualizing Change (3) - http://vischange.org

An Audience-Focused Approach to Climate Communication, Education and Engagement (3) - https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/planet-stewards/webinar-climate-communication-education-engagement.html

Making Climate Communication Stick with Framing (3) - https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/planet-stewards/webinar-making-climate-com-stick-framing-climate-communication.html

 

EPA

Archived EE in Action Webinars

Archived Indoor Air Quality Webinars

Current EPA supported EE Professional Development can be found via NAAEE's ee360 resources

Courses

Air Pollution Control Orientation Course (3) - This Web-based course is designed to be used independently, without an instructor. It is intended primarily for new employees in governmental air pollution control agencies. It may also be useful to people who are seeking basic knowledge about air pollution.

Watershed Management Course (3) - The Web site offers a variety of self-paced training modules that represent a basic and broad introduction to the watershed management field.

 

Green Teacher

Webinars

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020, 12:00–1:00 p.m. Central Creative Solutions in Our Time of Crisis
A panel of environmental educators spanning several contexts — elementary, secondary, college, and non-traditional (parks, nature centers, etc.) — share their stories and adaptive solutions to EE during COVID-19 before taking your questions as we work together to persevere through this unprecedented period of interruption.

Green Teacher Youtube Channel - webinars from the past 30 days can be viewed for free here

Miscellaneous

Wednesday, May 13, 4 pm, Grow Native! Mike Leahy: A Tour of Missouri's Natural Communities, with Special Emphasis on Prairies and other Native Grasslands Did you know that Missouri has 12 distinct prairie types, in addition to many types of glade, woodland, wetlands, forests, and other habitat types? Sit back, relax, and take a tour with the Missouri Department of Conservation's Natural Community Ecologist and MPF Technical Advisor Mike Leahy. Register here.

Wednesday, May 20, 4 pm, Grow Native! Sarah Kendrick: Missouri's Bird Conservation Plan Missouri State Ornithologist Sarah Kendrick is passionate about birds, and during this seminar, you will find out why. Learn about Missouri's ambitious plan to conserve birds---including declining grassland bird populations--and how you can be involved. Register here.

Wednesday, May 27, 4 pm, Grow Native! Steve Clubine: Managing Threats of Invasive Plants in Livestock Pastures MPF Technical Advisor and cattle producer Steve Clubine is an expert on establishing native pastures to benefit cattle, wildlife, water quality, and more. Learn from Steve how to manage invasive plants in pastures. Register here.

July 6 - August 3 - Online Summer PD via Population Connection - Making the Population Connection: Exploring the Human-Environmental Nexus in Today’s Middle and High School Classroom - Target audience: middle and high school science and social studies teachers

 

Regional Workshops

 

Northwest (Cameron, St. Joseph, Maryville, Trenton, Weston)

Northeast (Hannibal, Kirksville, Macon, Mexico, Moberly, Troy)

Kansas City (Blue Springs, Excelsior Springs, Grandview, Gladstone, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Sedalia, Warrensburg)

Central (Columbia, Rocheport, Jefferson City, Fulton, Leasburg, Marshall, Sedalia, Osage Beach, Camdenton)

St. Louis (St. Louis, St. Louis Co Cities, Sullivan, Washington)

Southwest (Bolivar, Branson, Carthage, Joplin, Lebanon, Marshfield, Monett, Nixa, Ozark, Springfield)

Ozark (Cabool, Eminence, Huston, Mountain Grove, Park Hills, Rolla, Saint James, Salem, Waynesville, West Plains, Willow Springs, Winona)

Southeast (Cape Girardeau, Doniphan, Farmington, Hayti, Ironton, Jackson, Kennet, New Madrid, Piedmont, Poplar Bluff, Puxico, Sikeston)

Statewide or Regional Events

National Events

Links to Professional Development Websites (diverse resources found at these sites)