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Professional Development Workshops

Updated June 1, 2017


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 Jan Weaver at 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.


Regional Workshops



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


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


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


Central (Columbia, Rocheport, Jefferson City, Fulton, 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, Rolla, Saint James, Salem, Waynesville, West Plains, Willow Springs, Winona)



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


Statewide or Regional


National Events


Links to Professional Development Websites


Webinars and Online Courses

May 13 - The Dynamic Ocean (3) - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - participants receive the Ocean's Effect on Weather and Climate SciPack with their paid registration (value $18) at no additional cost.NSTA member $63, non-member $79. Save $10 if you register before April 14. Archives available to registrants - The Dynamic Ocean

Green Teacher Webinars

Upcoming (registration required but free)

February 1 - Place Based Education (3) - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

February 20 - The Power of Positive, Inspiring Solutions (3) - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

March 27 - To Unplug or Plug In (3) - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm



Green Strides Webinar Series - The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools' environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education. It provides all schools access to the resources that help them move toward the Pillars of our U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award.

Wednesday, February 1
5:00pm Portfolio Manager – Ask The Expert (EPA)
6:30pm Technology Enables Exploration: Detecting Exoplanets (NASA)

Thursday, February 2
6:30pm Technology Enables Exploration: Strange New Planet (NASA)

Wednesday, February 8
5:00pm Portfolio Manager – Ask The Expert (EPA)

Thursday, February 9
3:30pm Alignment of the Ocean Literacy Framework with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (NMEA)

Wednesday, February 15
4:00pm Technology Enables Exploration: Designing Shoebox Satellites and Rovers in the Classroom (Copy) (NASA)
5:00pm Portfolio Manager – Ask The Expert (EPA)

Wednesday, February 22
5:00pm Portfolio Manager – Ask The Expert (EPA)

Thursday, February 23
1:00pm Organizing for Ocean Literacy – Implementation at Different Scales (NMEA)
8:00pm Picking Up STEAM: Using Models and Data to Understand Clouds (NASA)


Money Smart Modules for staff and boards of non-profits- Six Modules on cash flowstatements, budgets, income statements, cash vs. accrual accounting, balance sheets, and the IRS 990. Free from Public Lands Every Day, sponsored by Toyota -

Leadership as Practice: An Introduction to the Personal Leadership Canvas

USDA Science and Technology Training Laboratory -
Through this webinar portal you can stay up-to-date with the latest research and industry practices in forestry, conservation, bioenergy, climate change and natural resources.

National Conservation Training Center -

National Science Teachers SciPacks (1 or 3) - SciPacks are self-directed online learning experiences for teachers to enhance their understanding of a particular science concpet and its related pedagogical implications for student learning. Unlimited expert content help via email and a final assessment both facilitate and document teacher learning. NSTA members $14.39, nonmembers $17.99. Environmentally-related SciPacks approved for certification:

Missouri Crayfish Webinar from Missouri Stream Teams - what a crayfish is, classification, distribution, morphology, life history, habitat, ecology, conservation status by Chris Riggert, MDC - youtube



EPA Courses

For these modules, each unit counts for a quarter of an hour of training. To calculate your hours, divide the number of units by 4 and round up to get the number of hours.

Mold Course (3) - This course provides an overview of mold prevention and mold remediation. It is based on EPA's voluntary guidance document Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings.

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.