Professional Development: Webinars, Websites & Ongoing Opportunities

Webinars and Online Resources

MEEA Webinars and "At-Home" Resources

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

Resources (a collection developed during the COVID-19 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

eeWebinars: Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the Field of EE

Each month, NAAEE offers hour-long webinars on topics of key interest to environmental education professionals in formal and nonformal settings that will help raise the bar on the quality of EE programs, expand the scope and reach of these programs and social movements, and improve the way we communicate about our field.

Use these links to explore a few fascinating examples:

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 The National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series provides educators, students, and the interested public with educational and scientific expertise, resources and training to support ocean and climate literacy. This series generally 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 These are selected archives of presentations given by scientists, educators, and communicators to the NOAA Planet Stewards’ community. In November 2017 the NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project changed its name to NOAA Planet Stewards to reflect the program’s expanded scope of understanding and protecting the environment including decreasing marine debris, and conserving and restoring natural resources. We continue our programmatic emphasis on climate as a driver of environmental impacts to humans and natural ecosystems.

Spanning Time and Spatial Scales: Modeling Our Planet’s Climate  Keith Dixon, a research meteorologist and climate modeler at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory discussed how scientists develop and use climate models to understand how our planet’s global climate system works, and how models can help us answer questions relevant to society. 

Using Simple Models in Climate Change Education During this presentation Dr. Randy Russell, a science educator at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) explored some fundamental concepts of climate science that allow students to use simple models to actively investigate them. 

 

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

  • Using a school-community partnership to cut Greenhouse gases Presenter: Dan Hendry Date and Time: Wednesday, August 26th, 2020, 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Creative Solutions in Our Time of Crisis – Open Discussion Presenters: Dave Bauer, Jared Goodykoontz and Shakira Provasoli Date and Time: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020, 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Nature-Based Biology Activities from a Distance Presenter: Cathy Law Date and time: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020, 7:30–9:00 p.m. EST

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

Miscellaneous

Online Course: Climate Action & COVID-19 Recovery — Practical Resilience Steps for Rural Communities (July 16-30, 2020) https://harbingerconsult.square.site/product/climate-action-covid-19-recovery-practical-resilience-steps-for-rural-communities-july-16-30-2020-/6?cs=true

 

Online Training: Promoting Energy Efficiency in Land Use Planning  (Tue, September 13, 2022,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ADT)

This bilingual training is aimed particularly at professionals and officials working with communities, regions, and development projects. Planners, civil engineers, elected officials and administrators, and people working with development projects are invited to join us for this free online training course.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/promoting-energy-efficiency-in-land-use-planning-training-tickets-365984398187?aff=erelexpmlt&keep_tld=1

 

 

Regional Resources

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)

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

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