USEE is proud to welcome a new Executive Director, Thom Benedict. Thom brings 15 years of EE experience in various organizations, including Hawk Watch International, NHMU, and Red Butte Garden. Other partners and friends might also know Thom through Earth Goods General Store.
Josh, Kim and Tracy had the pleasure of teaching a great group of kids! Some activities included kayaking down the Jordan River while learning about beaver habitats and rock climbing while discussing the rock cycle and mountain goats.
It was a fun and educational experience for everyone involved!
As of 2014, the USA is #5 in terms of electricity production by solar cells. But donâ€™t get comfortable with the status quo, because the order on this list is bound to get shaken up by countries like China who increased its solar power production by 60 times in the last 4 years, rising from 8th to 2nd in that same timeframe! India is also a rising star and countries like Brazil, South Africa, and Nigeria might also become contenders depending on how they carry themselves over the coming years Read More...
Join USEE and our Fabulous Partners! We provide participants with ideas and resources to integrate environmental education into the classroom, while still meeting core curriculum requirements.
Donâ€™t see a workshop that works for you? Contact us about setting up a workshop at your school or organization. *Availability may vary with time of year and location. 10 or more participants Required.
Teachers can receive USOE credit for participating!
July Project WILD (k-12) July 21, 9:00am-3:00pm (Utahâ€™s Hogle Zoo-SLC, UT) Register
Discover EE with George and Discovery Gateway: Forests of the world (K-12) July 28, 9:00am â€“ 3:00pm (Discovery Gateway-SLC, UT) Register
Explore the sights and sounds of the Conservation Garden Park. Classes will be filled with hands-on activities, nature arts and crafts, and discovery for kids age 7-12. Participants will practice their observation skills and sharpen their senses as they create a nature journal. http://conservationgardenpark.org/
Free admission all day. 10 am and 2 pm "Meet & Greet with Snakes." Learn about one of their friendly snakes named Paintbrush and learn about the many ways snakes survive in the wild. Kids will enjoy making a fun snake craft. http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org
Family friendly! Learn more about the geology of the Snyderville Basin as you explore the Swaner Preserve's north side trails. Leading the walk is Genevieve Atwood, Ph.D., former State Geologist and Director of the Utah Geological Survey, current Chief Education Officer of Earth Science Education, a small not-for-profit organization that encourages teachers to go outside and teach what students see. http://www.swanerecocenter.org/
In the past several months, a bevy of studies have added to a growing literature on the mental and physical benefits of spending time outdoors. That includes recent research showing that short micro-breaks spent looking at a nature scene have a rejuvenating effect on the brain â€” boosting levels of attention â€” and also that kids who attend schools featuring more greenery fare better on cognitive tests. Read More...
USEE is excited to announce our newest resource for educators,
Teaching Trunks! We have avariety of trunks, each based on specific animal or theme, such as "Amphibians and Reptiles" or "Wetlands," and each filled with relevant curricula, references, journals, magazines, and videos, as well as field teaching supplies. They are all available now for teachers to check out and use with their classes! Visit our Teacher Resource Center for a list trunks & their contents. Click HERE to reserve a Teaching Trunk Today!
Is your organization looking for help advertising jobs and internships? USEE posts open positions in the field of Environmental Education on our website (www.usee.org) as well as our monthly E-Newsletter. Please send current job openings, internships and volunteer opportunities to firstname.lastname@example.org.