The Utah Environmental Education Certification Program establishes high standards for the professional qualifications of environmental educators in Utah. The program was created by a diverse team of experienced Environmental Educators from across the state who worked with representatives from a variety of national organizations to set specific standards of knowledge, skills, and experience that highly qualified Environmental Educators in Utah should be able to demonstrate.
Certified Environmental Educators are those who can demonstrate skills in the following areas:
Winter Solstice has long been celebrated all over the world because it heralds the gradual return of the light after the shortest and darkest day of the year.Bring your family to the Garden and create head wreaths, winter candles, and other crafts. Sip hot chocolate and make a new-year wish at the Yule Log.
Garden Members - $3 / General Public - Garden Admission +$3
Enjoy half-price Garden admission December, January & February.
A special film screening series sponsored by Salt Lake City Green, Utah Film Center, and Salt Lake City Public Library. The Emmy Award-winning Showtime series explores issues of climate change, delivering intimate stories of triumph and tragedy.
Screenings are the first Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium. Local speakers will be featured for each screening.
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) applauds the Senate
passage of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces No Child Left Behind. The much-anticipated bill includes language that, for the first time, supports opportunities to provide students with environmental education and hands-on, field-based learning experiences. A companion bill overwhelmingly passed the House last week.
â€œThe inclusion of environmental education language in the Every Student Succeeds Act signifies an important step forward for teachers and school systems who know what a rich and engaging context the local environment is for learning,â€ said Judy Braus, Executive Director of NAAEE. â€œWe congratulate Congressional leaders for recognizing the role that environmental education can play in providing students with a well-rounded, 21st century education and preparing them for a lifetime of success.â€
Read the whole NAAEE press release here
The Salt Lake City Council passed the Business & Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance! The new ordinance will require large businesses and apartments (multi-family housing complexes) that produce 4+ cubic yards of waste per week to subscribe to recycling services from an authorized waste hauler. The ordinance also stipulates that recycling must be as easy to use as garbage service for tenants and customers.
This is an exciting step forward to reduce waste in Salt Lake City. Businesses and multi-family units produce 50% of all waste in the city, but only 10-15% of that waste is currently recycled. When widespread business and multi-family recycling goes into effect, more than 20,000 tons of material will be kept out of the landfill.
Once the ordinance is recorded (anticipated January 2016), waste haulers will have six months to become authorized. Businesses and multi-family complexes will have a full two years from the effective date to comply.
To learn more about the requirements of the ordinance, visit SLCgreen.com.
USEE is excited to announce our newest resource for educators,Teaching Trunks! We have a variety 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.
Help us! Our partners at Hogle Zoo are missing a bear teaching trunk and would love it to be returned. If you know where it may be, contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
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 email@example.com