Fri March 28, 2014
Earth Calendar for March 28th and March 29th
National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation's largest celebration of environmental education.
It is held each year the week before Earth Day and inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. The 2014 theme, Greening STEM: Engineering a Sustainable World, will explore the application of engineering to sustainable solutions for a healthier planet and healthier people. Since its inception in 2005, EE Week has reached millions of students and educators across the United States with non-biased, high-quality, environmental education materials grounded in accurate, timely scientific information and tied to local, state and national learning standards. From the way we travel to the way we collect food, humans have long engineered solutions to fit our needs. Now, the challenge is to integrate environmental problem-solving into engineering challenges. When you register for Environmental Education Week, you join a national network of educators dedicated to increasing the environmental knowledge of K-12 students. Registration is free and open to all. There are many resources and offerings for Environmental Week 2014, including STEM & Engineering info, photo contest and educator toolkits. Register to receive updates and to take full advantage of the benefits, then help spread the word by sharing with others!
On Our Calendar: Turner Farm’s Farm Day Camp registration is now open. This year Turner Farm is offering more weeks of camp, so hopefully all kids who want to join will be able to participate in helping to take care of the animals, milk the cow, help in the gardens, and make ice cream! Registration forms are available at the website.