PA DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 2017 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANTS
PAEE was very excited to partner with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection last month to offer five workshops about the updates to the 2017 Environmental Education Grant program. In total, 129 people attended the workshops and 100 people participated in the online webinar. The workshops were held in partnership with the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Wildlands Conservancy, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation, and the McKeever Environmental Learning Center.
In the 2015 survey of priorities, the PAEE membership identified the need for larger funding sources to support environmental education. The updates to the grant will provide up to $50,000 to high impact, large regional or statewide environmental initiatives.
NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR PAEE REGIONAL DIRECTOR POSITIONS
The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE) is currently looking for two (2) dynamic and qualified individuals to volunteer their time on its Board of Directors to help PAEE advance its mission. The current vacancies are the Northcentral Region Director and Southcentral Region Director positions. The desired qualifications include but are not limited to: ability to attend board meetings and conference calls, ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing at a high level of professional competency, have knowledge of environmental education methods, programs, activities and curriculum, and have experience facilitating workshops, forums, seminars, etc. Candidates must be a PAEE member for at least one year and be a member of the Region from which elected. Click here to nominate yourself or someone else. Nominations are due by November 18, 2016.
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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017 PAEE AWARDS
The annual awards are an important way that environmental educators in Pennsylvania can recognize one another and celebrate the great work that is happening throughout the state. Nominate an exceptional environmental educator, organization or partner today!
The deadline to submit nominations is December 31st, 2016.
LETTER FROM INCOMING PRESIDENT, SCOTT J COPE
In May of this year, Scott J Cope was elected as President of the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Education. Scott also serves as the Vice President of Education at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus, PA. He has a long history of working to protect and share Pennsylvania's natural resources and is excited to begin his 2-year term as president. Click the button below to read his letter to PAEE members.