Dear Charter School Educators,
We are pleased to announce that the Office of Environmental Education (OEE) will be conducting a nationally recognized workshop entitled Project GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment). Hosted by Rising Leaders Academy in Panama City, Florida (Bay County) on April 25 2014, this GLOBE workshop is being offered free-of-charge to all educators who work and serve in Florida’s charter schools.
Project GLOBE (http://www.globe.gov/) is a worldwide hands-on, (upper) elementary and secondary school-based science education program. GLOBE's vision supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth’s systems. Working in close partnership with NASA and NSF Earth System Science Projects, workshop participants will be introduced to Project GLOBE’s web-based network to help their students study and conduct research on the dynamic environment of our planet Earth. GLOBE brings together students, teachers and scientists through the GLOBE Schools Network in support of student learning and research.
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Fl. Dept. of Environmental Protection
The Department of Environmental Protection protects and manages Florida's natural resources while enforcing the environmental laws that protect these unique treasures. Overseeing the more than 160 award-winning state parks, the Department is also charged with conserving environmentally-sensitive lands, restoring waterways and preserving the state's historical and cultural resources through Florida Forever.
The Office of Environmental Education seeks to cultivate and support environmental citizenship: the awareness, understanding and appreciation of Florida's environment; and the capacity to think critically and participate constructively in its protection. The Office of Environmental Education’s core program includes outdoor experiential environmental education for middle school students, the annual Florida Green School Awards Program, and summer teacher professional development workshops. In addition, the Office of Environmental Education supports outreach initiatives within the Department of Environmental Protection, including the agency’s annual Earth Day at the Capitol event, as well as regional education efforts such as the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s Environmental Education