The Office of Environmental Education (OEE) in the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 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 OEE’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.
The OEE under contract with Florida Charter Schools Program Office is providing free professional development opportunities to Florida charter Schools. These workshops provide teachers with interdisciplinary activities correlated to state/common core standards and can also be used to enhance their STEM programming.
DEP is also accepting direct requests for workshops from Principals or Directors of Florida’s charter schools that are willing to host a PD course on their campus.
Are you interested in FREE Professional Development Trainings for your teachers?
To schedule a workshop for your charter school, please contact:
Jackie Zimmerman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-245-2145)
Office of Environmental Education/Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The free nationally-validated courses that DEP can offer to interested charter schools include: