National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) – April 11-17, 2010

by Carolina on April 11, 2010

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Be Water and Energy Wise

The National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation’s largest environmental education event held each year the week before Earth Day. Since its inception in 2005, EE Week inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. It connects educators with environmental resources to promote K-12 students’ understanding of the environment. Some of the topics include Children & Nature; Climate Change; Energy; Water; and Water-Energy Connection. EE Week provides resources and tools to help educators involve students in outdoor learning experiences and understanding their relationship to nature. It provides educational materials such as Curricula Library, Green Reading, Nature Center Map, Nature Journaling Blog, Quizzes, and Service-Learning. Participating in EE Week is a terrific way to enhance learning and bring about positive change in your school and community whether as an educator looking to engage your students and inspire real-world problem-solving in the classroom, a homeschooling parent looking to encourage leadership in your children or a community leader looking to promote local habitat conservation.

The EE Week’s 2010 theme is Be Water and Energy Wise. It is known all around the world about the importance of water and energy resources, their values and critical influence in people’s daily lives. Recognizing the importance of conserving both water and energy to protect the planet and reduce costs is a critical topic to discuss not only during this week but also in our ordinary days in classrooms, and homes.

The “Be Water Wise Atlanta” takes place as part of National Environmental Education Week. From April 11- 17, thousands of schools and millions of students will participate in a full week of environmentally themed lessons and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, parks, zoos, museums and aquariums. EE Week is the largest organized environmental event in the United States, increasing the impact of Earth Day.

Participate and join a national network of educators dedicated to increasing the environmental literacy of K-12 studentsThere is no cost to register and participate in EE Week.

More information about this excited event is available on http://www.eeweek.org.

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