Upcoming webinars & events

    • 27 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 27 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • online

    Learning and the Brain in the “New Normal” Classroom

    Date: 3 -part series on March 27; April 6; April 27
    Host: Wade Institute for Science Education
    Intended Audience: Grades K-12 Educators
    Cost: $80/participant

    Starting with a brief overview of brain function, we’ll explore topics including working memory and retention, the importance of movement, and other strategies that help to support learning.  From there, we’ll take into account how remote learning and the pandemic have affected our students and ourselves from both cognitive and social/emotional perspectives and what that means as we enter a “new normal” in the classroom.

    Learn more and register here. https://www.wadeinstitutema.org/focus-workshops/

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • online

    Teaching Climate Change in a Community That Does Not Want to Hear it

    Date: April 21 at 6:30 PM EST
    Host: Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
    Intended Audience: Anyone interested in the topic
    Cost: Free

    This webinar focuses on challenges and strategies around teaching climate change in a community that doesn’t want to listen and the lessons one teacher has learned over the past decade that have helped him “move the needle”. Presented by Jeffrey Yuhas, a middle and high school teacher who has taught in multiple schools, including one that is home to many environmentalist families and one that is home of many climate change denier families. He will describe how he has structured his curriculum to engage students on the topic of climate change, including advice for facilitating student discussions and connecting climate change to students’ lives.

    Register Here

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • online

    Pollinator Plants by Plant Community

    Date: April 21 at 6:30 PM
    Host: Farm Craft Vermont
    Intended Audience: Adults interested in the topic
    Cost: $15

    You're committed to starting a Pollinator Garden - now what? Get detailed Native Plant lists, planting plans, maintenance tips and more!

    Habitat Restoration is Effective When Targeted. Good Design and Management responds to What, Where and When ​to fill the needs of both the Protected Species and Humans​. Native pollinators have specialist relationships with plant communities at certain times of the year. This webinar presents our Top 50 perennials ​(+ 5 grasses and ephemerals)​, Top 15 Shrubs/understory trees​, and Top 5 Trees​ with Latin name, common name, height, bloom period, flower shape, and which pollinators use each plant​. Lists are Separated by plant community​; Woodland​, Margin, Upland Meadow​, Wetland Edge​, and Garden/Farm​. It's technical info for those ready to dive in and plant this spring.

    Learn more and register here.

    • 22 Apr 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • online

    Dams, Recreation, and Citizen Science

    Date: Thusday, April 22 4-5PM
    Host: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
    Intended Audience: Anyone interested in the topic
    Cost: Free

    Jacob Fetterman, project coordinator with Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative, will join us to explore recreational connection to dams and river obstruction and to talk about Trout Unlimited’s digital mapping citizen science effort and why it’s important. This webinar is part of a larger speaker series, Dams in the Champlain Valley. Read more about the series here

    Register Here

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • online

    Female Birds & the Founding Mothers of Ornithology

    Date: April 23 at 7:00 PM
    Host: The Nature Museum
    Intended Audience: Anyone interested in the topic
    Cost: sliding scale $5 +

    Think of this Zoom presentation as the her-story of birding and the celebration of noticing female birds. Let’s face it, there’s a bit of bias in the birding world when it comes to females. Bridget Butler, the Bird Diva, breaks down some of the most interesting new scientific studies on female birds and shares with you some of the stories of the Mothers of Ornithology.

    This is a sliding-scale online event that will be available as a recording to all who register. 

    Learn more and register here. 

    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

     Examining Three Levels of Inequity & Disruption: Personal, Cultural & Systemic

    April 28, 2021 10am-noon

    Goals of this workshop include deepening participants’ analysis of different levels of inequity, from personal to systemic; challenging deficit ideology and the myth of meritocracy; and identifying high-leverage action steps. 

    Location: Online

    Cost: $25/session or $100/entire series regular rate; $15/session or $60/entire series for Vermont Afterschool members

    Register HERE 

    View the whole series here

    • 5 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • online


    Date: May 5, 2021 9:00AM-12:30
    Host: Up for Learning
    Intended Audience: youth and educators
    Cost: Free

    Youth and Adult Reimagining and Transforming Education Together. A virtual gathering to connect, inspire and co-create action to transform learning. Our convening will celebrate the power of youth voice and youth-adult partnership as we share our experience, ideas and strategies for transforming learning. This is our opportunity for youth and adult partnership teams to share their past and current work, their stories and their ideas for the future. Registration information coming soon! 

    Contact Harry Frank with questions! Harry@upforlearning.org

    • 6 May 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • online

    Free Range Rivers for Aquatic Wildlife

    Date: Thursday, May 6 4-5PM
    Host: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
    Intended Audience: Anyone interested in the topic
    Cost: Free

    Julie Butler, fish biologist with the Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation branch of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, will explore why aquatic organisms (fish, plankton, otters, and more) need the full range of river habitats and how we enable them to have full access to those habitats. This webinar is part of the Dams in the Champlain Valley speaker series. Read more about the series here

    Register here. 

    • 9 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

     Organizational Climate and the ‘Hidden Curriculum’ 

    June 9, 2021 10am-noon

    This workshop will invite individuals to examine their own organizational climate, policy, language, visuals, accessibility, representation, inclusion, patterns of interaction, and unspoken values through an equity lens. 

    Location: Online

    Cost: $25/session or $100/entire series regular rate; $15/session or $60/entire series for Vermont Afterschool members

    Register HERE 

    View the whole series here

    • 21 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 25 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • online

    Seasons and Cycles: How Weather Affects Us and How We Affect the Weather

    Date: June 21-25
    Host: Wade Institute
    Intended Audience: Grades 3-8 educators

    Explore the dynamics of weather systems and seasonal cycles, including how the earth’s rotation influences these cycles, how nature reacts, and the impacts of weather on humans and the environment. Examine weather data over time and explore how we can use graphs and other models of this data to reveal how our climate is changing. Learn from scientists about the causes and effects of the increased unusual weather events in New England.

    Learn more and register here

    • 7 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 16 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • online

    How Does Your Dinner Grow? Exploring Connections Between Food Production and Sustainability

    Date(s): July 7,9,12,14,16
    Host: Wade Institute
    Intended Audience: Grades 6-12 Educators
    Cost: $475/participant

    Broaden student conceptions of who is involved in STEM careers with a behind-the-scenes look at the science, technology, and engineering involved in agriculture and other aspects of food production. Gather information about our ecosystem as it relates to food and evaluate interdependent relationships humans have with that system. Explore common and innovative practices for sustainable food production and follow the path of food from farm to table to waste stream.

    Learn more and register here

    • 7 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 15 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • online

    Landscapes on the Move: Investigating Geologic Formations and Processes 

    Date: July 7,8,13,14,15
    Host: Wade Institute
    Intended Audience: Grades 3-8 Educators
    Cost: $400/participant

    Dig into the geology of New England and learn how our landscape is continually being formed and eroded. Discover the role of glaciers in shaping our area, including kettle ponds and glacial potholes on the Cape and drumlins around the bay. Investigate and analyze other changes in our area, from landslides to shifting shorelines. Throughout the course, apply scientific and engineering principles to monitor these changes to the landscape. 

    Learn more and register here.

    • 19 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 23 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • online

    My Soda Bottle Ended Up Where? Exploring Plastic Problems and Solutions

    Date: July 19-23
    Host:  Wade Institute
    Intended Audience: Grades 6-12 educators
    Cost: starts at $475/participant but price drops by adding teachers to your registration

    Follow the journey of plastics in our environment through themes of chemistry, sustainability, and engineering. Learn why ocean plastics have become a human and environmental health concern in both coastal and inland areas. Investigate how new technologies are working to reduce plastic waste, and explore how advances in chemistry and engineering can turn plastic waste into useful products and provide more sustainable options for alternative materials.

    Learn more and register here.

    • 28 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

    Date: July 28-30, 2021
    Hosted by: Climate Generation
    Intended Audience: Educators
    Cost: $250 
    Scholarships available. Apply now.

    Climate Generation and the Teach Climate Network are coming to your home this summer! Join a network of teachers from across the country for this three-day virtual conference to learn new tools, skills, and resources to teach climate change in any subject area! 

    Climate Generation’s 16th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education will be hosted in partnership  with The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program and NOAA’s Climate Office.

    Register Here

Past webinars & events

16 Apr 2021 Indigenous Women and Climate Change
15 Apr 2021 Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Healing, and the Path Forward
14 Apr 2021 Climate Communications 101
13 Apr 2021 Using Understanding Global Change to Make Earth System Connections about Local Phenomena: The Return of the River Otters
13 Apr 2021 Soil Foodweb and Regenerative Ag for Gardeners
12 Apr 2021 Safe, Happy, Healthy Outdoor Learning
8 Apr 2021 Best Natives For Meadow Gardens in VT
8 Apr 2021 A Collaborative Approach to Reconnecting Rivers and Restoring Ecosystems
8 Apr 2021 School Garden Idea Swap
8 Apr 2021 Local Solutions to Climate Crises
8 Apr 2021 Coyotes, and Foxes, and Fishers — Oh My! Wildlife in the City of Burlington
7 Apr 2021 Global Citizenship: Engage Conference
7 Apr 2021 Maine Environmental Education Assocation Annual Conference
31 Mar 2021 Amphibian Ecology and Road Rescue Training
31 Mar 2021 BIPOC and the Outdoors
31 Mar 2021 Creating Co-Habitat Gardens
31 Mar 2021 Brook Trout Grow on Trees
30 Mar 2021 Climate Change Education Engagement Series
25 Mar 2021 Traditional Abenaki Sugaring and Stories
25 Mar 2021 Removing Obsolete Dams in the Champlain Valley
24 Mar 2021 Designing An Outdoor Classroom
24 Mar 2021 Schools As Connectors of People and Place
23 Mar 2021 Traditional Abenaki Sugaring and Stories
23 Mar 2021 Workshop: Personal Connection and Storytelling
18 Mar 2021 From Restorative Justice to Transformative Justice: Foundations of Restorative Justice
18 Mar 2021 Indigenous Science is Activism
15 Mar 2021 Virtual Joint Conference of Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources & Connecticut Outdoor & Environmental Education Association
11 Mar 2021 What Animal Is It? Virtual Wildlife Tracking Tour
10 Mar 2021 Vermont Afterschool Equity & Racism Series: Racism and the Implications for All of Us
10 Mar 2021 Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES)
10 Mar 2021 Massachusetts Environmental Education Society Virtual Conference
9 Mar 2021 The UC Berkeley Understanding Glocal Change Project and CLEAN
4 Mar 2021 Teaching Climate Consequences with CLEAN: Motivate & Insprire, Don't Despair
4 Mar 2021 Virtual Program Sampler
4 Mar 2021 Indigenous Ways of Knowing
2 Mar 2021 Pursuing Racial Equity: Be the Change We Want to See
27 Feb 2021 RIEEA Annual Summit: Culturally Relevant Environmental Education
25 Feb 2021 An Ecological Civilization: The Path We're On
25 Feb 2021 Growing A Cultural Lens in School Gardens
24 Feb 2021 It's Us: Humas As Agents of Change Within Earth's Climate System
24 Feb 2021 De-colonizing Place-Based Education
23 Feb 2021 Centering BIPOC Student Voices & Experiences in Your Equity Work
23 Feb 2021 Taking Nature Black
22 Feb 2021 Bark, Buds & Branches: Learn to Identify Trees in Winter
18 Feb 2021 Opportunities, Barriers, Strategies towards Inclusion
17 Feb 2021 Empowering Youth Voices on Climate Change Policy
17 Feb 2021 How to Talk About Climate Change & Justice in New England
16 Feb 2021 Teaching About Climate & Energy with CLEAN
11 Feb 2021 Strategies for Integrating Climate Science Into the Elementary Classroom
10 Feb 2021 Preparing for extreme weather at your school
9 Feb 2021 Decolonizing: Placing Indigenous Peoples in the Conversation
9 Feb 2021 Over and Under the Snow: Virtual story ski and tour of Northeast Kingdom
9 Feb 2021 De-Colonizing Place-Based Education
4 Feb 2021 Who's Outside: Buidling the Anti-racist Bookshelf
3 Feb 2021 The Plastic Problem and What We Can Do About It
2 Feb 2021 Indigenous Land Acknowledgements: What? Why? and Now What?
1 Feb 2021 Introduction to CLEAN
27 Jan 2021 Vermont Afterschool Equity & Racism Series: The Power of Language: How Word Choice Can Reinforce or Challenge Bias
20 Jan 2021 Teach Climate Network: Dismantling Systemic Racism and Injustice
14 Jan 2021 Place-Based Teaching On A Budget
14 Jan 2021 Guidelines for Excellence Training
13 Jan 2021 Hunting and Land Stewardship in Vermont: Webinar & Discussion
13 Jan 2021 Small Marvels: Reflective Writing to Understand Place and Equity
13 Jan 2021 Addressing Climate Change in School and Community: Learning, Discussing, Doing
13 Jan 2021 School to Prison Nexus | Pipeline
13 Jan 2021 Project Learning Tree Places We Live Writing Workshop
12 Jan 2021 Diversifying the Educator Workforce in Vermont Webinar Series
6 Jan 2021 Understanding and Interrupting the Over-pathologization of BIPOC Students
5 Jan 2021 Future Focus Series: The Dangers of Performative Activism
17 Dec 2020 Teach Climate Network Workshop: Personal Connection and Storytelling
17 Dec 2020 Guidelines for Excellence Training
16 Dec 2020 Connect With The Network!
15 Dec 2020 Diversifying the Educator Workforce in Vermont Webinar Series
15 Dec 2020 Wildlife on the Move: Protecting Landscape Connections One Parcel at A Time
10 Dec 2020 Evaluation Collaborative Workshop- EE Evaluation in Your School or Organization Workshop
9 Dec 2020 Practitioner Guide to Assessing Connection to Nature
2 Dec 2020 Practical Approaches to Teaching Outside in Cold Weather
2 Dec 2020 Leadership Development in EE: A Community of Practice
2 Dec 2020 Vermont Afterschool Equity & Racism Series: Racial (micro)aggressions: Intent, Impact & How to Respond
1 Dec 2020 Future Focus Series: Using Education to Mobilize
19 Nov 2020 Teaching Outdoors In Winter
19 Nov 2020 Teach Climate Network Workshop: Scientific and Social Solutions
17 Nov 2020 Youth Have Power Speaker Series: Justice: Equity & the Climate Crisis
17 Nov 2020 Old Growth Forests: A Virtual Tour of Ancient Woodlands
10 Nov 2020 Ecology, Conservation, and Forest Management at the Andrews Community Forest
10 Nov 2020 Vermont Afterschool Boot Camp Basics: Basic Specialized Care
6 Nov 2020 Equity 2.0: Deeper Learning with Dr. Pedro Noguera
30 Oct 2020 Youth Environment Summit
28 Oct 2020 Implementing Culturally Responsive Teaching
28 Oct 2020 De-Colonizing Your Thanksgiving Curriculum
28 Oct 2020 Vermont Afterschool Equity & Racism Series: Equity Literacy: Identity, Bias, and Student Success
28 Oct 2020 Youth Climate Leadership Academy
27 Oct 2020 Future Focus Series: Becoming a Youth Activist
27 Oct 2020 Tech for Teachers: Tech tips, tricks & tools for classroom and outdoor educators!
27 Oct 2020 MEEA: Equity and Inclusion Conversation
23 Oct 2020 Disruptive Innovation with Darrell “Coach D” Andrews
22 Oct 2020 The Power and Potential of Stories: Rethink Outside
22 Oct 2020 Panel Discussion: The importance of storytelling for social change
21 Oct 2020 Teach Climate Network Workshop: Supporting Youth Action
20 Oct 2020 De-Colonizing Your Thanksgiving Curriculum
20 Oct 2020 Transforming Trauma: The School as a Healing Community in the Context of COVID-19
7 Oct 2020 Examining Bias and Interrupting Systemic Patterns of Educational Injustice to Support Anti-Racist School Communities
6 Oct 2020 Vermont Afterschool Boot Camp Basics: Professionalism/Building Your Individual Professional Development Plan
5 Oct 2020 Holistic Restorative Education - Free Webinar Series
2 Oct 2020 Zoom a Scientist: Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV's)
2 Oct 2020 Tips and Tools for Early Childhood Special Educators
1 Oct 2020 Vermont Afterschool Boot Camp Basics: Vital Connections for Social and Emotional Learning
1 Oct 2020 2020 VLT Annual Meeting The Ground We Share: Access, equity, and justice on the land
1 Oct 2020 Teachers Tell All: Success and Challenges of Teaching Outdoors
30 Sep 2020 Invasive Plants Series: Backyard Invasives
30 Sep 2020 Teach Climate Network Workshop: Science and Other Ways of Knowing
29 Sep 2020 Vermont Afterschool Boot Camp Basics: Building Relationships with Families
29 Sep 2020 Watershed Explorer Challenge - Teacher Training Opportunity
29 Sep 2020 Seismology: What it is and How I Got Into it
25 Sep 2020 Re-Envisioning Educational Systems as We Move Through and Beyond COVID-19
25 Sep 2020 Project Learning Tree Workshop
24 Sep 2020 Vermont Afterschool Boot Camp Basics: Active Learning and Incorporating Youth Voice
24 Sep 2020 Outdoor Education & Place-Based Learning in the Now
23 Sep 2020 Food Justice, Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals
22 Sep 2020 Fires! Smoke! Airplanes! Action! How We're Learning About Wildfires and Crop Burning Smoke.
22 Sep 2020 A New Guide to Help You Assess Connection to Nature
22 Sep 2020 Rebuilding the New: A Better World is Possible
22 Sep 2020 Vermont Afterschool Boot Camp Basics: Child Development K-5
16 Sep 2020 Invasive Plants Series: Intro to Invasive Plants
16 Sep 2020 Teaching and Learning Together Online in Challenging Times
15 Sep 2020 Taking Teaching Outdoors with Vermont Education & Environment Network
14 Sep 2020 Stormwater Education Methods Series: Floating Islands - Using Green Infrastructure to Enhance Water Quality
14 Sep 2020 Take It Outside: Investigating Ways to Blend Learning and Play
10 Sep 2020 Design Principles for Online Environmental Education Programs
10 Sep 2020 Getting to Know the NGSS for Maine's Environmental Educators
10 Sep 2020 Fall Wildflowers and Their Pollinators
3 Sep 2020 Rhythms & Routines: Establishing Classroom Community Outdoors
20 Aug 2020 Education and the Outdoors: Success Stories from the Field
17 Aug 2020 Stormwater Education Methods
10 Aug 2020 NGSX: Taking it Back to Your Classroom
9 Aug 2020 Local Action, Global Impact: The SDGs in My Neighborhood
4 Aug 2020 Aligning your Curriculum to Community Problem Solving: A VINS and National Geographic Teacher PD Workshop
3 Aug 2020 Audubon Vermont Camp in a Kit: Plants, Pollinators and Birds, Oh my!
27 Jul 2020 Taking Swift Action
27 Jul 2020 Audubon Vermont Camp in a Kit: Critter Construction
27 Jul 2020 Vermont Biodiversity Institute for Educators
20 Jul 2020 Audubon Vermont Camp in a Kit: Aquatic Adventures
12 Jul 2020 Wildlife Management for Educators and Outdoor Education Techniques Course
29 Jun 2020 STEM Summer Day Programs
21 May 2020 VT FEED Farm to School Online Workshop for K-6 Educators (and Friends!)
20 May 2020 Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department Facebook Live Wildlife Trivia
18 May 2020 Snack & Storytime with Audubon Vermont
17 May 2020 Virtual Pride Hikes: Planting Pride
16 May 2020 Turning School Inside Out- Movie premier: Afternoon Principal’s Panel Discussion
14 May 2020 PLACE Program: Place-based Landscape Analysis and Community Engagement
20 Apr 2020 The Vermont Spring Backyard Bioblitz
31 Mar 2020 Zoom a Scientist
24 Mar 2020 Connecting to Nature Book Club sponsored by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
29 Jan 2020 Lake Champlain Sea Grant Brown Bag Series: Visualization Tools to Communicate River Erosion Hazards
25 Jan 2020 Free Ice Fishing Day and Festival
25 Jan 2020 Bird Monitoring Walk
20 Nov 2019 Lake Champlain Sea Grant Brown Bag Series: Lake Champlain Food Web Model Research
12 Nov 2019 Woodland, Wetland Wildlife Book Signing
27 Sep 2019 Fall Gathering
27 Sep 2019 NAAEE Guidelines for Excellence Workshop
4 May 2019 SWEEP Collaborative Spring Gathering and Workshop

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