Upcoming webinars & events

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)

    Child Development K-5

    September 22, 2020  5:30-7 p.m.

    An overview of child development for grades K-5, this workshop will provide background information on development ages and stages of the social, emotional, physical and intellectual domains. Tips, activities and resources for how to plan and implement afterschool activities that are developmentally appropriate will be reviewed.

    Cost: FREE

    Location: Online

    Register HERE 

    See whole series here

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Rebuilding the New: A Better World is Possible
    September 22 | 1 p.m. EST

    Move through the themes of our recently published book EYEWITNESS, amplifying the stories, poems, and artwork of 50+ experiences of climate change. Dive into the book as well as our final climate change action workshop with Indigenous business owner and climate advocate Bob Blake and other special guests.

    Register HERE

    In this time of challenge and opportunity we are making space to listen and learn from our communities to take action. 

    In celebration of the new book, Eyewitness, written by Minnesotans calling for action on climate change, Climate Generation is offering a virtual series to uplift and listen to a diverse range of voices who will share stories that influence our social and political reality in compelling ways. Participants will hear from musicians, artists, and storytellers, and will be invited to engage in action opportunities during each event.

    Climate change and racism are inextricably linked, and we cannot effectively address one without addressing the other. Sharing stories by the people who are most affected is critical for understanding the complexity of the moment and to shift dominant narratives.




    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

     A New Guide to Help You Assess Connection to Nature

    September 22, 2020, 2-3 PM ET

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    Speakers:

    Martha Monroe is a professor, extension specialist, and associate director of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida.

    Louise Chawla is Professor Emerita in the Environmental Design Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, a Fellow in the university’s Community Engagement, Design and Research Center, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Children and Nature Network.    

    Gabby Salazar
     is a PhD student at the University of Florida and lead writer of the Practitioner Guide to Assessing Connection to Nature
     

    Are you interested in understanding the dimensions of your audiences’ relationships with nature? Do you need to demonstrate to funders that your programs increase learners’ connection to nature? A new guidebook can help you measure this elusive concept with young children, teenagers, or adults. This webinar will introduce you to the guidebook and the 11 assessment tools it features. A pdf of the Guide is free at NAAEE’s Publication site. Join Martha Monroe, Louise Chawla, and Gabby Salazar for this relevant and helpful webinar!



    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    CIRES/NOAA Science@Home speaker series 
    September's Topic:  Natural Hazards and Resilience 

    September 22nd at 3:00pm EST

    Joshua Schwarz will present: Fires! Smoke! Airplanes! Action! How We're Learning About Wildfires and Crop Burning Smoke.

    Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz is a research scientist in NOAA's Chemical Science Laboratory. His research focuses on:

    • In situ measurements of black carbon, bio-aerosol, and total aerosol using airborne instrumentation.
    • Particulate detection via aerosolized snow/ice/liquid samples
    • Modeling of the optical properties of bare and coated black carbon particles in the context of experimental analysis.
    • Engineering and testing of complex measurement systems in the laboratory and field

    This series is intended to connect middle and high school students and classrooms that are now in the virtual/remote learning landscape with scientists. Each webinar features a 10-15 minute presentation by a scientists about how they got into science, what they do as a scientist, and what it is that they research, followed by 10-15 minutes of live Q&A.

    These webinars will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 1:00pm MT during the fall semester. For the full schedule go to our website, and for the exciting addition of monthly presentations in Spanish.


    • 23 Sep 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

    Food Justice, Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals

    September 23. 3:00-4:00pm

    • The UN states, “Food is a life force for our families, cultures, and our communities. But profound changes in the way food is grown, processed, distributed, consumed, and wasted over the last several decades has led to increasing threats to a future of food that is sustainable, equitable, and secure.”  Join educators from Shelburne Farms, Northeast Climate Change Education Collaborative, and VT FEED to explore these ideas and learn how to support youth in bringing about a more just and sustainable food system?   

    • Register via Zoom to join on 9/23  
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

    Outdoor Education & Place-Based Learning in the Now

    Thursday, Sept 24, 3:30PM EST. 

    Register online

    Wondering how to get your students outside? Curious about how outdoor education is working around Vermont? Looking to make it work in the very near future? Join a host of Vermont educators for this webinar on what place-based outdoor learning looks like in the time of COVID.

    Outdoor place-based education can be leveraged to build relationships, elevate student voice and leadership, offer personalized learning and flexible pathways, and to help students develop agency and personal efficacy through service-learning and community partnerships. In this interactive webinar, we'll examine how the outdoors provide a context for authentic engagement in real-world phenomena.

    **This is a repeat of the Outdoor & Place-Based Learning webinar from 9/3**

    Presenters:

    • Cliff DeMarais, Flood Brook Union School, Londonderry VT.
    • Annie Bellerose, Champlain Valley Union HS, Hinesburg VT.
    • Bonna Wieler, Bethel Elementary School, Bethel VT.

    Moderators:

    • Aimee Arandia Østensen, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne VT.
    • Emily Hoyler, UVM Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education, Burlington VT.

    This session will provide a rationale and framework for outdoor place-based learning across K-12, including research-based outcomes and benefits. Participants will ground themselves in their personal and professional experiences of outdoor place-based education and surface their questions, and then hear from a panel of current educators on their experiences this fall and the emerging promising practices and benefits of outdoor place-based ed in the era of COVID.

    This webinar is provided at no cost to participants through a collaboration between the UVM Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education and Shelburne Farms.






    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Active Learning and Incorporating Youth Voice

    September 24, 2020   5:30-7 p.m.

    Active learning and youth voice involve much more than giving out some materials and listening respectively. In this workshop we’ll cover active learning by explaining the role it plays in the experiential learning cycle and helping participants create more powerful learning opportunities for youth. And we’ll also cover youth voice by building your understanding of what youth voice can be and also showing you how you can infuse it into every aspect of your program and organization. 

    Cost: FREE

    Location: Online

    Register HERE

    See the whole series here

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • VINS

    Project Learning Tree Workshop

    Register HERE

    Are you interested in integrating Environmental Education into your classroom curriculum, or simply looking for inspiration on new activities that will engage your students in nature?

    Join Science Educators Michelle Amato and Marie Soderbergh in a FREE Project Learning Tree training workshop on Sept 25th, 2020.

    This PLT Workshop will include an introduction to the history of PLT, a hands-on tutorial on how to use the PLT PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide, and two hands-on PLT activities that you can incorporate into your curriculum! After completion of the workshop, you will be given your own copy of the PLT Environmental Education Activity Guide.See first-hand why PLT has been used in classrooms across the nation for over 40 years!

    You can register for the workshop here, and if you have any questions, please contact Marie Soderbergh at msoderbergh@vinsweb.org.

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Re-Envisioning Educational Systems as We Move Through and Beyond COVID-19

    ~ Joelle van Lent, Psy.D. & Gillian Boudreau, Ph.D

    Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

    Live webinar series: 9/25, 10/23, 11/13, 12/11     1:00 – 2:00

    Target Audience: Educators, administrators, special educators, mental health professionals, nurses, school counselors and psychologists, parents and anyone interested in re-envisioning educational systems. Join Dr. Joelle van Lent and Dr. Gillian Boudreau for a live webinar series on navigating the uncharted waters of a COVID-19 educational reality. Joelle and Gillian will examine how to find the courage, capacity, and tools to build modern, sustainable, collaborative systems that can work better than business as usual. Each webinar will be informed by the needs of the moment. Topics will include: the impact of stress on executive functioning, centering educator expertise, developing and maintaining healthy school communities, and finding opportunities for sustainable positive systems change. Throughout the series, they will explore creative noncompliance - a process of following the principles governing best practices in education, while leaving room for educator and student voices in determining the implementation of these principles.

    Joelle van Lent, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, families, and child-serving agencies. Dr. van Lent has expertise as a therapist, clinician, evaluator, consultant, and trainer. Her work focuses on child and adolescent mental health, family therapy, trauma, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Child Trauma Academy acknowledges that Dr. van Lent has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level.

    Gillian Boudreau, Ph.D is a licensed clinical psychologist and licensed school psychologist. She has spent years as a clinician in therapeutic and hospital-based schools in New York City and developed and directed a schoolbased initiative in Vermont providing intensive behavioral programming in public elementary schools. She provides extensive consultation and training to schools and agencies in Vermont and NYC.

    Click Here for More Details

    Register for Re-Envisioning Educational Systems Series

    Register for Workshop #1: How to Re-Envision Student Motivation and Engagement

    Register for Workshop #2: How to Re-Envision Teacher Wellbeing

    Register for Workshop #3: How to Re-Envision Parent Collaboration with Schools

    Register for Workshop #4: How to Re-Envision Leadership


    • 29 Sep 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

    Mel Zhang will present: Seismology: What it is and How I Got Into it

    September 29th at 3:00pm EST

    Mel is a graduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studies the seismology of subduction margins where slow slip events ("slow earthquakes") have been observed. She's interested in the interactions and impacts between geohazards and people, and pursue research which has the potential to benefit communities vulnerable to such hazards.

    Mel conducts her research in the Sheehan Geophysics Group at CIRES.

    This series is intended to connect middle and high school students and classrooms that are now in the virtual/remote learning landscape with scientists. Each webinar features a 10-15 minute presentation by a scientists about how they got into science, what they do as a scientist, and what it is that they research, followed by 10-15 minutes of live Q&A.

    These webinars will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 1:00pm MT during the fall semester. For the full schedule go to our website, and for the exciting addition of monthly presentations in Spanish.




    • 29 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

    Watershed Explore Teacher Training  

    September 29     4-5pm

    Join us for a free professional development opportunity where Watershed Alliance Staff will contextualize the Watershed Explorer Challenge, offering support and guidance to teachers interested in using this resource with their students. Participating in this training makes teachers eligible for a concurrent live session where Watershed Alliance Staff will meet virtually with your class to discuss the content and process of the booklet. CTLE hours are available for this session thanks to the North Country Teacher Resource Center. 

    Register here.


    Watershed Explorer Challenge

    The Watershed Explorer Challenge booklet has 11 activities, rooted in Next Generation Science Standards, that are designed for young people to learn about watershed science and the Lake Champlain Basin. This is a free resource for youth and teachers. Participants will be asked to make a watershed model, identify the connections in an aquatic food web, determine stream health from benthic macroinvertebrate samples, and more. This is a learning experience for students and their families to engage in at their own pace. Students that complete all the activities in the booklet will be awarded the title of Watershed Explorer and receive a certificate. The challenge has been designed for middle-school-aged youth but can also be appropriate for younger and older students. For more information then go to our website 

    https://www.uvm.edu/seagrant/watershed-explorer-challenge

    • 29 Sep 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

     Building Relationships with Families

    September 29, 2020   5:30-7 p.m.

    This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore their opinions about parenting and family diversity and learn about the stages of parenting. Participants will have time to discuss/role play how to handle a variety of scenarios related to interactions with families accessing a youth program. The Families and Communities section of STARS will be reviewed and attendees will leave with a draft of a yearly plan that may increase family engagement in their program. 

    Cost: FREE

    Location: Online

    Register HERE

    See the whole series here


    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Science and Other Ways of Knowing

    Wednesday, September 30, 1 p.m. EST

    Investigate how race, culture, and ethnicity impact our experience and understanding of climate change, and practice integrating scientific and traditional ecological ways of knowing in your lesson plans. This workshop is designed to support K–12 educators and families doing at-home education. Participants will leave with new enthusiasm for climate change education, new perspectives on climate change impacts and solutions, and practical tips and tools they can implement in the classroom or at home.

    Register Here

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

    Invasive Plants Series: Backyard Invasives

    September 30 7-8 pm, online

    Register HERE

    Join us for a virtual walk around the backyard. Learn about invasive plants commonly used in landscaping and native alternatives to create a yard that is a part of Vermont’s natural beauty.

    Presenters:

    • Pieter van Loon, Vermont Land Trust Lead Forester
    • Rachel Cliche, Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Biologist
    • Jack Minich, VT Land Trust VHCB AmeriCorps Land Management Coordinator

    Register Now 



    • 1 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)


    Registration: Coming soon!

    Teachers from around Vermont share their 2020 stories of inspiration and success in teaching in the outdoors! Join us to gather tips and tricks to making your classroom time outdoors with students successful and productive!

    Panelists:

    Coming soon!


    • 1 Oct 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

    2020 VLT Annual Meeting

    The Ground We Share: Access, equity, and justice on the land

    October 1 4:30-5:30 pm, online

    Featuring Keynote Speaker: Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, State of Vermont

    Register Now 

    https://vlt.networkforgood.com/events/22502-vermont-land-trust-annual-meeting-2020?_ga=2.21018683.1639130040.1599059882-299552546.1599059882

    Your email confirmation will include a link to the Zoom meeting with additional information (for VLT members) on how to vote online for our new slate of Trustees.

    For more information, contact Jane at (802) 262-1204.

    The Vermont Land Trust welcomes and affirms all people regardless of their age, culture, abilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.


    • 1 Oct 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Vital Connections for Social and Emotional Learning

    October 1, 2020   5:30-7 p.m.

    Relationship is the foundation for all we do with children. It’s via our connection that we can nurture children in their development over time and care for them now. Just as we support children’s intellectual and physical growth, children also need support for their social and emotional growth. This workshop describes the vital relationship at the center of youth work and the most essential daily SEL support.

    Cost: FREE

    Location: Online

    Register HERE

    See the whole series here


    • 2 Oct 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

    Tips and Tools for Early Childhood Special Educators

    Judith Masson, M.Ed.

    Oct 2 @ 8:30 am – Nov 6 @ 8:30 am

    Live virtual workshops ~ 10/2/20 & 11/6/20     8:30-2:30

    Target Audience: Early childhood special educators (new or experienced) and general educators who want to be better informed about special education processes, as well as administrators supporting these professionals. A day in the life of an Early Childhood Special Educator (ECSE) is always busy! Each day is chock-full of teaching, meetings, and paperwork responsibilities. These responsibilities become even more complex for those working in multiple settings and on teams. Managing it all can sometimes feel like a daunting task. This two-day live virtual workshop series will sharpen your organizational skills and add to your strategy toolbox as we walk through each step of the special education process. We will discuss the daily operations and responsibilities of being a preschool case manager/service provider and brainstorm cost-effective, time-smart approaches. Additionally, each day will include an optional “make & take” session for creating materials that you can start using your next day at work. Participants will be prepared for this by referencing a project list which will be sent ahead of time and will include simple printables & common objects.

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    • 6 Oct 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Professionalism/Building Your Individual Professional Development Plan

    October 6, 2020   5:30-7 p.m.

    This workshop will highlight the importance of being professional in a school age child care setting. Participants will learn tips on maintaining professional boundaries, as well as master how to create a professional Individual Professional Development Plan. 

    Cost: FREE

    Location: Online

    Register HERE

    See the whole series here


    • 7 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Examining Bias and Interrupting Systemic Patterns of Educational Injustice to Support Anti-Racist School Communities

    Rhiannon Kim, M.S., CCC-SLP & Gillian Boudreau, Ph.D

    Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm

    Target Audience: Anyone working in PK-12 schools.

    Join Rhiannon Kim and Gillian Boudreau for a two-part series of conversations on identifying and interrupting systemic inequity in schools.

    Webinar #1: Understanding and Interrupting the Over-pathologization of BIPOC Students Rhiannon and Gillian will discuss the ways implicit bias impacts Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color (BIPOC) in Vermont PK-12 schools. Policies and procedures intended to ensure equal access to education continue to over-identify BIPOC students with diagnosable disorders. Grounded in Disability Critical Race Theory, we will examine what scholar Annamamma calls the “hyper-surveillance, hyper-labelling and hyper-punishment” of BIPOC students and consider ways to understand and interrupt these patterns in our own thoughts, actions, and communities.* *Subini Annamamma The Pedagogy of Pathologization: Dis/abled Girls of Color in the School-prison Nexus, 2017

    Webinar #2: School to Prison Nexus | Pipeline Beginning in PK-12 schools, the frequent punishment and pathologization of students of color--as well as those who live at the intersections of race, dis/ability and poverty--results in higher dropout rates, less access to employment, and a greater likelihood of being sent to prison. The VT prison population has a disproportionate population of black men, and their hyper-punishment begins in school. Using an anti-racist framework, schools must continue interrogating and examining both their covertly and overtly racist policies, procedures, and curricula. This webinar introduces a practiced interrogation process that our communities can use to grow and transform in order to fight inequity.

    Gillian Boudreau, Ph.D, is a licensed clinical psychologist and licensed school psychologist. She has spent years as a clinician in therapeutic and hospital-based schools in New York City and developed and directed a school-based initiative in Vermont providing intensive behavioral programming in public elementary schools. She provides extensive consultation and training to schools and agencies in Vermont and NYC.

    Rhiannon Kim, M.S., CCC-SLP, holds a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology and is working toward her Doctorate of Education at UVM. She currently teaches graduate level courses on Mindfulness, Equity, and Social-Emotional Development at the University of Vermont and St. Michael's College. Rhiannon blends her work of equity, trauma-aware practices, and mindfulness with Yogic, Buddhist, and Restorative teachings.

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    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

    Transforming Trauma: The School as a Healing Community in the Context of COVID-19

    Dave Melnick, LICSW

    Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – Nov 17 @ 2:30 pm

    Target Audience: PK - 12 educators.

    Many students today arrive at school with unprecedented adversity due to high rates of traumatic stress, the current pandemic, social isolation, and inequities. Oftentimes, our traditional methods of relationship building, discipline, and instruction are falling short for these students, leaving educators strained, frustrated, and self-doubting. In this workshop with graduate course option, we will study the harmful effects of trauma on students and on the workforce, the premises for trauma-informed practices, and the core capacities necessary to successfully address posttraumatic stress. The graduate class will take a comprehensive look into these core capacities, with a focus on helping educators transform their mindsets in order to make shifts in their practice. Finally, we study the central components for building resilience, first for the workforce and then for students. Through a mix of lecture, dialogic learning, video and role plays, and case consultations, participants will:

    • study the central role of mindset and its impact on our choice of intervention, strategy, and technique.

    • examine our own beliefs and biases as the driving force of our actions with students.

    • analyze how stress can be both a generative and positive influence on our lives and a destructive and harmful one.

    • learn the core capacities necessary to be more successful with students.

    Course participants will:

    • Increase knowledge of the impact of traumatic stress on a child and understand the unique and innovative strategies to address it.

    • Learn and apply the “Seven Domains of Impairment” to their work setting.

    • Increase understanding of the neurobiology of stress, use dependence, and vicarious trauma.

    • Study and implement various models of buffering the effects of ongoing stress to help improve a student’s resilience and accountability.

    • Learn basic tenets of organizational change and effective treatment models in the field of trauma transformation.

    • Develop their own training module for their school/program/department.

    Dave Melnick has been a clinical social worker for 30 years, working with children, teens, families and adults. Dave has also provided consultation and training to over 100 schools in Vermont over the past decade. He is the Director of Outpatient Services at Northeast Family Institute (NFI Vermont). In 2015, the Child Trauma Academy (CTA) acknowledged that Dave had completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level, and in April 2017 he was selected as a Fellow.

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    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Supporting Youth Action 

    Wednesday, October 21, 7 p.m. EST (1 hour)

    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Equity Literacy: Identity, Bias, and Student Success

    October 28, 2020 10am-noon

    This foundational workshop will explore how to understand implicit bias and examine the influence of different identity groups. Participants will explore the Equity Literacy framework for anti-bias learning environments and you will learn some “ready responses” to racist comments and incidents including how to “call out” behavior while “calling in” each other with the goals of shared understanding and respect.

    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

    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)

    Basic Specialized Care

    November 10, 2020.  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Basic Specialized Care (BSC) is a 6-hour training designed for child care professionals working in regulated child care programs or schools, with children who are at risk or have special needs, and their families. 

    Cost: FREE

    Location: Online

    Register HERE

    See the whole series here


    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Scientific and Social Solutions 

    Thursday, November 19, 1 p.m. EST (1 hour)




    • 2 Dec 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

    Racial (micro)aggressions: Intent, Impact & How to Respond

    December 2, 2020 10am-noon

    Goals of this workshop are to define, recognize, and examine different themes of micro-aggressions, their hidden messages, and to better understand the relationship between intent and impact; and to explore specific examples of micro-aggressions collected from the field, as well as tools educators can use to interrupt bias and respond in the moment.

    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


    • 17 Dec 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Personal Connection and Storytelling 

    Thursday, December 17, 7 p.m. EST (1 hour)



    • 20 Jan 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Dismantling Systemic Racism and Injustice 

    Wednesday, January 20, 1 p.m. EST (1 hour)

    • 27 Jan 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

     The Power of Language: How Word Choice Can Reinforce or Challenge Bias

    January 27, 2021 10am-noon

    Goals of this workshop are to examine the power of word choice and to practice making simple and significant shifts in our language in order to be more aware, respectful and affirming.

    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


    • 10 Mar 2021
    • (EST)

    SAVE THE DATE: MEES Conference 2021 - March 10th

    Contact MEES info@massmees.org for any questions


    • 10 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

     Racism and the Implications for All of Us

    March 10, 2021 10am-noon

    In this session, participants will locate themselves in the conversation about race and racism in the U.S., reflect on our own social positionality, and critically examine our impact on those we serve. Participants will gain an understanding of the impact of racial trauma on students of color and begin to envision what racial justice looks like in our programs and learning spaces

    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


    • 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


    • 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


Past webinars & events

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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