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  • 25 Sep 2019 11:17 AM | Ann Drake (Administrator)

    Envirothon 2020: Is your high school part of Ohio's Envirothon Competition? If not, you're missing out! The Envirothon is an environmental high school competition designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students. Students are tested on their knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues. In addition, the Envirothon encourages cooperative decision-making and team building. While each student on a team is challenged to contribute his or her personal best, the score that counts at the end of the competition is the team score. A team consists of five students, all from the same high school. An adult advisor (or advisors) must accompany the team, but is not permitted to assist during the competition. Check out the website for more information for our region (Area 4) and get your team registered today!

  • 25 Sep 2019 11:16 AM | Ann Drake (Administrator)

    "101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard" 45th Annual Educators' Conference: Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:30am-6pm (with the option of staying Friday and/or Saturday night). At YMCA Camp Kern 5291 St Rt 350 Oregonia, Ohio 45054 (32 miles northeast of Cincinnati). Cost: $30, includes all sessions, programs, meals, and overnight accommodations (Scholarships and discounts available!). The "101" Conference is THE weekend outdoor education experience designed to inspire teachers and outdoor educators with creative ways to provide exciting learning experiences. Enjoy meaningful large and small group sessions, excellent company, and fine eating. To register or for more information, see the flyer.

  • 10 Jul 2019 12:30 PM | Ann Drake (Administrator)

    Ohio Energy Project

    Relevant, informative, fun — that's energy education from the Ohio Energy Project. Created by teachers for teachers, OEP has been energizing classrooms with hands-on, interactive learning tools and programs since 1984. Are you a little uncomfortable teaching electricity, thermal energy, circuits, light, sound, or do you lack materials to teach about energy? Attend one of many Ohio Energy Project professional development workshops to help with all of those things! Check it out and find grade specific workshops on their website.


  • 10 Jul 2019 12:28 PM | Ann Drake (Administrator)

    HHMI Biointeractive

    HHMI BioInteractive brings the power of real science stories into tens of thousands of high school and undergraduate life science classrooms. Our stories anchor a variety of classroom resources based on peer-reviewed science. From data-rich activities and case studies to high-quality videos and interactive media, our resources are designed to connect students to big ideas in biology, promote engagement with science practices, and instill awe and wonder about the living world. And now that they've redone their website, you can create an account and use it to save resources you like and find connected content really quickly! Check it out on their website.

  • 10 Jul 2019 12:27 PM | Ann Drake (Administrator)

    Citizen science is a way for everyone to contribute in a meaningful way to "professional scientists." It's a great way for students to realize they can make a difference and contribute to the scientific community!

    Midwest Invasive Species Information Network

    The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a regional data aggregation effort to develop and provide an early detection and rapid response (EDRR) resource for invasive species in the Midwest region of the United States.This effort is led by researchers with the Michigan State University Department of Entomology Laboratory for Applied Spatial Ecology and Technical Services in conjunction with a growing consortium of supporting partners.

    The goal of this regional resource is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species. Data collected will allow for the development and implementation of effective control strategies in the region. There is even an app you can use with tablets or smartphones so you can easily snap photos and get precise locations of the invasive species you see. Get your classroom involved by checking out their website.

  • 10 Jul 2019 12:26 PM | Ann Drake (Administrator)

    NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project

    NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project (PSEP) provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through college aged students the knowledge and resources to build scientifically-literate individuals and communities who are prepared to respond to environmental challenges monitored by NOAA. The Education Community is open to anyone. Participants are invited to attend monthly webinars, book club discussions, and face-to-face workshops at locations across the country. Workshops have focused on citizen science, STEM, community resilience, climate science, and a range of environmental education topics. Education Community members receive free educational materials/resources and links to special professional development opportunities. Check it on their website.

  • 10 Jul 2019 12:00 PM | Ann Drake (Administrator)

    Bioblitz 2019  Coyote Run Farm in Pickerington, OH July 19-20, 9 AM to 4 PM

    Ohio Wetlands Association invites interested naturalists to join our effort to observe, discover and report on the diversity of all living things on the Coyote Run Farm. The owners of this property are devoted to protecting and restoring the habitat where they live and the land around them in perpetuity. This is open to everyone, not just educators, but would be a great experience! Register online.

  • 28 Jun 2019 1:43 PM | Brenda Metcalf (Administrator)

    EECO 53rd Annual Conference will be April 2-5, 2020 at Hueston Woods State Park Lodge and Conference Center. 

    The theme for the conference this year will be EE2020: The Vision of the Future.  If you would like to present or do a workshop at the annual conference please complete the form listed below and return by September 30th. 

    Word version of the Call for Proposals

    PDF version of the Call for Proposals

  • 28 Jun 2019 1:39 PM | Brenda Metcalf (Administrator)

    EECO Winter Conference- Winter Snow: Creative Ways to Teach STEAM in Winter.  

    Call for Proposals are OPEN!  Submissions are due by August 30th.  Click here to download the form. 

  • 03 Jun 2019 11:13 AM | Josh Flory (Administrator)
    If you and your family are headed outside this summer, check out these helpful tips and reminders.
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