Science and Teaching for Field Instructors


BEETLES Video Announced As Winner in NSF STEM DIVE Competition

October 1, 2020: News

We are excited to announce that our video for the National Science Foundation’s Diversity and Inclusion Video Exhibition (DIVE) Competition has won the Expert’s Choice Award. Our National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for BEETLES allowed us to share professional learning resources with teams of outdoor science and environmental education leaders and conduct research on how organizations take up improvement efforts. For the first five […]

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Partnering to Develop Equitable, Inclusive, and Culturally Relevant Student Activities

August 31, 2020: Ask the BEETLES | News

By Emilie Lygren and Jedda Foreman Over the last couple of years, the BEETLES team has been working to revise our professional learning system, including our guiding principles, student activities, professional learning sessions, and other implementation support materials, to better reflect equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant teaching practices. When we first started BEETLES, we thought […]

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Meet Rosalynn!

May 21, 2020: News

We’re excited to announce that Rosalynn Sarvi, a Community Programs Coordinator at the Lawrence Hall of Science, will be joining our BEETLES team part-time! She’ll be working with us on communications, so you might connect with her in the future over email and on our online networks.  BEETLES: Tell us a bit about your roles […]

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BEETLES 2020 Region-Building Grant Awardees

April 1, 2020: News

BEETLES is Thrilled to Fund Six Region-Building Efforts!  In January, 2020, the BEETLES project sent out a request for proposals for a new funding opportunity designed to advance and strengthen the field of environmental and outdoor science through regional capacity building. We received 26 proposals, approximately five times as many as we were able to […]

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Job Opportunities With BEETLES Partners: February 2020

February 24, 2020: News

Read on for open positions with BEETLES Partners: Field Instructor, Program Coordinator, Program Leader: Northwest Outdoor Science School “The Northwest Outdoor Science School is looking for staff members to join our organization. As a staff member, you will positively influence the lives of hundreds of students. You will teach sixth-graders about the ecology of the […]

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Job Opportunities with BEETLES Partners: January 2020

January 22, 2020: News

Read on for open positions and applications with BEETLES Partners: Full-Time Environmental Scientist: Maryland Coastal Bays Program. The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is now accepting applications for a full-time Environmental Scientist. This is a regular full-time position (40 hours weekly) with occasional weekend work. Principle responsibilities are to manage and administer long-term monitoring programs including volunteer […]

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BEETLES Region-Building Effort: Request for Proposals (RFP)

December 17, 2019: News

Overview The BEETLES project announces a new funding opportunity designed to advance and strengthen the field of environmental and outdoor science through regional capacity building. BEETLES, with the support of the National Science Foundation, is accepting proposals to fund 2-5 small grants for region-building efforts among environmental and outdoor science education organizations for up to […]

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A Rear Admiral Argument for Ocean and Environmental Literacy

September 25, 2019: News

By Craig Strang, NMEA Past President In the wake of the controversy around the conflicting information released by National Weather Service scientists, NOAA administrators, and the President about the path of Hurricane Dorian, Rear Admiral Jonathan W. White, USN, who is the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, wrote the following letter, […]

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Acknowledging the Full History of the National Park Service

August 25, 2019: News

Today, August 25th, is the 103rd anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service. While it’s important to recognize the beauty, grander, and value that NPS adds to many of our lives, let’s not forget to acknowledge that this beauty and grandeur has come at a cost, particularly to the indigenous people who were displaced […]

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August 2019 BEETLES Leadership Institute Participants

July 24, 2019: News

In a few short weeks, 50 program leaders and 9 emerging leaders will meet in Portola, CA for our BEETLES Leadership Institute. This will be our biggest Institute to date, and we are excited to be joined by such impressive programs and leaders who are working hard to make an impact in the communities they serve […]

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