Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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BEETLES 2020 Region-Building Grant Awardees

April 1, 2020: News | Uncategorized

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: Uncategorized

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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Reflections on Black History Month

February 24, 2020: Uncategorized

How can we honor Black History Month within the context of outdoor and environmental education? There is a lot of work to be done to fully acknowledge the history and contributions of black leaders in outdoor spaces, and to support black leadership in the present moment which means addressing issues of equity and inclusion more […]

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Job Opportunities with BEETLES Partners: January 2020

January 22, 2020: Uncategorized

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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A Rear Admiral Argument for Ocean and Environmental Literacy

September 25, 2019: News | Uncategorized

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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Tale from the Field: Making a “Destination Hike” Optional to Give Instructors More Flexibility

September 25, 2019: Tales from the Field | Uncategorized

by Emilie Lygren We all want high quality student experiences in our programs, but sometimes the policies or structure of our organization can unintentionally get in the way. We all want high quality student experiences in our programs, but sometimes our program’s policies or structure can unintentionally get in the way. This Tale from the […]

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Collaboration Spotlight: BEETLES Oregon Leadership Institute

June 27, 2019: Uncategorized

For some time, BEETLES has been interested in encouraging and helping establish regional “hubs” of outdoor science programs. Part of our motivation is to encourage/promote regional capacity to support professional learning communities for program leaders, educators, and other key stakeholders. We’ve hoped that these regional hubs could collaborate on professional learning experiences, and exchange of […]

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