Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

What’s New

Read the blog posts below to find out what’s new with BEETLES. We regularly feature new resources, promote upcoming events and news, and share “Tales from the Field”–stories of folks like you using BEETLES materials in interesting ways. If you’d like to contribute, just be in touch!

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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The Other Side of the Coin: Supporting Districts to Implement Environmental Literacy at Scale

January 22, 2020: Tales from the Field

BEETLES has now been supporting outdoor science programs since 2012. Since then, we’ve: Published almost 80 resources, including professional learning sessions, student activities, implementation support guides, videos, research/practice briefs, etc. And 15 more documents are currently in publication pipeline, in some form or another.  Conducted 10 weeklong Leadership Institutes, working with over 200 organizations across […]

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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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Tale from the Field: Professional Learning at Scale

November 6, 2019: Tales from the Field

Mass Audubon is a nature conservation nonprofit with 20 nature centers throughout Massachusetts. They also have 75 permanent education staff and hire nearly 500 seasonal educators per year. BEETLES interviewed Education Coordinator Melissa Hansen about the challenges and opportunities that come with working with instructors across multiple sites, and how Mass Audubon is building a […]

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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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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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