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!

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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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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