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BEETLES at NAAEE Conference

We’re proud to announce that we’ll be participating once again in the annual North American Association for Environmental Education conference, October 19th-22nd at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

We will be presenting 2 BEETLES workshops:

  • Practicing What Research Preaches: How Learning Happens, October 20th, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Hall of Ideas H at the Monona Terrace Convention Center: There is a large amount of research on how people learn, and many aspects of learning that should influence how we teach. This session breaks down the research on what is known about how people learn, and provides experiences to help make sense of and apply new understandings to practice.
  • Introducing BEETLES, an Innovative Professional Learning Model,October 21st, 2:15pm-3:45pm, Hall of Ideas G at the Monona Terrace Convention Center: BEETLES (free) resources have been specifically designed to bring research-based best practices to environmental education programs. All our resources have been thoroughly tested in a variety of programs. You’ll experience excerpts from the BEETLES Questioning Strategies professional learning session, as well as from a BEETLES student field activity.

We will also be co-presenting a session with ChangeScale on our recently launched School Partnership Initiative:

  • Expanding Access to EE through School District Environmental Literacy Plans, October 21st, 8:30am-9:00am, Hall of Ideas E at the Monona Terrace Convention Center: The responsibility of achieving environmental literacy cannot rest on one school or organization alone. ChangeScale, a collaborative in the San Francisco Bay Area, is forging community partnerships to expand access to EE while supporting the vision of the NGSS. Join us to explore strategies for developing district-wide environmental literacy plans.

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