Plug In to Your Corporate Habitat: TechTools for Connecting Kids to NatureJennifer Tabola & Sarah Kozicki,Senior Director ...
Overview• Introduction to NEEF/WHC partnership and connection toWildlife Habitat Council programs• Overview to NEEF• EE We...
Learning Goals of the Course•An overview of our partnership with the NationalEnvironmental Education Foundation, andexplan...
Introduction to NEEFWe provide knowledge to trustedprofessionals who, with theircredibility, amplify messages to nationala...
Introduction to NEEF
Introduction to NEEF
Introduction to NEEF
Introduction to NEEF
Introduction to NEEF
Environmental Project-BasedLearning
Greening STEM• Solutions to 21st centuryenvironmental challenges oftenresult from STEM knowledge andskills.• Hands-on envi...
Greening STEM
Greening STEM• 75% of 1,900 surveyededucators said students whospend regular time outdoorstend to be more creative &better...
Greening STEM“We know so many of the jobs of the future arein the STEM fields, and there are so many greatties between STE...
Ways to Take Tech OutdoorsPut QR Codes on plantlabels and outdoorsigns to link tochangeable onlineinformation includingvid...
Ways to Take Tech Outdoors
Ways to Take Tech Outdoors“By incorporating technology and taking my kidsout into the field, they’re so much more engaged....
The Big PictureAvailable at: www.neefusa.org
Resources• Top 10 Apps for Taking Technology OutdoorsAvailable at www.eeweek.org/ :• Using Technology to Connect Students ...
Contact Information• Thelma Redick: tredick@wildlife.org• Sarah Kozicki: skozicki@neefusa.org• Jennifer Tabola: jtabola@ne...
Questions?Following Q/A session, all participants will be invited to fill out our online surveyfor the course.
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April 9 neef whc webinar presentation final draft

  1. 1. Plug In to Your Corporate Habitat: TechTools for Connecting Kids to NatureJennifer Tabola & Sarah Kozicki,Senior Director of Education & Education Program Coordinator,National Environmental Education FoundationwithThelma Redick,Director of Conservation Education & Outreach, The Wildlife Habitat CouncilApril 9, 1 p.m. EDT
  2. 2. Overview• Introduction to NEEF/WHC partnership and connection toWildlife Habitat Council programs• Overview to NEEF• EE Week, Greening STEM & Focus on Tech• Activities and resources for Taking Technology OutdoorsJennifer TabolaSenior Director ofEducation, NationalEnvironmentalEducationFoundationSarah KozickiEducation ProgramCoordinator, NationalEnvironmental EducationFoundationThelma Redick,Director ofConservationEducation, WildlifeHabitat Council
  3. 3. Learning Goals of the Course•An overview of our partnership with the NationalEnvironmental Education Foundation, andexplanation of how that may be used as a resourcefor on-the-ground WHC programs.•Ideas and resources for the latest technical toolsto be applied in your corporate habitat.To provide participants with
  4. 4. Introduction to NEEFWe provide knowledge to trustedprofessionals who, with theircredibility, amplify messages to nationalaudiences to solve everyday environmentalproblems. Together, we generate lastingpositive change.
  5. 5. Introduction to NEEF
  6. 6. Introduction to NEEF
  7. 7. Introduction to NEEF
  8. 8. Introduction to NEEF
  9. 9. Introduction to NEEF
  10. 10. Environmental Project-BasedLearning
  11. 11. Greening STEM• Solutions to 21st centuryenvironmental challenges oftenresult from STEM knowledge andskills.• Hands-on environmental educationprojects enrich STEM learning andoffer an exciting opportunity toengage more students in STEM.• 78% of businesses & organizationsbelieve that the value of acandidate’s environmentalknowledge will increase inimportance as a hiring factor
  12. 12. Greening STEM
  13. 13. Greening STEM• 75% of 1,900 surveyededucators said students whospend regular time outdoorstend to be more creative &better problem-solvers• 77% of teachers believeusing tech in the classroomincreases student motivationto learn.• Children who experience thenatural world & haveopportunities to play & learnwithin it are more likely tochoose science or relatedfields as careersAvailable at: www.eeweek.org
  14. 14. Greening STEM“We know so many of the jobs of the future arein the STEM fields, and there are so many greatties between STEM education and environmentaleducation. If we really want to keep those goodjobs in this country, if we want our studentsprepared, I think there’s no better way to start toget at that, whether it’s in 2nd grade or in 11th or12th grade, than to get kids out in the outdoorswith environmental education.”
  15. 15. Ways to Take Tech OutdoorsPut QR Codes on plantlabels and outdoorsigns to link tochangeable onlineinformation includingvideos, text, imagesand sound.Use smartphonesand apps to create ascavenger hunt oncorporatelandscapes.
  16. 16. Ways to Take Tech Outdoors
  17. 17. Ways to Take Tech Outdoors“By incorporating technology and taking my kidsout into the field, they’re so much more engaged.They don’t see the writing and revision and editingand drafting as a chore when they know thatthere’s a real purpose.” – Patty Crawford, ScienceTeacher, Islesboro Central School“If I can help kids be excited about beingoutdoors, have positive experiencesoutdoors, especially when they’re young, it turnstechnology from a distraction and from somethingthat’s pulling them away from what’s important in lifeinto something that’s directing them towards andhelping them learn about the things that are reallyimportant in life.” – Aaron Maguire, Director, IslesboroIsland Land Trust
  18. 18. The Big PictureAvailable at: www.neefusa.org
  19. 19. Resources• Top 10 Apps for Taking Technology OutdoorsAvailable at www.eeweek.org/ :• Using Technology to Connect Students & theEnvironment (video + educator toolkit)• Tech & Our Planet / STEM & Our Planet infographics• Archived EE Week webinars• EE Week 2013 Photo Contest• Google+ Hangout
  20. 20. Contact Information• Thelma Redick: tredick@wildlife.org• Sarah Kozicki: skozicki@neefusa.org• Jennifer Tabola: jtabola@neefusa.org
  21. 21. Questions?Following Q/A session, all participants will be invited to fill out our online surveyfor the course.

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