Professional Development Framework for Informal Environmental Educators

October 1st, 2006 - July 31st, 2008 | PROJECT

Environmental Education Association of Oregon is launching a planning process to determine if a state-wide certification program emphasizing informal science pedagogy, STEM content and research science engagement is the best approach to supporting the professional development of environmental educators. The planning team consists of museums, zoos, forestry, park and wetland conservation groups, nature centers, small environmentally focused businesses, universities and community after school informal education centers. The planning will result in a needs assessment of professional development interests, a set of Oregon specific core stem and facilitation competencies, diversity strategies, and evaluation rubrics that will lay the groundwork for a potential core certification framework.

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Team Members

Linda Rhoads, Principal Investigator, Environmental Education Association of Oregon


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0629191
Funding Amount: 75000


Audience: Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops