March 17 - 22, 2014
The MAEOE office is buzzing as the deadline for applications for the Maryland Green Schools Program rapidly approaches. Just a reminder that application review sessions will be held April 7th, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th. For more information check out last week's "Weekly Roundup" post on our blog, our Facebook page, or our website. The Maryland Green Schools Program is expecting 170 applications total, with 71 of them coming from schools applying for the first time. This is a great sign of progress in environmental literacy and sustainable initiatives in Maryland schools.
With so much work to be done around the office, let's cut the chit-chat and hop right into the weekly roundup. This week's professional development events look a little different than those of week's past, but we have some really cool events to share with you.
First, environmental education pioneer Richard Louv is coming to speak at Notre Dame of Maryland University. If you haven't read his book Last Child in the Woods and you're interested in environmental education, or just tearing your kids away from computer and TV screens, I would highly recommend it.
Visit ndm.edu/louv to register in advance, though admission is free.
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His newest book, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, offers a new vision of the future in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology, resulting in better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of all ages. His bestselling Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature.
Admission is free. Registration required.
The second event is a personal favorite of mine. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to John's Hopkins University on Wednesday night at 7pm. This series of films explores environmentalism,extreme outdoor sports, and living on the edge. Climbers, backpackers, mountain bikers, skiers/snowboarders, scientists who spend time in remote parts of the field, and anyone else with an adventure itch will enjoy this event. Give the trailer a view on the youtube link below.
Unfortunately there are no hot jobs this week. Check out the MAEOE job board later this week at: http://www.maeoe.org/about/employment.php.
Until next time,
- MAEOE Staff