Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, January 4

We are looking forward to Will’s upcoming visits to Proctor, MN this week and Hawley, MN in February.

MNMapresizeWe hope that everyone enjoyed winter break and has had a wonderful start to 2012! Remember to share your great work and feedback with us as you continue teaching Minnesota’s Changing Climate this year.

Kristen and Ann

Resources

If you’re looking for new climate resources, check out these excellent climate apps: Skeptical Science, World Bank Climate Change DataFinder, ClimateCounts, Earth Observer, Arctic Watch and Drought/Fire Monitor.

Green Ribbon Schools Program

This national program recognizes schools with achievement or significant progress in the following 3 areas: 1) energy efficient buildings; 2) healthy students and school environment; 3) environmental literacy of all graduates. Application deadline: February 22, 2012.

Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

This award recognizes grades K-12 educators who teach environmental education with innovative approaches. Application deadline: January 31, 2012.

Minnesota Renewable Energy Challenge

Start a Minnesota Renewable Energy Challenge team at your school. Registration deadline: March 1, 2012.

Eco-Hero Awards

Nominate a student between the ages of 8 and 16 who has been working on a creative environmental project for an Eco-Hero Award. Application deadline: January 15, 2012.

Professional Development

Participate in training to be a Climate Literacy Ambassador.

Save the dates for the 2012 Will Steger Foundation Summer Institute: August 7 and 8, 2012.

Funding Opportunities

National Environmental Education Foundation

High school students have the opportunity to receive $1,000 grants to work on wildlife conservation. Learn more from this video. Application deadline: February 1, 2012.

AF&PA Recycling Awards

Enter to win a $2,000 prize for your school’s paper recycling program. Application deadline: February 10, 2012.

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