Workshops Discovery Boxes EE Links
EARTH Partnership for Schools Summer Institute
Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9,
Earth Partnership for Schools (EPS) is making its ever‐growing mark in
Kansas. The message is clear – get kids outside and in touch with their
natural surroundings and teach them about the prairie and natural history of
Learn to engage
your students in the process of prairie gardening on school grounds, earn
three hours of graduate credit, take home an extensive curriculum, eat good
food for a week, and have a fun and meaningful experience at the Dyck
Arboretum! This 40-hour institute for school teachers and staff will train
you in the award-winning Earth Partnership for Schools (EPS) Program that
you can share with your students and colleagues for years to come.
Arboretum website for details and how to enroll.
Discovery Boxes are
available for check-out within the Wichita area. Each box is full of printed and
hands-on materials. Boxes are checked out for two weeks. (Exception: The
Kansas Box may only be checked out for one week in the month of January.) Call
Rebecca Matrow at 683-5499 x108 to make a reservation, or email her at
Click the icon for our Discovery Box brochure, or if you want to know
what is in each box, you may download the contents checklists by using the links next to
each title below. (On a Windows system, download the file by right-clicking on the
link and choose "Save Target As" to save it to your hard drive, then open it
from there.) Three boxes have duplicates. The contents are slightly different
for each one.
Boxes available are:
Check out the links to
Environmental Education web sites below!
RESOURCES AND WEB LINKS
Project Learning Tree
- A multi-disciplinary Environmental Education program, focusing on plants and trees in
particular as aids in environmental education.
Project WILD and
- Companion programs to Project Learning Tree, focusing on wildlife.
- This program focuses on aquatic habitats.
Leopold Educational Project
- The Leopold Education Project is an interdisciplinary conservation curriculum based on
the classic writings of renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold.
The State coordinator for PLT, WILD, WET and LEP in Kansas is:
Education Programs & Outreach Director
Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education (KACEE)
Phone: (785) 597-5452
Kansas Association for Conservation and
Environmental Education (KACEE)
- hosts an annual training workshop in the fall. Wide membership from government,
the private sector and the E.E. community.
Write: KACEE, 2610 Claflin Rd., Manhattan KS 66502-2743
Call: (785) 532-3322
Fax: (785) 532-3305
Email: Laura Downey email@example.com
Kansas Association of Teachers of Science
- Hosts an annual training workshop in the spring. It is a
state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association. Check the website for
current contact information.
Kansas Association of Biological Teachers
- Fall meeting, spring field trip, Internet listserve, newsletter, regional
workshops & seminars and The Kansas Biology Teacher journal. Check the website for
current contact information.
National Association for
- The professional organization for the interpretive field.
The web site for the regional section (Region 6) for the southern Great Plains area may be
reached by clicking here.
E E Link
- A website devoted to environmental education links on the internet.
It is maintained by the North American Association for
Environmental Education, with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has an online listing of EE
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