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"Rethink Outside is a call to action for all who believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors, because when people connect with nature we all benefit. Together, we can unify and amplify the growing movement to lift up the benefits of time spent outdoors as a basic human right. In doing so, we can reshape the prevailing public narratives around time spent in nature and engage new partners and allies. "
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EEAI is proud to serve as the Illinois affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education. The Affiliate Network promotes collaboration for maximum effectiveness and efficiency and a unified voice for Environmental Education across North America and beyond.
In 1972 a group of committed and concerned citizens -- both conservationists and teachers -- founded the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. Since that time, members of EEAI have provided leadership on this front at the national, state and community levels. The strength of EEAI comes from the involvement of its members. Their participation in state and regional events raises the profile of environmental education and challenges decision-makers to give environmental literacy higher priority.
EdVentures for Early Childhood Educators
Let's re-imagine what nature-based learning experiences could look like for our youngest learners! Join EEAI for this unique virtual opportunity to learn from educator content experts with first-hand knowledge, and experience easy to integrate activities with your professional community.
This course is perfect for those educators, youth leaders, parents, and homeschool providers looking to integrate nature-based learning experiences for youth ages 3-7. The course includes a series of live and recorded keynote presentations, interactive activity instruction, as well as extra resources and giveaways.
EdVentures for Early Childhood Educators offers a flexible schedule and provides presentations and activities over a 4-week time period. All live sessions will also be available as recordings for those unable to attend the Zoom meetings. Participants will receive Project Learning Tree's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide and music CD, along with supporting resources and activity supplies.
Up to 10 Gateways contact hours available! If requesting Gateways contact hours, please include your Gateways registry I.D. number in the registrant information section.
$5 for EEAI members / $10 for nonmembers
EdVentures for Early Childhood Educators kickoff Zoom meeting scheduled for January 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Live Keynote Presentations:
- Full Speaker Bio
- Full Speaker Bio - Sarah Sheldon
* All live presentations will be recorded and added to the participant virtual classroom.
EdVentures for Early Childhood Educators virtual event is sponsored by a generous grant from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative & Project Learning Tree.
Earth Force Illinois
Interested in project-based learning? Want a great new program to implement at a camp or eco-club? Want to increase sustainability at your school? LOOK NO FURTHER!
In 2020 EEAI will be launching a new statewide partnership with Earth Force to bring this project-based, environmental education, civic action focused curriculum program to educators all throughout Illinois.
Learn all about this incredible program - EARTH FORCE
Educators in Illinois will have access to -
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EE in Illinois News to Note
EPA Resources for Teachers
Illinois resides within the federal EPA Region 5 and there are a great deal of resources available for teachers through that office. Take a look at the list of resources that has been created for educators. This is an excellent place to get updated, relevant and factual environmental data about our state and local communities.
In addition there are publications available that educators can order to use within their classroom.
Find EPA Publications.
Local Illinois EPA also has an extensive about of resources and programs for educators. Including but not limited to; events such as Dive In!, curriculum such as Environmental Pathways, coloring books and student environmental contests.
Illinois EPA Environmental Education
Illinois Monarch Project
This statewide event is going virtual! Join monarch enthusiasts from all over the state for a series of virtual events to launch the implementation phase of the Illinois Monarch Action Plan.
Resources for Monarch Action – January 19, 2021 @ 1 – 3pm
Engaging Monarch Ambassadors – February 17, 2021 @ 1 – 3pm
Spring into Action on the Ground – May 4, 2021 @ 1 – 3pm