Environmental Education Calendar of Events

The Department of Environmental Quality is committed to sharing information about special dates, upcoming events, conferences and training related to Environmental Education. This page is regularly updated so be sure to check it often.

Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Calendar
MEECS Training Workshops
Teachers interested in using a comprehensive environmental education curriculum designed for grades 3-9 should consider attending this MEECS workshop at the Detroit Zoo's Ford Education Center. The workshop covers the Climate Change and Energy Resources units, which are two of the seven MEECS units available. The workshops take place concurrently from 9-3 on November 19, and the cost to attend a session is $10. Visit www.solutionwhere.com/misdtraining/cw/showcoursesbymonth.asp to register for these and other professional development courses offered by the Macomb ISD.

2016 Summer Michigan Tech University Summer Teacher Institutes
Attention Teachers Grades 4-12! Register now for the 2016 Summer Michigan Tech University Summer Teacher Institutes! Global Change Teacher Institute, June 20-24  (ED5641); Engaging Students in Authentic Science Research Teacher Institute, June 27-July 1  (ED5601); and Designing a Sustainable Future Teacher Institute, July 11-15  (ED 5640). The application deadline is May 1, 2016. Please complete teacher institute applications online. See link after each description below, or visit http://wupcenter.mtu.edu/. To register for Michigan Tech credits: Michigan Tech Cognitive & Learning Sciences will contact you with registration information (Tel: 906-487-2460), For more information: Joan Chadde, Institute Coordinator (jchadde@mtu.edu or 906-487-3341)

Keweenaw Geoheritage Tours by Water and Land
Date: July 25-28, 2016
Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula is a place of natural beauty with a fascinating mining history. Join local expert Bill Rose in reading the landscape to learn how the Copper Country came to be the way it is today. Each one-day field trip explores one of four major events in Earth’s history that make up the strong geoheritage of the Keweenaw – Lavas, the Keweenaw Fault, the Jacobsville Sandstone and Copper Mining Waste of Lake Superior. Participants can expect to cover a lot of ground and be outside all the time. Travel is a combination of van transport, short walks and trips aboard Michigan Tech’s research vessel, the Agassiz. Trips are limited by boat capacity to 17 people. Each day trip costs $145 and includes lunch and snacks, boat and van transport. For more information, trip descriptions and registration please visit: www.geo.mtu.edu/KeweenawGeoheritage/KeweenawGeoheritage/Geotours.html. For specific questions, please email Erika Vye at ecvye@mtu.edu

Saturday Morning Physics - Saturday Mornings in Ann Arbor (Ongoing)
The University of Michigan is proud to be starting their 14th year of Saturday Morning Physics on October 10. Topics include: How Fast is Evolution, The Museum of Zoology: A Priceless Collection of Life, Protein, Fat, or Politics? Big-Game Hunting in Human Evolution, Light of the Living Dead: The Remarkable Radiation from Neutron Stars, and more.

Ongoing in Various Locations Throughout Michigan

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
Project WET is an award winning program that promotes awareness and appreciation of water resources and management. Project WET strives to instill core beliefs about water such as the importance of water education and sustainable water management. There are a variety of workshops that last 6 hours each, and consist of exploring wetlands, water conservation, and groundwater. To sign up for a workshop, contact Janet Vail at vailj@gvsu.edu, or at 616-331-3048.