Professional Development/Workshops

  • Michigan Agriculture and Environmental Education Workshop for Educators - August 5, 2019
    The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy will host the Michigan Agriculture and Environmental Education Workshop for educators on August 5, 2019, in Novi, Michigan.  This workshop is provided for formal K–12 educators and non-formal educators (e.g., nature center staff, 4H and scout leaders, and other outdoor educators) and will feature plenary sessions and two concurrent tracks -- Agriculture and Environmental EducationThis workshop will include a Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Unit as certification for Michigan Continuing Education Credits.
  • American Museum of Natural History Online Courses
    Registration is open for Seminars on Science from the American Museum of Natural History for anyone seeking professional development and graduate credit.  Each six-week course if fully online, coming to the museum is not necessary, and they can be taken for up to 4 graduate credits each.  All courses are led by both an experienced classroom teacher and a PhD research scientist. Courses include: Evolution; Climate Change; Earth: Inside and Out; The Solar System, Genetics, Genomics, Genethics; The Diversity of Fishes; Water: Environmental Science and more. Sign up today and get $50 off your registration cost! For more information, visit
  • BioBlitz
    As part of this year's BioBlitz, educators will receive training with the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Ecosystems and Biodiversity unit, make classroom connections for the iNaturalist app, and learn about other hands-on, place-based activities for their classrooms.
  • DataStreme Ocean

  • Earn four graduate credit hours for FREE.  DataStreme Ocean is offering a 12 week online or textbook class starting the last week of August. Sign up through Ron Ferenczi at
  • Earn a Master of Environmental Management Online
    The Duke Environmental Leadership Program offers a two year Master of Environmental Management degree through both an online and on campus program. It provides a broad perspective of interdisciplinary and global themes, strategic approaches to environmental management, and effective leadership and communication skills.
  • Facing the Future: Educating & Inspiring a Global Generation
    Are you interested in continuing professional development? Would you like to learn at your own pace? "Facing the Future: Educating & Inspiring a Global Generation" is an online, independent continuing education course for educators of grades 5-12, to build upon their teaching expertise and to think creatively about how to integrate global issues, sustainability, and local solutions into their curricula.
  • Invasive Plants and Their Harmful Effects
    Invasive plants are a large environmental concern and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is branching out to help educate and inform individuals of this growing problem. On the new e-learning website there is information and facts about invasive plants as well as interactive learning modules that educates volunteers on how to assist in the prevention of invasive species. This website demonstrates how the refuge managers and volunteers work hand in hand to combat this persistent issue. More information can be found at
  • The American Geophysical Union's Outreach Resources
    The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has made available presentations, lectures, classroom activities and videos from last fall's GIFT workshop in San Francisco. The workshop, cohosted by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and Arts, is for K-12 classroom teachers. Presentations and activities at the 2011 workshop included tsunamis, clouds, climate science, Antarctic glaciers and volcanic ash. You will find links and descriptions for the all of the materials within this valuable web site.
  • Watershed Academy Online Courses
    The EPA provides a FREE set of self-paced training modules that represents a basic but broad introduction to watershed management. This program's goal is to provide useful information to local and state/tribal efforts aimed at improving the health of our Nation's waters by protecting and managing their watersheds. These training modules cover the most important watershed management topics, Web modules resemble interactive guest lectures by leaders in watershed management. Unlike an average technical paper, many modules are visually rich and contain 25 to 50 color illustrations and photos. A module typically contains many links for those seeking greater detail, while module-specific glossaries are there for beginners. Self-tests enable trainees to check their retention and see immediate results. The length and complexity of each module varies, but most are at the college freshman level of instruction and require a ½ hour to 2 hours each to complete