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STEM Ed Announcement: The Massachusetts Envirothon
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: The Massachusetts Envirothon
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:28:04 -0400
This is not a STEM Ed. Program.
Contact information is below.
Dear High School Educator -
Are you looking for ways to help your students connect with real people,
real places, and real science issues in their own communities? Are you
interested in learning more about local environmental issues yourself?
The Massachusetts Envirothon http://www.maenvirothon.org/ is a fun,
challenging environmental program for high school age youth and their
advisors. More than 500 young people in over 40 Massachusetts communities
participate in some way each year.
Mass Envirothon is made possible by a network of scientists, educators,
local officials, policy-makers, business people, resource managers,
community activists, and parents who are committed to preparing the next
generation of environmentally literate citizens and professionals.
The Massachusetts Envirothon challenges young people to:
. Get outdoors and explore -- and gain hands-on knowledge and
experience of Massachusetts ecosystems;
. Engage with their communities -- and develop skills for
investigating local environmental issues and participating in community
decisions and action;
. Test their environmental knowledge and skills in a challenging
. Grow in their commitment to stewardship of the environment and
. Cultivate a curiosity and a love of learning in science;
. Increase their awareness of career opportunities in the
See examples of what teams have told us
about their Envirothon experience and pictures
https://picasaweb.google.com/maenvirothon/MassEnvirothon2011COMPETITION?authkey=Gv1sRgCN6-9dGjxoakvwE&feat=directlink from this year's competition!
A workshop for coaches will be held all day, Friday, September 30, 2011 in
West Boylston. Topics will include:
. An introduction to Envirothon natural resource topics
and how to coach your team to gain useful skills and hands-on knowledge.
. An introduction to the 2012 Current Issue: Sustainable Stormwater
Management. Learn how to get your team started on community research
(whether you are in an urban, suburban, or rural community), how to turn
current issue research into a relevant action project that benefits the
community, and what the judges look for in a team presentation.
. A chance to network with other educators and natural resource
professionals who value this kind of learning!
To receive a schedule and registration information for the coaches'
workshop, email Mass Envirothon coordinator Brita Dempsey at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to join our email list for
updates, please visit our website at http://www.maenvirothon.org
or email Brita.
Massachusetts Envirothon Coordinator
40 Morgan St
Holyoke MA 01040
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