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  Jay Solomonson  1/7/2020 12:25:00 PM  

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Project Learning Tree- Forests and Climate Change Workshop for Educators

The Environmental Education Association of Illinois is excited to be bringing "Forests and Climate Change Workshop for Educators" to the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education on January 24th. This is an incredible opportunity for local middle school and high school educators, or non-formal educators that work with these groups, to gain hands-on knowledge, curriculum materials and training in how to teach climate science to their students. 

I wanted to make sure your organization, and the educators that you work with, were aware of this great program. Through grant funding from Quad Cities Community Foundation the program is being offered at an incredibly reduced rate. Details and links for registration are provided below. 

We would be honored to have you join us for this event, but if you can't we would also really appreciate your help in spreading the word. Any sharing through email, social media or your website that you can offer would be greatly appreciated. 


Workshop information is on the website - 


Forests and Climate Change Workshop for Educators

January 24th; 10:00am - 4:00pm

Rock Island County Regional Office of Education

3430 Avenue of the Cities; Moline, IL

Free for EEAI members / $10 for non-members
Middle and high school educators as well as non-formal educators are invited to attend a professional development workshop on climate change—6 Professional Development Credits are available.
Participants receive PLT's Southeastern Forests and Climate Change guide, supporting resources, lunch, and a digital copy of Communicating Climate Change, written by Cornell University doctoral student and guest presenter Anne Armstrong.
Participants will experience a variety of engaging, ready to implement activities in addition to a special presentation from Cornell University doctoral student Anne Armstrong, author of Communicating Climate Change. Communicating Climate Change addresses challenges of climate change communication from an environmental education perspective. A valuable resource to foster dialogue and action in the classroom.
Climate change is one of the most important global issues. It has received much attention, and it remains a topic that invites controversy. While debates continue, scientists agree that our changing climate does have consequences for the earth and human activity.
Teaching about climate change is rewarding. It engages all of us in understanding science, using math, applying technology, and integrating economics and justice issues.


For more information contact:

Abbie Enlund

Executive Director

Environmental Education Association of Illinois 


Jay Solomonson
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 309-863-5091 Cell: 309-798-6571
Address: 1601 52nd Ave #8, Moline, IL 61265
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