• Thursday, March 05, 2020 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Glades 4-H Club of Broward County has partnered with the Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital of Coral Springs for their Community Pride Project: Feeding South Florida’s Rescued Animals. After discussing a few different needs in the local community, the club then set out a plan to help provide a renewable food source for the rescued animals at the non-profit wildlife hospital. There was an area for a garden at the center, but it was overgrown with weeds and the existing border for the garden consisted of rotting wood. The club was awarded the Florida 4-H Community Pride Grant to build a new raised garden bed and to plant herbs and vegetables to serve as a sustainable food source for the rescued animals. In December 2019, the club met at the Sawgrass Nature Center and dismantled the old garden by removing rotting wood timbers. The club then assembled a new paver retaining wall and filled the garden with organic topsoil. In January, the club met again at the Nature Center to plant lettuce, herbs, peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. The club donated a watering can and attached a 4-H banner over the garden. Volunteers from the Nature Center helped to water the garden as needed using water collected from existing rain barrels. The club is happy to report that the garden flourished and by early February, some of the vegetables were ready to be harvested. It has been really exciting and rewarding to watch the rescued animals enjoying their organic vegetables! The Glades 4-H club will continue working with the Sawgrass Nature center over the next few months as they finish their Community Pride Grant project.


  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Share your knowledge and expertise of STEAM! We are seeking innovative, dynamic presenters to engage with attendees through lecture style, round table and inquiry-based sessions.


    2020 Florida STEAMposium

    Uniting Florida schools and stakeholders around the common goal of preparing the Florida STEAM Workforce for the future by building strong foundations for each and every Florida child in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through high quality, engaging standards-based instruction

    When & Where

    June 15-18, 2020 | Melbourne, FL

    Important Deadlines

    Session Applications are due Saturday, February 29

    Decision and notification sent Friday, March 20

    For more information, or to apply, visit: https://www.floridasteamposium.org/apps_to_present/index.php.

    Questions, please call 850.245.0078 or email Jennifer.Infinger@fldoe.org.

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A fun, engaging teaching resource on waste & consumption issues that supports curriculum standards for Grades 3-5. Fully funded (no cost!) for teachers in Florida, the Zero Heroes resource helps you: * Meet Sunshine State curriculum standards for Grades 3-5 with 6x1hr pre-planned lessons (60-90 min each) - plug and play!

    * Include Indigenous knowledge and perspectives, with content developed in collaboration with Elders, culture keepers, and artists. Learn more.

    * Engage diverse learners through a fun arts-based and interdisciplinary approach

    Sign up your class @ planetprotectoracademy.com/in/florida-zh Want to know more? Check out the two-minute video for a quick overview!

  • Monday, January 27, 2020 9:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On March 7th, 2020, Will Freund will set out on the climate awareness project, Climate, Kayak, and Conversation. He will be kayaking from Miami, Florida to Norfolk, Virginia along the Intracoastal Waterway. The mission of this project is to record the stories of those in coastal communities on the charges they have witnessed in their lifetime. These will be recorded interviews that will be edited into a documentary format at the conclusion of the project this summer.

    Will will be making his way through the Florida region between March 7th and mid-April along with many other boaters in the Intracoastal Waterway community. From January 31st through February 4th, he will be doing a practice run from Tampa to Sarasota.

    You can learn more about the project at: www.climatekayakandconversation.org or on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter. If you are interested in becoming part of the project or want to help in some way, head on over to the project website and fill out the form under the contact tab. Members of LEEF, family, and friends are invited to arrange to meet Will at one of his stops. You can track his progress and/or contact him through his website.

  • Friday, January 24, 2020 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On June 25-26, 2020, Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida will host a Sustainability conference that aims to bring together numerous college and university constituencies – faculty, staff, administrators, students – to share ideas, successes, challenges, and best practices for infusing sustainability-related ideas into the curriculum and incorporating sustainability initiatives into established institutional infrastructures.

    The conference committee is interested in panels, papers, and workshops that allow faculty in higher education, K-12, and community education to exchange practical hands-on methods of integrating sustainability lessons into existing courses. For public or private school teachers this conference presents an excellent opportunity to earn CEUs. Student panels and student-faculty papers are also welcome. Administrators, Plant Operation Directors, and Student Services personnel are also invited to share their knowledge and tips, as well as the challenges they face in infusing sustainable practices into their organizations, actions, and events. To read more about the conference, please visit: https://www.saintleo.edu/sustainability-conference

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Students are inviting their local communities to "Go Green and Think Blue" by joining them in the annual Students for Zero Waste Week campaign. During this campaign, students focus on reducing land-based waste in order to protect the health of local marine environments. These young leaders are raising awareness of how single-use plastic and other types of litter affect the health of local watersheds, national marine sanctuaries, and the ocean. In addition, some schools are looking at ways to reduce their energy use on campus with hopes of raising awareness of how the burning of fossil fuels also impacts the health of the ocean.

    For more info and to register, visit https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/ocean_guardian/zero-waste-week/

  • Thursday, January 09, 2020 8:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizations seeking funding for projects that educate students about the source of their food, fiber, forest, flowers and fuel are in luck. Florida Agriculture in the Classroom will be offering 2020 Volunteer Grants to pay for agriculture-related projects that reach students in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade in the spring.

    Farm Bureaus, Extension Offices, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies are eligible. Grant applications are due Friday, March 13, 2020.

    For guidelines and application, visit https://faitc.org/volunteer-grants/

  • Thursday, January 02, 2020 8:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submit your innovative climate change solutions in the categories of transport and mobility, energy, finance, social and cultural pathways, and capture and utilization by February 10. The Keeling Curve Prize homepage is here: https://www.kcurveprize.org/ and the application page is here: https://www.kcurveprize.org/apply. Application is online only. Application opened November 10 and will close when there are 300 applications per category or by February 10that 12 am GMT, whichever comes first.

  • Thursday, January 02, 2020 8:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Teachers throughout Florida have received in-service credits from their school districts for continuing education requirements by taking Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) classes. FMNP Core Module classes are 40 contact hours each. A total of 120 credits could be obtained by taking all three modules. The FMNP curriculum supplements the Florida Sunshine State Standards and student workbooks and other materials can be used in the classroom. In addition, FMNP videos can be purchased for use in the classroom. Student final projects can be incorporated into school curriculum and other educational programs.

    For info on teacher in-service credits and more, visit https://masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/students/ceus.aspx

    Find upcoming courses at https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/

  • Thursday, January 02, 2020 8:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Children are the foundation of the United States, and supporting them is a key component of building a successful future. However, millions of children face health inequities that compromise their development, well-being, and long-term outcomes, despite substantial scientific evidence about how those adversities contribute to poor health. Advancements in neurobiological and socio-behavioral science show that critical biological systems develop in the prenatal through early childhood periods, and neurobiological development is extremely responsive to environmental influences during these stages. Consequently, social, economic, cultural, and environmental factors significantly affect a child’s health ecosystem and ability to thrive throughout adulthood.

    Download the free pdf: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25466/vibrant-and-healthy-kids-aligning-science-practice-and-policy-to

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