CEEF 2017 Teacher Institute

The CEEF 2017 Teacher Institute on Best Practices of Environmental Education and Stewardship will be held in Los Angeles in the Fall 2017 (Saturdays: September 9, October 28, and December 9, 2017). Please read the flier for additional details. Interested teachers should complete and submit the Application and Letter of Commitment by Friday, June 30, 2017.

To learn more about previous CEEF Teacher Institutes, please see the CEEF Teacher Institute Final Reports at http://caeefoundation.org/doc.html.

CEEF EE Excellence Awards

Celeste Royer presented the CEEF Excellence in EE Award to Kevin Beals and Emilie Lygren at the AEOE Annual Conference in La Honda.   Celeste Royer presented the CEEF Excellence in EE Award to the entire BEETLES Team at their annual Advisory Committee meeting.
(l to r: Celeste Royer, Lynn Barakos, Emilie Lygren, Kevin Beals, Jedda Foreman, and Craig Strang)

CEEF has awarded the Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning and Expertise Sharing (BEETLES) Team with the Excellence in Environmental Education Award for their dedication to the professional development of outdoor educators.  “We are delighted and honored to be recognized for this award,” says Craig Strang, Associate Director of the Hall and principal investigator for BEETLES. “The CEEF board members include pillars of environmental education in California, so this award is very meaningful for us.”

BEETLES was developed by a team of outdoor educators at the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s public science center. The program provides resources and learning materials, as well as professional learning opportunities, for leaders of outdoor science programs across the nation. To date, BEETLES has worked with leaders from 75 outdoor science programs across the country. BEETLES was recently awarded a grant that will allow it to reach even further.  "BEETLES has a new National Science Foundation grant to support the nationwide broad dissemination of the resources we have developed. This award will help launch this major new effort,” says Strang.

Since October 2015, CEEF has annually awarded the Excellence in Environmental Education Awards to nonformal educators who have demonstrated excellence in the integration of informal education with science education in California.