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Title: Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Environmental Education Outreach Program


1
Institute for Tribal Environmental
ProfessionalsEnvironmental Education Outreach
Program
  • August 2010

Environmental Education for Native Learners
2
Presentation Overview
  • My Program TEEOP
  • My Experience
  • Alaska Native Knowledge Network
  • Dine Educational Philosophy
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Based Learning
  • Academic Standards
  • Partnerships with Schools
  • Some EEOP Activities

3
Mission Statement
  • The vision and mission of the EEOP staff is to
    foster life-changing learning experiences in the
    application of science, mathematics, technology
    and engineering to local issues that empower
    American Indian students of all ages to become
    self-determinate citizens of their sovereign
    tribal nation.

www.nau.edu/eeop
4
Primary Goals
  • Recruitment and retention of tribal students in
    science, environmental, engineering, and health
    careers
  • Effective science literacy programs in tribal
    schools
  • Tribal Environmental Professionals doing
    effective environmental education and outreach
  • Better learning environment in all tribal schools
    (Indoor Air Quality)

www.nau.edu/eeop
5
My Experience
  • Education BS Chemistry / MS Chemical Engineer
  • Military Chemist and Chemical Engineer
  • Chemistry Teacher Environmental Chemistry
  • Science / Engineering Education K-12
  • Teacher Education
  • Figured out most things the hard way by
    experience Learning later it had a title.

6
Alaska Native Knowledge Network
  • Supported by NSF
  • Cultural standards
  • And a lot more
  • http//www.ankn.uaf.edu/

7
Cultural Standards
  • Curriculum
  • Schools
  • Community
  • Students
  • Educators

8
Cultural Standards Curriculum
  • Uses local knowledge system
  • Focuses on contemporary life in Native
    communities
  • Presents knowledge about place
  • Emphasizes inter-relationship between local and
    global
  • All community members potential teachers

9
Cultural Standards Schools
  • Encourage interaction between students and elders
  • Support experiential approaches to education
  • Invite community into school

10
Cultural Standards Community
  • Community-wide, family-oriented events
  • Helps with development of curriculum
  • Assists educators with learning about community
  • Actively involved with schools

11
Cultural Standards Students
  • Practice their traditional responsibilities to
    surrounding environment
  • Interact with elders
  • Use local ways of knowing
  • Use local knowledge to solve problems

12
Cultural Standards Educators
  • Use elders in their teaching
  • Create opportunities for students to apply their
    cultural knowledge
  • Ground all teaching on a local cultural
    foundation
  • Become active members of community

13
Dine Educational Philosophy
  • Dine College (Navajo Nation)
  • Educational Philosophy
  • And a lot more
  • www.dinecollege.edu/about/philosophy.php

14
Implementation of Dine Philosophy
  • Harmony with the natural world and the universe
    (spiritually)
  • Understanding the nature of the human condition
  • Life-Long Learning Learn the skills for
    self-directed learning
  • Community involvement
  • Applications of values Decision making
  • Preparation for opportunities in life

15
North American Associationfor Environmental
Education (NAAEE)
  • Supported by EPA
  • Educational Guidelines
  • And a lot more
  • www.naaee.org/

16
Standards
  • Fairness and accuracy
  • Depth
  • Skills building
  • Action orientation
  • Instructional soundness

17
Fairness and Accuracy
  • Factual accuracy
  • Balanced of differing viewpoints and theories
  • Openness to inquiry
  • Reflection of diversity

18
Depth
  • Awareness
  • Focus on concepts
  • Concepts in context
  • Attention to different scales

19
Skills Building
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Applying skills to issues
  • Action skills

20
Action Orientation
  • Sense of personal stake and responsibility
  • Self-efficacy (empowerment)

21
Instructional Soundness
  • Learner-centered instruction
  • Different ways of learning
  • Connection to learners' everyday lives
  • Expanded learning environment
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Appropriateness for specific learning settings
  • Assessment

22
Community Based Learning
  • All Communities and EPA
  • A Philosophy of Education
  • And a lot more
  • www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/nre/pdfs/discussion_paper.
    pdf

23
Community Based Learning
  • actively apply concepts and information, skills
    or attitudes to local situations.
  • learners become pro-active problem solvers rather
    than problem study-ers.
  • communication which is the examination of
    differing opinions and potentially conflicting
    viewpoints

24
Community Based Learning
  • includes community-based study and action
  • encourages intergenerational contact
  • provides a context for this learning
  • community members as resources and partners
  • combines real experience with classroom learning
  • promotes citizenship
  • helps schools and communities work together

25
Academic Standards
  • National and State Educational Standards
  • Emphasis on Reading, Writing, and Math
  • Accountability to test scores

26
Partnerships with Schools
  • What are the needs and goals of the school?
  • Connecting community and school.
  • Resources for the schools.

27
Protective Circle
  • (Not currently funded)
  • Provided materials to teachers
  • Partnership with tribal EPA office
  • Composting and Vermiculture

28
Groundwater Protection
  • 3-D Groundwater Models
  • Greater visual understanding

29
Hands-On Science
  • The science of trash

30
Plastic Bags
  • Cattle and Sheep eat plastic bags
  • No nutritional value
  • Block sheep intestines

31
  • Mansel A. Nelson
  • Senior Program Coordinator
  • Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP)
  • Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
    (ITEP)
  • Northern Arizona University (NAU)
  • http//www.nau.edu/eeop/
  • mansel.nelson_at_nau.edu
  • Voice 928 523 1275
  • FAX 928 523 1280
  • PO Box 5768, Flagstaff, AZ 86011
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