[PAEE] PAEE/PCEE invite you to join a non-formal EE certification discussion group near you!

Chris Tittle chris.tittle at pcee.org
Fri May 20 12:52:08 EDT 2011


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The PA Center for Environmental Education <http://pcee.org> and the PA
Association of Environmental Educators <http://paee.net> are excited
to *announce
six regional discussion groups to talk about non-formal EE certification*.
These regional discussion groups are part of the next steps in developing a
state-wide non-formal EE certification program following the publication of
results from our recent online survey.

Please join us at the following locations and dates to learn more about
non-formal EE certification in PA and contribute your ideas during this
important stage of our program development:

   - *Northwestern region:*
   June 6th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
   Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA
   Contact: Steve Wasiesky, wasiesky at mtsd.org
   - *Southwestern region:*
   June 9th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
   Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 714 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA
   Contact: Trish O’Neill, toneill at aswp.org or 412-963-6100 ext. 24
   - *Northeastern region:*
   June 14th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
   Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation Office, 101 S. Main
   Street, Ashley, PA
   Contact: Jeremy Scheivert, Scheivert at hawkmountain.org
   - *Southeastern region:*
   June 15th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
   Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA
   Contact: Gail Hill, ghill at co.bucks.pa.us or 215-345-7860
   - *Southcentral region:*
   June 16th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
   Milton Hershey School Environmental Center, 518 Crest Lane, Hershey, PA
   Contact: Amy Weidensaul, aweidensaul at audubon.org or 570-617-9748
   - *Northcentral region:*
   June 27th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
   Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, 3400 Discovery Road, Petersburg, PA
   Contact: Deb Buckman, dbuckman at pct.edu or Rob Andrejewski, rga116 at psu.edu

Certification, a process that has been pioneered in several states, is
designed for naturalists and educators working at non-formal nature and
environmental education facilities at parks, arboreta, private preserves,
and more. It gives educators in this arena access to a formal credential
that standardizes and upgrades professional training, allowing educators to
become better trained and perhaps even more marketable.

To download a copy of the Executive Summary of our final survey report,
please visit www.paee.net <http://paee.net/www.paee.net> or
www.pcee.org<http://paee.net/www.pcee.org>.
The Executive Summary and full report, *Pennsylvania Non-formal
Environmental Educator Certification*, will both be available soon.

*Sign up for a regional discussion group by contacting:*
Project Coordinator - Chris Tittle at chris.tittle at pcee.org
or
PAEE President - Ruth Roperti at rroperti at zoominternet.net.
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