What does DCEEC do for Teachers?
DCEEC connects D.C. teachers with the vast environmental education opportunities available to them and their students.
“Thank you for working to integrate what you do with the DCPS standards and for working to provide PLUs or credit for teachers. I have enjoyed the events and professional development trainings I’ve attended and it’s helping my school to become more environmentally conscious.” – DC Public Schools Teacher
DCEEC, Anacostia Watershed Society and DC Greens in collaboration with eight Environmental Literacy Coordinators ( DC teachers) each with their expertise, developed and are currently piloting the Environmental Literacy Framework that, in time can be implemented District-wide. The following are Environmental Organizations that support the ELF. Learn more about each of the eight Sustainable Model Schools and how they are implementing the ELF at their schools.
Neighborhood Problems, Neighborhood Solutions: The 1 minute Climate Change Film Project introduced a select group of DC Public and Charter school teachers and students to the world of film and media arts as a tool and career avenue to explore climate change. Teams of science and visual art/media teachers from wards throughout the city engaged their students in creating one-minute films that explored the local impact of climate change.
DCEEC Members are organizations that work individually with D.C. teachers to provide:
- Environmental expertise from EE professionals;
- Educator workshops and special events;
- Interactive, hands-on classroom and field studies;
- Social networking events with peers also teaching EE;
- EE digests via listserv;
- Standards-aligned classroom curricula and resources; and
- Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs).
Does DCEEC provide funding?
DCEEC members will work on a case by case basis to provide the necessary funding to get your students (and you!) engaged in environmental education. In addition, stipends are often provided to teachers participating in professional development training. Explore additional funding opportunities.
Join the DCEEC Teachers Listserv!
Receive emails twice per month detailing environmental education happenings! Also, use the listserv as a forum for posting questions or to share environmental education information with more than 200 DC teachers and over 30 DCEEC member organizations! There is no cost to be on this listserv. Simply send an email to (DC_EEC_Teachersfirstname.lastname@example.org ) to join today! If your principal is also interested in receiving email updates, he or she can email (DCEEC_Principalsemail@example.com) to join the DCEEC Principals Listserv.
Become a DCEEC POC!
As a DCEEC Point of Contact (POC) at your school, you will receive periodic packages via mail and/or emails with information about:
- Environmental education programs, workshops, lectures or conferences of interest to teachers;
- Environmental education programs or events for students; and
- Environmental community service opportunities.
We ask that POCs disseminate this information throughout their school by posting the information and discussing it at teacher meetings. Contact Rebecca Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) DCEEC Outreach Committee member, to become a POC.