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2011-07-26 11:02:00

NEWARK, N.J., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The PSEG Foundation and the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE) have announced the recipients of their new PSEG-ANJEE Learners in Sustainability (PALS) grant program. A total of nearly $45,000 will be provided to three partnerships that were selected through a competitive application process. Each of the partnerships is a collaborative effort between non-formal environmental education providers and K-5 pre-service or...

2011-07-12 08:00:00

DETROIT, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer just got a little greener for 70 Detroit public high school students participating in the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC), a summer jobs program created and sponsored by Johnson Controls, Inc. in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and The Greening of Detroit. In its fourth year in Detroit, the CLC promotes environmental conservation and development of professional leadership and job skills, while students complete...

2011-07-07 11:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill is pleased to announce the grand opening of Cargill Environmental Education Center at the Minnesota Zoo. In support of the Heart of the Zoo campaign, Cargill provided a $1 million donation to the Zoo to fund the construction of the new, environmentally-friendly education center. The Cargill Environmental Education Center is scheduled to open for the public on Saturday, July 9 and will be home to the Zoo's expanded early childhood learning...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

Loyola University New Orleans will offer three new interdisciplinary degree focused on environmental studies. Three major degree tracks will be offered including Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a concentration in biological sciences; Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a concentration in the humanities; and Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a concentration in social sciences. The program focuses on understanding the relationships between humans and...

2011-06-20 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, announced today it will hold its Teacher Professional Development Program on climate change at the NatureBridge campus at Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on June 20 and 21. Funded by the National Park Foundation's Parks Climate Challenge, the program will provide nationally relevant and replicable training for teachers...

2011-06-20 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bateman Group, an integrated public relations and social media communications firm, today announced that NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, has enlisted Bateman Group to serve as the organization's U.S. PR agency of record, effective immediately. With this win, Bateman Group expands its Green/Sustainability practice formed on Oct. 25, 2010 around flagship client Recyclebank focused...

2011-06-13 10:32:00

STAMFORD, Conn., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The streets of New York City may be just as urban as ever, an unending view of steel and concrete, but for the 700 students of PS 333 on New York City's Upper Westside, a trip to the farm is only a few stair flights away. Located on the third floor roof of the Manhattan School for Children is an environmental farming Mecca. Rows and rows of organic kale, arugula, basil, broccoli, beets, cabbage and lettuce are growing and thriving in a state...

2011-06-01 14:38:00

CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trained leaders guided three Kelley Elementary first grade classes through the aisles of the local grocery store, teaching the kids the benefits of eating a well balanced diet and staying active. The Field Trip, Kid Healthy Ideas(TM), was designed exclusively for GIANT® Foods Stores by Chicago-based Field Trip Factory, an experiential learning leader who has been at the forefront of the effort to bring Health and Wellness education to...

2011-05-13 10:33:00

Focus on Creating, Funding Environmental Centers on School Grounds HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will host a free outdoor learning center workshop for educators Thursday, June 16, at Mechanicsburg Middle School in Cumberland County. The workshop, co-sponsored by Mechanicsburg School District and the Mechanicsburg Area Parks & Recreation Department, will offer local educators the chance to learn...

2011-05-13 10:30:00

Focus on 'Green' Home Construction, Clean Waste Technology HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will host two summer workshops to help teachers learn about alternative energy. The workshops, hosted by DEP in conjunction with Waste Management and Fresco Green Building Supplies, will offer presentations and site visits to a landfill and a house built using "green" technology. "As energy and the environment...