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2011-04-22 12:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced that it has awarded more than $538,000 in Environmental Education Grants to 102 non-profits, schools, universities and conservation districts across Pennsylvania. Grant recipients will use the funding to develop projects such as hosting sustainability workshops, holding nature programs for children, and implementing environmental education programs in their communities....

2011-04-11 15:56:48

An Indiana University study examining the adoption of environmental education by schools in Israel, measured by Green School Certification, found that school change was assisted by community-based grassroots efforts, not just 'top-down' school policy. It also found that some types of schools were more likely to adopt the earth-friendly changes than other types. IU Sociologist Oren Pizmony Levy, lead author of the study, said the findings have implications for U.S. schools. "Programs of...

2011-03-03 11:00:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SHAPE®, the #1 women's active lifestyle magazine, is excited to announce the first ever Diva Dash created in partnership with Adventure Fit. The debut of this thrilling women's-only obstacle adventure race will take place April 9th in Austin, Texas and include activities that will challenge and surprise participants in the battle to be the fastest adventure diva. SHAPE will hit Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park (6614 Blue Bluff Rd,...

2011-02-15 08:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's Education and Research Foundation announce the launch of TurfMutt, an online, science based program designed to help educators teach an appreciation of backyard and community green spaces and landscapes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/PH48089 ) "The TurfMutt educational curriculum is a valuable resource for educators seeking to teach their students about...

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2011-01-18 10:10:00

Study of Chinese citizens says jobs more important than salary when it comes to pro-environmental behavior People with good jobs found in large cities are more likely to engage in pro-environmental activities. So says a new study of China's environmental behavior published this week in the British journal Environmental Conservation. For the first time, scientists weighed employment and leadership when considering how people act regarding their natural surroundings. They found the status and...

2011-01-11 08:22:00

$1.4 million in Grants from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation will support efforts to put students at the center of learning QUINCY, Mass., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to prepare all of New England's learners with the skills and knowledge they need for full participation in postsecondary education, work and life, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation promotes the integration of Student-Centered Learning across New England. Seven organizations and school districts...

2010-12-02 00:00:48

Grant Supports Launch of Environmental Education Teacher-Training Program at Nonprofit's Santa Monica Mountains Campus. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, announced today receipt of a $30,000 grant from The Boeing Company. The grant will fund high-quality environmental education training for K-12 teachers throughout southern California, at NatureBridge's Santa Monica Mountains Campus....

2010-11-30 12:01:00

Volunteer Appreciation Gala to Take Place on December 3 in Denver DENVER, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association, the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, will honor its 200-plus animal-assisted therapy teams at a special volunteer appreciation gala in downtown Denver on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Along with their volunteer handlers, more than 60 therapy dogs, two therapy cats and one therapy guinea pig will be recognized for their work in...

2010-11-10 00:00:42

Accrediting officials recognize program's attention to detail, thorough safety policies and constant communication Lehi, UT (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 CARF International has announced that Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, a therapeutic wilderness program for struggling teens ages 13-17, has been accredited for a period of three years, becoming the first ever outdoor program to achieve such accreditation in the state of Utah. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of...

2010-10-28 14:25:00

Deadline to Apply is Dec. 17 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications from schools, universities, intermediate units, county conservation districts, environmental education centers, businesses and incorporated nonprofit organizations--including municipalities and municipal authorities--for the 2011 Environmental Education Program grants. "This is a great opportunity to learn and understand the many different...