Latest Outdoor education Stories

2011-07-25 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. is bringing 100 of the nation's best educators to its corporate headquarters this week to connect, collaborate and share their inventive teaching methods at the 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum.

2011-06-21 00:00:28

Loyola University New Orleans will offer three new interdisciplinary degree focused on environmental studies.

2011-06-13 08:47:00

ATLANTA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power President and CEO Paul Bowers today announced a statewide education initiative to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of using energy wisely and efficiently.

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.

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.

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.

2011-05-02 08:02:00

LANDER, Wyo., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Take it from experts who have trained U.S. military, NASA astronauts, extreme athletes, Olympians and outdoor enthusiasts on just about every type of terrain found on our planet: when it comes to the wilderness, a little preparation goes a long way.

2011-04-26 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va. April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Resources and its award-winning environmental education program, Project Plant It!, will celebrate a milestone in April with the ceremonial planting of the 100,000th tree distributed to students since the program was launched in 2007.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.