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On Thursday, September 18, the US House of Representative passed the No Child Left Inside Act, H.R. 3036, authored by US Rep John Sarbanes of Maryland. This legislation will "strengthen environmental education experiences for schoolchildren both inside and outside of the nation's classrooms". Funding for training and support of environmental education programs, help with creating standards for EE programs, encouragement of experts to work in the classrooms, and creation of a grant program to help create and strengthen EE programs are all included in the passed legislation. Read the full press release here.
Want to win prizes and help spread the word about why students should join ESA and the Student Section? All you have to do is print and post our ESA flyer (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER) in a high visibility area at your school, and send us a photo! Check out the very important rules for submission by clicking on "Read More" or see below. You can also DOWNLOAD THE RULES HERE.
Looking for fun sessions to attend where you can meet other students at the 2008 ESA meeting in Milwaukee? Check out this link for a fantastic set of student-focused events at the 2008 annual meeting.
As you may know the theme of this year's ESA annual meeting is "Enhancing Ecological Thought by Linking Research and Education". ESA is planning a "High School Educators' Ecological Literacy and Research Day" that will take place on Wednesday (August 6, 2008) during the meeting, focusing on how high school educators can integrate ecological literacy and research into their teaching practice.
Here are 3 ways you can get involved:
Thank you all who applied!
The 2008 Student Travel Grant winners are: