Our workshops are open to formal and non-formal educators, and anyone who is interested in best practices in environmental education! Our themed workshops are enjoyable for anyone interested in the topic area.
Each curriculum program features many easy-to-use, hands-on, multidisciplinary activities that are designed to compliment existing curricula rather than displace or add additional concepts. The activities can be used in both classroom and informal settings and can easily be adapted to meet the learning requirements for academic disciplines ranging from science and environmental education to social studies, math, and language arts. Educators may choose one or more activities to teach a concept or skill, integrate them into existing courses of study, or an entire set of activities may serve effectively as the basis for a specific course.
All activities have been correlated to the Utah State Board of Education Core Curriculum Standards, as well as national science, social studies, and environmental education standards.
Payment for USEE's Professional Development Workshops are non-refundable. If participants are unable to attend a workshop after payment has been made, he or she will received credit towards a future workshops. Workshop credits must be used within 2 years of the paid workshop.
Exceptions for refunds are allowable for workshops canceled by USEE.
Explore Your Environment: Take Learning Outdoors & Bring Environmental Education into Your Classroom!
Monday, June 28 9am-2pm -OR- Monday, August 2 9am-2pm
In-person workshop at the Tracy Aviary Jordan River Nature Center 1125 W 3300 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84119
Registration for each workshop will be capped at 15 participants and we will be following Tracy Aviary's health and safety guidelines.
Join the Utah Society for Environmental Education for a day of learning and exploring outdoors! Educators will learn how to utilize the new Project Learning Tree K-8 guide, Explore Your Environment, participate in activities, develop a unit of instruction, and learn how to make the outdoors their classroom. Suitable for formal and informal educators, all workshop participants will receive a PLT K-8 Activity guide featuring 50 activities, access to a grade-band specific NGSS-correlated lesson plans and a copy of the North American Association for Environmental Education's Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education. The value of this workshop is over $150 and we are glad to offer it to you for $40! Participating Utah educators can receive re-liscensure credit for attending this workshop.
Discover Environmental Education - PLT Sampler Workshop
Monday, June 7 1:00-2:30pm -OR- Friday, July 9 10:00-11:30am, Via Zoom
Registration will be capped at 20 participants
Are you interested in bringing environmental education in your classroom but don't know where to start? USEE is here to help! Join us for a virtual workshop to gain an understanding of environmental education, how it correlates to USBE standards, and how you can integrate EE into multiple disciplines. During this webinar, we'll conduct hands-on activities and demonstrate how these lessons can be used in a variety of settings. Educators will receive access to three Project Learning Tree activity bundles including three lessons for grades K-8. This workshop is valued at $75 and we are glad to offer it to you for $25!