The Office of Environmental Education is a proud provider of high quality teacher resource opportunities in the field of environmental education and supports other reputable programs that are good models for science education. The OEE strives to provide teachers with relevant opportunities and serve as a source of information on professional development opportunities within the state.
Educational Opportunities & Resources
The Office of Environmental Education & Sustainable Initiatives (OEESI) has experience in conducting environmental, science and technology based professional development workshops around the state.
Past training have been conducted on Project WET, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations Benefitting the Environment), Green Schools, LIFE (Learning in Florida’s Environment), and others.
These interdisciplinary education programs feature hands-on learning activities that make these topics come alive for students. In addition to learning new teaching ideas for use in science, math, social studies, language arts, physical education, music, and visual arts, teachers receive instructional manuals and are eligible for in-service points. View the currently scheduled workshops below, and stay up to date by visiting the comprehensive listing of upcoming workshops. If you are a teacher or an administrator, and are interested in bringing a workshop to your school, please contact Jackie Zimmerman (850-245-2145).
WET: Project WET (http://projectwet.org)
PLT: Project Learning Tree (https://www.plt.org/)
WILD/Aq. WILD: Project WILD and Aquatic WILD (http://www.projectwild.org/)
GLOBE: Global Learning and Observation to Better the Environment (https://www.globe.gov/)
*Please contact Jackie Zimmerman
(Jacquelyn.A.Zimmerman@dep.state.fl.us) if you have any further questions, or if you
are interested in hosting/scheduling a future workshop together.*
LIFE Summer Institutes
LIFE Summer Institutes are multi-day teacher professional development workshops that focus primarily on new LIFE sites or projects. Teachers test and refine field labs and review other elements of the LIFE program such as student assessment, service learning, and enhancing cultural competency. These institutes are often opened up to other interested teachers to participate.
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Other Teacher Workshop Opportunities in Florida
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State and National Conferences