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Making the Case for Affirming Children’s Voices in Early Childhood Nature-Based Initiatives

Young children have the right to a say in matters of relevance to them. And, research is showing that they are capable of exercising this right, given developmentally appropriate opportunities. Exciting new approaches to lifting children’s voices in both research approaches and educational practice provide expressions of this fundamental right.

Why You Should Ditch The Way You Do Strategic Planning

With the rise of the internet and the impact of big data, the world has changed, but the standard model for strategic planning hasn’t been updated to meet the demands of this new world. It’s time to throw out your strategic plan and embrace a strategic planning framework. Concepts birthed by the shapers of the internet such as agile principles, working in sprints, iterative project development, and more should inform your strategic framework. 

It Rained Two Feet, Now What?

Hurricane Florence dumped as much as three feet of water on parts of Southeastern North Carolina. This occurred only 1 year after massive flooding in Houston, Texas. Epic rainfall events, while still 'epic,' may no longer be considered infrequent. What does this mean for engineering design standards? What storms should we consider? Where is it OK to develop? What guidance does the engineering code of conduct provide? Insights to these questions and more are the focus of "It just rained two feet, now what?"

Inspiring Conservation Action

In the April 2019 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series we heard from Nicole Ardoin (link is external) (Stanford University) and Judy Braus (Executive Director, NAAEE), taking a deep dive into NAAEE's Toolkit for Engaging People in Conservation Action and discussing how to plan a conservation education program, inspire a conservation ethic, and increase the impact of behavior change efforts. 

Invasive bamboo management in the southeastern U.S.

Bamboo is a large perennial grass that has been used as an ornamental plant in the United States for many years. Most imported bamboos that are fast growing, highly invasive, and difficult to contain. This is because the root structures of most invasive varieties are made up of large networks of underground rhizomes that must be targeted to kill the plant. This webinar will cover the biology, identification and management of several common invasive bamboo species in the southeastern U.S.

Hosts: Dr. David Coyle, Dr. Molly Darr

Green Readiness, Response, and Recovery: Stewardship of natural resources in the context of disturbance

Massive social-ecological disturbance and disasters have struck the United States in recent years. In 2017 alone, the country dealt with devastation, destruction, and displacement from three major hurricanes, a nearly unprecedented wildfire season, and senseless acts of violence and terrorism. The magnitude of these disasters requires appropriate, large-scale coordinated emergency response and recovery efforts. Both research and practice demonstrate that natural resource stewardship activities can play a role in helping communities to recover, heal, and become more resilient.

Going Deeper in Next Level Fundraising

In this webinar, we go into great detail about experiments you can try to make a big leap in your fundraising and earned income this year.

Learning Objectives:

  • Sell training as an earned income stream
  • Earned income streams at low or no-cost
  • Technology tools to power fundraising
  • Strategies to re-engage leaked donors
  • Engaging donors in a multimedia world
  • 5 true steps to measure for major gifts
  • Prioritizing donor engagement lists + finding prospects

Carbon, Crops and Covers

This webinar will demonstrate the role carbon plays in crop rotations with cover crops. Participate in this training to learn how carbon enters the plant and ultimately the soil. Also, learn where the carbon is located in a plant and the role exudates or rhizodeposition plays. Managing carbon with a systems approach. 




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