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April 2007
Environmental Education Week
April 15-22, 2007
EE Week

What is EE Week?

National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the largest organized environmental education event in U.S. history. It increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation, learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums.
Did You Know?
Video FaceAccording to the U.S. Department of Energy almost one-fourth of energy used in homes comes from electronic devices such as cell phones and iPods. Because young people are "plugged in" more than ever they play a critical role in the consumption of energy.  For that reason, the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation is pleased to announce a special focus on energy for National EE Week 2007, with energy-themed curricula, resources, and activities available for free online. Additional resources are being added daily, so check back soon!

Click here to test your own Energy I.Q.
Click here to access suggested EE Week Energy Curricula
Click here to access suggested EE Week Energy Activities

Get Involved
  • Creating a backyard or schoolyard wildlife habitat. For ideas from the National Wildlife Federation, publisher of Ranger Rick, see the Certified Wildlife Habitat website.
  • Creating more trails for biking and walking. Seek out help from the Rails to Trails advocates at www.railtrails.org.

Take A Child Outdoors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of education, environmental awareness, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles in children of all ages. For more information please visit our website at www.takeachildoutdoors.org

Some of the content for this newsletter was taken form the Environmental Education Week website. For more information on Environmental Education Week please visit www.eeweek.org