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Alamance County Center African Violets Thu Aug 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
209-C N Graham Hopedale Rd. Burlington, NC 27217
— 1 week away

Think Green Thursdays--African Violets

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

Alamance County Center Fall Lawn Care Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
209-C N Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away

Think Green Thursdays--Fall Lawn Care

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

Alamance County Center Shade Gardening Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
209-C N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC, United States
— 1 month away

Think Green Thursdays--Shade Gardening

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

Alamance County Center Project Learning Tree: Southeastern Forests and Climate Change Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
4756 Caraway Mountain Rd, Sophia, NC 27350, USA
— 2 months away

Project Learning Tree: Southeastern Forests and Climate Change

September 19, 2014
9am - 5pm
Caraway Camp and Conference Center
Asheboro, NC
To Register: Renee Strnad renee_strnad@ncsu.edu 919-515-5518
Registration Deadline is September 3, 2014.

This workshop is being presented in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Southeastern EE Alliance Conference hosted by Environmental Educators of North Carolina. This workshop will be the first time this workshop has been held in North Carolina, and the facilitators are all from the University of Florida.... the students and faculty members that have been writing, leading the pilot-testing, and revising of the materials. This workshop is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! There is a $20 fee for this workshop to cover the cost of the facility and lunch. Checks can be made payable to EENC and brought with you to the workshop.

PINEMAP has partnered with Project Learning Tree to develop, test, and implement a new secondary environmental education module, Southeastern Forests and Climate Change. This module provides educators with the necessary information and resources to engage secondary students in lessons about climate change, forest ecosystems, the carbon cycle, pine tree genetics, modeling, and life cycle assessments. The module explores these concepts in 13 experiential activities that are based on PINEMAP’s interdisciplinary research. The activities incorporate technology, data analysis, critical thinking, and system-thinking skills to encourage students to understand the connections between human, biological, and physical systems.

The activities are designed for students in grades 9 through 12, though many could be adapted for middle school or college students. With its application of climate change to forest ecosystems and management, this module is intended to be used by life science, biology, agriculture, and environmental science teachers. To help educators address curriculum standards, each activity has been correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Project Learning Tree Conceptual Framework.


This module is designed to help students

Understand how climate change could impact forests in the southeastern U.S.;
Understand how forests can be managed to address changing climate conditions and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
Enhance decision-making skills to make informed choices as consumers to mitigate climate change;
Develop systems-thinking skills to see connections between climate change, forests, and people;
Recognize that individual and community actions can help mitigate and adapt to climate change; and
Become part of future community conversations about climate change and potential solutions.

Alamance County Center Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Workshop Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Haw River State Park, 339 Conference Center Dr, Browns Summit, NC, United States
— 2 months away

September 24, 2014

9am - 5pm
PreK-8 Workshop
Haw River State Park
Brown Summit, NC

To Register: Kelley King kelley.king@ncparks.gov 336-342-6163
Registration Closes September 17, 2014

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop.

There is no charge for the workshop or materials, however, pre-registration is required. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for workshop participants. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.

Alamance County Center Planting Trees and Shrubs Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
209-C N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC, United States
— 2 months away

Think Green Thursdays--Planting Trees and Shrubs

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

Alamance County Center Hydroponics Thu Oct 9, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
209-C N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC, United States
— 2 months away

Think Green Thursdays--Hydroponics

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

Alamance County Center Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Burlington Fire Training Center 100 Stone Quarry Road Haw River, NC
— 3 months away

Household Generated Waste Only – NO Commerical/Business Waste Accepted

Types of hazardous waste accepted:
• Latex & oil based paint and spray paint
• Household cleaners, drain openers, toilet bowl cleaners, oven cleaners, disinfectants
• Solvents, thinners, shellacs, varnishes, sealers, wood preservatives
• Automotive products including brake fluid, antifreeze, used motor oil (up to 5-gal per resident), filters, gasoline
• Pesticides & insecticides including poisons, aerosols, weed killers
• Miscellaneous materials such as acids, bases, kerosene, batteries, photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, mercury, fluorescent tubes
• Camp and grill size propane cylinders only

Household material NOT accepted:
• Gas Cylinders (except camp and grill size propane cylinders)
• Explosives / Ammunition
• Medical Waste
• Electronics / TVs / Computers
• Radioactives / Smoke Detectors

Free event is sponsored by the Alamance County Landfill. Co-sponsors are Cooperative Extension Service and NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program.

For further information, please call (336) 376-8902.

http://www.alamance-nc.com/landfill/news-events/household-hazardous-waste-collection-event-2/

Alamance County Center Plants with Fall/Winter Interest Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
209-C N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC, United States
— 3 months away

Think Green Thursdays--Plants with Fall/Winter Interest

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

Alamance County Center Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Workshop Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
2832 Big Woods Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514
— 3 months away

November 11, 2014

PreK-8 Workshop
9am - 4pm
Jordan Lake Educational State Forest
Chapel Hill, NC (Chatham County)

To Register: Diane Steltz diane.steltz@ncagr.gov 919-542-1154
Registration Closes November 5, 2014

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop.

There is no charge for the workshop or materials, however, pre-registration is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.

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