UPCOMING COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

What: BEHAVIOR CHANGE CONSERVATION CAMPAIGNS A New Tool for Species conservation with a focus on the Tiger in India
When: November 9 - 29, 2013
Where: Amravati, India. The course will be based at Amravati University. Field trips to reserves with populations of tigers are planned
Sponsors: The 20 day course will be sponsored and conducted by the Satpuda Foundation and Environmental Education and Conservation Global (EECG) in cooperation with the Natural Conservation Society--Amravati and the Wildlife Department of the State of Maharashtra.
Description: Your "classroom" is the jungles of northeast India. The subject is the Bengal tiger--up close and personal. Just moments before you and your colleagues from around the world were learning techniques and strategies on how to use education to help save these magnificent species. Now, a tiger is padding softly across the jeep track in front of you while spotted deer bark their alarm calls.
Whether your concern is charismatic mega-fauna like the tiger or a particular environmental issue such as water pollution, education can be a powerful conservation tool. But these education techniques are not the ones your parent's knew. Today they build on current research in effective education, borrow from the best social marketing and communication efforts, and incorporate the techniques used to sell you breakfast cereal.
This course will teach you the theory behind effective education, immerse you in planning and implementing education programs and campaigns, and provide you with the resources and skills to be successful.
Contact: For a course brochure or syllabus, send an email to emccrea@eecg.org

What: Workshops on the Guidelines for Environmental Education developed by the North American Association for Environmental Education
When: As mutually agreed to
Where: At your site
Description: The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) developed the Environmental Education Guidelines Project as part of efforts to promote excellence in environmental education. The goal of this quality initiative is to further an environmental education process that leads to environmentally literate citizens who can complete in our global economy; have the skills, knowledge, and inclinations to make informed choices; and exercise their rights and responsibilities as members of the global community.
EECG is part of the Training Bureau for the Guidelines and can conduct half day and full day workshops on the Guidelines Program as a whole or on specific guidelines in the series.
Contact: For more information on the Guidelines, visit http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/guidelines or to discuss scheduling a workshop contact Ed McCrea at 814 260-9138 or emccrea@eecg.org.

What: ZOO EDUCATOR TRAINING COURSE
When: Saturday June 8 through Saturday June 15, 2013
Where: Khao Kheow Open Zoo (KKOZ), Chonburi, Thailand
Sponsors: The Zoological Park Organization
Description: The long-term goal of the course is to train zoo education professionals in the principles and methodologies of practical, applied education in the zoo environment. As these professionals return to their home zoos, they will have the knowledge, skills, experience, and motivation to conduct high quality, effective, education programs that can help zoo management obtain their goals; lead to a supportive, knowledgeable visiting public; and benefit the long-term survival of the animals with which their zoo is entrusted.
Contact: For application information and a course schedule and syllabus, contact Ed McCrea at emccrea@eecg.org.