EEE Meetings

The summer Environmental Educators' Exchange meeting takes place on:

Thursday, August 11th, 2016, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM

My 2040 meeting at Rudyard’s British Pub, 2010 Waugh Drive 77006

Where to Park and Meet:

There is a free parking lot on the east side of Waugh Drive across from Rudyard’s Pub as well as one on Welch Street, north of the pub. There is also free street parking in neighborhood around Rudyard’s Pub as well.

We will meet upstairs, on the second floor of the pub.

Introductory Information:

My Houston 2040 is Houston’s monthly meeting of the urban, eco, creative, and hungry minds Co-hosted by Houston Tomorrow, Air Alliance Houston, Citizens’ Transportation Coalition and CNU Houston

Free and open to the public. Food and drinks available at bar.

My2040 meeting agenda:

5:30 pm - Networking
6:00 pm - Guest Presentation
6:30 pm - Discussion

The Idea

Houston Tomorrow, Air Alliance Houston, the Citizens’ Transportation Coalition, and CNU Houston agree that Houstonians can build a better Houston today by thinking about the Houston we may inherit in 2040 and the Houston we want in 2040. Each happy hour will include time for networking and socializing and speakers who will give informational presentation on Houston urbanism, transportation planning, culture, environment, and more, and their “My Houston 2040” vision:

* What do you think Houston will be like in 2040?
* What do you want Houston to be like in 2040?
* What do you want us to do to make Houston like you want it to be in 2040?

Refreshments:

We are not asking you to bring refreshments to this meeting. Food and drinks are available in the pub.

Agenda:

4:30-5:00 PM Arrive, gather, get food/drinks, network in second floor meeting space
5:00-5:30 PM Short introductions, roundtable meeting, announcements
6:00-7:00 PM My2040 vision presentations and discussions
7:00 PM EEE meeting “officially” ends, optional dinner meeting

Other things to consider bringing:
+ A Friend or Colleague
+ Resources to share with the group, i.e. pamphlets, calendars, spare funding to share

Future Meetings:
Wednesday, November 2nd , 2016, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM, location TBA

EEE meetings occur on the first Wednesday of February, May, August and November, usually from 4:30-6:30 PM, location varies.

Interested in hosting the next EEE meeting? Contact EEE Vice-President Justin Myers

RSVP: Contact EEE Vice-President Justin Myers

Membership:

Membership questions: Contact EEE Treasurer Iliana Gutierrez

EEE counts on your membership to support our organization. Your dues maintain our membership with the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, KPFT Community Radio Station and off-set the cost of refreshments at some of our events. This year we will also be offering a small grant to a member to apply in their school-yard habitat!

The membership form is on our website at HUNSTEM.uhd.edu/EEE. Bring it to the meeting or mail it to Lawrence Spence.

The cost of an entry-level membership is $20 and is good for 2 years.....the best deal in town!

EEE Minutes and Newsletter:
After the next EEE meeting, we will send-out the meeting minutes as well as a compilation of announcements you send us. This email will be sent within a week after the last meeting.

If you have an announcement about your program that you want us to forward to the rest of the EEE membership, send the language to Justin Myers at juemyers@yahoo.com between now and Friday, August 19th.

Original Classroom Series

This summer Environmental Educators Exchange and Get Outdoors Houston! are pleased to offer classes for educators (formal, informal, volunteers, homeschool, etc.) in the best classroom of all - the Great Outdoors!

Each of our field experiences are designed to help educators connect with local ecosystems and their cultural, economic, and agricultural stories - all within a context of an adventurous field trip.

The link to our event details and registration is here: greatoutdoorshouston.com/original-classroom

HEADWATER TO BAYWATERS - June 17, 19, and 21, 2013

The Houston-Galveston region is chock full of amazing stories and we want you to join us for a week of learning and adventure. Throughout the week we will uncover how three local gems are linked by culture, wildlife, food, and environmental issues. All educators {formal, informal, homeschool, etc.} are welcome. Continuing education credits available.

  • Katy Prairie Alive! | June 17, 2013 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - The Katy Prairie is alive with wildlife, history, and culture. From working ranches to rice fields to rare prairie patches you are sure to discover a fascinating landscape full of surprising connections.

  • You and the Bayou | June 19, 2013 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm - You and the Bayou begins with a boat ride on the bayou that includes seining stops, water quality tests and other hands-on experiments. The day then moves to land exploration by examining the restoration of Japhet Creek and ends with a stop at the Last Organic Outpost - an urban agricultural delight.

  • Gateway to the Bay | June 21, 2013 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm - To finish our journey from headwaters to baywaters, we end our weeklong series in Galveston Bay. Our day starts on the water with a 2-hour kayak tour as we paddle through this historical and ecological jewel with our hosts from Artist Boat. Participants will be able to bring the bay to the classroom as they gain insight into this wetland habitat.


NIGHT FLIGHT - July 16, 18, and 20, 2013

Houston has really wild night life! From bobcats that prowl bayou edges to mighty owls that live side-by-side with us in our neighborhoods the darkness is buzzing with animals. Come learn about some of our nocturnal neighbors and how they survive in an urban environment. All educators {formal, informal, homeschool, etc.} are welcome. Continuing education credits available.

  • Owl Prowl | July 16, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Join bird expert Mary Anne Weber on an adventurous stroll through the Sims Bayou Urban Nature Sanctuary in search of elusive owls.

  • Bat City | July 18, 2013 from 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm - Join Urban Wildlife Biologist Diana Foss as she reveals the mystery and the marvel of the 300,000 strong Brazilian Free-tail bat colony near downtown Houston and its relationship to the Bayou City.

  • Sounds of Summer | July 20, 2013 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm - Join native animal expert Jaime González on an auditory adventure as you learn the night sounds of summer in the beautiful Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.


Houston Environmental Education Summit

The 5th Annual Houston Environmental Education Summit was held on January 28, 2012 at UH-Downtown and was a huge success. Over 160 educators, and 30 presenters participated in the largest Environmental Education Summit in Southeast Texas. We are grateful to our sponsors, National Wildlife Federation, Powell Foundation, and to our partners: Houston ISD, UH-Downtown, and the members of the Environmental Educators’ Exchange. Lastly, thank you to our volunteers: UH-Downtown Environmental Club, UHD Scholars Academy, and Americorps.

Due to planning schedules and funding concerns, the National Wildlife Federation and our partners have decided to forego a big conference this winter. There will not be an Enviro Ed Summit held in 2013.

We send a special thank you to all those who have participated or helped throughout the years. Environmental Education not only prepares our children to be stewards of the environment but it also provides them with the skills necessary to innovate and lead in the 21st Century economy. We hope the Summit provided you with the right tools and knowledge in guiding students toward their future, and we plan to continue that energy through future webinars. Training opportunities, webinars, and other events will continue to be announced on the Summit website as the information becomes available. For questions or comments regarding the webinars or the future of the Summit, please contact Marya at fowler@nwf.org.

For more information, go to: houstonsummit.org.