Environmental Educator's Exchange

Your Connection to Environmental Education in the Greater

Houston Area

The Winter Environmental Educators' Exchange

meeting takes place on:

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

4:30 PM-6:30 PM

 

Join us as we visit the Pin Oak Middle School Outdoor

Learning Area

 

Pin Oak Middle School

4601 Glenmont St

Bellaire, TX 77401

 

 

Our hostess is Angela Roth, environmental educator, who manages the garden and the students who participate in activities there.

 

 

Where to Park and Meet:

The faculty parking lot is located on the east side of the campus accessible from Glenmont Street.  The outdoor learning area and garden is located on the north side of the campus between the building and Glenmont Street.  Park in the faculty lot and walk north along the eastside of the building until you reach the garden and outdoor learning area.

 

 

Introductory Information:

Pin Oak Middle School was established in 2002 and is a magnet school for foreign languages and offers Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.  They currently are developing an environmental education program along with an Urban Agriculture class.

 

Pin Oak has established itself as one of the finest Middle Schools in the HISD system and has been recognized across the State of Texas for its accomplishments. In 2008, Pin Oak was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, and continues to rank among the best schools in Texas.

 

For more information, please visit their website:

 

http://www.houstonisd.org/pinoak

 

 

Refreshments:

The refreshments are pot-luck....bring something to share with one another. But, don't let the fact that it is pot-luck deter you from attending....even if you don't bring something to eat/drink, we want to see you there!  Adult beverages welcome.

 

With our developing interests in sustainability, please consider bringing something that fits into one of more of the following categories:

-Fresh and/or Raw

-Home-made

-Locally-sourced

-Home-grown

-From Farmer's market or similar

-Tasty (just as important as sustainable)

 

Please bring your own reusable cups and/or water bottles.

 

 

Agenda:

4:15 PM Please arrive and park at this time

4:30-5:00 PM Networking and Refreshments

5:00-5:45 PM Guided tour of Pin Oak's Environmental Education Program

5:45-6:30 PM EEE Affairs and EEE Roundtable Forum, meeting ends

 

The last part of the meeting is our traditional EEE Round-table Forum where members and attendees introduce themselves, their programs, make announcements and discuss challenges and successes in environmental education.

 

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, May 3rd, 2017 :: Recipe for Success' new urban farm Hope Farms

 

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

 

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 President Lawrence Spence, lawrence_spence@yahoo.com

 

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 http://hunstem.uhd.edu/EEE/. Bring it to the meeting or mail it to Lawrence Spence,lawrence_spence@yahoo.com.

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, March 3rd.