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Environmental Education PROJECTS

Submitted by Susie Shields, Environmental Education Chair

The Oklahoma Chapter provides funding support and some planning assistance for a variety of environmental education programs in the state.  Following is a list of projects we have supported over the past decade.


·         Purchase of environmental DVDs for loan to teachers and groups, as well as our own Sierra Club movie nights.

·         The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education (NIE) Earth Day Supplement 2008

·         Oklahoma Trash Poster Contest:

·         Oklahoma Sustainability Network annual conference & website development (

·         EE Expo: Oklahoma Association for Environmental Education (

·         The EnvironMentor newsletter primarily for teachers, a partnership with OKAEE and OKEECC (The Oklahoma Environmental Education Coordinating Committee). This newsletter has now morphed into the OKAEE Newsletter, but back issues may be found online:

·         Tar Creek Conference, L.E.A.D. Agency based in Miami (

·         Oklahoma Consortium for Environmental Literacy’s Master Plan for Environmental Education in Oklahoma (OKCEL is now defunct, but the searchable database of EE resources in online here: )

·         Green Teacher Activity Books are often purchased for distribution at EE teacher events (

·         Oklahoma Food Cooperative (

·         Local Food Project: Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture (

·         Permaculture Workshop sponsorship: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (

·         Earth Day Celebration & Recyclathon sponsorship: C.A.S.T. (Cultural Awareness for Students & Teachers)

·         Oklahoma Envirothon sponsorship, natural resource competition for high school students (

·         Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute Water Conservation Essay Contest sponsorship (

·         Eco-Motion sponsorship - mobile environmental education program featuring Edison the Bus (currently inactive -

·         Eco-Summit – Week-end camping retreat/training for high school environmental clubs: Co-sponsored with OKAEE & OK Co. Conservation District

·         Guthrie High School’s Statewide Environmental Art Contest (cash prizes)

·         Carrie Dickerson Foundation - funding for Carrie’s exhibit at conferences (

·         Environmental Impact Statement for I-40 Relocation (testing equipment for Jennifer Lynch, Jackson Middle School)


Support for campus groups (proposal must be submitted and approved):

·         ECO-OSU (

·         OUr Earth  (

·         SOSU Green Club  (

·         OU Student Congress Green Week


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