Professional Development Highlights: Environmental Showcase for Teachers and Learners

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If you’d like to amplify the voices of students in environmental problem-solving or learn more about how to integrate more of the outdoors into your teaching and learning, save the date for the Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) at George Mason University Arts Center on April 23, 2019.

SEAS is an environmental showcase with learning opportunities for teachers and students alike. It enables students, teachers and administrators to network, build knowledge and gain ideas to further their school’s efforts in environmental stewardship. In addition, two dozen partner organizations such as federal, state and local agencies and nongovernmental organizations, provide hands-on green STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning activities and share about environmental careers.

Elected officials, senior school personnel, corporations, state education officials and others are invited to attend to raise awareness around the strength of student environmental action in Northern Virginia and the importance of supporting such work.

The event, which hosts as many as 500 student participants from 40 area schools, features student presenters, green/eco teams and student groups who will share projects focused on environmental challenges such as reducing waste, conserving energy, improving water quality and preserving natural habitat in their schoolyards and communities.

If you are interested in taking a team of students to SEAS or a group of teachers as part of a professional development opportunity, please contact Talent Development Director Dr. Debra Lane at

After school clubs, scout troops and home school children are also encouraged to participate. Spread the word!