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Participants Sought for a Non-Formal Environmental Education Certification Discussion Group

The Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education and the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators, in partnership with Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, are excited to announce a regional discussion group to talk about the development of a state-wide non-formal environmental education (EE) certification program.

The public is invited to join representatives from these three organizations on Monday, June 27, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to learn more about non-formal EE certification in Pennsylvania and to contribute ideas during this important stage of program development.

Non-formal EE certification, a process that has been pioneered in several states, is designed for naturalists and educators working at parks, arboreta, private preserves, nature centers, and more. It gives educators in this arena access to a formal credential that standardizes and upgrades professional training, allowing educators to become better trained and perhaps even more marketable.

The meeting will be held at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, 3400 Discovery Road, Petersburg, PA 16669. If you’d like to join this discussion, please register by contacting project coordinator Chris Tittle at chris.tittle@pcee.org.

You can download a copy of the Pennsylvania Non-Formal Environmental Educator Certification report by visiting www.paee.net or www.pcee.org.