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The Mojave Environmental Education Consortium is proud to announce an exciting opportunity for Grade K-12 teachers to earn a full scholarship to attend Key Issues Institute’s “Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom,” a one-of-a-kind professional development workshop in Keystone, Colorado which integrates STEM, environmental education and experiential techniques.

This once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity is made possible by the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and MEEC.  In 2017 three Antelope Valley teachers and one teacher from San Bernardino County’s High Desert or Riverside County’s Blythe region will be chosen to partake in the Keystone Science School’s interdisciplinary five-day STEM workshop, which equips educators with the skills and confidence to explore local and global environmental issues with their students.  Best of all, Key Issues is aligned with National Education standards, including common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Using Colorado’s spectacular ecosystems as its setting, Key Issues combines classroom time with outdoor exploration of the natural environment.  Lessons include lab testing, indoor water testing and indoor activities.  In addition to enjoying professional networking opportunities with teachers from across the country, each participant receives customized Lab Kits to take back to his/her classroom.  Airfare, training, lodging and meals are included as part of the scholarship recipients’ awards and participants may select to attend one of two sessions held between June 20 and July 16, 2017.

You are invited to apply for one of the four Key Issues scholarships available this year.  A flyer with additional information and instructions for applying online is attached.  You can also apply by clicking on the following link:   https://campscui.active.com/orgs/KeystoneScienceSchool5#/selectSessions/1822303

The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  On the front page of the application, please enter “$0” under application fee – this fee has already been  covered by the sponsors. In the “Sponsorship Information” section, please select “MEEC” as your sponsor in order to be considered for one of MEEC’s four scholarships.  Only electronic applications will be accepted-no hard copies please.

Key Issues 2017 Flyer

For more information, please contact MEEC Executive Board Chair Violette Roberts at (760) 245-1661, ext. 6104 or via email at vroberts@mdaqmd.ca.gov.