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Take Action Today Workshop Registration 2014

Take Action Today is our one-day, comprehensive environmental education workshop for South Carolina educators. Take Action Today materials and lessons are from “Action for a cleaner tomorrow” – an award-winning environmental curriculum supplement. This year’s workshops will feature:

  • local recycling and composting programs;
  • networking and collaboration opportunities; and
  • field trips to see green practices.

To make it easier for educators to attend, three workshops will be offered this year. Choose the workshop that’s most convenient for you:

  • June 19 at the Town of Lexington Conference Center
    Click here to register for the Lexington workshop.
  • June 24 at the Pickens County Career and Technology Center
    Click here to register for the Pickens workshop.
  • July 31 at the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville
    Click here to register for the Hartsville workshop.

Please register for only one workshop. Space is limited to 100 teachers per workshop. For more information, call 1-800-768-7348.

What is 'Action for a cleaner tomorrow?'

"Action for a cleaner tomorrow" ("Action") is an activity-based, interdisciplinary curriculum supplement that can serve as a starting place for introducing basic environmental education in the classroom. These lessons are hands-on activities that help students get the facts ... think for themselves ... form opinions ... make decisions ... and take "Action" for a cleaner tomorrow! 

The current edition, featuring 32 lessons, is the best of the best - the most frequently used lessons by teachers in the past 17 years. Each lesson provides the learning objective and background as well as teacher preparation time. One sample lesson is "Recycling 101" from "Action."

In a three-hour session, you'll see how the curriculum supplement works. Each teacher completing the workshop will receive a copy of the curriculum supplement -- 165 pages of South Carolina-specific environmental information for use in the classroom.  

To schedule a training or learn more about the "Action" training and workshops,
e-mail
or call 1-800-768-7348.

Here are some things you should know about "Action:"

  • "Action," introduced in 1993, was developed and tested by South Carolina teachers.
  • "Action" is designed for grades kindergarten through 8.
  • "Action" has been correlated to the state's science standards.
  • "Action" has lessons on recycling, waste reduction, composting, buying recycled, air and water. It has a glossary and an extensive resource section that offers background on specific issues from a global, national and South Carolina perspective.
  • More than 50,000 teachers have attended "Action" workshops.
  • The curriculum supplement and workshops are provided at no cost to schools or teachers.
  • "Action" has won several national awards including the Excellence in Solid Waste Education Award presented by the Solid Waste Association of North America, the White House "Closing the Circle" Award and the National Recycling Coalition's Beth Brown Boettner Award for Outstanding Public Education.

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Champion of the Environment Grants Program

Champions of the Environment wants South Carolina’s young people to improve and protect the natural world. Each year champions rewards K-12 students and teachers for their environmental awareness and action. Maybe you will be the next Champion of the Environment.

The Grant Award Program rewards projects that help the environment. South Carolina's K-12 students, teachers and environmental educators can apply for up to a $2,000 grant. Projects that come close to receiving a grant are offered a Seedling Award or a Merit Award to get their projects started. 

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This Web page was last updated on June 11, 2013.