CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three events for West Virginia youth have been canceled for the second consecutive year due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has revised its environmental education programs for virtual use because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
DETROIT (AP) — An outdoor learning program is expanding to more Detroit high schools.
Sixty students will be in the Detroit Leadership and Environmental Education Program this fall, the...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill up for consideration before the New Hampshire Legislature in 2020 would require school districts to offer lessons on climate change.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore is getting some federal funding for environmental education programs.
Rep. John Sarbanes announced Wednesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will...
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — Officials at a federal fish hatchery in southwest Missouri are hoping that new water tanks will provide a better breeding environment for endangered pallid sturgeon.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials are awarding $250,000 to five organizations to research new ways to remove invasive lionfish from deep-water habitats.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says $50,000 each is going to the University of Florida, Reef Environmental Education Foundation, American Marine Research Company, R3 Digital Sciences and Atlantic Lionshare Ltd. The contracts run through next June.
SACO, Maine (AP) — A Maine environmental education center is getting $20,000 toward its development of an educational farm.
The Quimby Family Foundation is making the gift to The Ecology School in Saco. The school intends to transition its programs to a 105-acre farm by the end of 2019. A school spokesman says the school's long-term goal is to establish "a full-scale organic farm with crops and livestock."
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — An environmental conservation program based in western Wisconsin plans to expand its work opportunities and environmental education program to people of all abilities.
WisCorps has hired someone with a visual impairment and another person with a physical disability to work on erosion control and planting in neighborhood parks, and building accessible gardens this summer, Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2s8XH2P) reported.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a $20,000 grant to a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the coastal waters and marine habitats of Salem Sound.
NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — Don't disturb the carcasses.
That's the message folks at the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center in eastern Pennsylvania have for visitors.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has placed deer carcasses in the nature park in hopes of drawing out carnivores and scavengers like turkey vultures.
DIXON, Iowa (AP) — A workshop is being held in eastern Iowa to give potential volunteers information on ways to help at Wapsi River centers in Dixon.
The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/2mmssfd ) that the Friends of the Wapsi Center volunteer roundup will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Captain the sea turtle smacked her flippers together as she was lifted out of her tank at Mote Marine Laboratory Wednesday morning. It was likely the last time she would see the aquarium that's been home for more than two and a half years.
After a nearly four-hour drive, which Captain spent in a foam-padded kiddie pool, she had arrived at her new spot: Broward County's yet-to-open Carpenter House Marine Environmental Education Center.
CENTERVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An environmental education center in Indiana is hoping to get its new building certified as one of the world's most environmentally friendly.
The (Richmond) Palladium-Item reports (http://pinews.co/2heHMaz ) the Cope Environmental Center's new building is being built to meet the Living Building Challenge. Only 11 buildings have qualified for the highest level.
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — Even though she's just been named Conservation Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lynn Fiandaca feels like she can't take the credit.
"I feel like it should be the kids who are able to receive the recognition. They did everything. I just came up with some ideas with a few other people, but they took the ideas and ran with them," said the fifth-grade teacher from Fall Brook Elementary School on Wednesday.
BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan couple is donating 43 acres of property to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge for conservation and environmental education.
The gift by Clarice and Clive Taylor of Gibraltar being announced Tuesday is in Monroe County's Berlin Township and is intersected by Mouillee Creek. It includes 20 acres of wetlands, 14 acres of agricultural lands and nine acres of oak-hickory woodlot and planted grasslands.