The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announces its Environmental Education (EE) video contest for high school and college undergraduate students. The focus of the contest is to showcase environmental education heroes – people who can inspire students to chart a career path in environmental education and harness their own power to improve the world.
Four winners (two from the high school level and two from the college undergraduate level) will receive an iPad3, and their video will be featured on NAAEE’s website and at the NAAEE annual conference in Oakland, CA in October 2012.
Entries will be in the form of video profiles of educators discussing what they do and how they found their path to help educate and empower others to value and protect our planet.
We want to see a diversity of faces in these videos. Winning profiles will reflect people from diverse backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, communities, and in a wide variety of career fields. We are especially interested in stories of Native Americans, Latinos and Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, women, and others from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
Applicants may submit any of the following:
- a 30- or 60-second video usable as a public service announcement
- a 1-5 minute video profile of an environmental educator
The 30- to 60-second public service announcement should answer the question:
Why should students consider environmental education as a career?
The 1-5 minute video profile should tell a story that answers the questions:
- What was the main thing that led you to become an environmental educator?
- What do you do in your EE role? How did you find this specific career path?
- What’s the best thing about your job?
- What advice would you give to those charting a career in environmental education?
Environmental educators interviewed should represent one of these categories:
1) Intern or entry level (1-4 years)
2) Mid-career (5-9 years)
3) Senior level (10+ years)
The video contest will be open through July 31, 2012. Check out www.naaee.net/careervideocontest contest rules.
NAAEE is a network of environmental educators who infuse communities with high-quality teaching methods to show the positive ways that people can bring about solutions to environmental challenges and create the world we want.
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