Learning Ecosystems Northeast 2022 Summer Spectacular

8:30 AM–4 PM | The Ecology School | Private

CLE educators focused on climate/data learning from across the state will come together for two days of learning, networking, and community.

Learning Ecosystems Northeast 2022 Summer Spectacular

Join educators from many spaces and places for a two-day summer learning spectacular at the lovely Ecology School campus in Saco, ME. We'll start around 8:30 AM on Monday August 22 and end no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday August 23. All food, travel, and lodging** costs are covered.

The Connected Learning Ecosystem (CLE) 2022 Summer Spectacular will bring classroom teachers, librarians, and informal educators (e.g. after school educators, museum or nature center educators, 4-H staff or volunteers, FFA advisors, land trust staff, etc.) from across Maine and the Northeast together for two days of professional learning around climate science and data literacy as well as building peer communities.

CLEs are part of Learning Ecosystems Northeast, a NASA-funded network of education partners across the Northeast focused on connecting and building peer communities committed to empowering the next generation of climate stewards. CLEs are peer communities of educators and learning facilitators working together to build a climate and data literate generation, with the knowledge and skills needed to address the challenges that face us. Through participating in this summer gathering and the subsequent monthly meetings throughout the year, CLE members are able to build connections with regional and statewide communities of peers working together to enhance STEM learning for Maine youth. CLEs are supported by connections with a highly engaged project team that includes staff from institutions from Maine to California, and have access to opportunities for professional learning around climate change, data literacy, and the design and facilitation of youth learning experiences.

These two days will involve time for each regional CLE to develop a framework for the year ahead, refine their focus, and meeting structure, and establish broad goals for their community of practice. Register here and we'll be in touch with more details on the learning opportunities and detailed schedule for this event.

For more information and/or questions email Molly at [email protected]

*Guidance regarding protocols for covid safety will be provided one week prior to the event but may include proof of vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 test, and/or masking. We are using the county transmission information from the CDC and coordinating with our host location to make decisions and may have to require masks and/or testing for all participants if guidance changes.

**Lodging at the Ecology School will be in dorm-style rooms. Our plan is to have 2 people per room. If you have questions/concerns about this please contact Molly ([email protected]) or make a note in your registration and we will work with you to find a solution.