Smithsonian Launches Environmental Education Program

The Shout Environmental Exploration Program, a resource from the Smithsonian for teaching about the environment, is returning for its second year. Designed to expand current instruction, the program will offer a variety of tools that teachers can use when teaching about the environment.

Published in THE Journal, January 18, 2012.  Article by Mike Hohenbrink.


The theme this year is “Water Matters” and the series launches January 19 with a teacher preview session at 3 p.m. EST. Interested educators can register at

The launch will be followed by three webinars. The first is “Water Questions: When We Want to Learn More,” which is set for February 7-8, featuring seven sessions led by Smithsonian experts. Future webinars are set for March 21 and May 2.

The program is a joint effort of the Smithsonian with Microsoft Partners in Learning, a 10-year commitment launched by Microsoft in 2003 for nearly $500 million to help education around the world, and TakingITGlobal, an international education effort launched in 2000 that today has 20 million users. Funding is provided by a Smithsonian Youth Access Grant and by LearningTimes, the conference’s producer.

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January 19, 2012  |   LearningTimes Press Coverage

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