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January 2012 Minutes

California Environmental Education Interagency Network January 2012 Meeting Minutes.
California Environmental Education Interagency Network Meeting
January 19, 2012, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Sacramento,  CA 94814
Meeting Leader: Kay Antunez

Note Taker:  Anne Kohut Frankel

In Attendance:

Kay Antunez, Cal Fire
Bryan Ehlers, Cal/EPA
Delanie Farnham, ARB
Annie Kohut Frankel, Coastal Commission
Susan Knadle, OEHHA
Donna Pozzi, Parks
Michelle Robinson, DWR
Jessica Sawko, CSTA
Kathleen Seabourne, CDE
Carol Singleton, DFG
Anne Stephens, CDE
Bobbie Winn, DFG
Ed Wong, ARB


Jessica Sawko, California Science Teachers Association
Brian Brown, Water Education Foundation, Project WET
Mara Pisano and Maria Artagaveytia, Uruguay Project Learning Tree


October 2011 and November 2011 minutes were approved with minor corrections.  Anne will send the October minutes to Jason Morris from NatureBridge

Ed Wong will be taking over meeting host duties from Natalie Lee, who is no longer with EEI. Ed emphasized the need for Cal/EPA BDOs to be more involved in CEEIN.

Guest Speaker

Kathleen Seabourne, CDE’s Green Ribbon Schools Awards Program:

Education and the Environment Update

Bryan Ehlers:

Donna: Suggest looking into a free online place for “secure sharing External link opens in new window or tab. amongst teachers.

Anne: EEI units were recently posted on California Learning Resource Network External link opens in new window or tab. .

Administration Committee

Kay Antunez, chair

Communications Committee

Michelle Robinson, chair

California Science Teachers Association:

Leadership, Legislation, Diversity Committee

Anne Stephens, chair

Anne: On December 30 the Central Valley Flood Management Planning Program document was released. An EEI/Project WET/ Delta Studies program is written into the plan as an education outreach and communications element. This is a great CEEIN collaboration.

Michelle:  There is funding for summer Delta Studies Institutes in 2012 and 2013. The Funding allows for an additional day in this year’s institute.

Anne: There is a meeting next week with Tom Torlakson about the Environmental Literacy Blueprint. There is a possibility of an outside funding source.

The PISA international science assessment will begin including environmental literacy questions in the 2015 assessment. A study found that 15-year-olds still get most of their environmental information from school. Further evidence that EE is important to include in schools. See North American Association for Environmental Education External link opens in new window or tab. for more information.

What’s New in Your World?



Brian Brown:






Action Items:
Questions: Anne Stephens | | 916-319-0241 
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