Adult Activities and Continuing Education
If you are at home can you still impact water quality? Yes! You do not need to be near a river to protect the river. Your home is part of the watershed and what you do at home, or at work, or at the park, or anywhere can impact water quality. There are lots of simple ways to have a positive impact on our waterways. Small changes make a big impact when we all work together. Together, we can create a clean water legacy! See Our Video Here
Webinar Schedule: Envision
Now is a great time to for APWA professionals to take advantage of the educational webinars about Envision, a framework that encourages systemic changes in the planning, design and delivery of sustainable and resilient infrastructure through education, training, and third-party project verification. The APWA, ASCE and ACEC collaborated with the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design to develop Envision. Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) 2020 Webinar Schedule
The Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE) encourages, engages and empowers communities to understand, responsibly use and promote the natural world. Their Resource Library has information and training to support Environmental Literacy and Schoolyard Projects including home-based environmental education resources for teachers, parents and guardians. Check out their website.
Sustainable Infrastructure Webinar
The final webinar in the series about sustainable civil infrastructure design is tomorrow, December 2, 1PM, presented by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. The webinar qualifies as one elective education hour towards the annual ENV SP credential maintenance requirements. Click the link to register, Dec. 2: Effectively Communicating the Value of Your Infrastructure Projects
STEM at West Virginia University
The West Virginia University (WVU) Center for Excellence in STEM Education offers cutting-edge programs, platforms and partnerships to enhance STEM education in West Virginia at all education levels, K-20.
Click here to learn what WVU has to offer to enhance STEM education.
2021 Sustainable Infrastructure Webinar Schedule
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) has released their 2021 webinar series about Envision, a framework that encourages systemic changes in the planning, design and delivery of sustainable and resilient infrastructure through education, training, and third-party project verification. The APWA, ASCE and ACEC collaborated with the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design to develop Envision. Registration is FREE and each webinar qualifies toward education hours for your ENV SP credential maintenance.
Plant Hardiness Zones for Gardeners
Heads up, gardeners: It’s almost time to start planting! Check out the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Hardiness Zone interactive GIS-based map for more information about planting and harvest dates here.
Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Webinar
The next webinar in the 2021 series about sustainable civil infrastructure design is tomorrow, August 18, 1PM, presented by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. The webinar qualifies as one elective education hour towards the annual ENV SP credential maintenance requirements. Click the link to register, Denver Water Envisions a Sustainable Future through its Northwater Treatment Plant
National Trail System
In celebration of National Trails Day this month, 10 new national trails were added to the National Trail System including the Greenbrier River Trail from West Virginia State Parks pictured left. National recreation trails boost local economies and provide communities with safe, equitable access to the outdoors. Click here to learn more about these new national recreation trails in eight states.
Sharing Your Energy Vision
Internal engagement is key to implementing long-term sustainability plans and achieving energy reduction goals. Learn how organizations can share their energy efficiency vision with employees and engage them in contributing to that vision, while ensuring consistent communication and team collaboration. Click here to register. Don’t miss this chance to hear from experts and your peers in the energy efficiency field – check out the full series schedule and sign up today!
NASA Seeks University Students' BIG Ideas for Exploring Robots
The 2022 BIG Idea Challenge invites students to submit ideas for innovative, cost-effective robots with new mobility solutions, capable of exploring extreme terrain. University students’ robotics designs may hop, slither, crawl, balloon, tumble, levitate, or leap to victory, displaying alternative rover motion techniques. This NASA-funded challenge provides development awards of up to $180,000 to up to eight selected teams to bring concept designs to life and share the results of their research and testing at the culminating forum in November 2022. Submit a proposal by January 18 here.