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The Guided Hike- Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserve at Resier Canyon

Workshop- Hike

Sun, April 18th/8:30-10:30am/2hours

In Person - mask required (the address will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public

Presenters: Maryflor Garcia with The Frontera Land Alliance

Workshop Focus: Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserve at Resler Canyon educational hike. People will learn about the native plants in our region and the importance of conserving open spaces. Must register for this event. Free hike capped at first 10 people. Once this max has been reached, you will be put on a waiting list, in case of cancellations. Registrants will be notified if they were in the first 10 to sign up. Masks will be required. CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Helping Wildlife

Presentation

Sun, April 18th/1:00-2:00pm/1hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public

Presenters: Julie Ito Morales with Stick House Sanctuary

Workshop Focus: Helping wildlife, wildlife concerns in our neighborhoods and what to do if you find wildlife in need.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Indoor Gardening & Self-Reliance Through Off-Grid Living

Presentation & Discussion

Sun, April 18th/3:00-4:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public

Presenters: Emily Johnston with Earthship Biotecture

Workshop Focus: A presentation of Earthship greenhouse styles, foods that grow well indoors, closed systems that reduce reliance on outside inputs such as composting, humanure, production of soil amendments and other green technologies will be discussed.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Earthship Academy

Presentation

Fri, April 23rd/5:00-6:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, General Public                                                 Presenters: Polina Fateeva with Earthship Biotecture

Workshop Focus: Earthship Academy programs and Community outreach scholarship. A Q&A will follow. ***This is the workshop to attend, if you are interested in entering the Green Hope Project essay contest to get a free Academy course, where you will be trained on how to make an Earthship, while staying in the Earthship community in Taos, NM! Visit www.greenhopeproject.org for essay contest details.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Trash Cleanup Along the Playa Drain Trail

Cleanup

Sat, April 24th/9:00-11:00am/2 hours

In Person - mask required (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public

Presenters: Miguel Fraga with Paso del Norte Trail /Quantum Engineering Consultants 

Workshop Focus: Help us cleanup trash along the Playa Drain Trail segment of the Paso del Norte as part of National Celebrate Trails Day. Participants will also learn about green infrastructure storm water harvesting and wildlife habitats along the trail! 

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Solar Cooking in El Paso

Presentation & Discussion

Sat, April 24th/9:00-9:30am/30 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public

Presenters: Cindy Williams

Workshop Focus: This presentation will address solar cooking in El Paso, with a Q@A at the end.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Do You Know What to Throw in Your Blue Bin?

Presentation

Sat, April 24th/10:00-11:00am/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public

Presenters: Martha Koester with Environmental Services Department

Workshop Focus: Do you know what to throw in your blue bin? Please join ESD’s Outreach Team for a presentation on recycling basics!

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Environmental Justice in El Paso

Presentation

Sat, April 24th/11:00am-12:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, General Public, Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Veronica Carbajal

Workshop Focus: 1) historic segregation in El Paso 2) neighborhoods dealing with the environmental consequences of historic segregation 3) what justice might look like for those neighborhoods.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Environmental History of Paso Del Norte Through a Policy Lens

Presentation & Discussion

Sat, April 24th/12:30-2:00pm/1.5 hrs

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public & Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Dominic Chacon

Workshop Focus: I would like to do a presentation/power mapping exercise on the environmental history of El Paso and the current apparatus.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Eco El Paso

Presentation, Discussion & Promotion

Sat, April 24th/2:30-3:30pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, General Public, and Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Shelby Ruff with Eco El Paso

Workshop Focus: We will be presenting on Eco El Paso, our initiatives, projects with the public and other nonprofits, public policy, education, and yearly events.
 

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Franklin Mountain Wilderness Coalition-YOU and Local Land Preservation

Workshop, Presentation & Discussion

Sun, April 25th/8:30-9:30am/1 hour

In Person (the address will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public

Presenters: Judy Ackerman with the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition

Workshop Focus: The public can have a huge impact on land preservation. Since 1978 the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition (FMWC) has encouraged public participation and helped create the Franklin Mountains State Park. The FMWC has been involved with preservation of Castner Range, Lost Dog Trails, the Knapp land and more. YOU can make a difference. Workshop capped at first 40 people. Once this max has been reached, you will be put on a waiting list, in case of cancellations. Registrants will be notified if they were in the first 40 to sign up.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Microplastics, Plastic Waste, Rio Grande Cleanup

Presentation

Sun, April 25th/11:00am-12:00pm/1hr

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public, Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Catherine Soderberg with Matter Matters (Research Group)

Workshop Focus: Microplastics, Plastic Waste, Rio Grande Cleanup.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Resources on How to Incorporate Outdoor Education into the Classroom

Presentation

Sun, April 25th/1:00-2:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators

Presenters: Lydia Pagel with Franklin Mountains State Park

Workshop Focus: What is outdoor education? How can you incorporate it into a classroom? What resources are there at Franklin Mountains State Park to help in this process?

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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The Economic Impact of Trails

Presentation

Tues, April 27th/6:00-7:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, General Public, Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Lauren Baldwin with Paso del Norte Trail

Workshop Focus: Impact of trails on retail sales, home values, infrastructure costs, and health.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Insights Nerd Night

Promotion / Ticketed Event

Thurs, April 29th/6:00-8:00pm/2 hours

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public

Presenters: Jennifer Ramos-Chavez with Insights Science Center

Workshop Focus: Our Nerd Nights serve as a means to connect and engage with our adult audience by bringing in experts/enthusiasts to discuss the science, culture, history, etc of different topics. For April's Nerd Night we will be celebrating Citizen (Community) Science Month and have speakers discuss different outdoor/environmental activities their organizations offer to the public, along with potential citizen (community) science and/or volunteer opportunities. Visit our web page for more info and tickets: http://www.insightselpaso.org/programs/nerd-nights/

THIS NOT A CPE Credited Event

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Insights STEAM Initiatives

Presentation, Discussion & Promotion

Sat, May 1st/9:00-9:45am/45 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public, and Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Meghan Curry with Insights

Workshop Focus: General overview of all of Insights STEAM initiatives including information about our DinoTracks site, a rich local paleontology site at which we offer guided hiking tours the soon-to-form Friends of DinoTracks volunteer group.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Community Conservation with The Frontera Land Alliance

Presentation & Discussion

Sat, May 1st/10:00-10:30am/30 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public, Students: College & High School

Presenters: Janae Reneaud Field with The Frontera Land Alliance

Workshop Focus: This workshop will focus on the work of Frontera Land Alliance and its impact on the community with preservation of natural lands, farms and ranches, as well as volunteer opportunities.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Making Castner Range a National Monument

Presentation & Discussion

Sat, May 1st/11:00-11:30am/30 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public, Students: College & High School

Presenters: Janae Reneaud Field with The Frontera Land Alliance

Workshop Focus: We will address the effort to make Castner Range a national monument and why preservation of these 7,081 acres is important to the community and region.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Exploring Soil in Your Own Backyard

Workshop

Sat, May 1st/1:00-1:30pm/30 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators & Students

Presenters: Rink Somerday with Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest

Workshop Focus: Soil is all around us, but many do not stop to consider its make-up. In this activity, we will learn about soil particle size, see a demonstration of water infiltration, learn how to hand texture soil, and what it all means and learn why it is important. We will also talk about how STEM is one of the four Girl Scout pillars and how girls (and adults) can get involved. Participants will need 1 - 2 cups of soil from their yard/park/area, a disposable plastic cup (preferably clear about 10- 12 oz), water and paper towels for clean-up.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Call-to-Action Committee- Call for Members that Will Help with Fighting Illegal Dumping & Pollution

Presentation

Sat, May 1st/3:00-4:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Those Interested in Policy Change & Long-Term Improvement Committee Projects

Presenters: Candace Printz with Green Hope Project

Workshop Focus: This is a call to those that are interested in being a part of our Call-to-Action Committee. The topic that we will address this year is illegal tire dumping and pollution. We would like to discuss how to reduce this material polluting our region and offer suggestions for repurposing. Local officials, community members, and anyone in the general public that would like to help with this are invited to attend! Meetings will take place on a monthly basis to move forward discussions and ideas on this topic. We will report back on the status of this topic at the next environmental summit.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Earthship Concepts, History & Evolution

Presentation & Discussion

Sat, May 8th/9:00-10:30am/1.5 hrs

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public, Students: College & High School

Presenters: Michael Reynolds with Earthship Biotecture

Workshop Focus: Michael Reynolds, our Summit Keynote Speaker & Earthship Creator, will discuss how the concept of Earthships began and the history of its evolution. There will also be a 30 min Q&A at the end.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Farming in the Desert

Presentation

Sat, May 8th/11:00am-12:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public

Presenters: Deborah Ray

Workshop Focus: I discuss farming in the desert, as an act of resilience and hope, and how we can find a sense of belonging through connecting with our environment. The presenter has a master's degree in horticulture and has launched two local school farms in El Paso. She has a deep love for the desert and wants to help grow that love in our community.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Living with Urban Wildlife

Presentation

Sat, May 8th/12:30-1:15pm/45 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, General Public & Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Lois Balin with the Texas Parks and Wildlife

Workshop Focus: Why it’s important that you do not feed wildlife.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Infrastructure / I-10 / River Valley

Presentation & Discussion

Sat, May 8th/1:30-2:30pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, General Public, Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Sito Negron with Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement Assoc

Workshop Focus: Infrastructure / I-10 / River Valley & proposed I-10 expansion through El Paso's Urban Core.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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No Lost Food-Reducing Food Waste/Insecurity

Presentation

Sat, May 8th/3:00-4:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public & those interested in food waste reduction/food insecurity.

Presenters: Sally Nguyen and Preetha Rajkumar with No Lost Food

Workshop Focus: Our presentation will introduce you to our non-profit food rescue organization, No Lost Food, and how we are helping to reduce food waste & hunger in the El Paso community.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Earthship Humanitarian Projects

Presentation & Discussion

Sat, May 15th/9:00-10:00am/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, General Public

Presenters: Phil Basehart with Earthship Biotecture

Workshop Focus: Earthship Humanitarian Projects - This presentation will go in-depth about the different Humanitarian Projects that Earthship Biotecture has done over the years, including our most recent projects of Haiti and Puerto Rico!

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Using Technology to Incorporate Environmental Science into Your Classroom

Presentation

Sat, May 15th/10:00-11:00am/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators

Presenters: Sue Huffman with Insights El Paso Science Center

Workshop Focus: This presentation is a shortened version of a 4-hour professional development hosted by Insights in December 2020 that will share and model strategies to incorporate environmental science concepts into teachers' environmental science or any other science classes. The workshop will focus on utilizing technology to bring students closer to the ecosystem they live in and others around the world, including: Google Earth Tours, online Citizen Science projects and simulations. There will be a cap of 30 participants for this workshop.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Planters from Plastic Bottles

Workshop

Sat, May 15th/11:00am-12:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public

Presenters: Zulema Macias & Candace Printz with Green Hope Project

Workshop Focus: In this workshop, we will create planters using old plastic soda bottles. Supplies will be provided to those that register. We will cut, paint, draw, and paste items onto the water bottles to create a one-of-a-kind artwork that keeps items out of the landfill! This workshop is capped at 15. Once this max has been reached, you will be put on a waiting list, in case of cancellations. Registrants will be notified if they were in the first 15 to sign up.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Climate Justice in El Paso

Presentation

Sat, May 15th/1:00-2:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public, Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Andrew Torres & Angel Ulloa with Sunrise El Paso

Workshop Focus: Climate Justice in El Paso - An introduction to Sunrise El Paso and our ongoing campaigns. This will include a look into the fight to stop Newman 6, education and food sovereignty initiatives, imagining a green new deal for our region, and combating environmental injustice.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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How to Teach Your Students about Our Ecosystem -- and how They can Help Heal Mother Earth

Presentation & Discussion

Sat, May 15th/2:30-4:30pm/2 hrs

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators

Presenters: Howard Pearlmutter

Workshop Focus: How to Teach Your Students about Our Ecosystem -- and how They can Help Heal Mother Earth.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Earthship Virtual Tour

Presentation & Discussion

Sun, May 16th/9:00-10:00am/1 hr

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, General Public

Presenters: Lauren Anderson with Earthship Biotecture

Workshop Focus: Virtual Tour of Earthship Structures. This will be a pre-filmed walk-through of our different nightly rental units.  I will be available to talk about the video footage and answer any questions.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Green Hope Project

Presentation

Sun, May 16th/11:00am-12:00pm/1 hr

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public, Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Candace Printz with Green Hope Project

Workshop Focus: This will be an informational presentation that talks about Green Hope Project, who we are, and what we do. Our non-profit focuses on art, education and environmentalism. We’re always seeking volunteers! Come listen to how you can assist with cleanup projects, art-related events, and find out about a call for educators to help us write environmental/art curriculum!

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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The 6th Mass Wave Holocene: How Zoos are the Ark

Presentation

Sun, May 16th/1:00-2:00pm/1 hr

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators & Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Dr. Rebecca Michael-ND, HMD, AAMT, Level 5 zookeeper w/ Alameda Park Zoo

Workshop Focus: The 6th mass wave Holocene and mass extinction (How the Zoos are the ark). PPT, skulls and artifacts for viewing.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Making More Eco-Conscious Decisions

Presentation & Discussion

Sun, May 16th/3:00-4:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public

Presenters: Sarah Elena Dillabough

Workshop Focus: Let’s move past the basics of recycling and talk about ways that you can make more environmentally friendly choices in your daily life. You’ll leave this workshop with tangible tips and tricks on how to lessen your environmental impact. We will discuss the basics of reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose, eco swaps (like solid shampoo, bamboo toothbrushes, and even solar panels), and challenges we face daily in being a more responsible consumer. Participants are invited to come ready to share their favorite eco-swaps with others!

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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The Geology of the Borderland Energy-Water Nexus

Presentation

Wed, May 19th/6:00-7:00pm/1 hour

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public, Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Rob Rohrbaugh with EPCC Geology

Workshop Focus: The Geology of the Borderland Energy-Water Nexus and the future of cost-effective resource sustainability.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Plans for a 68-mile County-line to County-line Trail in El Paso

Presentation

Thurs, May 20th/6:00-6:45pm/45 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public

Presenters: Sarah Elena Dillabough with Quantum Engineering Consultants, representing the Paso del Norte Trail

Workshop Focus: The Paso del Norte Trail is a community-drive, planned 68-mile trail that will span from county-county line. The PdN Trail will improve access to safe recreational opportunities, alternative transportation, promote green infrastructure, and green spaces for all.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Dirt y Girls Compost

Presentation & Promotion

Sat, May 22nd/9:00-9:30am/30 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public

Presenters: Veronica Pérez and Patricia Garcia with Dirt y Girls Compost

Workshop Focus: We will talk about family composting and which composting methods may fit your family preferences. We will also talk about our free neighborhood service and how it works.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Insights Student-led Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Presentation & Discussion

Sat, May 22nd/10:00-10:45am/45 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public

Presenters: Jennifer Ramos-Chavez with Insights El Paso Science Center & SESI students

Workshop Focus: General overview of our EPA funded SESI program, including information on environmental educator resources developed by SESI partners available to all EE's. SESI high school students will give a short synopsis on their respective environmental restoration projects

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Breaking Down the Environmental Crisis

Discussion

Sat, May 22nd/11:00am-12:00pm/1 hr

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public, Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Brittany Medellin & Desiree Miller with Sunrise El Paso

Workshop Focus: Breaking down the environmental crisis - This discussion will cover a radical framework of addressing environmental issues. This will include dispelling common climate myths and approaching environmentalism through a progressive and anti-racist lens.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Girl Scouts Tree Promise

Presentation

Sat, May 22nd/1:00-1:30pm/30 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public

Presenters: Monica Jasso with Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest

Workshop Focus: Girl Scouts is joining forces with the Elliott Wildlife Values Project and American Forests to launch a bold tree-planting initiative. We’re setting out to plant 5 million trees by 2026. Not only is this great for wildlife, it’ll also provide tangible climate solutions. Learn about this initiative and other ways that Girl Scouting intersects with environmental stewardship. Five million trees are A LOT of trees, but TOGETHER we can do it!

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Creating Artificial Habitat for Burrowing Owls

Presentation

Sat, May 22nd/2:00-2:45pm/45 Minutes

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, Those Interested in Green Infrastructure, General Public & Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Lois Balin with the Texas Parks and Wildlife

Workshop Focus: Constructing artificial habitat for burrowing owls.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Inspiring Future Generations of El Paso Stewards, Activists & Advocates

Presentation & Discussion          

Sat, May 22nd/3:00-5:00pm/2 hrs

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public

Presenters: Howard Pearlmutter

Workshop Focus: Inspiring Younger Generations of El Paso Stewards, Activists & Advocates for the next 50 Years: "Aha! moments" from my past 50 Years of Environmental Stewardship, Activism & Advocacy.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Eating for the Environment

Presentation

Sat, May 22nd/5:30-6:00pm/30min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students, General Public, Those Interested in Policy Change

Presenters: Tom Linney with Veg Society of El Paso

Workshop Focus: A major contributor to climate change is agriculture and land use driven by consumer food choices. However, simple changes in our diet can lead to greater protection of our environment, our health, and the animals with whom we share our planet.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Desert Animals & Their Adaptions of Home

Presentation

Sun, May 23rd/9:00-9:30am/30min

Virtual and In-Person Hybrid (link and address will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public

Presenters: Lydia Pagel with Franklin Mountains State Park

Workshop Focus: An introduction to desert animals and their adaptations of homes/shelter, what we can learn from them, and how we can encourage wildlife to settle down in our own backyards. I will allow this one to be hybrid. In person attendees may come to the Tom Mays Visitor Center at 2900 Tom Mays Park Access Rd. in the amphitheater. No entrance permit required for this one, but if participants want to explore other areas of the park, they will need to purchase one before continuing on into other areas of the park. *Please respect the personal space of other individuals and families attending this event in person. * Face masks are encouraged. Workshop cap-10 Family groups in person. No limit to online.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Indoor Composting

Workshop

Sun, May 23rd/3:00-3:30pm/30 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students & General Public

Presenters: Sarah Elena Dillabough

Workshop Focus:

This will be a hands-on workshop on worm composting for indoor settings - especially useful for people with small yards or living in apartments, where there is no access to a yard. In addition, this could be a classroom activity for science teachers.

 

*Participants will need a short list of materials, if they are interested in following along to make their own. I will also provide a digital handout to share with participants. Materials needed: large plastic storage container, extra container top, shredded paper, red worms (available at Walmart), 4 blocks/cups/support for the bottom of the container to separate it from the floor, drill.       

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Environmental Roundtable Meeting - Facilitating Collaboration Among Environmental Organizations in the Border Region

Presentation, Discussion

Tues, May 25th/4:00-5:00pm/1 hr

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Environmental Organizations, General Public

Presenters: Meghan Curry with Insights & Gary Williams with El Paso Community Foundation

Workshop Focus: Join us to learn more about this new collaborative network, dedicated to supporting environmental organizations with shared resources, improved communication, and broader project scopes. This is also open to the general public to get feedback/participation about your concerns and suggestions for our region. Gary Williams will speak about how far we have come with environmental goals and where we still need to go.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Wat-er You Drinking?

Presentation

Wed, May 26th/6:00-6:30pm/30 min

Virtual (a link will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: Educators, Students & General Public

Presenters: April Lopez with El Paso Water/Science

Workshop Focus:

Join us to discover where El Paso gets its water, where it goes and why it's important. Also, come learn about water curriculum and resources available to educators throughout the region.

 

Water is life, particularly in our corner of the Chihuahuan Desert. When students begin to cover the science of water in school, they are often presented with images of oceans, flowing rivers and wooded areas- not the desert. El Paso Water wants students to appreciate water at a local level by introducing the foundations for a lifelong appreciation of our own regional water resources. Because an essential part of engaging students is to educate them from an early age, El Paso Water is offering regional focus lessons. Join us to learn about our regional water resources and educational tools available to educators and community. For more information or if you have questions, please email us at april.lopez@epwater.org

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.

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Guided Franklin Mountain State Park Hike

Guided Hike

Sat, May 29th/8:00-11:00am/Depends on the hike- 1 hour or less for the Nature Walk. Up to 3 hours for the West Cottonwood Springs Hike

In Person (the address will be provided after registration)

Intended Audience: General Public

Presenters: Lydia Pagel with Franklin Mountains State Park

Workshop Focus:

Join a Park Ranger on a moderately difficult Hike of about 2.5 miles to the West Cottonwood Springs in the Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park.

Meet at the Tom Mays Visitor Center (2900 Tom Mays Park Access Rd.) to purchase your entrance permit and meet up with the group. From there we will drive to the West Cottonwood Springs Trailhead to start the hike. 

 

Bring: water, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.

Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.

 

*Space is limited to 10 people for this, so early registration is advised. If the group fills up, you will be put on a waiting list. All registrants will be notified about their status, so they know whether they got in.

CPE Credit(s) Granted from Region 19 for this workshop.