Environmental Education of NM’s Community Response to COVID-19

NMDOH COVID-19 Website – cv.nmhealth.org

Coronavirus hotline HEALTH-RELATED questions: 855-600-3453

Coronavirus hotline for FAMILY SUPPORT AND NON-HEALTH-RELATED questions: 833-551-0518

New Mexico Out of School Time Network also has really great community info (including meal info, childcare options, and at-home activities) and other resources available here: https://nmost.org/covid-19-resources!

Virtual Weekly Community Check-ins

Beginning, Monday, March 16th, EENM began hosting weekly virtual community check-ins (one for program managers and one for educators, teachers, and community members). Many resources and ideas are shared and notes from those meetings are compiled below:

Monday, March 16th – EE Community Conversations around Response to COVID-19-2

March 23rd Community Check-in Notes

March 30th Community CheckinsNotes

In response to community feedback, EENM will be hosting virtual weekly community-check ins. Here’s the information:

For MANAGERS, LEADERS, and ADMINISTRATORS, Mondays at 2 p.m. 

For EDUCATORS, TEACHERS, and COMMUNITY MEMBERS, Mondays at 3 p.m. 

Please join the ecoed list serve for more info, including links to join (https://eeanm.org/programs/ecoed/). Please make sure to include who you are and where you work for quick approval to join the list serve.

Environmental Education Resources to share with

youth and families at home:

Quick note: Although there are many wonderful virtual learning opportunities that are popping up, it’s important to be mindful that many children and their family do not have access or have limited access to the internet and computers at this time. Let us all be thoughtful of ways we can distribute this information to our communities in other ways than virtually.

Really great read on thinking about priorities and learning at home for families at this time: http://stemteachingtools.org/assets/landscapes/Guidance-for-Supporting-Science-Learning-During-COVID-19-School-Closures.pdf

Resources compiled by the North American Association for Environmental Education for Home-based Distance Learning: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lzzX8IVH4jxRiihzvMHyr2lwcBKYp86emBco8RnTn6Q/edit?usp=sharing&fbclid=IwAR1QqM0YTdGwCHVnv1_LMqiWKtXu9tgZEl8gnMtsdoLCPBA83a_vkBIDxC0

 

Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s NEW Take It Outside Program – Daily activities and challenges – https://peecnature.org/take-it-outside/

 

Nature activities from Nature Matters with Dr. Jenny: https://www.naturemattersacademy.com/newslettersignup

 

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is posting daily activities on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SMNHC1/

 

Activities available at Nature Ninos: https://www.natureninos.org

 

Cinco Puntos Press is sharing daily video storytelling with Joe Hayes in English and Spanish via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/5puntosbooks/

Starting April 6th, PBS will be airing lessons for APS students, more info here: https://www.newmexicopbs.org/what-we-do/education/aps-at-home/.

AND remember to follow CDC guidelines and stay 6 feet apart from one another, even when outside.

To also respond to community feedback, here’s some handy links for online meetings:

Free video chat platforms: https://www.cnet.com/news/7-free-video-chat-apps-to-use-while-youre-social-distancing/

Zoom video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

More info on Zoom’s efforts to support educators through COVID-19 and additional resources: https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/13/how-to-use-zoom-for-online-learning/

Free tools, including video conferencing for schools and educators from Google: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/helping-businesses-and-schools-stay-connected-in-response-to-coronavirus

 

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