Tuesday, April 14th
Seattle Impact Hall
220 Second Ave., Seattle, WA
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm detailed event description and schedule below.
Alliance Gatherings: Held at cool venues around the region, this is an opportunity to get together with your colleagues in outdoor recreation. Get to know each other, share ideas, and just have some fun with one another.
Please RSVP (it’s nice to know who’s coming)
We are partnering with E3 Washington: Educators for Environment, Equity, and Economy. to help with a workforce development project that they are working on across the state. E3 Washington is working with Pacific Education Institute on a report for the Governor Inslee’s Office on “Educating for A Green Economy” -to be completed in August, 2020.
We will be lead in discussion by Strategic Advisor, Lisa Eschenbach to get feedback from people who work in the outdoor recreation economy sector.
They will host the event in their Pioneer Square office at the Seattle Impact Hall 220 Second Ave- about 2 blocks from the Pioneer Square light rail station.
The project goal is to outline suggestions for supporting green jobs development in Washington State. Our goal will be to focus some light on the role outdoor recreation plays in the workforce, and therefore the role it should play in workforce development.
Lisa will talk with those who join us about any feedback they have about workforce development and what they would want young people to know, or be prepared for in the Outdoor Recreation industry.
Let me know what works for you. If you want to know more about us, the E3 WAs website is: www.e3washington.org. We focus on professional development, network collaboration and advocacy for environment and sustainability education throughout Washington State. In 2018, we advocated for Climate Science Education and WA science teachers have received $10M in funding through 2020.
5:30 pm Show up & mingle = Social Half Hour
6:00 pm Welcome & “Educating for A Green Economy” conversation with E3 facilitator
6:20 pm Chime IN (Your chance to succinctly share what you/your company or organization is up to) Alliance Members GO First!
7:00 pm Hit the Trail & Reconvene at local watering hole!
E3 Washington: Educators for Environment, Equity, and Economy
E3 Washington works to convene, catalyze, and communicate equitable environmental and sustainability education across Washington State.
E3 Washington is the state’s association for Environmental and Sustainability educators, and is an affiliate of the North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE). E3 is a state affiliate of NAAEE and a member of their Leadership 360 team.
Supporting Science, Climate and Environmental Literacy
Washington State is in a unique position to produce a climate and sustainability literate workforce and citizenry. We have the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Environmental and Sustainability Education standards, a CTE Sustainable Design course, Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol, an environmental sustainability pre-service teacher requirement, exemplar school-based programs and a myriad of informal science learning centers and programs – all that stand out nationally.
What we lack is a system to support and scale these opportunities for all students, from all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds across the state to fully participate in the Green Economy as innovators, consumers, citizens, and workers.
E3 Washington Vision:
Every young person in Washington State has environmental and sustainability education experiences that are responsive to community and youth assets, needs, and aspirations.
About Alliance Gatherings
People Invited: Outdoor recreation business owners & employees, recreation students, and anyone who loves to play outside are welcome to join us.
We exist to connect, protect and grow the outdoor recreation ecosystem in Washington State. We serve as the collective eyes & ears, heart, mind and voice.
Alliance Represents Gear & Equipment, Retailers, Outdoor Activity & Clubs, Guides & Tours, Events,Health & Fitness, Media, Professional Athletes, Stewardship & Education, Government Land Managers. Please consider Joining the Alliance to support our work.
Washington Outdoor Business Alliance is a program by Recreation Northwest. We also host the Recreation Northwest EXPO in Bellingham on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.
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