-by Alaina Caudillo
On a beautiful morning this last Saturday, July 18, Jason, Andree’ and I attended the Downtown Farmer’s Market promoting our programs and events. No, we weren’t selling home-grown vegetables. Our goal was to inform teachers, educators, and the public about Environmental Education in Utah. There are many great opportunities to enrich professional development in a variety of ways such as becoming a member with USEE, becoming a Certified Environmental Educator, attending Monthly Green Bag presentations, or signing up for the E-newsletter to stay up to date on Environmental Education events here in Utah. There are many benefits of membership with USEE including discounts on Green bag presentations and our Annual Conference showing your support for Environmental Education and many more.
We also promote and encourage community discussion groups and at the farmers market we highlighted Menu for the Future. Menu for the Future addresses key issues involving our relationship with food examining topics like the history of agriculture in this country, healthy choices, and even global perspective such as hunger and fair trade. You can find USEE, and other non-profits, about half way down 300 West by the dog park and the bicycle collective valet parking in upcoming weeks on the 1st of August and September the 19th.
For information on how you can be involved or start a discussion group with other interested citizens, contact USEE @ (801) 328-1549 or sign up for the E-newsletter: