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MANSEL A. NELSON
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)
Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP)
Program Coordinator - Mansel A. Nelson
Supervisor for EEOP personnel.
- Lead team effort in planning and implementing program.
- Provide input to EEOP director on performance of all EEOP personnel.
- Supervise and mentor student workers, including Graduate Assistants and Under Graduate student workers.
- Provide overall program guidance and direction.
- Evaluate EEOP activities for effectiveness and efficiency.
- Mentor all EEOP personnel in their personal development, so that they can achieve their full potential.
Web Master - EEOP Web Site
- Maintain an EEOP web site with program information and connections to additional environmental education resources on the World Wide Web (WWW).
- Provide connections to resources for both students and educators.
Coordinate EEOP satellite activities.
- Supervise implementation of sub-contracts with EEOP satellites.
- Prepare and execute EEOP satellite contracts.
Support educators of Native American students (K-14).
- Identify, secure, and disseminate environmental science education materials appropriate for Native American students.
- Identify and disseminate environmental science projects and programs.
- Facilitate integration of environmental science into all subject areas in EEOP schools.
- Assist with implementation of science, mathematics, and technology educational reform in the EEOP schools.
- Assist educators with understanding unique needs of the Native American student.
- Assist educators with implementation of instruction strategies that motivate and meet the needs of Native American students
- Encourage educators to work with local communities on local environmental issues.
- Encourage educators to study and implement State and National mathematics, science, and technology standards.
- Determine the needs of EEOP schools and tribal colleges in environmental, mathematics, science, and technology education.
- Organize, facilitate, or conduct workshops for educators (and communities) in EEOP schools.
- Support educator and community efforts to write and implement grant proposals to support environmental education, mathematics, science, and technology educational reform.
- Maintain frequent contact with EEOP schools using telecommunications, mail, and personal visits.
- Link educators and communities to government agencies and corporations involved in environmental work such as Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Support Native American students (K-14)
- Recruit Native American students for the environmental career fields.
- Recruit Native American students for summer programs in mathematics, science, technology and environmental science.
- Assist Native American students with finding employment opportunities.
- Mentor Native American students interested in environmental career fields.
- Encourage development of student support groups such as the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).
- Be an advocate for addressing the unique educational needs of all Native American students.
- Develop internship opportunities for Native American students such as research projects and career shadowing
- Update the Guide to Environmental Management Careers for Native American Students
Support Tribal and Native American communities.
- Coordinate and implement public education outreach efforts on local environmental issues.
- Encourage interaction and cooperation between community members, tribal professionals and the local schools.
Assist Director EEOP
- Assist with development and dissemination of environmental science research projects for Native American communities and schools.
Assist Director ITEP
- Assist with curriculum projects in support of all ITEP projects.
- Advise ITEP Director on instructional strategies for Native Americans.
- Represent Director on NAU campus with various departments.
- Maintain database of EEOP schools, tribal contacts, and students interested in environmental careers.
- Maintain database and files of summer programs for Native American students in mathematics, science, and technology.
- Continue professional development in all areas related to responsibilities of the EEOP.
Degrees: B.S., University of Utah , Chemistry (1978)
M.S., Brigham Young University , Chemical Engineering (1986)
Chemistry Teacher, Tuba City High School , Tuba City , AZ
Director, Environmental Education Outreach Program, Northern Arizona University , Flagstaff , AZ
Chemistry Teacher, Tuba City High School (Full time for 6 years, High School students)
Instructor, Environmental Education Outreach Program (Part time for 7 years, K-12)
Instructor, Environmental Education Outreach Program (Part time for 7 years, In-service for teachers)
Instructor, American Indian Air Quality Training Program (Part time for 7 years, In-service for Professionals)
Instructor, Arizona State University at Dine College - Tsaile (One course for 4 years, College)
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