Graduate Programs and Professional Development The Center for Global Environmental Education is a leader in providing workshops and institutes and facilitating professional learning communities for in-service teachers of science and non-formal educators. We focus on the areas of inquiry-based teaching, environmental education, literacy, and standards-based science curriculum. Teacher Institutes Rivers Institutes - Mississippi and St. Croix (Minnesota) Rivers Institute - Trinity River (Texas) BioTIC – Biotechnology and Microbiology for Teachers In the Classroom WaterWorks! - Drinking Water Institute TIMES – Teaching Inquiry-based Minnesota Earth Science Customized Teacher Workshops In addition to our teacher institutes, the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) offers customized professional development workshops for schools and districts. Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education (MAEd: NSEE) Though the MAEd: NSEE is part of the Advanced Degrees and Administrative Licensure (ADAL) Department, the Center for Global Environmental Education has collaborated to develop a highly respected environmental education program designed to bring out the best in you. Environmental Education Certificate This certificate, focused on science education and environmental education, is part of the Continuing Studies Department but the Center for Global Environmental Education supports and collaborates on the certificate. Partnerships The Center actively collaborates with many different organizations and individuals. In particular, CGEE has worked for over twenty years with the Audubon Center of the Northwoods.