Capacity building

The emerging framework of environmental health literacy (EHL) provides a context for understanding how environmental exposures affect health. Its application can lead to greater engagement of underserved populations and improved understanding of the role of self-efficacy beliefs in nonformal education. This poster summarizes the results of a systematic review of the literature on characterizing and measuring EHL and identifies implications for connecting EHL and free-choice learning.

This workshop brings liberating creativities to life, introducing EE practitioners and researchers to arts-based educational research and program design. Together we explore justice and empathy, surface and value diversity through multiple ways of knowing, and engage with arts-informed ways of researching. We introduce arts-based approaches by sharing affirmations, theories, resources, approaches, examples, and practices to support your discovery. The four motivations for this work involve building inclusion and multiple ways of knowing, developing a critical lens, leveraging creativity to build capacity for handling complexity (from the Tbilisi Declaration), and creating brave spaces for research and program design. Theories explored include environmental justice, feminist materialism, Gaian lens, and intersectionality and brave spaces, as well as the approaches of just sustainability arts, socially conscious/engaged art, STEAM, and art as a spiritual practice.

Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies & Prescott College

Over the past year, organizations have been applying the results from two surveys of EE related organizations in Wisconsin to inform their programming decisions. This includes a look at participation trends, economic impact, program evaluations, inclusion, accessibility, use of technology, land management, and professional development needs.

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