Terms of Use and Criteria

The goal of eePRO is to add the greatest value to environmental educators by providing and promoting the best EE materials available. 

Note: Please refer to the Terms of Use agreement for users on the NAAEE website.

NAAEE uses the following criteria specific to the needs of our audience

We will accept resource posts that: 

  • Offer valuable EE resources for our audience 
  • Share resources that are maintained well, and author or submitter information is provided
  • Are dedicated to promoting education and/or environmental information
  • Include clear information about the resource and provider, and a link to the resource itself or to a website with information about how to get the resource

We will not accept resource posts that: 

  • Support antigovernment positions or actions
  • Represent work to influence legislation or elected officials at the municipal, state, or federal levels 
  • Simply list of an individual’s own set of bookmarks in the topic area of EE or the environment 
  • Do not provide a link to the resource or to a website with more information about the resource
  • Contains adult themes or sexually explicit text, images, or photographs 
  • Advertises liquor, tobacco, or pornographic products 

Terms of Use 

  • After submission, NAAEE staff will review the resource against our criteria for consideration of inclusion, and edit if needed.
  • If a submitted resource no longer meets NAAEE's guidelines, the post will be deleted. 
  • By uploading new resources, submitters agree that materials are copyright free, or permission is given to use the material. 

Audience 

  • Administrators
  • Curriculum Developers
  • EE Professional
  • Formal and Nonformal Educators (Early Childhood through Higher Education)
  • Job Seeker
  • Media Specialist
  • Member
  • NAAEE Affiliates (State/Province EE Associations)
  • Parent
  • Policymaker
  • Publisher
  • Researcher
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • Student
  • Volunteer
  • Young Professional

Determining Quality Resources

Criteria for determining quality EE materials to eePRO using basic principles from NAAEE's publication, Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence.

  1. Resources should be fair and accurate in describing environmental and social conditions. 

    a. Sources of factual information are well documented and the affiliation of the author of the site is clear. 

    ​b. Information and data are drawn from current and respected sources. 
     
  2. Promotes skills and knowledge to gain a variety of experiences and to acquire a basic understanding of environmental topics. 

    a. Promotes awareness and understanding of environmental concepts. 

    b. Provides needed information, facts, data, and/or methods related to a topic or issue. 

    c. Provides skills in areas such as: 

         • Inquiry - observation, investigation 

         • Critical thinking - resolving, problem solving 

         • Decision making - evaluation, reflection 
     
  3. Motivates and empowers people to act on their own conclusions about what should be done to resolve environmental problems.

    a. Inspires participation in topic or issue. 

    b. Provides opportunities for action(s).