Deadline: August 1. Do you know of an individual or organization that has accomplished great things in environmental education? You probably do! This is your chance to recognize the wonderful work of incredibly hardworking individuals and organizations for the benefit of the environment.
Access to nature can reduce anxiety, green schoolyards can impact students’ physical and socioemotional health, and environmental education can improve health-related quality of life. As environmental educators, we’re familiar with nature’s many gifts, including that of wellness and health. In this blog post, we’ll look specifically at how Geechee communities in Georgia supported and prioritized community health.
During Black History Month and beyond, we want to share the inspiration and strength of regional, place-based initiatives that address Black history in nature and relate to this year's theme, Black Health and Wellness. Charting the ways personal histories unravel the self, this collage of conversations between Black, Indigenous, and Afro-Indigenous Alaskans maps paths toward healing.
Thich Nhat Hanh's "Ten Love Letters to the Earth" articulate the power of the connection between spirituality and environmental education. The new eePRO group, Spirituality & EE, will allow us to explore how connecting our spiritualities with our environmental education practice can help us learn and grow as environmental educators and people as a whole.
Our connection to nature forms first through our youthful spirit and while this spirit may get clouded by life experiences, it is a pathway forward to providing meaningful EE to the people whom we serve. This new eePRO group, Spirituality & EE, will allow us to explore different pathways and how they inform our work.
Introducing the Spirituality and EE eePro group. Meet one of the Spirituality and EE eePro Group Moderators, Sarah R. Johnson and hear her understanding of the intersectionality of EE and spirituality.
Jeanine Silversmith, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association joined us to discuss the important role advocacy plays in securing the future of environmental education in the state of Rhode Island. Part of that work includes advocating for the successful passage of a climate literacy bill that could help transform environmental education across the state.
Read and reflect on the importance of connecting to nature and feel spirited to, "Carry on my sweet survivor, carry on my lonely friend. Don't give up on a dream, don't you let it end," as these song lyrics by Peter, Paul, and Mary suggest.