Blog for Research and Evaluation

Three circles signifying awards

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.

Two people kneeling on a sandy dune, planting dune grass
RiSC Dune Grass Planting. Photo credit: Teri Brennan

Youth-led action and nature-based solutions for climate mitigation are the focus of two programs at the National Wildlife Federation. Read how fieldwork and research are powering the students' next steps.

Summer training for four Difference Maker Mentors smiling while they stand in a forest creek.
Difference Maker Mentors summer training. Photo credit: L. Cisneros

The “Difference Makers Mentors” facilitates environmental education programming that is equitable, culturally sustaining, and welcoming to students. This pertains especially to those who have been historically marginalized within the science and environmental field, and serves as a supportive partnership for environmental action projects tailored to students’ interests, identities, and local community needs.

Educator teaches water quality and sea-level rise to Project WATERS participants.
Educator teaching water quality and sea-level rise to students alongside high school mentors during Project WATERS. Photo courtesy of Center for Environment and Society, Florida Gulf Coast University.

In this eeRESEARCH post, part of a series on coastal resilience, Kara Nunnally from Duke University speaks with Dr. Jennifer Jones and Dr. Heather Skaza Acosta about the impact colleges and universities can have in EE through generating meaningful community engagement and training effective nonformal educators.

EE participants take time to reflect on the day's outdoor learning.
EE participants take time to reflect on the day's activities after each outdoor learning experience. Photo courtesy of Galveston Bay Foundation.

Cindy Wilems, Director of Education at Galveston Bay Foundation, talks about their EE initiatives and the ways they are building a community of coastal resilience in the face of climate change (and stronger storms!). This eeRESEARCH post is part of a series on EE practices for coastal resilience in the United States.

Puget Sound Estuarium visitors at low tide with trained naturalist.
Trained Beach Naturalists show up at local beaches during low tide to interpret tidal life and the intertidal ecosystem for the public. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Estuarium.

This post is part of a series on EE practices for coastal resilience in the United States. In collaboration with NAAEE, Duke University is showcasing EE practices and advice from organizations on each coast while highlighting relevant research to help EE practitioners learn from academic literature.