[Resources updated April 7] COVID-19: Events are being canceled. People are physically distancing. Confirmed cases are increasing. These are unprecedented times. Hopefully, this list of resources will help. I will continue to update it as time permits.
Read how early childhood EE students in Yash Bhagwanji's Florida Atlantic University course collaborated with churches, mosques, private schools, public schools, and other non-profit organizations to help advance the health and ecological literacy of children.
It’s not often that you are able to attend a professional development workshop and put virtually everything you gleaned from that training into practice. Thanks to serendipitous timing and a team that was eager to experiment with a new (to us) approach to conservation capacity building, our Roger Williams Park Zoo education department was able to do just that! NAAEE’s Guidelines for Excellence: Community Engagement workshop served as the inspiration for the development of Earth Agents™, a program designed to build our zoo’s community relationships and our conservation impact.
Read more to learn what we did.
During 2019, four state affiliates participated in a pilot (funded byee360) to explore what state-level coordination of the Guidelines for Excellence would require. This blog post, first in a series, shares Colorado's experience.
Earth Education leaders (administrators, practitioners, and researchers) have a profound responsibility to include the best of what is known about teaching and learning, Earth Science, and community engagement into their every day professions to ensure opportunities to foster real world change for learners and their communities.
Even after 40 years (40! Can that be true?), I continue to love attending the conference. As a student, a museum educator, an independent contractor, and even now as NAAEE’s conference manager, I’ve relished this week as it breathes life into both my personal and professional spirits. Each year, I’ve built on existing relationships and I’ve come away with friends and colleagues, new hope, and new perspectives that have greatly enhanced my career and beyond.
With the publication earlier this year of the K-12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence (2019), we've created two documents that provide insight into the linkages between environmental literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards and the C3 College, Career, and Civic Life Framework.