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NAAEE is pleased to announce that the search for the 2018 EE 30 Under 30 is now open (May 1 - June 11, 2018)! In partnership with the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP), and U.S. Forest Service, the EE 30 Under 30 program is searching for individuals from around the world, 30 years of age or younger, who are leaders in their communities creating change through environmental education.

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Here’s an important date to note on your fall calendars. October 29, 2018 is the trial date for Juliana v. United States, the constitutional climate lawsuit brought by 21 young people to assert that the U.S. government has failed to protect essential public trust resources. It would be great to hear from each of you what you are doing/planning to incorporate this event into your programs. Please share your ideas and plans!

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Here’s some great news and an important Climate Literacy and NGSS milestone in Washington state! With the signing of ESSB 6032, Washington advances to leading the nation in K-12 climate literacy having become the first state in the country to dedicate significant support for climate education. It is also the largest general fund allocation for climate education ever included in a Governor’s budget and approved by a state legislature. [Note: California’s state allocation of about $11million is the highest ever for environmental education.]

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Moderator Endorsed: Climate Change Education

Now is the time to get started on your proposals for the 2018 NAAEE Conference (October 10–13 in Spokane, Washington). This year’s conference will focus on the power of education to create positive change for the future. And one of the greatest needs is supporting and encouraging fellow EEducators as we work to engage students and communities in learning about and addressing climate change.

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Moderator Endorsed: Climate Change Education

Researchers at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment are helping NAAEE compile and create research summaries and syntheses for an online database to be housed on eePRO, an exciting project conducted jointly with the Children and Nature Network with funding from the Pisces Foundation. We want to hear from you about what would be most useful to you!

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"Visualizing Change” is a website [ http://vischange.org/ ] that provides a toolkit full of examples and dynamic visuals and builds on advances in cognitive and social science research, to enable informal educators to use visual narratives on climate change to more effectively reach diverse audiences.