Blog for Conservation and Behavior Change

Close up shot of American toad, Toadily.
Photo by Kristina Meek. Photo of American toad, Toadily.
Moderator Endorsed: Conservation & Behavior Change

As environmental educators, we don’t shy away from the sticky, smelly, slimy, or suspicious. In response to our call for writing on environmental firsts, Kristina Meek shares a vivid memory of holding a pudgy, brown toad….and having it pee on her. Turns out, gross doesn’t always equal bad—and sometimes, it’s even the beginning of a lifelong passion.

Older kids crouched to the ground, hands pulling weeds.
Photo Credit: Oxbow Eco-Center
Moderator Endorsed: K-12 EE

In this eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post, Kirsi Johnson from St. Lucie County, Florida, Environmental Resources Department and Oxbow Eco-Center shares how they were able to bring meaningful watershed experiences to students despite limitations caused by COVID-19.

An illustration of a colorful quilt with lightning bolts and at the bottom columns of Japanese script.

How did one of the largest cities in Japan with a population of 3.75 million reduce garbage waste production by 43%? This GEEP case study sets out to investigate exactly how the Eco-Picture Diary Environmental Education Project reduced waste through effective environmental education.


Where were the first steps you remember taking outdoors? As a child, did you find yourself mesmerized by summer fireflies or with the icicles of winter? Reflections on early environmental experiences can provide EE professionals with renewed motivation. Share your memories and the values gained, by writing a blog post on eePRO!