How do you address K–12 student social-emotional learning within climate change curriculum? Researchers at Oregon State University are surveying K–12 educators and school counselors to explore the practices and attitudes of addressing this important issue.
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.
Parley for the Oceans is an organization that focuses on attacking the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans. In 2019 we started the environmental education project, “Fighting Marine and Coastal Plastic Pollution.” This project empowered students to gather information about the types of plastics that are being used in Cancún households, raise awareness about reducing plastic consumption and pollution, and measure the behavioral changes that this program activated across 103 households.
Florida students participating in award-winning OysterCorps gain aquaculture literacy and career confidence as they learn about the cultural and environmental importance of oysters in their own backyard.
In this eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post, Polly Burns, Program Director at ReNEW Schools, and Dinah Maygarden, Director of the Coastal Education Program at the University of New Orleans, bring wetland and watershed science investigative projects to middle school students.
New Mexico passes funding for outdoor learning initiatives and grants to school districts. A Rhode Island bill would bolster climate literacy. Washington Legislature considers an outdoor education bill.
As educators, we can help people understand the impact of war on people and the planet, and the role democracy can play in creating a more just and sustainable future. We can also help people understand that crises like these are humanitarian crises, causing human displacement and cutting off access to basic resources and education. We share some perspectives and resources to help educators discuss what is happening in Ukraine, as well as conflicts around the world.
Each month, NAAEE will share blogs from the Aquaculture Literacy grantees as they implement innovative educational experiences that explore aquaculture topics in local communities. We can’t wait for you to “sea” what they are up to!
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.