Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence comprises a set of recommendations for developing and administering high quality environmental education programs. These recommendations provide a tool that can be used to ensure a firm foundation for new programs or to inform improvements in existing ones. The overall goal of these guidelines is to facilitate a superior educational process leading to the social and environmental quality that people desire.
The Ocean Literacy Summit is a biennial conference that brings together educators and scientists from across New England and surrounding states for the purpose of sharing new marine science and oceanographic developments along with new approaches and successful programs for teaching ocean science in both school and informal educational settings. To demonstrate the power of collaboration and communication among professionals in these sectors, all of the Summit’s concurrent sessions feature scientists and educators as co-presenters.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 8:30am to Thursday, November 11, 2021, 4:00pm
On December 14th, join the Whale & Dolphin Conservation as we outline how WDC and other informal education organizations can better support formal educators and students through the lens of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Help us mark an NAAEE milestone! Our 50th-anniversary conference—to be held virtually—will celebrate the power of connection and the profound, restorative role of the natural world in our lives. Together, we’ll reflect on all we’ve learned about the power of environmental education to bring people of all backgrounds and disciplines together to solve our most pressing problems and to create more just and sustainable communities. Register today!
Date and Time:
Monday, October 4, 2021, 12:00am to Friday, October 15, 2021, 11:59pm
Urban planner Mara Mintzer asked it best: What would happen if we asked children to design our cities? Introducing young people to civic engagement through real-world examples can set the foundation for future implementation of policies that elevate environmental education.
In collaboration with NAAEE, Duke University is highlighting recent research on relevant topics to help EE practitioners learn from academic literature. This month, learn about positive conservation outcomes to celebrate a recent research project funded by eeWORKS.
Young people are full of curiosity. Involving them in local sustainability investigations and projects is paramount to building strong communities. Learn how to collaborate effectively with young people by applying two resources: Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence, by NAAEE; and Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities, by the webinar presenters.
(Deadline Extended to May 11!) NAAEE seeks compelling proposals that focus on the power of connection for the 50th Annual Conference and 18th Annual Research Symposium, to be held virtually in October. We will have presentations slots accommodating different time zones, so ALL who have EE experiences, knowledge, stories, and wisdom are highly encouraged to submit a proposal for #NAAEE2021.
The next World Environmental Education Congress will occur March 14-18, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic AND online. This is an international gathering of researchers and practitioners dedicated to high quality environmental education. Field trips to local nonformal EE sites will complement presentations, posters, and plenaries. Plan now to make a contribution by completing a proposal and submitting it by August 31!
Date and Time:
Monday, March 14, 2022, 9:00am to Friday, March 18, 2022, 5:00pm
A partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency and Cedar Tree Foundation, the CEE-Change Fellowship creates lasting, impactful change across communities. Watch the recorded webinar to learn all about the benefits of participating in this fellowship as well as gain some project inspiration.