Now is the time for environmental educators to reach out to school district administrators about using applicable funds in the Every Student Succeeds Act for EE. States will receive their federal funds by July 1, and school districts will be submitting their plans for using ESSA funds over the next few weeks and months.
Please join us on Thursday, June 28, 3-4 pm ET, for another installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series. In this round table webinar, we will hear from a dynamite group of speakers (representing NAAEE, the Children & Nature Network, the Pisces Foundation, EPA, Duke University, and Tamarack Media) working to connect research and practice. We hope you'll join us to learn more about how these organizations are working independently and together to build the evidence base for advancing environmental education and the children and nature movement.
Teachers who register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/WorldOceansDay2018 will receive free access to a 22-minute award-winning documentary, A Plastic Ocean, and accompanying Educational Supplement, as well as ideas for how to celebrate World Oceans Day, June 8, 2018.
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.
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.]
An investigation into the contributions informal educators make to lifelong learning. This research focuses specifically on the contributions of freelance informal educators who address plants, nature, and related topics in their work. I am focusing on freelance informal educators in particular because they are not bound to one location and have the opportunity to create change in many different settings. Are you a freelance informal educator whose work connects people with plants, nature, and related topics? Please share your story by completing the survey at http://www.taniamarien.com/projects. Survey closes April 30, 2018.
Date and Time:
Monday, March 5, 2018, 1:42pm to Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:59pm
Michael Margolis is a global expert in storytelling and how to communicate innovation. As the CEO of Get Storied, he is an advisor to Silicon Valley including Facebook and Google, a 2x TEDx speaker, and a cultural anthropologist who teaches the world how to think in narrative. We heard from Michael in the March 2018 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series.
The EE community has a narrow window of opportunity ensure the House Appropriations Committee provides funding for EE programs at EPA and NOAA. Reach out to your representatives ASAP to ask for their support!
It is a critical time to advocate for our parks and public lands. Join us for an informative workshop about key issues and learn about ways to be an advocate. Join the National Parks Conservation Association and Gateway to Nature for a session of “Find Your Voice”!
In the February 2018 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series, we were joined by Dilafruz WIlliams (Portland State University), Nilda Cosco (Natural Learning Initiative at NC State University), and Robin Moore (Natural Learning Initiative at NC State University), who discussed learning gardens and landscapes and how we can design opportunities to connect more young people (and educators!) to nature. Watch the recorded webinar here!
eeWORKS is a project of NAAEE, Stanford University, and other partners designed to demonstrate the impact of environmental education by substantiating powerful anecdotes of its benefits with empirical evidence. The first research review focused on the benefits of EE for K-12 students, and the team has developed a suite of tools to help the field promote these benefits. Most recently, we created a messaging guide to assist the field in communicating with key audiences.
BEETLES Leadership Institute
December 9th-14th, 2018
Applications due March 12th, 2018
*Free, including a travel stipend*
Expect to engage in stimulating conversations, build leadership expertise, share and gain wisdom with a variety of programs, and experience research-based resources for professional learning and student experiences. The Institute is open to all outdoor environmental education programs that use science as a lens for looking at nature.
Learn more and apply: http://beetlesproject.org/leadershipinstitute/.
Date and Time:
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 4:00pm to Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:30pm