The Environmental Education and Training Partnership Cultural Diversity Workshops were based on theoretical models and designed to increase individuals' awareness, knowledge, and intentions toward increasing culturally sensitivity. This study reports on the evaluation results from 191 participants. Their responses indicate significant changes in individuals' levels of awareness and understanding. However, the strategies used for enhancing participants' levels of understanding do not translate to the organizational level where change is needed to make environmental education relevant and effective when interacting with others holding different worldviews. The authors describe potential barriers and strategies for organizational change.
This online course was developed by Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) as part of the EECapacity Project to aid zoo and aquarium educators in developing new informal EE programs or improving existing programs.
The Resource Library Info Sheets : The EETAP Info-Sheets grew out of a need for increasing awareness of and access to the many diverse resources available to educators in all settings. The Info-Sheets provide a sense of history of the environmental education field and help educators better understand specific topics related to EE.
Changing demographics in the United States require new perspectives and approaches if environmental education (EE) is to remain effective and relevant to diverse populations both locally and globally. In an effort to continue providing resources and a forum for those wanting to grow in culturally competent practices, EETAP and Intercambios created these pages. The pages include information and tools that we and other colleagues (such as yourself) have found useful when thinking about how to make EE organizations and programs more inclusive.
"I wanted to share a great piece on a blog called "Diversity is Inefficient" written by Ashindi M., Senior Fellow at The New Organizing Institute. It is a very honest and helpful description of the challenges and opportunities if an individual or organization becomes more inclusive. I hope you read it and share it with others." --Lisa LaRocque
For the past 15 years, Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization, has organized the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 12:00am to Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:59pm
Excerpted from the text: "After a decade of discussions with, trainings for, and coaching of individuals and organizations on cultural competency and inclusiveness, we wanted to share what we have observed, reflected on, and continue to question. What is it about our motivation, knowledge, and skills as environmental educators in the U.S. that make being inclusive so daunting?"
Building Environmentally Sustainable Communities: A Framework for Inclusivity, a report from the Urban Institute and New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, examines the relationship between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's dual goals of encouraging sustainable communities and enhancing access to opportunity for lower-income people and people of color.