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Introductions

Hello,

I am one of your new Guidelines for Excellence eePro group co-moderators. You can read more about me here (https://naaee.org/about-us/people/sarah-johnson). I'd like to meet others in this group both virtually and at the upcoming annual conference in Spokane. Many times with virtual learning groups it helps to do a virtual, round-robin of introductions. I found it useful to meet others with similar interests. If you'd like to participate, please answer the following questions in the discussion section below.

Where are you based?

Guidelines for Excellence is one way to talk about standards or best practices. What area(s) related to these specifically interest(s) you?

What types of things would you like to see posted/shared in this group?

Are you going to the NAAEE conference? If so will you join the Friday, Oct 12th 1pm eePro Guidelines for Excellence brown bag lunch?

Are you involved in any other EEPro groups? If yes, which ones?

Thanks so much! We look forward to learning more about each of you.
Best,
Sarah

Hi Sarah,

I'm Grace and I am the Senior Program Manager for Earth Force. We're a nonprofit dedicated to civic action and student-led projects across North America. I am based in Detroit, and will be at the conference! Unfortunately I am not staying for the entire duration, and am flying out Friday, so I won't be able to join for lunch. Hopefully we can still find time to connect!

I'm interested in applications for the guidelines, discussion on how they're integrated into programming, deep dives into aspects of them, etc. Looking forward to being a part of this group.

Grace

Hello Everyone!

I am Deb Matlock and live in Lafayette, CO. Here are my answers to Sarah's questions:

Where are you based? I live in Colorado, but also work with Prescott College in AZ. Colorado is home, but much of my NAAEE work relates to the college.

Guidelines for Excellence is one way to talk about standards or best practices. What area(s) related to these specifically interest(s) you?

I am primarily interested in the development of future EE practitioners. How best can we educate, nurture, and support those interested in becoming part of the field?

What types of things would you like to see posted/shared in this group?

I am interested in discussions surrounding the interpretation of the existing best practices as well as talk of what new/different/additional practices might be added as the field of EE continues to develop.

Are you going to the NAAEE conference? If so will you join the Friday, Oct 12th 1pm eePro Guidelines for Excellence brown bag lunch?

I will indeed be at the conference and may attend the Friday lunch. It depends on the schedule...still figuring all of that out.

Are you involved in any other EEPro groups? If yes, which ones?

Yes, I am in a few groups including Higher Ed. and nature connection.

Hello!
I am Carol Raymond, a Volunteer Manager with Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, NH. I am very excited to be a fellow in the ee360 initiative.

Guidelines for Excellence is filled with great information and supporting examples of best practices and resources. I am interested in innovative approaches to community action projects, especially broadening the reach of youth with environmental concerns.

I am interested in discussions and sharing experiences relating to the Guidelines and creative approaches to community action.

I will be at the conference, and I am planning to attend the lunch on Friday.

I am part of Climate Change Education, Connecting with Nature, and Conservation and Behavior Change groups.