Monthly Webinar Series

Monthly Webinar Series: Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the Field of EE

We seek to support professional development, strengthen the field of environmental education, and share innovative practices from across the country and around the globe. To help facilitate these goals, we launched eePRO, an online platform for environmental education professional development, in January of 2016.

The NAAEE monthly webinar series on eePRO is part of NAAEE and EPA's ee360 initiative.

These hour-long webinars are on topics of key interest to environmental education professionals in formal and nonformal settings that will help raise the bar on the quality of EE programs, expand the scope and reach of these programs, social movements, and improve the way we communicate about our field.

We have some fantastic speakers lined up and plan to host webinars the 4th Tuesday of every month, with some flexibility. A snapshot of past & upcoming speakers and topics are listed below. Recordings of past webinars are available.

Who do you want to hear from or what do you want to hear about in 2018? Weigh in on topics and speakers with our quick 1-minute survey!

Upcoming Webinars

  • Tuesday, July 24, 3:00-4:00 pm ET: New Thinking in Sustainability and EE (Marc Stern, Virginia Tech University; Bill Scott, University of Bath) Register now
  • Tuesday, August 21, 3:00-4:00 pm ET: Behavior Change and EE (Amielle DeWan, Impact by Design) Register now

 

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On July 24, 2018 we heard from two fantastic authors and thinkers in EE as part of NAAEE's monthly webinar series. Dr. Marc Stern (Virginia Tech) and Dr. Bill Scott (University of Bath) have both recently published books that are both inspirational and practical.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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On August 21, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 Eastern, we will hear from Amielle DeWan, PhD, Executive Director of Impact by Design, who will be discussing how we can evaluate and increase the impact of environmental behavior change interventions.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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The June 2018 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series featured a roundtable of dynamite speakers working to connect research and practice. Watch the recording 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.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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For the May 2018 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series, we heard from Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Born to a Filipino mother and Malayali Indian father, Aimee is a writer and poet best known for her jovial and accessible reading style and lush descriptions of nature and landscapes.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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For the April 2018 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series, we heard from Director of Science for Achieve, Matt Krehbiel. Matt helps provide support to states and districts in implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. We are excited to have partnered with the National Wildlife Federation and our Affiliate Network to present this webinar.

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Monday, April 30, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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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.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:15pm

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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!

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Fake news and online influencers: navigating the age of anti-science and how to use social media to advance your work. Cheryl Contee, CEO and Co-Founder of Fission Strategy, which helps the world’s leading nonprofits, foundations, and social enterprises design digital ecosystems that create change globally, presents for the January 2018 edition of NAAEE's monthly webinar series.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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NAAEE rounded out the 2017 monthly webinar series with Curtis Ogden from the Interaction Institute for Social Change. Even in well-meaning efforts to build capacity in communities through various forms of public education and engagement, we are running into the limits and problematic nature of expert-driven models that simply attempt to download information and “gather input.” These approaches can result in missed opportunities or worse, in leaching valuable resources in terms of time and trust. Given growing demographic diversity, we need a different approach to be relevant and responsive to communities and complex issues, and to avoid simply doing “no harm” but actually contributing to social and environmental health. This webinar will explore examples of approaches to and guidelines for public engagement that seek to honor and contribute to the richness, resourcefulness and resilience of people and communities.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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For the November installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series (Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the field of EE), we were joined by NAAEE's very own Executive Director, Judy Braus, as well as two esteemed environmental education researchers: Dr. Nicole Ardoin (Stanford University) and Alison Bowers (Virginia Tech & Stanford University). This dynamite team discussed our eeWORKS project, which is a research-to-practice initiative designed to demonstrate the impact of environmental education for achieving key outcomes.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 1:00pm to 2:00pm