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.
Have you been thinking about how your college/university program could become Accredited by NAAEE? This webinar is for you no matter where you are in the process. We're setting aside some time to answer your questions. Talk to you about your program. And, help you understand what you need to do to apply for NAAEE's Higher Education Accreditation.
Join us to learn about NAAEE’s Accreditation program. Accreditation provides a standards-based, third party recognition of high quality college and university environmental education programs. During this webinar, faculty members from Accredited programs will describe the ins and outs of the standards-based process and talk about what Accreditation has meant to their programs. Bring your questions!
You are proud of your college/university environmental education program, but how can you get the word out and gain the recognition that you rightly deserve? NAAEE has two amazing opportunities: 1) List your program(s) in the NAAEE Higher Education Database and 2) Apply for NAAEE Accreditation.
Do you develop instructional materials such as activity guides? Do you find yourself wondering if a published activity guide is right for you? NAAEE's newly revised Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence were designed to help you. Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence describes a set of recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education instructional resources. These guidelines aim to help producers of activity
guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials create high-quality products and to provide educators with a tool to evaluate the wide array of available environmental education materials.
The Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence comprises a set of recommendations for developing comprehensive early childhood environmental education programs or triggering improvements in existing ones. A companion publication, the Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale, provides a collaborative tool for educators and others to discuss their early childhood environmental education program goals, consider strengths and areas of needed improvement, and chart a future direction for program development.
Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence is a set of recommendations about the basic knowledge and abilities educators need to provide high quality environmental education. These guidelines are designed to apply within college/university environmental education programs, to the professional development of educators who work in both formal and nonformal educational settings, to full-time environmental educators, and to those for whom environmental education will be among other responsibilities.
The K–12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence provides students, parents, caregivers, educators and others a roadmap to achieving environmental literacy by setting expectations for fourth (age 10), eighth (age 14) and twelfth grade (age 18) students and outlining a framework for effective and comprehensive environmental education programs and curricula. These guidelines help define the aims of environmental education. They set a standard for high quality education, based on what an environmentally literate person should know and be able to do by the time they graduate from high school. They draw on the best thinking in the field to outline the core ingredients of environmental education.
Are you interested in teaching other educators (preservice and in-service) about working more effectively with communities? We've created a workshop module that facilitates online exploration of NAAEE's publication Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence. This publications outlines a set of guidelines focusing on community wellness and designed to help environmental educators create inclusive environments that support effective partnerships and collaborations. The online resources provide a step-by-step outline for designing a virtual workshop that can be adapted to your needs.