The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is seeking to support 6 young professionals from racially or ethnically diverse backgrounds to attend NAAEE’s 47th Annual Conference in Spokane, Washington, October 10th – 13th, 2018. NAAEE and the U.S. Forest Service share a goal of increasing diversity within the field of environmental education (EE). Through a participating agreement with the U.S. Forest Service, NAAEE will support scholarships for six young professionals who are seeking to initiate or progress their careers within the field through participation in professional development workshops, trainings, and networking opportunities with EE professionals from diverse cultures and communities.
NAAEE is working with partners at Stanford, University of Florida, and the Children & Nature Network to get a better sense of how environmental educators and other professionals think about nature. Please consider helping us out by responding to this short survey. We hope your responses, and those of your colleagues, will help us learn more about how your organization is thinking about, and might measure, some of these ideas.
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.
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.
NAAEE Members are invited to submit nominations to recognize the positive contributions of individuals and organizations in the field of EE. Awardees will be recognized at the Annual NAAEE Conference. The deadline for 2018 award nominations is August 3.
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.
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.
This position provides administrative, research, and writing support to NAAEE staff on key projects, including the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP), a network of countries interested in building worldwide capacity for environmental education and sharing environmental education (EE) best practices to achieve greater reach and impact. This position reports to the Director of International Programs and to the NAAEE Executive Director, and is funded through December, 2018, with the possibility of extension.
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.