Children & Nature Network

Moderator Endorsed: EE Central

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.

1 learning hour

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.

Date and Time:

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

Moderator Endorsed: Research & Evaluation

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NAAEE has partnered with the Children & Nature Network, researchers at the University of Minnesota, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to launch the Science of Nature-Based Learning Collaborative Research Network. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Network seeks to synthesize the existing research and conduct exploratory studies on what approaches to nature-based learning work, for whom, how, and under what circumstances. To begin this process, NAAEE worked with C&NN to distribute a survey among its networks to help us understand how environmental educators are connecting children to nature, and how new research in the field can support what you do. This is an executive summary of the survey and its results.