Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
For more than 20 years, NAAEE has demonstrated its commitment to quality EE resources by creating, updating, and broadly disseminating the Guidelines for Excellence series. As part of ee360, NAAEE is continuing to ensure that educators are aware of and have access to outstanding resources through a new initiative called PRO Picks. We’ve tapped into our network of experts to collect their recommendations for the finest materials in specific subject areas.
Each PRO has a biography so you’ll see why they’ve been selected by NAAEE. They've provided commentary on why they feel the resources they picked stand out, and we've included bullet points showing which key characteristics of the Guidelines for Excellence in Materials these resources address.
Look for the PRO Pick logo on resources throughout eePRO as we continue to highlight outstanding materials.
These resources will help educators teach their students whose future work involves K-12 education, nature centers, national and state parks, museums, or outdoor residency schools. The list is not meant to be exhaustive, but offer a few for guidance. These resources could be for teachers or for students learning more about environmental education.
It’s no secret that good environmental education is interdisciplinary, hands-on, and relates to the real world. Perhaps less known, these characteristics also describe the key drivers of STEM-learning (science, technology, engineering, and math). Environmental education has the opportunity to create a pathway for implementing effective and engaging STEM-lessons both in and outside of the classroom.
Early Childhood EE
Environmental education begins with our very youngest learners: infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. In these early years, environmental education is rooted in play and inquiry and is focused on introducing children to nature and the environment in ways that are connected to the places where they live and foster positive feelings about the natural world. Help young children experience, learn from, and care for nature with these early childhood environmental education resources selected by our experts.