In this podcast episode of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons and guests Leo Goldsmith of ICF and Dr. Michael Mendez lay out policy recommendations on how adaptation planners can properly consider the LGBTQ+ community in their planning for disaster relief.
Dig into why climate change has increased fire risk across the west and discuss how communities can mitigate fire risk in the face of climate change with three fun, hands-on lessons from the Asombro Institute for Science Education.
Two wild osprey chicks become orphans when a powerful storm shatters their forest nest. National STEM award-winning coauthors Deborah Lee Rose and raptor biologist Janie Veltkamp (Beauty and the Beak) tell the true, STEM-rich story of the chicks’ rescue and how Janie used her scientific knowledge of ospreys and their ecosystem to help find them a new family and nest in the wild.
NAAEE partnered with researchers at the University of Minnesota, the Children & Nature Network, 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 is a new collaboration with great promise to accelerate the pace of research to understand if, and how, nature exposure influences children’s learning, cognitive development, and academic performance.
Conservation is about people and society as a whole, both individuals and communities changing their behaviors and stepping up to make a difference. Learn about the "Tools of Engagement: A Toolkit for Engaging People in Conservation" and "Influencing Conservation Action: What Research Says About Environmental Literacy, Behavior, and Conservation Results."
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.
If you are working on anything that aims to change people's actions or beliefs – from your stakeholders to corporate leaders to policymakers or even your friends – then the Making Shift Happen book is the perfect resource. It lays out all the tools needed for behavior change at any level of a system, illustrated through case studies that show the real-world potential of behavioral science for a variety of environmental issues, from saving energy to reducing plastic use to encouraging sustainable transportation.
The Green Actioneers Family Action Guide is bilingual in English and Spanish, has a coloring book feature, relevant games and puzzles, and even a "Where's Waldo?" feature. It will be introduced in K-5/K-8 schools nationwide by a "green-hearted" parent or teacher at Green Action Family Night.