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Date:

July 12, 2022

Contact:

Stacie Pierpoint | stacie@naaee.org

"Mapping the Landscape of K–12 Climate Change Education Policy in the United States" is a new comprehensive report from NAAEE and the MECCE Project on the state of climate change education policy. This report underscores the importance of including climate change in education policies in all areas of institutional activity—from governance and operations to curriculum and community partnerships—to advance climate change action.

2022 Youth Innovation Challenge, blue and grey turtle illustration

Date:

June 9, 2022

Contact:

Stacie Pierpoint | stacie@naaee.org

In celebration of World Oceans Day this week, the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the 2022 Youth Innovation Challenge (YIC): Tackling Marine Debris. This challenge will invite people aged 15–30 from around the world to share fresh ideas for tackling marine debris issues. Three winners will receive a $1,000 USD grant.

California AEOE logo, green with leafy tree, "Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education"

Date:

June 1, 2022

Contact:

Estrella Risinger | director@aeoe.org

AEOE, in partnership with Ten Strands and the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI), is pleased to offer the 2022 Environmental Education Organization of the Year Award to Save California Salmon. This award, given annually, recognizes an outstanding organization that is advancing the impact of environmental and outdoor education in California in a meaningful way by offering innovative programs, following research-based best practices, and/or promoting equitable access to environmental learning.

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Date:

May 4, 2022

Publication:

The Valley Breeze

Author:

Zack Deluca

Read about Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Sustainability Innovation prize winners, Central Falls High School students, who were recognized for their work envisioning ways to transform abandoned areas into sustainable green space within the city. Samsung partnered with NAAEE to present the students with the award and a $10,000 prize package for their sustainability project.

Date:

April 28, 2022

To get inspired and focus creatively on our work, we hope you can join with us to learn, share, and network at one or both of our annual conferences. It’s been two years since the NAAEE community has been able to be together, and we are excited to hold in-person conferences this year, each with an engaging virtual component.

Date:

April 28, 2022

Contact:

Stacie Pierpoint | stacie@naaee.org

Samsung partnered with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) for the first Solve for Tomorrow Sustainability Innovation award, furthering Samsung’s commitment to sustainability. This year, Central Falls High School from Central Falls, Rhode Island, was selected as the winner by a committee of judges for addressing environmental justice and redeveloping abandoned areas to increase urban greenery. The school was awarded a $10,000 in energy-efficient Samsung technology prize package of products to help bring their project idea to life.

Pratt & Whintey Dependable Engines logo with eagle on blue background, NAAEE logo, image of two female students working on robotics in lab, image of students planting young trees

Date:

April 18, 2022

Contact:

Stacie Pierpoint | stacie@naaee.org

Pratt & Whitney is excited to announce the Pratt & Whitney E-STEM Awards in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The awards will grant a total of $250,000 USD to support innovative E-STEM education programs around the world that build the skills and capacity for students ages 11–18 to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to address environmental challenges. Interested nonprofits can learn more at prattwhitney.com/ESTEM. Applications will open in May 2022.

"Samsung, Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People. Solve for Tomorrow. Visit Samsung.com/solve to learn more about how you could bring home $100,000 for your classroom!" Black type on blue, red, and yellow geometric figures.

Date:

November 2, 2021

Contact:

Olivia Gust, SamsungSFT@allisonpr.com

Samsung has extended the deadline for 6–12th grade teachers to apply for the Solve for Tomorrow Contest. Teachers have two weeks left to apply to win technology and classroom supplies using STEM learning to address local issues in a sustainable way. Applications are now due November 15.

Date:

April 7, 2021

We’re excited to celebrate NAAEE's 50th Anniversary with you and to use it as a time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going, and to announce that the Call for Presentations for our annual conference and research symposium is now open.

Faces of young EE 2021 Changemakers and ee 30 Under 30 logo

Date:

March 31, 2021

Contact:

Stacie Pierpoint | stacie@naaee.org

NAAEE is pleased to announce its second class of EE 30 Under 30 Changemakers. Twelve leaders from eight countries will receive small grants, professional development, and a community of support to boost their impact, as they implement environmental education projects that build low-carbon economies, create resilient communities, and protect and restore ecosystems.

Faces of Karyl Askew, Dawn Chavez, Diego Roman, Karie Ross, and Mandarin Sud with copy "Meet NAAEE's new board members"

Date:

February 16, 2021

Contact:

Stacie Pierpoint | stacie@naaee.org | (202) 277-6582

NAAEE is excited to announce that five new members have joined our board of directors. Our board members play a critical role in our work to use the power of education to help individuals and communities build healthier and more sustainable communities.

Date:

November 30, 2020

"As we head into the holiday season, after a year that’s merited every negative adjective from unprecedented to unprintable, it’s good to remind ourselves of the many affirming stories that have brightened our lives. From tiny heartwarming tales and new scientific discoveries to larger life lessons, there have been a host of silver linings to help us get through this difficult year. They haven’t taken away everyone’s pain and sorrow, but they have given us hope that we can use what we’ve learned to create a more positive future for us all." Continue reading this holiday note from Judy Braus, NAAEE Executive Director.

Date:

September 14, 2020

Contact:

Stacie Pierpoint | stacie@naaee.org | (202) 277-6582

Registration is now open for the North American Association for Environmental Education’s (NAAEE) 49th Annual Conference and 17th Research Symposium, the largest gathering of formal and nonformal environmental educators in the world. All events, including additional workshops and networking opportunities, will be held online over two weeks between October 5 and 16. Dr. Ibram Kendi, author of "How to Be an Antiracist" and one of America’s foremost historians, will kick off an exceptional lineup of conference keynote speakers focusing on addressing racism and promoting civic engagement.

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