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April 15, 2021
NAAEE 2021 Call for Presentations Is Open!
Submission Deadline: May 7
We are excited to announce our Call for Presentations for NAAEE’s 50th Annual International Conference and 18th Research Symposium in October. We are gathering virtually, after hearing everyone’s concerns about both safety and costs, and we are looking for compelling proposals. Learn more and submit proposals at conference.naaee.org.
We Need Your Input: What Role Does Civic Engagement Play in EE?
NAAEE is working with Professors Bob Powell (Clemson) and Marc Stern (Virginia Tech) to disseminate a survey about the appropriateness and use of different approaches to civic engagement. The results will inform future training focused on these techniques and approaches.Read more >
Natural Start Forum: Outdoor Preschool Policy Action Framework
Advocates of nature-based learning! Join a conversation about the newly released Outdoor Preschool Policy Action Framework and find your unique pathway to make nature-based & outdoor preschools available to all children.Read more >
The Nature of Change
This past year hasn't been an easy one for many reasons. Periods of change occur during some of our darkest moments. How can change be a catalyst for growth?Read more >
Getting Your Board On Board With Fundraising (Recording)
On March 17, 2021 as a part of our new Affiliate Network Professional Development Webinar Series, we presented Getting Your Board on Board with Fundraising presented by Lauren Pyle and Chelsea Sloggy from Environmental Educators of North Carolina.Read more >
The 2020 Taiwan-US Eco-Campus Partnership Program Award Ceremony
Read about the 2020 Taiwan-US Eco-Campus Partnership Program Award Ceremony held on December 2, 2020 to recognize schools that received eco-campus awards in 2020. A cooperative effort between Taiwan and the US, the program further enhanced students’ observation skills, knowledge, and action.Read more >
Histories for EE in Chicago, Illinois
We want to continue sharing the inspiration and strength of regional, place-based initiatives that address Black history in nature. In this blog post, we take a look at access to environmental education and nature for Black Chicagoans. This is one intimate look, but one among thousands that are frequently forgotten in lived experience. How can we, as environmental educators, better share the histories of landscapes?Read more >
Natural Words of Lady Bird Johnson
Lady Bird Johnson had a love of the out-of-doors. She carried this into her actions as First Lady. Her efforts were an absolute and profound reflection on her love for the natural world. CBS Sunday Morning had a segment about her good work. She recorded many of her thoughts (more than 132 hours) while she was in the White House that is being published in a book Lady Bird Johnson: "Hiding in Plain Sight" by Julia Sweig.Read more >
Staying Engaged from Afar
Watershed STEM Grantees share stories about how they implement their projects, adapt to challenges, and work collaboratively towards a blue planet in the eeBLUE: Watershed Chronicles blog. This month, Dr. Jennifer Jones and Dr. Heather Skaza Acosta share how the Watershed Education for Resilience in Southwest Florida (WATERS) program at Florida Gulf Coast University has adapted to COVID-19 by creating a hybrid model reflecting online learning for students and teachers, as well as onsite training.Read more >
Global survey for teachers on education for sustainable development and global citizenship education
On behalf of UNESCO and the global federation of teachers' trade unions EI, PPMI Group is launching this survey for teachers around the world who teach primary and/or secondary school learners to hear from about their experiences, practices, and needs.Read more >
NAAEE Celebrates 50 Years!
It's NAAEE's 50th Anniversary and we are celebrating! Join us throughout the year as we reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going.
Nominate an EE 30 Under 30!
Due May 5. NAAEE is looking for 30 game-changing leaders under 30 years of age who are using environmental education to build a sustainable future for all.
Apply for New CEE-Change Fellowship Program
Apply by May 17. NAAEE's CEE-Change Fellowship Program will bring together a diverse and inspiring cadre of formal and nonformal educators and community leaders working to address today’s complex environmental and social concerns at the local, state, and national levels.
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