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December 12, 2018
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Conference and Research Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky
Research Symposium: October 15–16, 2019
Conference: October 16–19, 2019
Natural Start Alliance--Special Newsletter Edition on Public Schools
This special edition highlights the insights and experiences of several early childhood educators who use natural spaces as their public school classrooms. It also features articles the Natural Start Alliance published on the benefits and how-to's of nature-based early learning in public schools and invites questions to the expert panelists featured in the upcoming webinar on Nature Days in K-3 Classrooms, on December 12!Read more >
Three More Shades of Green
In this guest blog, Kyle Reid, a 2018 EE 30 Under 30 awardee, celebrates three bright spots in environmental education, conservation, and stewardship.Read more >
Climate Conversations for Change
In this guest blog, Abhayjeet Singh Sachal, a Young Reporters for the Environment winner, shares about important climate conversations from the 2018 NAAEE conference.Read more >
Little Shoes on Slippery Pebbles: Young Children's Experiences in Nature
We all remember images of situations or events from our childhood, but very young children only perceive parts of what they are seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, or feeling with their skin. The elements of information they retain change with each new experience. This blog by Suzanne Major, PhD in Anthropology of Early Childhood Education, discusses how very young children record their outdoor experiences and asks readers to share their early childhood memories.Read more >
Creating Access to Environmental Education
The NatureBridge Educator Development Program encourages and aims to increase representation of those who have had historical and systemic barriers to the field of outdoor education and consequently the workforce.Read more >
Education Dive: Philadelphia schools adopt outdoor education as a graduation strategy
This Education Dive article reports on schools in Philadelphia that are implementing outdoor education to help boost graduation rates. The article references NAAEE’s educational tools, certification, public policy initiatives, and eeWORKS — with specific reference to Stanford’s research synthesis on environmental education outcomes for K-12 students.Read more >
My EE 30 Under 30 Experience: Spokane 2018
Rachael Rost, a 2018 EE 30 Under 30 awardee, reflects on her experience at NAAEE's 2018 Conference in Spokane and the inspiring young leaders she met along the way.Read more >
Discovering Nature on Urban Public School Grounds
Tia Wells writes about her experience starting an outdoor education program at her daughter's urban public school in Baltimore, MD.Read more >
The Changing Face of the Outdoors
In this May 2018 Outside Magazine article, writer James Edward Mills celebrates twelve activists and athletes who are making the outdoors a more inclusive playground. You may know a couple of these folks!:)Read more >
Passport to EE: GEEP Country Profiles
Did you know that Finland has 12 regional EE networks throughout the country that organize regional meetings, conferences, and more? Learn more about EE in countries around the world with the GEEP’s country profile collection! Don't see your country in the collection? Submit a profile for your country!
Imagine If S1 Final Episode: Hive Mind
A year after the massive Tubbs Fire broke out in Santa Rosa, California, the Imagine If team joined some troops of Girl Scouts who are part of a new initiative to help farmers restore bee patches they lost to the wildfire. At the time, Tubbs was the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history.
Environmental Education Research Bulletin, Issue 12 Now Available
The Environmental Education Research Bulletin is a collaborative project with ChangeScale, NAAEE, and Dr. Nicole Ardoin at Stanford University. The research bulletins synthesize and summarize research from journals focused on issues pertaining to environmental educators and include articles related to environmental education evaluation, sense of place, environmental behavior, teaching practices, and professional development, among other relevant topics.
eeLEARN Module: Research and Evaluation
This online eeLEARN module is an introduction to research and evaluation for environmental educators and others working in education. Through case studies and a step-by-step illustration of the evaluation process, explore how evaluation can improve your EE programs. Learn how research can inform practice and where to get research summaries and syntheses. This module ends with opportunities to get more involved in the research and evaluation community.
NAAEE's Higher Education Database
This growing searchable directory on eePRO provides a listing of EE degree programs, institutions, and faculty in the United States and internationally.
Check Out our PRO Picks
We’ve tapped into our network of experts in specific subject areas to collect their recommendations for some of the most useful materials in EE. Look for the PRO Pick logo on resources throughout eePRO as we highlight outstanding materials.
Toad&Co. Teacher Appreciation Program
Get discounts on sustainable, earth-friendly fashions from Toad&Co. through their Teacher Appreciation Program! Receive 20% off your first purchase, and more perks once you're approved for the program!
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