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February 8, 2018
EE: A Force for the Future
The Call for Presentations is open!
Download the Call for Presentations and submit your proposals for the 2018 Conference and Research Symposium at naaee.org/conference. You can also volunteer to review proposals and help us select the most compelling proposals for the 2018 program.
Submission Deadline: April 2, 2018
Youth-focused Community and Citizen Science
Guest blogger Ryan Meyer, Executive Director of the Center for Community and Citizen Science out of the University of California-Davis, shares a suite of resources newly available through the Youth-focused Community and Citizen Science (YCCS) website.Read more >
February 2018 NEWS from the Natural Start Alliance
Check out our February Newsletter! It's jam packed with must-read articles and info. Start with our feature story and learn seven practical strategies for incorporating nature-based learning into your existing preschool or childcare center. Then be sure to read our Member Spotlight on Prescott College's Center for Nature and Place-Based Early Childhood Education. And don't miss the job opportunities, how to register your interest in our upcoming international World of Wonder conference, the newest Alliance members, upcoming professional development events, how to submit a proposal for the 2018 NAAEE conference in Spokane, and finally learn how to participate in a graduate student's survey of nature schools. And if you have news you'd like to share with the early childhood environmental education community, let us know.Read more >
LBGQT in Nature
While ethnic minorities make up nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population, they constitute only 20 percent of park visitors, according to the survey. Survey participants cited cost, safety concerns and a sense of not belonging as reasons they may not visit national parks. LGBTQ visitors prove even harder to track, but the overriding sense among Abatiell and others is that LGBTQ percentages are similarly skewed.Read more >
Fourth Annual UL Innovative Education Award application now open!
Are you a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States or Canada helping K-12 students use innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) curricula to solve real-world environmental problems? UL and the North American Association for Environmental Education invite you to apply for Year 4 of the UL Innovative Education Award for a chance to win up to $100,000 for your organization!Read more >
Connecting to Nature II - Perspectives
How do we connect to nature as individuals. The second in a series of how nature impacts us, this piece continues to ask the question, how and what does nature do for us. In this segment Rolland Smith shares two stories that were conjured up as a result of asking the questions.Read more >
Call for Papers for Special Issue of Ecopsychology
Deadline: May 9. Judy Braus, Executive Director of NAAEE, and Sarah Milligan-Toffler, Executive Director of Children & Nature Network, will guest edit an upcoming special issue of the journal Ecopsychology focused on children and nature.
Deadline extended: ee360 Community EE Fellowship
Apply by FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 11:59PM ET! NAAEE is accepting applications for our ee360 Community EE Fellowship program! Up to 30 diverse fellows will be selected for this first cohort. In addition to building their professional network, fellows will get a week-long all-expenses-paid leadership training in summer 2018, a scholarship to attend #NAAEE2018 in Spokane, and support to design and implement a community action project. Share with your networks to help us find a few good fellows!
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