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May 9, 2018
EE: A Force for the Future
NAAEE is offering a variety of scholarships to help educators and students attend our annual conference. Apply by June 8 >
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Knowledge vs Learning in the Age of Standardized Testing
Why does EE struggle in today's world of accountability and excessive testing? Why do people say the only way to assess gains in learning is through a standardized test? Why is seat-time the only way touted to truly learn? Why is hands-on learning, nature, outdoor exploration, environmental education deemed something that can only be done when everything else is completed "in seat and in the classroom"? This blog may at least have us answer these questions for those who are hell-bent to dismiss EE, connecting to nature as a way of creating wisdom.Read more >
Outdoor Education, Thoughts of an Elder
Guest blogger Dan Kriesberg shares an essay reflecting on the importance of outdoor education and effective teaching learned over 30 years of being in the field. Dan is a science teacher at Friends Academy (NY). He also is the author of "A Sense of Place: Teaching Children about the Environment with Picture Books" and "Think Green, Take Action: Books and Activities for Kids."Read more >
The World Grows in Me: Learning to Write About Nature
For the May 2018 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series, we heard from Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Born to a Filipino mother and Malayali Indian father, Aimee is a writer and poet best known for her jovial and accessible reading style and lush descriptions of nature and landscapes.Read more >
New eeRESEARCH library offers free access to one of world’s largest collections of environmental education and nature connection researchRead more >
NAAEE 2018 Conference Scholarships
Deadline: June 8. Each year, NAAEE offers a variety of scholarships to help educators and students attend our annual conference.
Work at NAAEE!
NAAEE is seeking a Consultant for International Programs who will provide administrative, research, and writing support to NAAEE staff on key projects, including the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP).
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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.
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