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April 9, 2018


Judy Braus

New eeRESEARCH library offers free access to one of world’s largest collections of environmental education and nature connection research

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November 17, 2017


Emilian Geczi,

The Natural Start Alliance, a project of the North American Association of Environmental Education, along with Eastern Region Association of Forest & Nature Schools, Northern Illinois Nature Preschool Association, and Washington Nature Preschool Association conducted a survey in summer 2017 that identified 250+ nature preschools & kindergartens across the country, showing a 66% increase since the previous year.


October 11, 2017

Get information on the status of the NAAEE Conference and Research Symposium in Puerto Rico.


September 7, 2017

Our thoughts are with the people of the Caribbean and US in the path of Hurricane Irma. We continue to be in touch with our conference co-hosts, Para La Naturaleza, and our colleagues at the Hilton Caribe. At this point, the NAAEE Annual Conference and Research Symposium will go on as planned. We are already looking at how we can help support our friends and partners before, during, and after the conference.

Photo via Shutterstock
Photo via Shutterstock


March 22, 2017

Read a note from NAAEE Executive Director, Judy Braus, on what every person can do right now to help support the field of environmental education in the current contentious political climate.


October 11, 2016

NAAEE has partnered with the Children and Nature Network, researchers at the University of Minnesota, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to launch the Science of Nature-Based Learning Collaborative Research Network. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Network seeks to synthesize the existing research and conduct exploratory studies on what approaches to nature-based learning work, for whom, how, and under what circumstances. To begin this process, NAAEE worked with C&NN to distribute a survey among its networks to help us understand how environmental educators are connecting children to nature, and how new research in the field can support what you do. This is an executive summary of the survey and its results.


September 27, 2016


Susan O'Brien ( or Erica Baugh (

Environmental leaders announce the creation of a national Superintendents' Environmental Education Collaborative, supported by Upstream Alliance, NAAEE, and Project Learning Tree. The Collaborative will help school districts learn information regarding grant opportunities created by the Every Student Succeeds Act, best practices for creating EE models, and successful implementation stories.


August 22, 2016

We're so excited that Kristen Grimm will be our guest on the next NAAEE webinar on August 31 at 3:00 EDT. In advance, if you have any questions about strategic communications that you hope she will talk about, please send your thoughts using this one-question survey: . It can help shape her presentation, and we will get to as many of the questions as we can. Kristen is the President and Founder of Spitfire Strategies, which is all about using communication to create a better world. See you on the 31st!


August 9, 2016


Christiane Maertens, Deputy Director, NAAEE

In collaboration with North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), the UL Innovative Education Award program champions excellence and innovation in youth programming that uses the environment as pathway to STEM learning. The winners of the program's second year have been announced.


April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016--Pepe Marcos-Iga writes to NAAEE members about the new Advisory Council and changes to NAAEE Board.


May 3, 2016


Christiane Maertens

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) expands board by five members to strengthen and expand the movement and profession. The new board includes the first-ever chief diversity officer and vice president for Walgreen’s, a former Sierra Club president, a former mayor who consults nationally on governance strategies for cities and public service utilities, a leading Duke University educator in campus sustainability, and a science-tech entrepreneur and CEO.