Are you making the case for outdoor, nature-based learning with funders and decision-makers? Join the Natural Start Alliance, National Wildlife Federation's Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO), and members of the Seven November team to hear about the findings from a comprehensive messaging analysis initiative around early childhood education.
This post is part of a series on EE practices for coastal resilience in the United States. In collaboration with NAAEE, Duke University showcases EE practices and advice from organizations on each coast while highlighting relevant research to help EE practitioners learn from academic literature.
The Rethink Outside™ Fellowship will support, connect, and elevate an intergenerational group of leaders and storytellers who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, and are connecting people with nature and the outdoors.
This post is part of an eeRESEARCH Library reader engagement series. In collaboration with NAAEE, Duke University highlights recent research on relevant topics to help EE practitioners learn from academic literature. This month, we’re sharing eeRESEARCH summaries about culturally relevant environmental education.
Outdoor School for All! Diverse Programming and Outcomes in Oregon is a multi-site, participatory evaluation effort building knowledge about current outdoor school programming and its intended outcomes. The evaluation project and team strive for cultural responsiveness and employ an iterative design-based approach to evaluation. The evaluation report provides findings of a statewide evaluation that occurred in Spring 2019.
Interested in watershed education? To celebrate the 29 projects recently funded through eeBLUE, we've collaborated with Duke University to highlight recent research that practitioners can apply to watershed education programs. This effort is part of our new eeRESEARCH Library Reader Engagement series.
Nature-based education has been gradually gaining a foothold throughout the world, especially with early childhood programs that expose toddlers and preschoolers to the wonders of the great outdoors.
In Pakistan EYLAR is the only institute providing Nature-Based Teachers' Training Courses.
The course include online study plan along with 3 months practise with children in school or daycare. Making of your portfolio and a project specific.
Its a 6 months course.
The Pisces Foundation is excited to announce a new funding opportunity designed to strengthen and build the capacity and cultural relevance of environmental education at scale, recognizing that when kids gain the environmental know-how they need to thrive in our rapidly changing world, we’ll see smarter decisions, stronger communities, and daily actions that improve their well-being and our planet.
Pisces is now accepting project inquiries for a round of grants that will range in amount from approximately $5,000 up to $150,000 for a 12-month period. We will award grants to nonprofit organizations and their collaborators that seek to build the capacity, cultural relevance, and professional development of the environmental education field in their given state or region. Eligible nonprofit organizations in this category are often referred to as backbone organizations working to support, strengthen, and further develop the field throughout their region.
BSCS Science Learning--an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming science education--has released a report that presents guidelines for designing citizen projects with scientific and educational benefits.
The June 2018 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series featured a roundtable of dynamite speakers working to connect research and practice. Watch the recording to learn more about how these organizations are working independently and together to build the evidence base for advancing environmental education and the children and nature movement.
We are so excited to announce the launch of a new research library: eeRESEARCH. This database is a partnership between the North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE) and the Children & Nature Network (C&NN), with support from the Pisces Foundation. With more than 1,000 peer-reviewed articles, summaries, and syntheses, eeRESEARCH represents one of the largest single collections of peer-reviewed literature focused on environmental education and connecting people to nature in the world (at least we think it’s one of the largest!).
Whether you’re a program developer, evaluator, researcher, or funder, eeRESEARCH can help you find resources to support your work and improve practice! Browse more than 1,000 research summaries and syntheses, or use a variety of tools to narrow your search to the topics, authors, or focus areas that interest you.
eeWORKS is a project of NAAEE, Stanford University, and other partners designed to demonstrate the impact of environmental education by substantiating powerful anecdotes of its benefits with empirical evidence. The first research review focused on the benefits of EE for K-12 students, and the team has developed a suite of tools to help the field promote these benefits. Most recently, we created a messaging guide to assist the field in communicating with key audiences.
For the November installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series (Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the field of EE), we were joined by NAAEE's very own Executive Director, Judy Braus, as well as two esteemed environmental education researchers: Dr. Nicole Ardoin (Stanford University) and Alison Bowers (Virginia Tech & Stanford University). This dynamite team discussed our eeWORKS project, which is a research-to-practice initiative designed to demonstrate the impact of environmental education for achieving key outcomes.
We heard from the team leading our eeWORKS initiative: Judy Braus (NAAEE), Dr. Nicole Ardoin (Stanford University), and Alison Bowers (Virginia Tech & Stanford University) as part of NAAEE's monthly webinar series.
Researchers at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment are helping NAAEE compile and create research summaries and syntheses for an online database to be housed on eePRO, an exciting project conducted jointly with the Children and Nature Network with funding from the Pisces Foundation. We want to hear from you about what would be most useful to you!
University of California San Diego Extension (UC San Diego Extension) has launched a new online Certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change. This Certificate program includes unique and advanced training in conservation psychology, behavior change strategies for sustainability, community engagement, and a capstone project and is designed to help practitioners build successful programs and projects that activate awareness and behavior change.