Driving Excellence

Driving excellence means setting the standard for professional development and educational opportunities, and providing access to the latest resources so our members are on the cutting edge of the field. We develop tools for the practice of environmental education, work with our partners and funders to expand the reach of innovative methods, and recognize leaders and organizations working on the ground to improve the field. See how we're driving excellence in EE through our programs.

Learn about programs NAAEE and partners developed to advance E-STEM (Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)—the integration of environmental education into STEM learning for youth.

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Earning EE certification demonstrates your knowledge and experience. It provides professional growth, recognition, and the opportunity to expand your professional community.

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Join our online community—we connect environmental education (EE) professionals from around the world to share best practices, resources, opportunities, and more. Anyone can become an eePRO!

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NAAEE’s Higher Education Accreditation process provides third-party standards-based recognition of higher education programs that engage in the preparation and professional development of environmental educators.

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NAAEE publications provide targeted information you need to be a better environmental educator. Members receive discounts on these valuable professional tools.