Keystone Science School is partnering with Thorne Nature Experience to provide outdoor education and adventure experiences for Lafayette, Colorado students in 5th-12th grade. Over 3-days and 2-nights students hike on local public land trails in White River National Forest as they learn experientially about their surrounding environment. We used the Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence to evaluate areas of strength and areas of growth for the NKJN program at Keystone Science School.
This workshop is CAEE's latest opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Nonformal Guidelines for Excellence in EE. Participate in the Train-the-Trainer track or just come to learn about the Nonformal Guidelines!
NAAEE Accreditation: Distinguished College and University Programs formally recognizes high quality college and university programs that consistently prepare well–qualified environmental educators who possess the understanding, skills, and dispositions associated with environmental literacy, as well as the ability to apply them in their educational practices. For more information, including a set of Frequently Asked Questions about accreditation, visit https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/higher-education-accreditation
NAAEE's Accreditation: Distinguished College and University Programs provides a means for recognizing institutions of higher education that provide programs that prepare high quality environmental education professionals. Applications for accreditation are based on a Self-Study Audit describing the program and how it addresses each of the six themes included in the Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence in terms of program design and participant assessment.
Because accreditation examines both how the program design is aligned to the Guidelines Themes and how program participants are assessed against those same Guidelines Themes, you will need to provide assessment data for at least two years. New programs should wait to submit their Self-Study until they have at least two years of assessment data. If more than one program is being submitted for accreditation, a separate application should be made for each program.
Do you teach environmental education at the college or university level? Are you responsible for delivering staff development? Learn how to get started creating professional development workshops focused on each of the five Guidelines for Excellence publications.
INDIVIDUAL PUBLICATIONS CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY. The Guidelines for Excellence Series Set includes six publications providing recommendations for a variety of different topics, including community engagement, instructional materials development, and the design and implementation of environmental education programs.
NAAEE Accreditation formally recognizes high quality college and university programs that consistently prepare well–qualified environmental educators who possess the understanding, skills, and dispositions associated with environmental literacy, as well as the ability to apply them in their educational practices. For more information about the Accreditation process, visit https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/higher-education-accreditation
The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) embarked on a Strategic Planning process during the summer of 2018. To ensure they were supporting the needs all of our environmental education communities here in Utah, USEE convened focus groups (called them mini-summits) in 5 distinct regions of the state. The Community Engagement Guidelines for Excellence were the framework upon which the mini-summits were built.
A big thank you to Alex Porpora, USEE Director, for providing this blog post!
Recent Hamline University MAEd NSEE graduate Anna Cochran shares her walking field trip map capstone project. Her research and application utilized the Guidelines for Excellence throughout the project.
The Museum Environmental Education Internship will provide an in-service learning experience that illustrates a career in environmental education. Interns will learn to develop, conduct and evaluate programs in a multitude of formats for a variety of audiences. They will be responsible for supporting the environmental education program of the Schiele through programming, resource and materials management and data collection. Interns will learn to support an organization’s mission.
Eighteen environmental educators joined CAEE’s Katie Navin and Lisa Eadens to explore new ways of creating more inclusive environments that support effective community partnerships and collaborations. In addition to participating in the day-long professional development, they had the opportunity to become members of NAAEE’s Guidelines Trainers’ Bureau, joining a growing number of educators who facilitate workshops on the Guidelines and how they can be used. Through a series of three trainings (two webinars and an all day workshop) participants gained an overview of the Guidelines for Excellence series, an in depth exploration of the newly released Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence, and access to a toolkit of workshop resources.
NAMEPA annually recognizes companies, educators, associations, government agencies, academic institutions and individuals whose efforts support our mission to "Save Our Seas". Since its inception, NAMEPA has been engaging maritime businesses, educators, government and the public to “Save Our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices. Previous recipients have included Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Maersk, APL, Teekay Corporation, the United States Coast Guard, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, National Geographic, NOAA and others.
Through a series of three trainings, participants will become a part of the Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education Trainer’s Bureau and be prepared to facilitate workshops focusing on the Community Engagement Guidelines.
Training 1: August 16 3:00-4:00 p.m. MST -- WEBINAR
Training 2: August 23 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. MST -- WORKSHOP at Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Golden, Colorado
Training 3: August 30 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. MST -- WEBINAR
Date and Time:
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 3:00pm to Thursday, August 30, 2018, 4:00pm
Help the declining bee population bounce back by joining the Wild for Pollinators movement. Saving local Vermont bees is as easy as leaving a section of grass unaffected by humans and educating your local community through the provided lesson plans.