Check out our February Newsletter! It's jam packed with must-read articles and info. Start with our feature story and learn seven practical strategies for incorporating nature-based learning into your existing preschool or childcare center. Then be sure to read our Member Spotlight on Prescott College's Center for Nature and Place-Based Early Childhood Education. And don't miss the job opportunities, how to register your interest in our upcoming international World of Wonder conference, the newest Alliance members, upcoming professional development events, how to submit a proposal for the 2018 NAAEE conference in Spokane, and finally learn how to participate in a graduate student's survey of nature schools. And if you have news you'd like to share with the early childhood environmental education community, let us know.
Education Day (16 November) at the 2017 UN climate change conference in Bonn (6 - 17 November 2017) sees the launch of a Virtual Special Issue of the journal, Environmental Education Research, focused on climate change education research.
As a taster of the launch event and a stimulus for engaging with the papers in the Virtual Special Issue, Alan Reid has prepared a series of key questions about climate change education
and research, that can be accessed at the link.
Visit https://tinyurl.com/ceer-vsi to read the Virtual Special Issue for free, and join the conversation about the VSI and climate change education via fb.com/eerjournal, #COP23education and
Panelists explored highlights from the plenary panels of the 2017 research symposium, with an emphasis on the dynamism of the field within the context of responding to new horizons and challenges for researchers, research, and the NAAEE Research Symposium itself.
On the shores of Lake Superior, Duluth is an ideal place to earn your Master of Environmental Education degree. We offer a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities in conjunction with project-based coursework for a well-rounded graduate school experience. Located in a top outdoor town, step out of the classroom and be inspired by nearby nature and learn from and contribute to the wealth of outdoor and environmental organizations and networks in our community.
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!
Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center has been focused on one thing — fresh water. We are dedicated to understanding the ecology of streams, rivers, and their watersheds — both pristine and polluted.
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
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.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University invites applications for a three to four-year doctoral research assistantship focused on the role of outdoor education in building connection to nature and interest and achievement in science, the development of conservation-minded adults, and the intersection of these areas with human health and well-being.
Get ready for NAAEE’s annual Research Symposium, which brings together more than 150 new and experienced researchers from around the globe to explore the current state and future directions of environmental education research and to advance the use of practices proven to be effective.
Do you have questions about evaluation or assessment? Bring them to NAAEE's third annual Evaluation Clinic, where you can ask questions of the experts and contribute your own relevant experience. Learn from evaluation experts as well as peers through informal, roundtable conversations.
Continue the conversation on the blog afterwards, or pre-seed it with a post to the Research & Evaluation group!
This is an opportunity for an early career researcher in sustainability, environment and education to join Southern Cross University, one of Australia’s most vibrant educational institutions. The position is located in SCU's Sustainability, Environment & Education (SEE) Research Cluster headed up by Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie. See http://scu.edu.au/education/SEE
Join environmental education researchers at the AERA conference, San Antonio, TX, Thursday April 27 – Monday May 1, 2017. The Conference Theme for the AERA 2017 EE SIG is: "Whose Knowledge(s) and What Action(s)?: (Re)Considering Environmental Education for Social Justice and Sustainability". Find out more in the call for proposals, and at http://www.aera.net/SIG033/Environmental-Education-SIG-33.
Green infrastructure, such as urban parks, community gardens, green buildings and green roofs, represents a network of human-managed and natural ecosystems that together enhance ecosystem health and climate change resilience, contribute to biodiversity, and benefit human populations through the maintenance and enhancement of ecosystem services.