Building Leadership for Environmental Literacy

Strategies for building leadership and infrastructure to further EE on the state and provincial levels, and for advancing efforts to motivate the public to take informed actions on environmental and other civic issues

Note: This strand is part of the ee360 Leadership and Training Collaborative and predetermined sessions will provide training and skill development in organizational development, cultural competency and inclusiveness, civic engagement, and strategies for teaching about environmental issues. A limited number of additional proposals will be considered by a special review team looking to enhance training in ee360's priority areas.

Sessions appropriate to this strand provide training in such areas as:

  • Diversifying and strengthening the field of EE
  • Strengthening organizations that deliver and coordinate EE, especially on the local, state, and regional levels
  • Cultivating and supporting leadership in EE
  • Providing career pathways that promote diverse EE workforces, including trade skills for green careers and opportunities in community colleges
  • Building our capacity to deliver effective, relevant environmental education for and with diverse audiences
  • Engaging the public (adults and youth) in strategies that lead to problem-solving, building community resilience, and creating more equitable and sustainable communities


Come explore a resource-linked climate change concept map to learn more about causes, impacts, and solutions. Navigate to your areas of inquiry: vetted K–16 activities, effective instructional methods, science and engineering practices. Consider how a weather/climate strand map can support your work. Advise further development. Receive links to both maps!

The purpose of this study is to understand the performance and differences in knowledge, attitude, and behavior with respect to climate change, global warming, energy conservation, and carbon emission reduction in environmental educators who have been certified by Taiwan EPA since June 5, 2011, when the Environmental Education Act came into force.

The Wildlife Immersion and Leadership Development (W.I.L.D.) Program provides paid employment for culturally- and economically-diverse teens from under-supported communities in Jacksonville, Florida. Hear from the staff of this award-winning program to find ways to create nature connection, leadership development, and opportunities to promote diversity in EE in your own community.