ee360 Community EE Fellowship

We are in the process of postponing the second cohort of ee360 Community EE Fellows because of the impacts of COVID-19. 

ee360 Community EE Fellowship program to inspire leaders to address environmental challenges and help build community resiliency

Global environmental issues are one of the greatest challenges facing our society today. Although they can appear in varying forms, many communities are looking for creative ways to address the effects of these environmental issues, moving to mitigate impact, and adapting to changes.

Community-based efforts are the first means of building community resiliency. Locally based community leaders offer a chance to develop innovative approaches that build constituencies and influence attitudes. While many small, local organizations are playing a key role in successful local efforts, they operate largely by trial-and-error, with the leaders of these efforts often working alone. Without support, many of these projects will never reach their potential. 

ee360 proposes to address these challenges by fostering community leaders with the skills to communicate, network, mentor, and share best practices to stimulate local community resiliency efforts. In 2018, we convened our first cohort of Fellows, and in 2020 we will convene our second cohort and support a network of community leaders working in environmental education and conservation. Fellows across North America work in communities of color, low-income urban neighborhoods, impoverished rural regions, and across multi-state regions to mitigate the impacts of environmental degradation on communities by helping them become more resilient to the pressing challenges.

Benefits of Becoming a Fellow

Each fellow accepted into the program will receive training and individualized support for their work, including the following: 

  • Professional development and leadership training with a focus on environmental education, effective partnerships, participatory planning strategies, community engagement, leadership, strategic communications, fundraising, project planning, and evaluation
  • An enhanced professional network of ee360 Community EE Fellows and leaders in environmental education, conservation, community resilience, and other disciplines
  • Increased access to relevant practices and resources through NAAEE’s professional development opportunities on eePRO
  • Full financial support to attend a five-day Leadership Institute June 28-July 3, 2020 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV
  • $1,200 scholarship to attend the 2020 Annual NAAEE conference in Tucson, AZ
  • Technical assistance in planning and implementing an EE Action Project
  • Access to competitive mini-grant funds for implementing an EE Action Project
  • Individual and organizational recognition through ee360 and NAAEE

The application process is closed. 

Learn more about our 2018 ee360 Community EE Fellows!

Trevor Claiborn

"I would encourage the next Fellows cohort to really take advantage of the wealth of information that other people from other places have to offer. There is some really good work going on around the world and you should never feel like you have to have all of the answers. Working in collectives covers a lot more ground then trying to do it all. We are all stars in a broader constellation so embrace your shine and help others to reach their brightest shine as well."

 

 


 

Jenn Page

"NAAEE does an extraordinary job of uniting people and helping to lift them up so they can do the work that they are passionate about. You are now part of a community whose strength comes from our connection to each other and is exponentially amplified through the work that we do and the lives we touch. As an ee360 Fellow you are helping to shift the inertia of the world we live in and bringing us all to a better existence than before. Be courageous, be vulnerable, and bring your whole self to this experience. We have all been waiting for you and what you bring to our cohort - we are glad you are here."

 

Amaris Alanis Ribeiro

Chicago
Illinois
United States

Center Director
North Park Village Nature Center
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Ellen Bashor

Prescott
Arizona
United States

Education Director
Prescott Community Nature Center
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Quilen Blackwell

Chicago
Illinois
United States

President
Chicago Eco House
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Trevor Claiborn

Lexington
Kentucky
United States

4-H Extension Assistant/ Farmer Brown Tha MC
Kentucky State University/ Farmer Brown Tha MC LLC/ Black Soil Our Better Nature
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Emily Cobar

Restoration and Education Coordinator
Environment for the Americas
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Sandra Corzantes

San Mateo
California
United States


MROSD
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Jim Embry

Richmond
Kentucky
United States

Director
Sustainable Communities Network
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Parker Gassett

Camden
Maine
United States


University of Maine
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Aurelio Giannitti

Salisbury
Maryland
United States

Education Director
Ward Museum, Salisbury University
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James Gibson

Auckland
New Zealand

Chief Executive
Sir Peter Blake Trust
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Rabin Kadariya

Kathmandu
Nepal

Conservation Officer
National Trust for Nature Conservation
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Stacey Moore

Casper
Wyoming
United States

Education Technician
BLM
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Jennifer Page

Rockland
Maine
United States

Director of Education
Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership
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Leslie Parra

San Francisco
California
United States

Outreach Program Manager
Save the Redwoods League
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Ryan Pemberton

Las Cruces
New Mexico
United States

Science Education Program Leader: Elementary Education
Asombro Institute for Science Education
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Abby Randall

Austin
Texas
United States

Deputy Director
EcoRise
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Carol Raymond

Holderness
New Hampshire
United States

Volunteer Manager
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
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Corina Rendon

Corvallis
Oregon
United States

Public Affairs Specialist, Community Engagement & Communications
U.S. Forest Service
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Carmen Reyes

Ponce
Puerto Rico
United States

Environmental Sciences Program Coordinator
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Campus
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Tracey Ritchie

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Director of Education
Earth Day Network
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Erin Saunders

Boulder
Colorado
United States

Education Programs Director
Thorne Nature Experience
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Elizabeth Spike

Alexandria
Virginia
United States

Science Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools
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Alexandra Stefancich

Nevada City
California
United States


University of California's Department of Agriculture and Resources Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
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Katherine Straus

Washington
United States

Youth Stormwater Education Program Manager
City of Seattle
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Nina Suzuki

Davis
California
United States

Waterway Steward, Arboretum and Public Garden
University of California Davis
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Elise Trelegan

Salisbury
Maryland
United States

Environmental Education Outreach Specialist
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
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Stephanie Ung

Seattle
Washington
United States

Madi Vorva

Ann Arbor
Michigan
United States

Michigan Sustainability Cases Community Engagement Specialist
University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
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