EECapacity: Bringing New Ideas, Voices, and Innovation to EE

From 2011 to 2016, NAAEE worked with Cornell University and a consortium of national and local partners on an exciting training initiative called EECapacity (Expanding Capacity in Environmental Education). EECapacity was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Education through a cooperative agreement with Cornell University to support professional development, strengthen the field, and share innovative practices from across the country and around the globe.

Through a consortium of partners, EECapacity convened individuals and groups from multiple sectors to strengthen environmental education efforts in communities. NAAEE’s contributions to EECapacity included developing and running the project website and online resource center, managing the 10-state State Capacity Building Consortia project, conducting professional development activities online and during the annual conference, promoting pre-service education, strengthening efforts to establish and accredit state certification programs, and developing a new set of guidelines for working with communities as part of the Guidelines for Excellence series for environmental professionals. Read our final report summarizing the accomplishments of EECapacity.

This smallish project is creating the framework for us to build authentic working relationships with partners we should have (but have never) reached out to before within our state...those relationships will lead to great things in our future...going well beyond the scope of this project—for that potential I am equally excited! Thanks for believing in our work and supporting us when we do take risks and try new things!!!

—Olivia Griset, Maine State Capacity Leadership Team
President, Maine EE Association

Signature programs that EECapacity has helped to support include:

 

CCC Fellows

Susan Chung

Vancouver
British Columbia

Associate Director
co-designgroup
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Jason Davis

Brighton
Massachusetts


Climate Stories Project
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Michelle Eckman

Fairfield
Connecticut


Connecticut Audubon Society
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Marna Hauk

Portland
Oregon

Faculty
Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies & Prescott College
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Tara Hostnik

Sequoia National Park
California

Sequoia Field Institute Manager
Sequoia Parks Conservancy
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Jennifer Hubbard-Sanchez

Lexington
Kentucky

Recreation Manager
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
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Nicole Jackson

Columbus
Ohio

Environmental Educator
The Ohio State University - School of Environment and Natural Resources
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Roy Jantzen

Whitehorse
Yukon Territory

University Instructor
Nature Venture Tours Ltd.
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Stew Jenkins

Santa Cruz
California

Education Coordinator
Coastal Watershed Council
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Veronica Kyle

Chicago
Illinois

Statewide Outreach Director
Faith in Place
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Nadine Lefort

Sydney
Nova Scotia

Education & Outreach Manager
Mi'kmaq Environmental Learning Centre
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Samuel Little

Baltimore City
Maryland

Environmental Education Manager
Parks & People Foundation
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Rocio Lozano-Knowlton

Ventura
California

MERITO Program Cooridnator
NOAA CINMS & CDE
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LAURA MACK

Los Angeles
California

Founder and Executive Director
Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance
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Luis Morales

San Francisco, Bahía de Bsnderas

Director
San Pancho Bird Observatory
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Jacob Park

Poultney
Vermont

Professor of Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Green Mountain College
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Elizabeth Pickett

Kamuela
Hawaii

Executive Director
Hawaii Wildfire Management Org; Malama Kai Foundation
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Jatnna Ramirez

Bronx
New York

Trainer/Educator
Global Kids and EE Capacity Fellowship
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Adam Ratner

Sausalito
California

Guest Experience Manager
The Marine Mammal Center
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Elvia Rodriguez-Ochoa

Chicago
Illinois


Openlands
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Kristen Scopinich

Lincoln
Massachusetts

Director of Education
Mass Audubon
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Margie Simon

Miguel Hidalgo
Distrito Federal

Director
CICEANA
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Maria Talero

Denver
Colorado


Climate Courage Education and Organizing
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Karen Temple-Beamish

albuquerque
New Mexico

Science Teacher and Sustainability Coordinator
albuquerque academy
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Carlos Velazquez

Garner
North Carolina


Center for Human-Earth Restoration, EENC
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T3 Fellows

Melissa Arthur

Perry
Kansas

Director of Operations
Kansas Assn. for Conservation & Environmental Education (KACEE)
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Josh Falk

Reston
Virginia

Manager of Children and Nature
National Wildlife Federation
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Queta González

Portland
Oregon

Executive Director
Center for Diversity & the Environment
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Mary Leou

New York
New York

Director Environmental Conservation Education
New York University
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Hillary Mason

Denver
Colorado

Educator
University of Colorado Denver
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Christy Merrick

Lauderdale by the Sea
Florida

Special Projects Advisor, Natural Start Alliance
NAAEE
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Jan Sneddon

Kalamazoo
Michigan

Director, GM GREEN
Earth Force,
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Donna Stowe

Denver
Colorado

VP of Programs
Earth Force
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Joel Tolman

New Haven
Connecticut

Director of Impact & Engagement
Common Ground High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Education Center
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Dianna Ullery

Olympia
Washington

4-H Youth Development
Washington State University
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