NAAEE Publications

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Please note: Orders for publications are on hold and will be processed once NAAEE staff are able to safely return to our office.

Looking for insights on developing EE activities that lead to meaningful behavior change? Want to figure out which evaluation method will help increase the effectiveness of your program? NAAEE publications provide the targeted information you need to enhance your knowledge and skills as an environmental educator. As a member, you'll get a discount on these valuable resources.  

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Moderator Endorsed: Advocacy, Policy, and Civic Engagement

eeAdvocate: An Advocacy Guide for Environmental Education Professionals & Supporters is designed to help you become a better and more confident advocate for environmental education (EE) and bring more support and funding to the field. For EE to reach its full potential, advocacy at all levels of government—local school boards, state legislatures, state and federal agencies, and federal Congressional and Senatorial outreach—is crucial. And no one is more qualified than educators themselves to help decision makers understand the benefits and impacts of EE programs on communities and individuals.

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Issue guides provide the overall framework for the deliberative discussion and help forum participants focus on alternative courses of action. Key to creating an issue guide is how it is framed - how the issue is defined and what alternative courses of actions are presented. Here you will find some resources to help you name and frame your own issues for deliberation.

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Moderator Endorsed: Early Childhood EE

As the first resource to fully address the unique practices of nature-based early childhood education, the "Nature-Based Preschool Professional Practice Guidebook" is an essential component of any nature-based educator’s toolkit. The Guidebook provides a comprehensive look at nature-based practices in four broad areas: Teaching, Environments, Safety, and Administration, and aims to answer the question: What makes a nature-based preschool safe, effective, and inclusive?

Price: $19.99
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Moderator Endorsed: Research & Evaluation

Are you interested in assessing and enhancing the connections your audiences have to nature? The Practitioner Guide to Assessing Connection to Nature provides practitioners, organizations, researchers, and others with tested tools for measuring connections to nature. The guide provides information to help you choose an appropriate tool or approach for your needs, specific to your audience and their experiences, to assess connection to nature. Available as a free PDF or purchase a hard copy: Members $15 / Nonmembers $20.

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A collection of resources and files produced by the Climate Change Environmental Education Professional Online Learning Community Alliance (POLCA), as part of the Professional Learning Communities of the EECapacity project.

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Moderator Endorsed: Guidelines for Excellence

Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) is an NAAEE initiative designed to promote meaningful, productive deliberation about difficult issues that affect the environment and communities. This middle school level teacher's guide provides an introduction to the EIF issue guide Climate Choices: How Should We Meet the Challenges of a Warming Planet? Using Climate Choices offers an opportunity for teachers and students to use a deliberative process to consider our climate choices. This resource provides background information on deliberation, how to use Climate Choices in the classroom, and material to help teachers moderate a forum with students. It also includes resources on teaching about climate change issues.

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Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) is an NAAEE initiative designed to promote meaningful, productive deliberation about difficult issues that affect the environment and communities. This high school level teacher's guide provides an introduction to the EIF issue guide Climate Choices: How Should We Meet the Challenges of a Warming Planet? Using Climate Choices offers an opportunity for teachers and students to use a deliberative process to consider our climate choices. This resource provides background information on deliberation, how to use Climate Choices in the classroom, and material to help teachers moderate a forum with students. It also includes resources on teaching about climate change issues. For more about Environmental Issues Forums (EIF), visit naaee.org/eif

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Climate change is not only an environmental problem. It is also a public-health issue, a threat to national security, and an economic challenge of considerable magnitude. Only recently has the public debate shifted away from weighing the evidence to asking what we should do about our changing climate and the effects that are beginning to be felt. This issue guide is designed to promote meaningful, productive discussions, convened locally and online, about difficult issues that affect the environment and communities. The Climate Choices issue guide was prepared for the National Issues Forums Institute in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation and the North American Association for Environmental Education. The Environment and Society Series is designed to promote meaningful, productive deliberation, convened locally and online, about difficult issues that affect the environment and communities.

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Moderator Endorsed: Guidelines for Excellence

Are you interested in teaching other educators (preservice and in-service) about working more effectively with communities? We've created a workshop module that facilitates online exploration of NAAEE's publication Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence. This publications outlines a set of guidelines focusing on community wellness and designed to help environmental educators create inclusive environments that support effective partnerships and collaborations. The online resources provide a step-by-step outline for designing a virtual workshop that can be adapted to your needs.

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Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence describes five key characteristics of effective community engagement. Case studies, drawn from the field of environmental education, are also included to illustrate how key ideas can be implemented.

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NAAEE has partnered with the Children & 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.

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We need your help and input!!! The Environmental Education Program Development: Guidelines for Excellence were first published in 2004 and have been updated about every five years since then. We are in the process of revising these guidelines once again. The process is iterative. Our writing team developed a first draft. We invite you to review this draft and provide comments that will be used in the revision process.

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Moderator Endorsed: Guidelines for Excellence

Are you taking your professional development work online? Do you teach at the college or university level or are you responsible for delivering educator professional development experiences? Would you like to introduce your participants to environmental education program development for young learners, focusing on ages three through six. We've created a workshop outline that facilitates online exploration of NAAEE's publication Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence. These resources provide step-by-step outline for designing a 90 minute to two-hour virtual workshop.

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The Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence comprises a set of recommendations for developing comprehensive early childhood environmental education programs or triggering improvements in existing ones. A companion publication, the Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale, provides a collaborative tool for educators and others to discuss their early childhood environmental education program goals, consider strengths and areas of needed improvement, and chart a future direction for program development.

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Moderator Endorsed: Early Childhood EE

Building off of NAAEE’s Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence, the Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale is an evaluation tool designed to assist programs in improving their environmental education curriculum.

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On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (formerly, No Child Left Behind). This fact sheet outlines language within the ESSA supporting EE and next steps for strengthening federal support for EE.

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Moderator Endorsed: Guidelines for Excellence

Are you interested in teaching other educators (preservice and in-service) about creating and selecting quality instructional materials? We've created a workshop module that facilitates online exploration of NAAEE's publication Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence. These guidelines aim to help producers of activity guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials create high-quality products and to provide educators with a tool to evaluate the wide array of available environmental education materials. The online resources provide a step-by-step outline for designing a virtual workshop that can be adapted to your needs.

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EE Toolkit: Approaching Environmental Issues in the Classroom, Defining EE, Designing Effective Workshops, Evaluating EE Materials, Integrating EE Into School Curriculum, Urban EE, Using Community Resources

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Moderator Endorsed: Research & Evaluation
Moderator Endorsed: Research & Evaluation

Whether you’re a program developer, evaluator, researcher, or funder, eeRESEARCH can help you find resources to support your work and improve practice! Browse more than 1,000 research summaries and syntheses, or use a variety of tools to narrow your search to the topics, authors, or focus areas that interest you.

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NAAEE is partnering with Stanford University and other respected organizations to demonstrate the impact and value of environmental education by substantiating powerful anecdotes from across the field with empirical evidence. Find out more about what the literature says broadly regarding the benefits of EE for K-12 students, and download the Executive Summary & Key Findings to share these findings or support your work.

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NAAEE is partnering with Stanford University and other respected organizations to demonstrate the impact and value of environmental education by substantiating powerful anecdotes from across the field with empirical evidence. We are conducting comprehensive literature reviews that demonstrate the impact of EE on key outcome areas and developing communication tools based on these reviews for the field, and our first outcome area is finished! Find out more about what the literature says broadly regarding the benefits of EE for K-12 students, and download the communication tools to share these findings or support your work.

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Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) is an NAAEE initiative designed to promote meaningful, productive deliberation about difficult issues that affect the environment and communities. This high school level teacher's guide provides an introduction to the EIF issue guide Energy Choices: What Should We Do About America's Energy Future? Using Energy Choices offers an opportunity for teachers and students to use a deliberative process to consider our energy choices. This resource provides background information on deliberation, how to use Energy Choices in the classroom, and material to help teachers moderate a forum with students. It also includes resources on teaching about energy issues. For more about Environmental Issues Forums (EIF), visit naaee.ore/eif

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Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) is an NAAEE initiative designed to promote meaningful, productive deliberation about difficult issues that affect the environment and communities. This middle school level teacher's guide provides an introduction to the EIF issue guide Energy Choices: What Should We Do About America's Energy Future? Using Energy Choices offers an opportunity for teachers and students to use a deliberative process to consider our energy choices. This resource provides background information on deliberation, how to use Energy Choices in the classroom, and material to help teachers moderate a forum with students. It also includes resources on teaching about energy issue. For more about Environmental Issues Forums (EIF), visit naaee.org/eif

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Meeting the United States’ substantial appetite for energy raises a complex network of economic, environmental, and political issues. There are national-security and economic concerns, environmental problems like air and water pollution, and potential climate-change effects from fossil fuels, such as extreme weather, sea- level rise, and changing growing seasons. How can we help our communities think through these issues? This issue guide was prepared for the National Issues Forums Institute in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation and the North American Association for Environmental Education. The Environment and Society Series is designed to promote meaningful, productive deliberation, convened locally and online, about difficult issues that affect the environment and communities.

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Environmental Education in Latino Communities: Sharing Experiences is a collection of the exciting work taking place in Latino communities and aims to inspire environmental educators, institutions, and community leaders to develop activities and environmental education programs contextualized to the needs, resources, and objectives of the communities that they serve.

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The Environmental Education Research Bulletin (EERB) is a collaborative project with ChangeScale, NAAEE, and Dr. Nicole Ardoin at Stanford University. The research bulletins synthesize and summarize recently reported research from journals focused on issues pertaining to environmental educators. The bulletins include articles related to environmental education evaluation, sense of place, environmental behavior, teaching practices, and professional development, among other relevant topics. Issue 10 is now available!

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We're excited to announce the release of the latest Environmental Education Research Bulletin, which is a collaborative project with ChangeScale, NAAEE, and Dr. Nicole Ardoin at Stanford University. The research bulletins synthesize and summarize recently reported research from journals focused on issues pertaining to environmental educators. The bulletins include articles related to environmental education evaluation, sense of place, environmental behavior, teaching practices, and professional development, among other relevant topics.

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How environmental education is conceptualized and implemented in elementary and secondary schools is critical if we are to meet our ultimate goal of environmental literacy. When all of the cross-references between the national standards and the environmental literacy framework as articulated in the Guidelines for Learning (K-12) are taken together, distinct patterns emerge. Learn more.

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How did one of the largest cities in Japan with a population of 3.75 million reduce garbage waste production by 43%? This GEEP case study sets out to investigate exactly how the Eco-Picture Diary Environmental Education Project reduced waste through effective environmental education.

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Produced in partnership by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), this guide covers the how and why of advocating for outdoor learning spaces during the fall of 2020 and throughout 2021.

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Moderator Endorsed: Guidelines for Excellence

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.

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The Guidelines for Excellence Series Set includes all five publications, plus the newest publication: Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence.

Price: $79.95
IJECEE Vol. 6 (1)
IJECEE Vol. 6 (1)
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IJECEE Vol. 6 (1) publishes scholarly articles pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years), and is available in print or for free download. Environmental Education: Addressing, Issues, Policies, Practices, and Research That Matter

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IJECEE, Volume 6, Number 2
IJECEE, Volume 6, Number 2
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Moderator Endorsed: Early Childhood EE

The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.

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International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, Volume 6, Number 3
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The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.

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IJECEE, Volume 6, Number 3
IJECEE, Volume 6, Number 3
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The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.

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IJECEE, Volume 7, Number 1
IJECEE, Volume 7, Number 1
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The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.

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IJECEE, Volume 7, Number 2
IJECEE, Volume 7, Number 2
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A peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action, The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) publishes scholarly written works pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). Articles include book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives—all anonymously and expertly peer-reviewed.

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IJECEE, Volume 7, Number 3
IJECEE, Volume 7, Number 3
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The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.

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IJECEE, Volume 8, Number 1
IJECEE, Volume 8, Number 1
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The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.

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IJECEE, Volume 8, Number 2
IJECEE, Volume 8, Number 2
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The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.

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Moderator Endorsed: Guidelines for Excellence

Are you interested in teaching other educators (preservice and in-service) about environmental literacy and how it develops across the grade bands? We've created a workshop module that facilitates online exploration of NAAEE's publication K-12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence. This set of guidelines was developed to support state and local environmental education efforts by setting expectations for performance and achievement in grades 4, 8, and 12. The online resources provide a step-by-step outline for designing a virtual short course that can be adapted to your needs.

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K-12 EE Guidelines
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Are you taking your college coursework and workshops online? Here's a resource for you. The K-12 EE Guidelines: Online Teaching Module provides lesson plans, videos/PowerPoint presentations, and handouts ready for you to use on your college course or professional development workshop. It provides a step-by-step introduction to NAAEE's K-12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence. The module begins with a general welcome session, and then moves into an investigation of environmental literacy and the K-12 Environmental Education Guidelines. Finally, participants complete an Environmental Literacy Self-Assessment and create their own professional development plan.

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Moderator Endorsed: Guidelines for Excellence

K–12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence provides students, parents, caregivers, educators and others a roadmap to achieving environmental literacy by setting expectations for fourth (age 10), eighth (age 14) and twelfth grade (age 18) students and outlining a framework for effective and comprehensive environmental education programs and curricula. These guidelines define the aims of environmental education. They set a standard for high quality education, based on what an environmentally literate person should know and be able to do by the time they graduate from high school. They draw on the best thinking in the field to outline the core ingredients of environmental education.

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Moderator Endorsed: Higher Education

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

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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

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Moderator Endorsed: Higher Education

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.

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NAAEE was a member of NCATE, now called CAEP, from 2002-2013. NAAEE Standards for the Initial Preparation of Environmental Educators were approved in 2007. NAAEE is no longer a member of NCATE. From this page you can download the standards as well as forms and instructions for program reporting, and reviewer rubrics that were used at the time.

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Moderator Endorsed: Guidelines for Excellence

Are you interested in teaching other educators (preservice and in-service) about the nonformal environmental education program development cycle? We've created a workshop module that facilitates online exploration of NAAEE's publication Nonformal Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence. This set of guidelines provides a set of recommendations for the design and implementation of comprehensive nonformal environmental education programs. The online resources provide a step-by-step outline for designing a virtual workshop that can be adapted to your needs.

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The Nonformal Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence comprises a set of recommendations for developing and administering high quality nonformal environmental education programs. These recommendations provide a tool that can be used to ensure a firm foundation for new programs or to trigger improvements in existing ones. The overall goal of these guidelines is to facilitate a superior educational process leading to the social and environmental quality that people desire.

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Moderator Endorsed: Guidelines for Excellence

Are you interested in teaching other educators (preservice and in-service) about environmental educator competencies? We've created a workshop module that facilitates online exploration of NAAEE's publication Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence. This publication describes a set of recommendations that can guide the preparation and continuing education of teachers and other environmental educators. The online resources provide a step-by-step outline for designing a virtual short course that can be adapted to your needs.

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Teaching EE college courses or professional development workshops online? Here's a resource for you. The Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence Online Module provides lesson plans, videos/PowerPoint presentations, and handouts ready for you to use in your college course or professional development workshop. It provides a step-by-step introduction to NAAEE's Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence. The module begins with a general welcome session, and then moves into an investigation of the six Guidelines Themes. Finally, participants complete a Self-Assessment and create their own professional development plan.

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The North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE)'s third status report on the development and implementation of Environmental Literacy Plans (ELPs). ELPSs are state-specific comprehensive frameworks that support school systems in expanding and improving environmental education programs.

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This toolkit, created by leaders from the NAAEE and Affiliate teams, aims to provide support for environmental education providers as they work to increase equitable access to a spectrum of educational experiences that support environmental literacy, healthy communities, a healthy environment, and racial and social justice.

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The Promise of Civic Engagement in Environmental Issues is a draft discussion paper. Through this paper, NAAEE and its partners are seeking a deeper understanding of how environmental education can support and complement initiatives that are geared more broadly toward educating for civic agency, capacity, and participation.

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Moderator Endorsed: Higher Education

In 2014, NAAEE and the Kettering Foundation renewed their partnership to develop the Environmental Issues Forums (EIF). EIF has involved educators from across the nation in the development and testing of issue guides and other materials. This publication documents, through a series of case studies, the journeys taken by these educators. They report on the process of developing locally relevant EIF materials, reflect on their experiences holding forums for a variety of audiences, and report assessment results.

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International Journal of Early Childhood...

April 28, 2021

The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed...

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International Journal of Early Childhood...

December 15, 2020

The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed...

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International Journal of Early Childhood...

August 14, 2020

The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed...

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International Journal of Early Childhood...

April 15, 2020

A peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education...

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DEADLINE PAST - - - DRAFT Environmental Education...

November 26, 2019

DEADLINE PAST - - - FIRST DRAFT of Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence...

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Nature-Based Preschool Professional Practice...

November 19, 2019

The Nature-Based Preschool Professional Practice Guidebook is now available! Dive into this new...