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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Essays in Urban Environmental Education

July 6, 2016

This collection of essays regarding various aspects of urban environmental education will be part...

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Green infrastructure

June 20, 2016

Green infrastructure, such as urban parks, community gardens, green buildings and green roofs,...

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Environmental arts

June 13, 2016

Environmental arts cultivate imagination and provoke reflection, helping citizens to think...

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Community environmental education

May 2, 2016

Community environmental education uses environmental learning and action to foster community...

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Measuring Environmental Education Outcomes

December 21, 2015

Prepared for environmental educators and program evaluators, this book explores EE outcomes and...

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International Journal of Early Childhood...

August 19, 2015

IJECEE publishes scholarly articles pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to...