Augusto MedinaEE Consultant Independent
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- ee360+ Advisor
Dr. Medina is an environmental education consultant. His areas of work include professional development, program design, cultural competency, strategic planning, facilitation, and project management. He has helped to write several funding proposals and reviewed numerous requests for funding. Dr. Medina has worked both nationally and internationally. For 18-years he served as Project Manager of the U.S. EPA National Environmental Education Training Program. Prior to that he was a Senior Program Officer with World Wildlife Fund. He has facilitated environmental education courses and workshops in the Caribbean, Central and South America, China, Thailand, and India.
Dr. Medina has played a leadership role in making environmental education more culturally relevant. He served on the North American Association for Environmental Education’s Diversity Committee and chaired its sub-task force to ensure the Association welcomes and values ethnically and culturally diverse educators. Dr. Medina was the first instructor for the online course, Making Environmental Education Relevant for Culturally Diverse Audiences, offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In addition, he served as project leader for the publication, What's Fair Got To Do With It: Diversity Cases from Environmental Educators. Dr. Medina helped to design and facilitated workshops that use cases from this book to promote discussion on how to make environmental education organizations and programs more inclusive.
For 11-years, Dr. Medina worked as a program officer with World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US and WWF Canada). In that capacity, he worked with numerous government and private conservation groups throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to design and implement conservation, sustainable use, and environmental education projects. During his tenure with WWF, he designed environmental education programs, public awareness campaigns, education resources, and conducted environmental education professional development workshops.
Dr. Medina is on the Board of Directors of Environmental Education and Conservation Global, a U.S. based organization that uses the power of education to help create a global population that ensures the equitable and sustainable use of our planet’s natural resources. He is a member of NAAEE’s Advisory Council and ee360+. He served on the editorial board of the journal, Applied Environmental Education and Communication and the Journal of Environmental Education. He is a former President of the North American Association for Environmental Education and served on its Board of Directors for five years.
Dr. Medina holds a B.A. in Biology from the State University of New York, Brockport, an M.S. in Outdoor Teacher Education from Northern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management from the University of Michigan. He has written on environmental education and presented at state, provincial, national, and international conferences.