The CEE-Change Fellowship program is an NAAEE initiative to support leadership and innovation in civics and environmental education across North America. NAAEE recognizes the value in fostering leadership within schools and at the community level, promoting civic engagement and environmental responsibility, and ultimately building more resilient and healthy communities.
Professional certification ensures that individuals are fully prepared for work within a specific field of expertise. Certified environmental educators meet stringent requirements for proficiency in both the interdisciplinary content and pedagogy necessary to develop and deliver high-quality, effective EE programs.
Civic Engagement and Environmental Issues Forums
In partnership with the Kettering Foundation, Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) provides tools, training, and support for engaging adults and students in meaningful, productive discussions about sticky issues that affect the environment and communities.
Climate Change Education
Responding to the challenges created by climate change will take an all-hands-on-deck approach—and educators of every stripe, working in settings across the educational spectrum, will have a big role to play.
E-STEM is the process of engaging students in meaningful learning experiences that increase skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through environmental problem-solving.
EE 30 Under 30
This NAAEE signature annual leadership program recognizes 30 game-changing leaders under 30 years of age who are using environmental education to build a sustainable future for all.
EE 30 Under 30 2023
NAAEE is developing tools for Affiliates and other partners that will help them to advocate for the field and communicate effectively on behalf of EE and their own organizations.
ee360+ is an ambitious three-year initiative that supports a diverse cadre of environmental education leaders to increase environmental literacy for everyone, everywhere.
The NOAA Office of Education and NAAEE have a 5-year partnership in place to increase environmental and science literacy among NOAA’s partners and external networks.
The goal of eeWORKS is to demonstrate the impact and value of environmental education by substantiating powerful anecdotes from across the field with empirical evidence and developing communication materials that professionals can use to bolster support and funding for EE.
Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP)
NAAEE works with countries around the globe to collaborate and share resources and best practices on a variety of environmental education topics—from climate change to national EE policy.
Guidelines for Excellence
The NAAEE National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education developed a series of guidelines that set the standards for high-quality environmental education.
Higher Education Accreditation
Preparing environmental educators who possess the knowledge and abilities to provide high quality education to diverse audiences in various settings is one of NAAEE's most important activites.
NAAEE is committed to building leadership skills and providing opportunities for a diverse cadre of multi-generational learners to grow, share, and innovate. We provide professional learning opportunities for fellows and EE 30 Under 30 Honorees, emerging EE professionals, and highlight outstanding achievements in environmental education through our annual Awards for Excellence in EE.
Leadership: Awards for Excellence
NAAEE awards are presented to individuals and organizations at our annual conference to recognize outstanding achievements in environmental education.
Natural Start Alliance
NAAEE supports early childhood environmental educators through the Natural Start Alliance—a network of organizations, educators, and parents committed to connecting young children to nature and the environment through education.
Research and Evaluation
Explore our collaborative eeRESEARCH library, learn about evidence-based EE outcomes through eeWORKS, and evaluate your programs using the tools on the new eeVAL platform.
Superintendents' EE Collaborative (SEEC)
The Superintendents’ Environmental Education Collaborative was formed through a partnership between Superintendents and environmental education organizations. SEEC is comprised of district-level superintendents who are committed to support and expand the EE opportunities for their schools, teachers, and students.