ee360 Goal 4: Maintaining Project Excellence Through Evaluation, Communication, and Management relies on a well-managed program, guided by expert advisors and supported by a communication strategy, adaptive management strategy, and input from a rigorous and independent evaluation.
Reporting and Management
NAAEE’s team is effectively overseeing the ee360 network of hundreds of organizations and individuals to our goals are accomplished through accurate and timely progress and final reports that detail achievements and costs.
NAAEE serves as the managing partner for the ee360 partnership of universities, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The Project Leadership team of NAAEE staff and U.S. EPA are providing programmatic and financial oversight for all project tasks, including those for which the fiscal management rests with other organizations. ee360 is a cooperative agreement with EPA, which means this project is uniquely positioned to have EPA serve an active role in all aspects of the development and implementation of the work.
NAAEE is committed to promoting ee360 diversity, inclusion, collaboration, innovation, empowerment, and transparency values. We have built a dynamic and innovative team of NAAEE staff, nonprofit and university experts, and federal partners that will use adaptive management as a strategy for continuous improvement and reflection, and ensure all partners feel included and valued.
A communication and outreach strategy is guiding the ee360 team to inform and engage a broad cross-section of educators and leaders in the project.
A diverse and multi-disciplinary Advisory Council is providing expert guidance to the project.
As the managing partner, NAAEE is liaising with the expert advisory council, consisting of 11 individuals/organizations that have served as leaders and experts in the field of environmental education, conservation, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and project management. The advisors provide strategic feedback on key activities through the life of the project.
BSCS Science Learning
National Environmental Education Foundation
National Geographic Society
National Wildlife Federation
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
New England Aquarium
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
World Wildlife Fund
COSI’s Lifelong Learning Group, an independent evaluation team, is determining the project’s effectiveness and lessons learned and providing recommendations for improvement.
The independent project evaluation for ee360 is being undertaken by COSI's Lifelong Learning Group (LLG), a research and evaluation team focused on the collaborative study of how people learn across the lifespan, in informal settings, and at the intersection of school and out-of-school learning. Each year, the team at LLG will conduct an evaluation, create a report of findings, and provide recommendations to the Leadership Team on how to improve the project.