The EEANM team is releasing two new EE resources—our new Statewide Inventory of K-12 EE Programs and the Best Practices Tool for EE Program Development—and asking for community feedback by February 15, 2018.
Building A Living EE Inventory
EEANM is developing an inventory of New Mexico organizations and programs related to K-12 environmental education. With all the great programming across the state, we know our initial inventory is far from complete, and we’re seeking additions and edits to the document. Click here to review what we have so far and learn about the vision for the Statewide Inventory.
Our vision is for this inventory to help…
- organizations identify the need for new programs based on geographical and topical gaps
- environmental educators who want to collaborate with others and avoid program overlap and duplication
- classroom teachers looking for real-world programs and experiences to enhance their lessons
- students seeking opportunities to learn independently and get involved with environmental education organizations
- families looking for interesting adventures and fulfilling experiences
Elevating EE with Best Practices in Program Development
The next resource ready for review is our Best Practices in EE Program Development. This tool was introduced at last year’s Environmental Literacy Summit, and this is our second round of feedback. We welcome your suggestions to improve it further.
Environmental educators can use this tool to guide new program development and improve existing offerings. We’ve distilled the North American Association for Environment Education’s Guidelines for Excellence and other research-based recommendations into a series of questions organized by program components. Use this document as a checklist to identify what’s working well in your program and where you have room to improve.
Please send your feedback by Thursday, Feburary 15. Updated resources will be released by March 1, 2018.