Outdoor Learning in NM during COVID 19: Resources and Support for Parents, Families, Teachers, and Administrators for the 2020-2021 School Year”

With the statewide release from the New Mexico Public Education Department of the new outdoor learning guidance, we at Environmental Education of New Mexico (EENM) are excited to announce the launch of a new website to support “Outdoor Learning in New Mexico during COVID-19: Resources and Support for the 2020-2021 School Year” (https://outdoorlearningnm.org). This new website is designed to support “Parents & Families” and “Teachers & Administrators” across the Land of Enchantment with implementing outdoor learning at home, in communities, and at school during and after COVID-19. This directly aligns with our larger, community-generated vision of “Every Kid, Every Day, Every Way” to support daily, equitable access to the outdoors and environmental learning for every New Mexican child.

We have curated a variety of resources including how to connect with local organizations, agencies, and schools for support (and please feel free to add your information via the google form here: https://forms.gle/KixdUhahoKkeMRCp9). This new site provides ways to begin local, relevant, standards-aligned outdoor learning today.

In addition to all of the resources and support listed, we at EENM are excited to announce a new Fall 2020 Webinar Series, Introduction to Outdoor Learning at Home, in Communities, and at Schools and our first webinar on Social and Emotional Learning in the Outdoors.
We invite parents/guardians, teachers, school staff, and community members to participate in this three-part webinar series on outdoor learning opportunities in the Land of Enchantment. Join outdoor and environmental educators in exploring outdoor learning at home, in community, and at school and gain access to resources and support across the state of New Mexico. Join us and get outside!