SOEL: State of Outdoor and Environmental Learning

To add your programs to SOEL, please fill out the: New Mexico SOEL Program Submission Form.

Environmental Education of New Mexico and Arizona Association for Environmental Education in partnership with the USDA Forest Service’s Southwestern Region will be launching The State of Outdoor and Environmental Learning (SOEL): A Landscape Analysis of Opportunities in the Southwest in 2021!

SOEL will include an updated inventory of outdoor and environmental learning opportunities, initiatives, curricula, and programs throughout Arizona and New Mexico, resources for using the inventory, and tools for educators, families, organizations, and community members to better connect youth to the incredible opportunities available.

The updated inventory will include programs, resources, and initiatives in conservation, experiential, environmental, nature-based, outdoor, and place-based learning that support the many valuable ways children can engage in the outdoors and environmental learning. We hope that the SOEL will serve as a platform for collaboration and partnership, help to reduce overlap in programming, guide the development of new program offerings, and give insight into existing gaps where support and investment may be needed.

To add your programs to SOEL, please fill out the: New Mexico SOEL Program Submission Form.

The form will take anywhere from 5-20 minutes to complete. Although we will be continuing to accept form submissions after the in late spring 2021, you must submit your program information April 30th to have it included when SOEL is first made available to the public.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Eileen Everett via email at director@eeanm.org. Thank you for including your information in the The State of Outdoor and Environmental Learning (SOEL): A Landscape Analysis of Opportunities in the Southwest!