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Community Engagement and Conservation: Introducing Two Resources for Environmental Educators

Environmental educators everywhere work in a constantly shifting landscape, from changing demographics that offer new opportunities and challenges, to an increase in the scale and scope of environmental and social issues facing every community on the...

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3/26/21
Design Principles for Online EE Programs

What does research say about promising approaches to online EE programs? Our team shares results from a systematic literature review conducted to identify what approaches appear to work best for virtual EE field trips and activities. Learn about...

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9/18/20
Centering Equity in EE's COVID Response with Angela Park

Angela Park discusses ways to center equity in Environmental Education amid the response to COVID19.

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6/23/20
Connecting Latino Communities with Nature in the Age of COVID-19

In this interactive presentation, Corazón Latino will share examples of their work, address new challenges posed by COVID-19 in reaching the Latino community, and share examples of how technology can be used to overcome these challenges.

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5/15/20
Plugged In: A Practical Guide to Moving Place-Based Learning Online

Learn tips and tricks for moving from place-based learning online. 

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5/15/20
Be a Star Conference Presenter: Design a Session That Reflects How People Learn Best

Educators know, based on years of research, that effective learning happens when learners are:

  • Actively engaged (as opposed to passive recipients of information)
  • Equal partners in the learning process
  • Socially engaged
  • ...
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9/13/19
Guest Perceptions of Physical Activity Point-of-Decision Prompts at a Conservatory with Botanical Gardens

Point-of-decision prompts are cost-effective strategies to promote physical activity in public
spaces. This study explored how adult and child guests of a conservatory with botanical gardens
perceived point-of-decision prompts that aimed...

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8/30/19
An Update of the Literature Supporting the Well-Being Benefits of Plants: Part 2 Physiological Health Benefits

This paper focused on providing evidence from the literature regarding the physiological health benefits associated with plants, thereby influencing the physiological, psychological, and cognitive well-being constructs affecting quality of life. These...

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8/20/19
Fostering Collaborations and Engaging Communities Using NAAEE’s Guidelines for Excellence

In the May 2019 installment of the eeINSPIRE webinar series, presented by NAAEE in partnership with the US Forest Service, we heard from Bora Simmons (National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education) and Anne Umali (NAAEE). Watch the...

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6/10/19
Connecting People to Nature: From Caring to Conservation and More

Hear from three experts exploring research, strategies, and benefits of connecting people to nature: Louise Chawla, University of Colorado; Lauren Watkins, Impact by Design; and Sheila Williams-Ridge, University of Minnesota. 

NAAEE featured...

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5/20/19
Do Experiences With Nature Promote Learning? Converging Evidence of a Cause-and-Effect Relationship

Do experiences with nature – from wilderness backpacking to plants in a preschool, to a wetland lesson on frogs—promote learning? Until recently, claims outstripped evidence on this question. But the field has matured, not only substantiating...

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5/20/19
How do climate change experiments alter plot-scale climate?

To understand and forecast biological responses to climate change, scientists frequently use field
experiments that alter temperature and precipitation. Climate manipulations can manifest in complex ways, however, challenging interpretations of...

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5/3/19
Inspiring Conservation Action

In the April 2019 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series we heard from Nicole Ardoin (link is external) (Stanford University) and Judy Braus (Executive Director, NAAEE), taking a deep dive into NAAEE's Toolkit for Engaging People in Conservation...

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4/26/19
What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces

The multiple benefits of ‘nature’ for human health and well‐being have been documented at an increasing rate over the past 30 years. A growing body of research also demonstrates the positive well‐being benefits of nature‐connectedness. There is,...

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4/22/19
Plant Madness: A Classroom Game Using Bracketology for Horticulture Plant Identification Courses

Plant Madness was a classroom activity developed and implemented for the Landscape Plants II identification course at Kansas State University. The game was modeled after the National Collegiate Athletic Association college basketball March Madness...

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4/1/19
Nature and Health in Communities: A Review of Best Available Science

The Green Cities: Good Health web site is an informational portal to the extensive research on nature and human wellness response. Dr. Wolf, the project director, will provide an overview of the science and its relevance in community policy and...

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3/16/18
Nicky Boyd: Creative Evaluation Made Easy

Nicky's presentation provided insight into qualitative evaluation, including what evaluation can do, what to consider before you begin and how to plan evaluation. In addition to this Nicky shared a host of interesting and creative data gathering...

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3/8/18
Theano Moussouri from University College London: Research and evaluation

This popular webinar was attended by botanic garden professionals from around the world, from Poland to the USA, Norway to Canada. The participants gathered to discuss new and exciting ways to carry out research and evaluation at botanic gardens....

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3/8/18
Educational Webinar: Evaluation Tools Roundtable

Check out this recorded webinar from the Education Professional Development Community on environmental education evaluation tools. Hear from a variety of public garden professionals and enjoy the lively discussion on what has worked well for them! 

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2/20/18
Evaluating Arts Grant Portfolios

The National Endowment for the Arts continued its webinar series on evaluating arts programs with a discussion on how state arts agencies and regional arts organizations are using evaluation to assess their grant portfolios.

Laura Scanlan, NEA...

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2/2/18

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