Start the week by registering for the WEEC2017 Research Symposium, Vancouver

This day-long Research Symposium at the World Environmental Education Congress 2017 will provide a range of insights and dialogues to focus our attention on questions of strategy and priority for environmental education.

The day will include plenary panels in the morning and afternoon, alongside participatory dialogues and a strategy workshop. The first half of the day will focus on trajectories of environmental education, through presentations and discussion that probe why the field of environmental education has become what it is, and where might it be heading. The second half of the day will focus on priorities for environmental education, through presentations and discussion that probe how to increase the contributions of research, policy, and strategy in advancing environmental education.

Short and provocative position papers from invited speakers will be pre‐circulated on the event themes. Registrants will be expected to have read the short position papers and come prepared to discuss them with their authors and other attendees.

Participation is limited to congress delegates and with no additional fee, with pre-registration required. Register for this thought-provoking symposium on the main congress registration site.

The Research Symposium is being co-organised by Marcia McKenzie, Director of The Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI), and Alan Reid, on behalf of the research and evaluation strand of WEEC2017, with sponsorship from The Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) and Environmental Education Research.

http://weec2017.eco-learning.org/community-outreach-workshop/

Tips on Thursdays – know someone who needs a research award?

There aren’t many awards in this field, but NAAEE does have some, including an “Outstanding Contributions to Research in EE” category.
Find out more on how to nominate – and of course, eligibility criteria – at the Research and Evaluation group eePRO group (you may need to join eePRO to see this):
You can read about the award and past winners at:
… and may spot some notable gaps in that list – a spur to nominate perhaps? Deadline is tight – 4 August!
PS if this category doesn’t quite fit, there are others, and other award schemes out – use the comments area to share those?

Start the week by getting ready for NW30 at ECER in Copenhagen, August 2017

It is now 6 weeks and counting for the annual meeting of Network 30 on Environmental and Sustainability Education Research, at the European Conference on Educational Research.

You can check out the program at:

http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-programmes/conference/22/network/590/

This year, there will be 14 sessions, a focus on its special call for 2017, “Re-orienting education towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): exploring the ambivalent roles of policy and educational research”, and a  wider conference trying to be greener than before:

http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-2017-copenhagen/programme-central-events/going-green/

As usual, the journal will be supporting the event, with many of the editorial board and contributors in attendance. We look forward to seeing the best papers and debates making their way into the journal in due course!

Har et godt møde!

Reminder: WEEC Research Symposium 2017

This collaborative venture takes place on Monday 11th September in Vancouver, during the community outreach event slot in the program at WEEC. Further details will be posted at the link in due course; registration is vital for participation; see: bit.do/WEEC2017RS

The day will include plenary panels in the morning and afternoon, alongside participatory dialogues and a strategy workshop. The first half of the day will focus on trajectories of environmental education, through presentations and discussion that probe why the field of environmental education has become what it is, and where might it be heading. The second half of the day will focus on priorities for environmental education, through presentations and discussion that probe how to increase the contributions of research, policy, and strategy in advancing environmental education.

Short and provocative position papers from invited speakers will be pre‐circulated on the event themes. Registrants will be expected to have read the short position papers and come prepared to discuss them with their authors and other attendees.

Registration now open for the Research Symposium at NAAEE in Puerto Rico

On behalf of the organising committee, we’d like to encourage you to register for this exciting event, held October 17-18.

This year’s event will have 3 tracks for keynotes and concurrent sessions:

  1. Research challenges and opportunities at Tbilisi+40
  2. Intergenerational conversations about the past, present, and future of EE research
  3. Mainstays and innovations at the Research Symposium

Participants at the event can also join live eeHACK sessions to hack #enviroed, participate in the field session, “EE Research at El Yunque National Forest” or network at the research dinner.

Full details in the extract from the registration packet, and at the link. Follow the discussion online during the event via the eePRO research and evaluation group, and #NAAEE2017 on social media.

https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/conference

Reminder – call for abstracts for Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) – closing 15 June

EEASA takes place September 17-22, in Maun, Botswana.
Main Theme: Enhancing Quality Education through Environment and Sustainability Education in Southern Africa.
Abstracts can be submitted under the following sub themes:
– Mainstreaming ESE for quality education in the formal and informal education systems to achieve the SDGs
– Young people transforming lives, knowledge and human landscapes through ESE
– Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) as vehicle for building capacity for sustainable society for achievement of SDGs.
– Civil Societies mainstreaming ESE in the implementation of the SDGs
– ESE and Art-based approaches in ESE
– Integration of Indigenous Knowledge in all sectors
– The role of gender in the implementation of SDGs through ESE
– The role of Media in ESE for achievement of SDGs
– ESE access and sustainable harvesting of Natural Resources
– The role of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in achieving the SDGs
– Communities working with ESE to achieve the SDGs
– Understanding changing socio-ecological contexts through appropriate new research capacity (New research methods and theories)
Further details at the link.

http://ow.ly/lAS930c1HqI

EEASA 2017 – Call for abstracts

Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA)

  • Final Date for Submission 15 June 2017.

Main Theme: Enhancing Quality Education through Environment and Sustainability Education in Southern Africa.

Abstracts can be submitted under the following sub themes:

  • Mainstreaming ESE for quality education in the formal and informal education systems to achieve the SDGs
  • Young people transforming lives, knowledge and human landscapes through ESE
  • Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) as vehicle for building capacity for sustainable society for achievement of SDGs
  • Civil Societies mainstreaming ESE in the implementation of the SDGs
  • ESE and Art-based approaches in ESE
  • Integration of Indigenous Knowledge in all sectors
  • The role of gender in the implementation of SDGs through ESE
  • The role of Media in ESE for achievement of SDGs
  • ESE access and sustainable harvesting of Natural Resources
  • The role of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in achieving the SDGs
  • Communities working with ESE to achieve the SDGs
  • Understanding changing socio-ecological contexts through appropriate new research capacity (New research methods and theories)

Find out more at the website: EEASA 2017 – EEASA