Weekend viewing – “eeLEARN is a series of online learning modules exploring the foundations of environmental education”

One of their video resources offers a range of perspectives on #enviroed from around the world.

Q. How would you introduce #enviroed to someone unfamiliar with its aims and scope?

Find out more about eeLEARN at https://naaee.org/eepro/learning/eelearn

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.


#enviroed – a “need to have” not just a “nice to have”?

How is GAP linked to playing a long game in bringing environmental education into the mainstream?
Find out in this news piece about the Pisces Foundation and its work with NAAEE and C&NN.
[Bonus credit to those who knew the body of research mentioned in the article before following the link!]


Nicole Ardoin recognized for contributions to environmental education research

Congrats to one of the journal’s associate editors, Nicole Ardoin!


The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)—a network of more than 20,000 educators, researchers and organizational members in more than 30 countries—has recognized NICOLE ARDOIN, associate professor at the Graduate School of Education [Stanford University], with one of its highest honors for her outstanding contributions to research.

Ardoin, who is also a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, has worked for more than two decades to explore the role of education in informal settings as it relates to attitudes, values, knowledge and longer-term practices of sustainability and natural resource conservation. In this work, she has collaborated with parks, museums, aquariums, nature-based tourism programs and philanthropic foundations, among other community-based organizations.

Ardoin’s research emphasizes the importance of learning experiences that are social, place-based, immersive, connected to the natural world and relevant to everyday life for facilitating conservation and sustainability-related outcomes. Among her current projects, Ardoin is collaborating with NatureBridge, a provider of residential environmental learning in national parks, to explore socio-emotional learning in outdoor education programs. This work builds on a six-year partnership during which Ardoin and her team have pursued new approaches to research and evaluation in NatureBridge’s Yosemite and Golden Gate Park settings. Additionally, Ardoin is the social science lead on a National Science Foundation-supported interdisciplinary research study that considers the social and ecological effects of declining fog cover on California’s coastal redwoods.

Visit Stanford’s Graduate School of Education website to read more.

NAAEE Research Symposium 2016

Check out the NAAEE Research Symposium 2016, getting underway in Madison today.

Many thanks to Ruth Kermish-Allen (Chair, NAAEE Research Special Interest Group
Chair, Research Symposium) and Nicole Ardoin (Chair-Elect, NAAEE Research
Special Interest Group Co-Chair, Research Symposium) for pulling this event together.

“We are so excited to have you join us in Madison, Wisconsin, for the Annual NAAEE Research Symposium, which draws colleagues from around the world. Over two days, this symposium provides an ideal venue to gather as a community, engage in boundary-pushing dialogue, and create the foundation of exciting environmental education (EE) research initiatives. We will explore new ideas and approaches, reflect on the evolution of our field, address complex problems, and cultivate collaborations through facilitated discussions, posters, workshops, and informal conversation. As you attend the sessions, we challenge you to consider how emerging issues, solutions, methods, and theories can inform current and future EE research. We are eager to hear your reflections throughout the symposium and during the closing plenary.”