The Environmental Protection Agency has selected the North American Association for Environmental Education to lead a program that seeks to provide EE training and support to environmental educators in the U.S. under a five-year cooperative agreement.
NAAEE said Thursday it will begin work on the ee360 program in 2017 in collaboration with Antioch University, Stanford University, University of Oregon, Center for Diversity and the Environment, Project Learning Tree, Earth Force and NAAEE’s affiliate network.
The agreement awarded by the EPA’s office of environmental education also calls for NAAEE to work with five federal agencies that include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. National Park Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
“Together with EPA and our partners, we look forward to helping bring more innovation to our work, with a focus on professional development and long-term support to strengthen the entire field of environmental education,” said Pepe Marcos-Iga, board chair and chief operating officer at NAAEE.
The ee360 program will feature a new podcast to be hosted by NAAEE Deputy Director Christiane Maertens and interviews with EE professionals.