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Talking with Green Teachers features discussions with environmental educators from around the globe. In each episode, we hear the human side of EE, while discussing some of the big questions facing this diverse branch of education. This Earth Day, win gift cards to the Non-Profit Outdoor Learning Store by subscribing to our podcast!

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Media, Communications/Social Media
NAAEE Publication
Moderator Endorsed: Research & Evaluation

Are you interested in assessing and enhancing the connections your audiences have to nature? The Practitioner Guide to Assessing Connection to Nature provides practitioners, organizations, researchers, and others with tested tools for measuring connections to nature. The guide provides information to help you choose an appropriate tool or approach for your needs, specific to your audience and their experiences, to assess connection to nature. Available as a free PDF or purchase a hard copy: Members $15 / Nonmembers $20.

Price: $20.00
NAAEE Publication
Moderator Endorsed: Early Childhood EE

As the first resource to fully address the unique practices of nature-based early childhood education, the "Nature-Based Preschool Professional Practice Guidebook" is an essential component of any nature-based educator’s toolkit. The Guidebook provides a comprehensive look at nature-based practices in four broad areas: Teaching, Environments, Safety, and Administration, and aims to answer the question: What makes a nature-based preschool safe, effective, and inclusive?

Price: $19.99
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Moderator Endorsed: Advocacy, Policy, and Civic Engagement
Moderator Endorsed: Advocacy, Policy, and Civic Engagement

eeAdvocate: An Advocacy Guide for Environmental Education Professionals & Supporters is designed to help you become a better and more confident advocate for environmental education (EE) and bring more support and funding to the field. For EE to reach its full potential, advocacy at all levels of government—local school boards, state legislatures, state and federal agencies, and federal Congressional and Senatorial outreach—is crucial. And no one is more qualified than educators themselves to help decision makers understand the benefits and impacts of EE programs on communities and individuals.

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Issue guides provide the overall framework for the deliberative discussion and help forum participants focus on alternative courses of action. Key to creating an issue guide is how it is framed - how the issue is defined and what alternative courses of actions are presented. Here you will find some resources to help you name and frame your own issues for deliberation.

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NAAEE Publication
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A deep dive into our hidden resource: 41% of the water used in Arizona comes from the ground and, in most areas, it is their only source of water. Understanding groundwater is of utmost importance to our continued survival in the arid southwest!

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Website, Classroom, Media, Video
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IJECEE, Volume 9, Number 2
IJECEE, Volume 9, Number 2
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The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.

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Publication, NAAEE Publication, Journal
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In this podcast episode of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons and guests Leo Goldsmith of ICF and Dr. Michael Mendez lay out policy recommendations on how adaptation planners can properly consider the LGBTQ+ community in their planning for disaster relief.

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Climate change and Wildfire lessons
Climate Change and Wildfire Lesson Plans
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Dig into why climate change has increased fire risk across the west and discuss how communities can mitigate fire risk in the face of climate change with three fun, hands-on lessons from the Asombro Institute for Science Education. http://asombro.org/climate/

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Classroom, Lesson Plan