FREE Webinars NHEE is Cohosting with NAAEE

North American Association for Environmental Education

Design Principles for Online EE Programs

Thursday, September 10, 3-4 PM ET

What does research say about promising approaches to online EE programs? Our team will share results from a systematic literature review conducted to identify what approaches appear to work best for virtual EE field trips and activities. Learn about evidence-based design principles that can be integrated into your fall programs.


Eileen Merritt is a Research Scientist in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University. Her research focuses on supporting environmental educators as they strive to improve learning experiences for their students.

Marc J. Stern is a Professor in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. His research, teaching, and outreach focus on environmental education, environmental communications, and the human dimensions of natural resource management. His recent book, Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Guide, translates theory into practice for problem-solving in the sustainability arena.

Bob Powell is the Director of the Institute for Parks at Clemson University(link is external) and the George B. Hartzog, Jr. Endowed Professor in Philosophy, Parks, and Environmental Ethics in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. His research and outreach program focuses on environmental education, park and protected area management, and ecotourism. 

B. Troy Frensley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His scholarship and teaching focuses on environmental education, student engagement, and evaluation. 

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Webinar: A New Guide to Help You Assess Connection to Nature

September 22, 2020, 2-3 PM ET


Martha Monroe is a professor, extension specialist, and associate director of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida.

Louise Chawla is Professor Emerita in the Environmental Design Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, a Fellow in the university’s Community Engagement, Design and Research Center, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Children and Nature Network.    

Gabby Salazar is a PhD student at the University of Florida and lead writer of the Practitioner Guide to Assessing Connection to Nature

Are you interested in understanding the dimensions of your audiences’ relationships with nature? Do you need to demonstrate to funders that your programs increase learners’ connection to nature? A new guidebook can help you measure this elusive concept with young children, teenagers, or adults. This webinar will introduce you to the guidebook and the 11 assessment tools it features. A pdf of the Guide is free at NAAEE’s Publication site. Join Martha Monroe, Louise Chawla, and Gabby Salazar for this relevant and helpful webinar!

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