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North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)



NAAEE is a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting a healthy, sustainable environment through education. In its work, NAAEE takes a cooperative, nonconfrontational approach to promoting education about environmental issues. This professional association vigorously supports the work of professionals and students in the field of environmental education.
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Address:
NAAEE's Conference, Publications,
Rock Spring , GA 30739
USA
Contact Person: Barbara Eager
Phone: (706) 764-2926
Fax: (706) 764-2094
E-Mail: beager410@aol.com
Website: http://www.naaee.org
   


Detailed Information:
NAAEE is a network of professionals and students working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in more than 55 countries around the world. Since 1971, the Association has promoted environmental education and supported the work of environmental educators. There are many environmental interest groups, and many organizations dedicated to improving education. NAAEE uniquely combines and integrates both of these perspectives, and takes a cooperative, nonconfrontational approach to promoting education about environmental issues. The Association is made up of people who have thought seriously about how people become literate concerning environmental issues. NAAEE members believe education must go beyond consciousness-raising about these issues. It must prepare people to think together about the difficult decisions they have to make concerning environmental stewardship, and to work together to improve, and try to solve, environmental problems. NAAEE recognizes the need for a coherent body of information about environmental issues. Its members also recognize that information and analysis are only part of an effective education program. To be truly effective, this body of knowledge must be integrated into all aspects of the curriculum and into all types of educating institutions for the widest array of audiences. In order to translate theory into reality, and provide tangible support for environmental education and environmental educators, NAAEE engages in a variety of programs and activities. Some examples are the annual conference at varying North American sites, an extensive publications program, the VINE (Volunteer-led Investigations of Neighborhood Ecology) Network, the Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) program, the Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP), the Urban Leadership Collaboratives (ULC) program, and NAAEE's National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education.


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