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April 10, 2024

Children laugh while laying in the grass. The Outside for 5 crest sits in the lower center of the image.

NAAEE Affiliate Network Launches Outside for 5!

When students go outdoors, research shows they can become more confident, attentive, creative, and cooperative. Join the #OutsideFor5 pledge campaign that encourages educators to incorporate a lesson or activity for at least 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, or any meaningful amount of time. Take the pledge and be entered to win a gift card to the Outdoor Learning Store!

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NAAEE 2024 Call for PresentationsJust 3 Weeks Left to Submit Your Proposals for NAAEE 2024!

Deadline: April 26
Keep those proposals rolling in! We're looking forward to our in-person conference this year, in Pittsburgh, PA, and can't wait to read your presentation ideas. Learn more about the Research Symposium format and the six Conference strands. 

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Beautiful mangrove lush thicket in Sri LankaUN Recognizes Restoration Flagship Initiatives Around the World

Learn about seven environmental initiatives from Africa, Latin America, the Mediterranean, and South Asia that have been recognized by the World Restoration Flagship awards.

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Community Engagement in School-Based EE

Learn what a panel of experts said about building school-community partnerships through topics like environmental literacy, agriculture and gardening, and youth empowerment when Cornell University gathered them together in 2023.

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green illustration of houses, energy infrastructure, transportationEnvironmental Escape Rooms: Making Learning About Climate Change Fun for Kids

In 2020, StemChef used game-based learning in the form of a virtual escape room to help kids recall key concepts and make positive associations with topics that often accompany “doom and gloom” imagery.

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Register Now for NatStart24

July 31–Aug 2
Join the Natural Start Alliance network at the 10th annual nature-based early learning conference in Portland, OR!

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 Grid of varying ecosystems around the world such as desserts, mountains, and ocean.

Call for eePRO Content

Submit your favorite lessons or activities to engage children and communities in caring for our planet on Earth Day and beyond.

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From the eePRO Community


Professional Development


Caterpillars Count! Citizen Science Project

Inspiring Student Action Through Urban Heat Island Investigations

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Grants, Contests, Publishing

EE Teacher Workshops by NESS & NOAA

Zayed Sustainability Prize Open

Working Towards Racial Equity Cohort Accepting Applications

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For Students and Educators

Biodiversity and the Importance of Teamwork

Climate Ready Schools Coalition

Ecosophia: Ecological Wisdom

NH Youth Climate Education Advocacy

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