Guidelines for Excellence: Community Engagement in Environmental Education
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) compiled a Community Engagement resource to support environmental educators dedicated to strengthening the connection between the local environment and community. The guidelines layout steps "for creating more inclusive working environments that support social equity, effective partnerships and coalitions, and long-term change."
The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office's Environmental Science Training Center created case studies from across the Chesapeake Bay watershed to compliment the guidelines and share how regional environmental education organizations are strengthening their community engagement practices through Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) programming.
This resource combines the NAAEE Guidelines with the Chesapeake Bay watershed videos. Some guidance is offered on how to use this resource but make adjustments for your context. You might want to review the content by yourself or, work through each Key Characteristic with coworkers followed by a discussion on how the ideas shared could be incorporated into your organization.
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