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EECapacity supports environmental education and youth and community development in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
EECapacity links two groups of professionals: (1) established environmental educators who have developed nationally recognized guidelines and curricula (e.g., Project Wild), and (2) an emerging group of grassroots, urban environmental educators, who focus on environmental restoration and stewardship, community and youth development, and social justice, and who work along city streets, in community gardens, and in other small open spaces in cities.
Through a series of workshops, online courses, professional learning communities, and social networking opportunities, EECapacity is bringing established and urban environmental educators together to exchange ideas and resources, and form expanded social networks. As innovative environmental education practices emerge through this exchange among diverse professionals, EECapacity will share and test them. In this way, EECapacity participants will help to define the face of environmental education in an increasingly urban and diverse society.
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EECapacity’s research component will document whether and how diverse groups of educators, given opportunities to share practices and ideas, develop innovative environmental education practices.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency funds the EECapacity Project through a cooperative agreement with Cornell University.