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Across the Spectrum: Resources for Environmental Educators, Second Edition, 2015

Edited by Martha C. Monroe and Marianne E. Krasny.
Environmental educators work in a variety of places to design, deliver, and evaluate programs that inform, motivate, and empower learners of all ages. This collection of resources, perspectives, and examples will help nonformal environmental educators learn more about the field of EE, access resources and gain skills to improve their practice, and over time, build a community of practitioners to advance the field. The second edition (2015) of this e-book has 10 chapters that can be viewed or downloaded at no charge. The editors are anxious to hear more about what you would like future chapters to address! Future editions will be available with additional chapters that help environmental educators conduct nonformal EE around the continent.
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Urban Environmental Education 

Edited by Alex Russ.

Written by environmental educators in the U.S., this book advances our understanding of settings, audiences, teaching approaches and goals of urban environmental education. This book can be a useful reading for in-service and in-training educators who are interested in urban environmental education. The authors of this book hope that it will help educators in the U.S. and elsewhere to reflect on their own work, and inspire new ideas to improve their educational programs. ISBN 978-0-692-34957-1

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Measuring Environmental Education Outcomes

Edited by Alex Russ.

In this e-book, 20 environmental educators across the U.S. are trying to offer a fresh look at environmental education outcomes and their measurement. E-book chapters address such questions as: What counts as outcomes of environmental education? How can their measurement be part of environmental education curricula? How to monitor long-term impacts of environmental education programs? The e-book is prepared for environmental educators and program evaluators. ISBN 978-0-615-98351-6

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International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education: Addressing, Issues, Policies, Practices, and Research That Matter

The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.


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Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale

The Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale (NAAEE 2011), authored by Yash Bhagwanji,provides a collaborative tool for educators and others to discuss their early childhood environmental education program goals, consider strengths and areas of needed improvement, and chart a future direction for development. The Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale is easy to use while also encouraging deep discussions about program philosophy, design and implementation. Building off of NAAEE’s Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence, it is a much welcomed addition to the early childhood environmental education tool kit. Learn more and download the free pdf >>


Evaluating Your Environmental Education Programs: A Workbook for Practitioners

By Julie A. Ernst, Martha C. Monroe, and Bora Simmons. Want to evaluate your EE program, but unsure where to begin? NAAEE has a resource to help you. Evaluating Your Environmental Education Programs: A Workbook for Practitioners walks you through how to design and conduct an evaluation. Throughout the workbook, 23 exercises ask you to check your understanding (the answers are included). In addition, 47 application exercises point you to tasks that will help you develop your own evaluation. A liberal use of case studies and examples illustrate the concepts in each chapter, and over 45 figures and tables provide graphic representations for visual learners. A case study of one program demonstrates how to use each chapter to conduct an evaluation. ISBN-13: 978-1-884008-15-3. $25 Nonmembers/$20 Members



Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

By Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff and Martha C. Monroe. Presents the theory and practice for creating effective education and outreach programmes for conservation. Jacobson, McDuff, and Monroe describe an exciting array of techniques for enhancing school resources, marketing environmental messages, using mass media, developing partnerships for conservation, and designing on-site programmes for natural areas and community centres. Vivid case studies from around the world illustrate techniques and describe planning, implementation, and evaluation procedures, enabling readers to implement their own new ideas effectively. 2006, 496pp. ISBN 0-19-856772-3. $59.95 nonmember/$50.00 NAAEE member.


What's Fair Got To Do With It: Diversity Cases from Environmental Educators

Edited by Tania J. Madfes. Educators will find these cases a powerful tool for professional development. Each case is a candid, dramatic, and highly readable first-person account that makes concrete the challenges of fairness, expectations, respect, and communication when people who share goals, perhaps, but not cultures, interact. 2004, 119pp. ISBN 0-914409-20-4. $21.50 nonmember/$19.35 NAAEE Member.


Monograph 1 - Using a Logic Model to Review and Analyze an Environmental Education Program

By Thomas C. Marcinkowski. This paper reviews and analyzes a long-standing and well-documented program in environmental education, Hungerford et al.'s issue-and-action instruction program (1973- ). Logic models provide conceptual guidance and visual support for this review and analysis. These models were adapted from work in Aquatic Resource Education by Peyton, and the literature on logic modeling in program evaluation. 2004, 72 pp. ISBN 1-884008-86-0. $19.95 nonmember/$15.95 NAAEE member.


Monograph 2 - Preparing Effective Environmental Educators

Editor - Dr. Bora Simmons This, the second in the NAAEE Monograph Series, focuses on the methods used to prepare those who teach environmental education. Research and evaluation related to three main audiences for environmental education preparedness training - pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and nonformal education - are examined. The five papers presented represent an interesting and instructive array of research and evaluation that can be used to spur our thinking about the preparation of environmental educators. 2005, 89 pp. ISBN 1-884008-88-7. $19.95 nonmembers/ $15.95 NAAEE members

A Field Guide to Environmental Literacy: Making Strategic Investments in Environmental Education By James L. Elder. Published by the Environmental Education Coalition. A real heightening of our nation's environmental literacy will require momentous educational reforms both inside schools and out. The purpose of this book is to highlight the need for, and potential benefit of, foundation seed funding to promote these reforms. A terrific resource for the library of every funder, administrator, grant writer, Board member, and teacher. 2003, 110 pp. ISBN 1-884008-87-9. $34 nonmember/$28 NAAEE member.  


Environmental Education in the Schools: Creating a Program That Works!

By Judy Braus and David Wood. Need some ideas to help plan an EE program or incorporate environmental content into your teaching? This delightful and comprehensive book includes teaching strategies, fundraising and evaluation tips, resources, and dozens of actual activities focusing on everything from moral dilemmas to field trips. Originally written for Peace Corps volunteers; extremely valuable for any educator. 1994, 500 pp. ISBN 1-884008-08-9. $25.00 nonmember/$20.00 NAAEE member.



Guidelines for Excellence

Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs - Guidelines for Excellence 2010. $12.95 nonmember/$9.95 NAAEE member

Nonformal Environmental Education Programs - Guidelines for Excellence 2004. ISBN 1-884008-89-5. $9.95 nonmember/$7.95 NAAEE member

Programas De Educacion Ambiental No Formal: Pautas Para La Excelencia Spanish version of the Nonformal Environmental Education Program - Guidelines for Excellence$9.95 nonmember/$7.95 NAAEE member

Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence 2004. ISBN 1-884008-41-0 23 pp. $9.95 nonmember/$7.95 NAAEE member

Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12) 2004. ISBN 1-884008-75-5 121 pp. $12.95nonmember/$9.95 NAAEE member

Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12) Executive Summary and Self Assessment Tool 2004. 1-884008-77-1 30 pp. $9.95 nonmember/$7.95 NAAEE member

Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators 2004. ISBN 1-884008-78-X 43pp. $12.95 nonmember/$9.95 NAAEE member

Guidelines for Excellence Series Set (includes the following titles):

  • Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs - Guidelines for Excellence
  • Nonformal Environmental Education Programs - Guidelines for Excellence
  • Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence
  • Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12)
  • Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12) Executive Summary and Self-Assessment Tool
  • Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators

(produced by the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education).

$49.95 nonmembers/$39.95 NAAEE members

Urban Environmental Education: Preliminary Literature Review

Alex Kudryavtsev, Marianne E. Krasny Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab, Ithaca, NY July 11, 2012

This preliminary report is part of the future manuscript “Urban Environmental Education Framework” to be submitted to an education journal. The report was developed through EECapacity, the EPA-­funded national environmental education training program housed at the Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab and conducted in partnership with NAAEE and many other organizations across the US, Mexico, and Canada.

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Developing a Framework for Assessing Environmental Literacy

The document presents a comprehensive, research-based description of environmental literacy and provides guidance for the development of large-scale assessments of environmental literacy. It is also inspiring new approaches to EE.

The complete online edition with references is available for free download: here

National Environmental Literacy Assessment (NELA), Phase Two:

Measuring the Effectiveness of North American Environmental Education Programs with Respect to the Parameters of Environmental Literacy.

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EE Toolbox

Developed as a project of The National Consortium for Environmental Education and Training (NCEET), a program funded in 1992 by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The EE Toolbox is an organized collection of publications for educators who conduct environmental education teacher inservice programs. -More-

EETAP Resource Library Info-Sheets

The Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) delivered EE training, services and resources to education professionals across the U.S. It advanced EE with guidelines, standards, accreditation, certification, and used Internet technology to deliver courses, information, and resources. The EETAP Info-Sheets grew out of a need for increasing awareness of and access to the many diverse resources available to educators in all settings. The Info-Sheets provide brief summaries of the many studies, international forums, and long discussions about the field of EE itself. They provide an historical perspective on the development of the field and a foundation for its continuing evolution. Two broad categories are addressed: definitional issues of EE, and trends in the field.-More-

Conference Proceedings

Edited by various respected individuals in the EE field. The proceedings contain keynote addresses, synopses of general sessions, workshops, and symposia, and submitted presentation papers from the largest annual international EE conference.  Proceedings are available for 1998-2000 (with Member Directory), on CD-ROM for $36 nonmembers/$24 NAAEE member.

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