The Expanding Capacity in Environmental Education Project – EECapacity – aims to build on and expand the critical role environmental education plays in fostering healthy environments and communities. Funded by a generous grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency, EECapacity creates multiple opportunities for people to come together to learn, share, and grow. The community of learners includes professionals working in nature centers; leaders in community gardening, “friends of parks” organizations, and other “civic ecology” practices; zoo, aquarium, museum, and botanic garden educators; teachers and university faculty; and individuals working in community and faith-based organizations, larger non-profits, government, and business.
NewKnowledge is serving as the external evaluator for this major effort, working closely with researchers from Cornell University and the North American Association for Environmental Education, among others.
See EE-Capacity Resources for the eeEcology Map website and Guide to the eeEcology Map, as well as Perspectives on Environmental Education: Curriculum, Instructor Guide, and Materials.