Environmental Education

Carrick-a-rede in Northern Ireland. At the recent Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) General Assembly in Dublin, 70 countries were represented. (photo by Laura Hickey).

Thanksgiving in June at Environmental Education Assembly in Ireland

I’ve just returned from the Foundation for Environmental Education’s (FEE) General Assembly in Dublin, Ireland. The General Assembly is where all the participating host countries that run FEE’s education programs gather …

Germanna Community College’s New LEED Silver Science & Engineering Building

Germanna Community College in Virginia opened their new green, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver building in early May. The new science & enginneering building, located at Germanna’s …

Centreville Elementary School is one of only a few Green Flag Eco-Schools (Laura Hickey)

Metamorphosis of a Green Flag Eco-School in Centreville, Virginia

Last Friday, I had the privilege of conducting the in-person Green Flag Assessment for Virginia’s Centreville Elementary School. Elaine Tholen, Fairfax County Public Schools’ environmental coordinator, greeted me at the …

Acton Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, MA, is the fourth Eco-Schools USA Green Flag awardee. (Liz Soper)

Student Leaders in the Making at Second Massachusetts Green Flag Eco-School

On Friday, May 4, I had the distinguished opportunity to award the NWF Eco-Schools USA Green Flag to the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, MA, or “AB” as the …

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Take Action: All Kids Need Access to Safe Green Spaces!

When I was an elementary school teacher, I wanted to provide my students with experiences and opportunities that many of them wouldn’t traditionally get outside of school— access to the outdoors being …

STEM Leaders Agree on Relevancy of Environmental Education for Kids of Color

Whether it’s at the elementary, undergraduate or professional level, we have a long way to go when it comes to diversity in the “STEM,” or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career …

Savannah Country Day School (Laura Hickey)

It’s Official: Inaugural U.S. Green Ribbon School Award Winners Announced!

On April 23, 2012, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, alongside White House Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chairwoman Nancy Sutley and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, announced the winnersof the inaugural U.S. …

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action Gather to Address Elected Officials

Displaying initiative I couldn’t have imagined as a teenager, 24 young activists (ages 13-18) from around Alaska gathered in Juneau last month for the 12th annual Civics and Conservation Summit, …

Environmental Education = Fun

Today I’ve decided to highlight a couple of cool things that schools across the country are doing to make the process of greening their schools FUN. Hopefully this list will …

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Green Education Funding Remains in Limbo after White House Summit on Environmental Education

  Today I attended the first ever White House Summit on environmental education.  There were speakers ranging from Richard Louv to NASCAR.  The Presidential Environmental Youth Awardees were inspiring.  And …

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