Environmental Education

Cornell's famous McGraw Hall and Tower (flickr | andymw91)

Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab to Lead EPA Environmental Education Program

The Ivy League gets especially green around the southern shore of Cayuga Lake–never more so than when it comes to environmental education. Cornell University’s Civic Ecology Lab has been chosen …


Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s …


New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.

The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly …

A Student-Led Recycling Initiative

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Paige Dedrick, a student at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York.  She introduced me to the Plasti-Gone Initiative, a student led project she founded with several of …

Eat this dandelion. (flickr | Michael Kappel)

Touching, Smelling and Tasting Nature in North Carolina

If you’re like me—and the rules of blogging dictate that I must assume you are—you hear ‘Davidson’ and think of former Davidson College great Stephen Curry, a 2008-09 consensus first-team …


Bi-Partisanship Hits Capitol Hill – Thanks to Environmental Education!

  Today the bi-partisan No Child Left Inside Act (NCLI) (S.1372 and H.R. 2547) was introduced by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD).  The …

Big Ben (Photo by Laura Hickey)

The Foundation for Environmental Education: a Diverse, Flexible Family Meets in London

This past weekend, I was in London for the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) consultative meeting. FEE operates five programs worldwide:  Eco-Schools, Blue Flag, Green Key, Young Reporters for the …

EE Blog Picture

Environmental Education is the Key to U.S. Students’ Success!

  Last week must have been a slow news week for the right wing media,  as the new Maryland state environmental education graduation requirement was placed on their “most wanted” media …

Boston Latin School's Green Flag (Photo: Curtis Fisher)

Partying Under a Green Flag at Boston Latin

Wow, what a day in Boston, MA!  On Thursday, June 9th, I had the privilege of awarding the Boston Latin School (BLS) with the Eco-Schools USA Green Flag Award! And …


Eco-Schools: A Tale of Three Countries

    The global dimensions pathway guides students to make connections to the global community, to learn about and respect the cultures and environmental issues facing countries around the world.  …

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