CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE PAEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Voting is now open for five positions on our board of directors. The all-volunteer board is comprised of environmental educators from organizations throughout the state. They work to ensure that PAEE fulfills its mission of uniting, supporting and empowering the community of environmental educators in Pennsylvania.
Please review each of the candidates and the description of the positions for which they were nominated. Elections close on May 31st, 2016. You must be an active PAEE member to vote in the elections.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE 2016 CONFERENCE A SUCCESS!
- Over 150 environmental educators representing nature centers, conservation districts, non-profits, state agencies, schools and universities across the state attended the 53 workshops
- Keynote speakers Olivia Bouler and Pennsylvania DEP Secretary John Quigley, and PA Dept. of Education Science Adviser Dave Baumann reaffirmed the importance of environmental education
- The PAEE board of directors presented 5 awards, including the first ever President's Award, to recognize excellence in environmental education
U.S. House & Senate Pass the Every Student Succeeds Act
In December, the U.S. House & Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act. The bill replaced the No Child Left Behind Act and includes language that encourages teachers and schools to take advantage of the educational, social and health benefits that environmental education can provide. Additionally, it positions environmental science as STEM learning, and makes additional grant funding for environmental education programs available to states. Click here to read the press release from the North American Association for Environmental Education. The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators is the state affiliate organization to NAAEE.