JOIN US FOR THE 2017 PAEE CONFERENCE
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017 PAEE AWARDS
The annual awards are an important way that environmental educators in Pennsylvania can recognize one another and celebrate the great work that is happening throughout the state. Nominate an exceptional environmental educator, organization or partner today!
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.