Community EE Guidelines

This fall, Marianne Krasny, Akiima Price, and I were teaching an online course “Environmental Education in Urban Communities.” Environmental educators and leaders educators from all over the U.S. who participated in this course developed their versions of the future Guidelines for Excellence focused on environmental education in communities. These guidelines are NOT official, yet they offer plenty of great ideas. I’d like to thank all educators who developed these guidelines. If you organize an environmental education program, you may want to take a look. This online course was organized by the¬†EECapacity project (

DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES (PDF file): Guidelines.pdf



Community Environmental Education Guidelines

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) created the Guidelines for Excellence to improve the quality of environmental education. The Guidelines cover such topics as environmental literacy, professional development of environmental educators, and implementation of non-formal environmental education. Now, Bora Simmons and Akiima Price lead a project on developing a new set of Guidelines on Community Environmental Education. Watch this video, which I filmed last year at the NAAEE conference: