2023 Pre-Conference Workshops
Choose from a wide variety of virtual workshops: $25/each
Sign up for workshops through conference registration.
Please note: Workshops overlap. Make sure to choose only one per day. Workshops are not recorded; you must participate at the scheduled time.
Connecting Students to Climate Change Through the Power of Storytelling
What are climate stories? How can they be useful tools for teaching about climate change? This interactive workshop explores these questions and more. Share your own experiences talking about climate change, generate ideas together, and leave with practical resources and next steps for bringing climate storytelling to their students.
Environmental Action Civics: A Roadmap for Success
Environmental Action Civics: A Roadmap for Success will provide formal and informal educators with the tools to incorporate experiential civics into conservation education. Participants will learn to employ tools like youth–adult partnerships, youth voice, and root cause analysis to engage diverse groups of young people in systemic change efforts.
Leading for Change: NAAEE Community Engagement Guidelines
This interactive session introduces NAAEE’s Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence and offers facilitation ideas and guidance to design learning opportunities in your community. Join us if you actively elevate Justice40 in your community and/or if your lived experiences reflect the U.S. environmental movement’s historical marginalization of varied identities, cultures, and communities. Note: Inquire by September 1. Sponsored by ee360+, fees are waived. Click below for selection process details.
Crash Course for Climate Change Educators
Teaching climate change can be complicated! Join us for a "crash course" that includes brushing up on background knowledge in climate science, exploring a curated collection of educational resources, trying out instructional strategies that center justice and inclusion, and facilitating student-directed projects. Participants will become more confident in their ability to engage students in climate education.
Learning Locally, Transforming Globally: The UN SDGs in My Community
The United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) provide a framework to build on youth-adult and community partnerships, civic action, and engagement in multiple perspectives on our places. Through engagement in a youth participatory action research model, educators will gain tools for their practice and activities ready to implement in their classrooms and communities.
Regenerative Oceans: Exploring New Pathways for the Future of Ocean Resilience
The Council of All Beings, inspired by Joanna Macy, will be held to understand the ocean's complexities to create hope and inspire collaborative action on ocean conservation. Participants will explore the concept of ocean regeneration in the light of sustainability learning.
Teaching the Whole Student with Nature Journaling
Nature journaling is a flexible and engaging practice that helps students develop academic, environmental, and social-emotional competencies. In this workshop, we will cover fundamental nature journaling skills and explore how to incorporate journaling into any teaching context to address NGSS, Common Core, and other classroom goals while centering students’ agency and lived experience.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16: 12:00–3:30 PM EDT
Creating a More Sustainable World Through Systems Thinking Education
This interactive workshop will share a systems thinking tool called the Sustainability Compass that turns sustainability education, including environmental education, from something perceived as "extra" in schools into an extraordinary opportunity for teaching and learning. Join us for dialogue, activities, and reflection about creating a more sustainable world through education
Engaging in Storytelling, Sensemaking, and Data Visualization with FieldScope
FieldScope partners with community and citizen science projects providing place-based programs that engage participants in sensemaking and storytelling with data. In this interactive workshop, you will explore and discuss datasets with project leaders and learn to design storytelling-with-data activities for your community with FieldScope.
Positionality, Privilege, and Power in Environmental Education
NOTE TIME: 12:00—3:00 PM EDT
During this workshop, we will explore Positionality, Privilege, and Power in Environmental Education by unpacking our cultural identity and power. We will also explore how our privileges impact our position and power. Lastly, we will explore culturally responsive strategies to advance our Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JDEI) efforts.
Made possible through the NAAEE and U.S. Forest Service eeINSPIRE partnership.
The Road to NAAEE Higher Education Accreditation: A Map for Success
Maybe you've been debating about accrediting your college or university EE program. Here's a great opportunity to make some headway! We'll provide critical information, including an in-depth review of standards, strategies for incorporating them into curriculum, sample assessments, and models from faculty members who are accredited.