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Mindful Action Towards Progress

November 4-6, 2016
The 2016 NEEEA Conference
WIsdom House, Litchfield CT

Join us as we explore what drives individual and collective involvement in environmental education through natural science, psychology, art, advocacy, faith, mindfulness, research, spirituality and media.


Advancing Climate Change Education in New England

All across New England, state environmental education alliances hosted conferences with a common theme: climate change education. A project of the New England Environmental Alliance, made possible in part by an environmental education grant from the U.S. EPA.

Building(s) for Climate Change Solutions
A one-of-a-kind, think-outside-the-box, hands-on event open to designers, builders, facilities managers, educators, students, and other thinkers interested in whole school community approaches to climate change mitigation. Free.

9am to 3pm   March 16     Save The Bay Center, Providence, RI
Presented by the RI Environmental Education Association
and the US Green Building Council RI

Climate Change / Behavior Change
Best Practices in climate change education and communication • Briefings on research on climate change, behavior change and education in Maine • Case studies of innovative programs • Opportunities to apply what you are learning to your own work. Special half-day short course on Wed. March 23:
Fostering Environmental Action Through Education

2:00pm-5:00pm Wed. March 23  •  8:45am-4:30pm, Thur. March 24   Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Presented by the Maine Environmental Education Association

Citizen Science: The Power of Involvement
Learn how to engage students and public through citizen science. Join scientists, teachers, environmental educators and project coordinators as they share ways to involve your audiences in understanding climate change impacts and incorporating real science studies into classrooms and programs. Keynote by Jennifer Shirk,

9:00am-3:00pm  April 1    Goodwin College, Hartford CT
Presented by the Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association

Cultivating Climate Resilience
An education summit for empowerment and action. For formal and non-formal K–12 educators, focused on climate change resilience, featuring a panel discussion with four model schools that are putting best practices into action.

Saturday, April 9, 2016   Montpelier High School, Montpelier, VT
Presented by the Vermont State-Wide Environmental Education Programs (VT SWEEP)


Leadership Summit for
April 14, 6:00pm - April 15, 4:00pm
Common Ground High School, New Haven CT 

Take part in transforming the environmental education field.
The Summit brings together young professionals, emerging leaders alongside established environmental education leaders and innovators. Identify barriers to leadership. Imagining pathways to supporting and empowering a new, diverse generation of environmental education leaders.

Registration is free. Meals and lodging are provided. Limited to 30 participants.

Download the details here

Click here to submit an application



Advancing Climate Change Education in New England