OUR MISSION: 

Optimize environmental and sustainability education for everyone who lives, learns, works, and plays in Washington State—to create thriving environments for schools, communities, and businesses.

WHAT WE DO: CATALYZE, CONVENE, COMMUNICATE 

CATALYZE

Share relevant and meaningful information about the state of Environmental and Sustainability Education

  • Develop a Green Paper to highlight issues and challenges in Environmental and Sustainability Education and policy and program opportunities to address these. The end goal is to create a community of action.

Support a strong and effective professional community of Environmental and Sustainability educators

  • Provide organizational members professional development, resources and support.

Partner with the Governors’ office – Outdoor Recreation, Natural Resource Management, and Education

  • Help them meet their needs e.g., get more people learning and playing outside; create a generation of young people who are stewards of our state’s natural resources; and promote environment science, agricultural sciences, and natural resource learning and career opportunities for students throughout Washington state.

CONVENE

Facilitate a series of equity focused gatherings for Environmental and Sustainability educators

  • Host regional summits in Spring & Summer 2017 to build consensus for a yearly annual conference for environment and sustainability educators and partners.

  • Bring an equity lens to Environmental and Sustainability Education programs by partnering with community based organizations.

  • Support the Network of existing Environmental and Sustainability Educators and bring new people into the work.

COMMUNICATE

Share Environmental and Sustainability Education resources and provide avenues for virtual communication and networking

  • Refresh the E3 Washington website.

  • Create an online map of ESE resources across the state.

  • Utilize social media tools.

  • Connect Washington state educators to NAAEE resources.

 

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