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NEEF President and CEO Diane W. Wood Announces Retirement

Dear colleagues and friends of NEEF:

We write to inform you that Diane Wood, NEEF's President and CEO, has decided to retire after 12 years as head of the organization.  While we would have been delighted if Diane had decided to remain in her position longer, we support her decision as she plans to embark on what she refers to as her "gap year" to spend time enjoying her family and friends on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

NEEF & Nickelodeon Kick Off 2017 Partnership at Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Nickelodeon Seals at Park

Organizations Join Forces to Encourage Kids to be Environmental Ambassadors and Promote Environmental Stewardship in Communities Across the U.S.

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Today, NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation) and Nickelodeon’s “Get Dirty!” environmental initiative, kicked off its partnership with an Earth Day activation featuring  Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers cast (Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Benjamin Flores Jr. and Thomas Kuc) who lent a hand at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) as “Get Dirty!” ambassadors for the day.

Kevin Butt Appointed to NEEF Board of Directors

Toyota’s North American Environmental Sustainability Programs Regional Environmental Director Joins National Board 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation), announced the appointment of Kevin Butt to its Board of Directors.

New Orleans Combatting Health Issues with ‘Nature Prescriptions’

New Orleans Workshop - Health
Healthcare providers in New Orleans participated in a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of children. The National Environmental Education Foundation’s (NEEF) Children and Nature Initiative: Rx for Outdoor Activity aims to prevent serious health conditions like obesity and diabetes related to indoor sedentary lifestyles and connects children and their families to nature to promote good health, enjoyment, and environmental stewardship. NEEF trained New Orleans area physicians and other healthcare providers on the health benefits of prescribing nature and connecting kids with programs at local nature sites, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS). This workshop was the second of its kind since 2013 in New Orleans, and built upon the collaborative successes and relationships NEEF and NPS have fostered in the community.