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NEEF Awards 'Greening STEM' Grants to Educators Nationwide

Children learning and observing at a creek bed

11 educators from across the country receive NEEF’s Greening STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education) grants, supported by Mitsubishi

WASHINGTON -- Today, NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation) announced the 11 recipients of the 2015 Greening STEM Grants, supported by Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA).

Dr. Martin Philbert Appointed to NEEF Board of Directors

Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health Tapped for National Board

WASHINGTON, DC – NEEF, also known as the National Environmental Education Foundation, announced today the appointment of Dr. Martin Philbert to its Board of Directors. Dr. Philbert is professor of toxicology and dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health having previously served as senior associate dean for research at the school since 2004.

Largest Volunteer Day for Public Lands Boasts 2,500 Events Nationwide

On September 26th, almost 200,000 volunteers from across the country converged at 2,500 sites across the nation for National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Hosted by NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation), NPLD events included environmental stewardship activities such as trail restoration, planting trees and shrubs and collecting litter, as well as educational and recreational activities such as kayaking, birding and camping.

NEEF's "Dealing with Drought" Course Describes Possible 'New Normal' for Parts of U.S.

Dealing with Drought Udemy Course Screenshot

Free Online Course Provides Big-Picture Overview of Drought in America and Actions Individuals Can Take to Conserve Water

WASHINGTON DC – This week NEEF launched a free online course devoted to helping the American public understand the science of drought and its impacts, today and in the future. To help the public respond, the course also provides actionable steps individuals can take to reduce their water usage.

West Fargo, ND Teacher Wins National Environmental Prize

Montana and Rhode Island Educators Win Merit Awards

WASHINGTON, DC –Today the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Sara Forness, a teacher at West Fargo High School, the 2015 Richard C. Bartlett Award in a ceremony in Washington DC. This award was given in conjunction with the 2015 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education (PIAEE Award), which Ms. Forness also received.

NEEF and the Green Sports Alliance Sign an MOU to Engage Sports Fans

On May 7, 2015, The Green Sports Alliance and NEEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate efforts aimed at furthering the environmental knowledge of sports fans across the country, extending fans’ engagement and inspiring environmental actions in daily life.

Hispanic Families Invited to Participate in Today’s Tree Planting Event

HOUSTON - Hispanic families in the Houston area are invited to participate in a special event today honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Arbor Day in the City of Houston as part of the National Environmental Education Foundation’s (NEEF) “Nuestros Espacios Verdes Día a Día” or “Our Green Spaces Every Day” campaign.

Jeniffer Harper-Taylor Appointed to NEEF Board of Directors

Expert in STEM Education at the Siemens Foundation Tapped for National Board

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) announced today the appointment of Jeniffer Harper-Taylor to its Board of Directors.