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National Environmental Education Week 2022 and Beyond

For over 16 years, the National Environmental Education Foundation has brought EE Week to life with events, projects, resources, and stories that help inform and celebrate the critical work educators are doing across the country to instill a passion for science and the environment in their students.  
However, just as the COVID-19 pandemic has moved education outside of the classroom, we believe now is the time to move environmental education beyond EE Week.

Extending EE Week to meet educator needs

Instead of packing all of our educational resources and events into a handful of days in late April, we have decided to expand our EE offerings throughout the year. 
This means we can share more high-quality materials and align our EE offerings with a traditional school year schedule—making it more intuitive for educators to incorporate environmental education into their lesson plans.
We hope you are as excited as we are to begin this new era of year-round environmental education.

Earth Month 2022

For 2022 we are celebrating Earth Month with our favorite tips to celebrate our natural world all month.  Check out our Earth Month page and let us know what you do!


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Check out resources from past EE WEEK to keep the learning fresh all year long.

EE Week 2021: April 19-23

Want to see last year's EE Week Webinars?

Learn about getting your citizen science project off the ground, experiencing nature from the classroom, and talking to kids about climate change.
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What the World’s Largest Biodiversity Challenge Shows Us About the Power of Citizen Science

The Power of Citizen Science

Check out an article about the City Nature Challenge, a BioBlitz-style competition held each spring in cities across the globe.
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How One Ecologist Found Success Connecting Students to Public Lands Through Outdoor Education

Greening STEM in the Field

Learn how one ecologist found success connecting students to public lands through outdoor education.
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Greening STEM Biodiversity Activities for the Classroom

Learn about biodiversity with resources that were developed by NEEF and the Frost Museum of Science for implementation in virtual classrooms.
Get Started
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Environmental Education at Home

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NEEF has compiled a list of toolkits and activity guides you can do at home.
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Ecologist at a riverbank

Environmental Educator Resources

Check out these resources tailored for educators, citizen scientists, and more!
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Kid with plant in class

EE in Action

Interviews with EE personalities and stories about students, teachers, and professionals using the Greening STEM approach in their everyday lives.
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Outdoor classroom

Benefits of Environmental Education

Greening STEM is an ideal way to integrate academic disciplines, stimulate academic and social growth, and promote conservation.
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NEEF Programs & Initiatives
Outdoor classroom, Greening STEM

Greening STEM Hub

Every classroom has a STEM lab right outside their doors. Our Greening STEM Hub has the resources educators need to engage students with nature.
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Climate Superstars Students smiling in different locations

Samsung Climate Superstars

Presented by Samsung, ENERGY STAR®, and NEEF, Climate Superstars is an online environmental challenge to get kids excited about the environment.
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