2018 USFS BioBlitz Grant - NOW CLOSED

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with major funding support from US Forest Service (USFS), is offering a little over $17,000 through mini-grants to facilitate BioBlitz activities. Awarded grantees will be expected to facilitate the development of educational and conservation activities on local Forest Service lands, other partner public lands, local and municipal public lands, or on lands within urban communities. Programming should connect participants to urban forests and nature-based spaces: meeting people where they are.

Get Dirty! Learning Expedition Toolkit

Make your next field experience a learning expedition. This guide is designed to assist in planning an instructive and memorable outing that incorporates best practices of outdoor environmental education.

The toolkit proceeds step-by-step from planning, to conducting, to presenting place-based projects. Additional resources and tips are suggested. Supplemental activities that develop goal setting, leadership, and team building skills are also included.

2018 Resolve to Save Calendar

Hoping to make some changes in your routine this year? Planning to make 2018 better than 2017? Whether it’s saving money, making healthier choices, or reducing your environmental footprint, small steps can help you reach your goals. Download the 2018 Resolve to Save Calendar for ideas and guidance to help you stay on track.

Winning in the Marketplace and the Workplace

Activating the Workplace by Engaging Employees in Sustainability

In its ongoing exploration of the correlation between corporate sustainability programs and employee job satisfaction, NEEF convened corporate thought leaders to share best practices and measure the top drivers of sustainability engagement.

Among the findings, nearly 90% of employees engaged in their company’s sustainability work say it enhances their job satisfaction and overall feelings about the company.

2017 Every Day Event Grantees

Our nation’s public lands are places where we picnic, play ball, fish, fly kites, pull weeds, and plant seeds. Our public lands should be safe places of natural beauty where everyone can go to lend a hand, observe nature, and enjoy life. With generous support from Toyota Motor North America, NEEF offers Every Day Event Grants to public land organizations, or Friends Groups,to engage their community on a public land site.

NEEF 2016 Annual Report

The National Environmental Education Foundation’s 2016 annual report highlights our vision, key accomplishments, and finances.

Get Dirty! Ambassador Program

Get Dirty! Ambassador


am·bas·sa·dor [amˈbasədər] noun

A person authorized to represent a group, often delivering messages on the group’s behalf or promoting a specified activity, in this case the Get Dirty! Challenge.

To be selected as an official Get Dirty! Ambassador you must be willing to:

12 Ways to Celebrate EE Calendar

Environmental education (EE) is relevant for people of all ages and walks of life–every day and every way.  Our EE May 2017 to April 2018 calendar includes monthly activities.