In a new round of data collection, we called on PreK-12 Teachers, Administrators, AND Environmental Education Providers to participate in our survey for environmental education in the Southeast. Later this fall, the data collected will be shared in a comprehensive analysis of environmental education offerings in the region, along with the gaps and barriers that exist in both formal and non-formal settings for students of all ages in these areas.
Data collected in the original and new landscape analysis is constantly being mine for trends, guidance, and information on how to better support and build the field of environmental education. Take a look at the latest research and analysis from Erin Waddell.
EE Landscape Analysis
Driven by the desire to gain an enhanced understanding of the environmental education providers in our region who are working towards similar goals, the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance embarked on a brand new undertaking—a landscape analysis of EE efforts in eight southeastern states in 2020. On this and accompanying pages, we'll show you the outcomes of the analysis and how you can use our new tools to build or strengthen your own environmental education programs and networks.
Funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Pisces Foundation, the project included a comprehensive study of the environmental education already happening on the ground, enabling the states involved to identify gaps and barriers to access that prevent successful implementation in some areas. The final report provides recommendations and next steps for increasing environmental literacy efforts in the southeast based on an inventory of model programs and initiatives happening nationwide.
This analysis and tailored state recommendations included in the report also equip organizations conducting environmental and conservation-related work in the southeast with the materials they need to address gaps, allocate resources more effectively, and, ultimately, meet the goal of increasing environmental literacy levels and stewardship behaviors.
How to Use the Tools
Through this hub, you can access the shareholder report, case studies, a searchable dashboard and maps, and more. Search, filter, and export datasets through an interactive dashboard. Discover new partners and programs in your area. Identify gaps and barriers to access. Build and strengthen your networks. Use it as a model for your own region. Cultivate collective impact. The possibilities are endless!
This project builds on the collaborative work of many different organizations and individuals and was made possible with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Pisces Foundation.