EEANM Executive Director Position Open

Please note that the job description has been revised to reflect the new office location for EEANM at the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in Albuquerque.

The Board of Directors for the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico is currently seeking candidates for the Executive Director position to continue the important work of encouraging, providing, and inspiring environmental education throughout New Mexico.

The job description is attached. The Executive Director is the key management leader of EEANM, and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and goals and objectives of the organization. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Please share this job announcement with any individuals who would be interested in this position and excited to help us provide environmental education in our communities.

EEANM Exec Director Job Announcement – revised


Executive Director to Step Down

EEANM’s Executive Director, Barbara Garrity, will be retiring on Dec. 15, 2015. She was EEANM’s first hire in 2007 and oversaw the development of the Environmental Literacy Plan, the EE Certification Program, the EECapacity Program, EE Over Lunch, the EE Book Club, and provided professional development workshops throughout the state. Barbara will be planning her family’s upcoming move to Barcelona, Spain in the summer of 2016.

Update on Environmental Literacy Plan

ELP page samplesA team of environmental educators (Barbara Garrity, Selena Connealy, Dr. Stephanie Bestelmeyer, and Dr. Pedro Chavarria) took the NM Environmental Literacy Plan to the NM Public Education Department leadership in early August. Continue Reading →

3 Fun Daytrips for Summer

How about one more summer adventure? Here are three stories to inspire all of us to take (at least) one more summer trip into the outdoors.

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EE Certification Pilot Program Now Open

Students learning in the field.The New Mexico Environmental Education Certification Program is now open for pilot applications. You can find all the details and submit an application online under EE Certification. Since this is a pilot, a limited number of candidates will be admitted. The full program will launch in Spring 2016. Continue Reading →

Conference on Nov. 13-14 in Hobbs

Save the Date postcardMark your calendars for EEANM’s 2015 Annual Conference on November 13-14 in Hobbs.

We are partnering with the NM Science Teachers’ Association (NMSTA) and NM Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NMCTM) again to bring together our state’s finest educators for a diverse offering of workshops and presentations.

As details are available, you will find them at the conference webpage on NMSTA’s website. Continue Reading →

2015 Outstanding PLT Educator – Roberta Salazar

Roberta Salazar

Roberta Salazar, NM PLT’s 2015 Outstanding Educator

Roberta Salazar, Executive Director of Rivers and Birds, has been selected to receive the fourth annual New Mexico Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator award for 2015.

This award acknowledges her commitment to using Project Learning Tree (PLT) to build awareness and understanding of the environment, as well as motivation to take action to address issues. PLT is a program of the American Forest Foundation’s Center for Environmental Learning. The program includes teacher training with curriculum guides and the Green Schools program. Continue Reading →

EE Book Club Reads Hopeful Anthology


Book cover

Cover of “Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World”

EE Book Club will meet on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:30pm at Old Town Pizza, 108 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, ABQ.

We will discuss Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World, an anthology of writings from environmentalists, artists, CEOs, grassroots activists, religious figures, scientists, policy makers, and indigenous leaders. Continue Reading →

Coming Together for Environmental Justice

Richard Moore presenting

Richard Moore presenting at the Environmental Justice event.

On April 17th at the Mountain View Community Center, a group of 75 people came together to teach and learn about environmental justice.

Richard Moore, director of Los Jardines Institute, provided a moving keynote speech that chronicled many of the local environmental justice battles that he and others have taken on over the past 50 years. Continue Reading →