Project Learning Tree
Small Grant Program
New Mexico State University
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
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environmental education by offering New Mexicans opportunities for professional
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Project Learning Tree
Noel Chilton has won the New Mexico Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator of the Year Award for 2013! Click here for more information.
Click here to find out more about Project WET curricula and trainings.
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Region 6 Small Grants Program
EEANM has received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, for administration of a small grants program. Our region includes NM, TX, OK, LA, and AR. The five state EE associations and AIP Foundation are partners for the administration of 19 small grants. Click here for more information.
EEANM and the Southwest Organizing Project are co-leads on a grant from EECapacity. We will work together to build a consortium of Albuquerque community and school garden activists for expanding our capacity, collaborations and skills.
An Environmental Literacy Plan for New Mexico
EEANM launched Environmental Literacy Planning for New Mexico on January 5th at a meeting co-hosted by the NM State Land Office. Since then, meetings have been held in Albuquerque, Moriarty, Taos, Santa Fe, Alamogordo, Las Cruces and Belen.
Upcoming meeting on March 20, 3-5pm at the Albuquerque Community Foundation Building. This meeting will be hosted by the NM Outdoors Coalition and specifically for input to the plan related to wellness, health and outdoor recreation.
The statewide effort will produce an Environmental Literacy Plan (ELP) for the state’s schoolchildren. State environmental literacy plans detail the environmental education inputs at each grade level, including standards addressed, teacher preparation and support, and assessing students’ environmental literacy. Schools and districts that have adopted environmental education as an interdisciplinary theme have increased their student achievement. At this point in time, nearly all of the states are developing ELPs. Ultimately, the goal is to have the plan adopted by the NM Public Education Department.
The Center on Education Policy’s 2008 report, Instructional Time in Elementary Schools: A Closer Look at Changes for Specific Subjects, demonstrated the narrowing of educational focus brought by the No Child Left Behind legislation, with a majority of school districts adding time to teach language arts and math, while reducing time spent teaching social studies and science. Students and society are shortchanged by the dramatic reduction in the breadth of student education, brought on by efforts to comply with the No Child Left behind Act. A 2005 study by the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Environmental Literacy in America, found that 68% of Americans failed a basic quiz on awareness of environmental topics. Most recently, a Yale University study released in April 2011 found that 54% of American teens say that global warming is occurring compared to 63% of adults. Both of these studies found that Americans think they have more environmental knowledge than they actually do.
Meetings will be held around the state to gather input for the plan. To participate, contact EEANM at email@example.com.
EEANM Board Meetings
Members are welcome and encouraged to attend the bi-monthly Board meetings, held on the fourth Thursday of every other month. For locations and times, contact us! Minutes from the most recent meeting are available by clicking the meeting date below:
Board Meeting Minutes, January 2012
Phone: (505) 715-7021
P.O. Box 36958
Albuquerque, NM 87176-6958
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Current newsletter: Spring 2012
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