EE Memorial introduced at Legislative Session 2016!

The EE Memorial, Senate Joint Memorial 4 SJM004 , “Affirming the Importance of Environmental Education,” has been prefiled with sponsors Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R) and Sen. Michael Sanchez (D) as sponsors. Katherine Gallegos Elementary school children in Los Lunas and some of our partners have provided input to the memorial and will be making a trip to Santa Fe to advocate and testify for the memorial. MRG E3 Youth Ambassadors will also be advocating for it at the session. Other teachers, students, classes, EE professionals, and interested citizens are encouraged to write to your legislator, either House or Senate or both, and express your support for the memorial. All are encouraged to make a trip to the session to advocate for the memorial – we can help you plan a trip for your class, your group, or as an individual.

You can find your legislator here:http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislator_search.aspx

As soon as we learn the committee assignments, we will post them here, so you can target your support to those who vote for it first in committees. If you would like to get involved in advocating at the session in Santa Fe, please contact Eileen Everett, Executive Director of the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico, at director@eeanm.org or (505) 859-3366.

Let’s make this happen!
http://www.nmlegis.gov/…/16%20R…/memorials/senate/SJM004.pdf

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Join us to Honor and Celebrate!

Join us in celebrating Barbara Garrity’s retirement after 8 1/2 years as our Executive Director! She has been selected to receive the Outstanding Service to Environmental Education Award and Joe Garcia and Stephanie Hahn-Amato will receive the Dr. Richard W. Becker Award for Outstanding Environmental Educator.  Joe Garcia will receive his award at this gathering and Stephanie Haan-Amato will receive hers on January 18 in Las Cruces.
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EEANM Executive Director Position

Update 12/15/15: Eileen Everett is joining EEANM as our new director. Read more here.

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

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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.