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 →

An EE-themed Evening with Food and Friends

Grazie! to those who joined us last month at Scalo Northern Italian Grill for a delicious fundraiser dinner. Thanks to dinner attendees and silent auction bidders (at the Environmental Literacy Summit earlier that day), we raised nearly $1000 to support EEANM’s environmental literacy work. Continue Reading →

EE Certification Starts Fall 2015

Photo of Earth by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, gsfc/Flickr (CC-BY 2.0)

Photo of Earth by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, gsfc/Flickr (CC-BY 2.0).

New Mexico’s Environmental Education Certification Program will launch this fall with a pilot group of applicants. EEANM will coordinate the program. Thank you to the volunteer committee members who have helped bring this program from an idea to reality! Continue Reading →

The Path Forward from the Environmental Literacy Summit

Judy Braus and a porcupine

NAAEE Executive Director Judy Braus spotted her first porcupine while hiking in the Rio Grande bosque before the Summit.

On March 10, 2015, EEANM hosted the second Environmental Literacy Summit at the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque.

Keynote speaker, Judy Braus, Executive Director of the North American Association for Environmental Education, spoke about national efforts to support environmental education by creating evidence-based research and documentation. (Judy also spotted her first porcupine while visiting New Mexico!) Continue Reading →

New Partnership with New Mexico MainStreet Program

NMMS logoEEANM will partner with four NM MainStreet Program locations–Raton, Farmington, Grants and Truth or Consequences–to hold teacher workshops using the secondary module of Project Learning Tree (PLT), Places We Live. The PLT guidebook offers a planning curriculum as a way of assessing and affecting the urban environment. Continue Reading →