Statewide Environmental Literacy Summit

2018 Statewide Environmental Literacy Summit – Saturday, November 10, 2018

Please save the date for the Statewide Environmental Literacy Summit to be held in the Albuquerque area on Saturday, November 10, 2018 with our Annual EE Celebration in the evening!

This year’s Summit will weave together many current efforts including professional development on the NM STEM Ready! Standards, shared prioritization of ideas and action items from out strategic systems thinking in community process (please visit for more information), and opportunities to explore new partnerships and collaboration. Stay tuned for updates!

In the evening, we will be hosting our Annual EE Celebration to honor our award winners. For more information about nominations for the Dr. Richard W. Becker Award for Excellence in Environmental Education, Outstanding Environmental Educator, Outstanding Environmental Education Organization, and Rising EE Star, please visit:

Please mark your calendars to save the date of Saturday, November 10, 2018 for a fun-filled day of learning with teachers and educators!


PAST Environmental Literacy Summit Info:

November 9 and 10, 2017

at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

We are thrilled to announce that we will be making history this year by bringing our Statewide Environmental Literacy Summit out-of-doors at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center! Our statewide planning committee is busy at work finalizing details, but here is a schedule at a glance:

Thursday, November 9

8:30-9:00 Registration and check-in
9:00-9:30 Opening Session- Transforming Scarcity to Abundance: Shifting from Self to Community by Eileen Everett, EEANM Executive Director
9:30-11:30 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training by the Center for Diversity and the Environment Training (What are my identities? How do we value the outdoors and the environment differently? How can we talk about equity and inclusion?)
11:30-12:30 Picnic lunch overlooking the Sandias 
12:30-1:30 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training by the Center for Diversity and the Environment Training (Exploring the roots of environmentalism and environmental justice)
1:30-1:45 Break
1:45-2:45 Exploring “Why is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Important to our EE Community?”
2:45-3:00 Intro to the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center and its 50-year History
3:00-4:00 Guided Hikes in the Sandia Mountains
4:30-6:30 EE Celebration for Friends and Family at Rio Bravo Brewing Company (1912 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, no registration required) 

Awards Ceremony (Outstanding Service to Environmental Education Award, Dr. Richard W. Becker Award of Excellence in Environmental Education, Outstanding Environmental Educator, Outstanding Environmental Education Organization, Rising EE Star)

       Special Performance by the Zia Queens Crew (an all female breakdance crew)

Friday, November 10

8:30-9:00 Registration and check-in
9:00-10:00 EEANM Annual Meeting (What have we accomplished since last year’s Environmental Literacy Summit?, Member discussion and vote on proposed bylaw change to Board Nominations)
10:00-10:30 Exploring “Who are we as an Environmental Education Community?” (What are our shared values?)
11:00-12:00 Breakout Sessions on Exploring Shared Values for Program Development (EEANM is working on a tool for improving program quality and we want your input)
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Informal Networking (there will be tables available for you to share your curricula and program information)
1:00-2:00  Mindfulness in Nature  by Mollie Parsons (Santa Fe Botanical Gardens)
2:00-2:15 What does Effective Collaboration Look Like: A Look into the Santa Fe Outdoor Education Collaborative by Mollie Parsons and Eileen Everett
2:15-3:00 Open Sessions (Evaluation and Assessment, Next Generation Science Standards, etc.)
3:00-3:30 Next Steps and Action Teams for 2018
3:30-4:00 Closing Session- Weaving Equity, Community, and Planning by Francisco Valenzuela of the U.S. Forest Service

Registration fees cover access to all sessions listed above, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day.

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