The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) was established in 1969 as a public/private partnership. This partnership is composed of institutions and individuals recognizing the importance of environmental education that emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and effective decision-making. Important to this strategic plan is the use of a “Theory of Change” logic model to develop the goal areas, impacts, outcomes, and strategies, with a foundation in research of best practices and identification of factors influencing the landscape. This innovative strategy led KACEE to a strategic plan that is tightly focused on building organizational capacity, an important step as a significant amount of KACEE capital was invested in creating the Environmental Literacy Plan for Kansas and the Kansans for Children and Nature Plan, both focused on building capacity for environmental education in the state. Through the development of priority goals areas, research on best practices and landscape assessment, board members and staff identified research driven strategies and activities to accomplish our goals as KACEE continues to work toward its mission and vision. The development of a three-year plan will enable KACEE to keep its work timely and relevant by effectively addressing change and the evolving needs of conservation and environmental education in Kansas. Through successful implementation of this plan, KACEE will realize the following impacts:
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