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eeGuidance: Advancing Environmental and Outdoor Education Using Federal, State, and Local Funding (ESSER Funds)

Thanks to all who joined NAAEE and the Affiliate Network on Monday, July 26th for a Community Forum on Advancing Environmental & Outdoor Education Using COVID Relief Funds. In case you missed it, a recording of the session is available. Additionally, a PDF of the slide deck used during the presentations is attached and you can access the advocacy resources that we reviewed here. 

In addition to begin (or continue) reaching out to your state, district, and school contacts about using ESSER funds for specific environmental and outdoor education activities outlined in the resource package, we encourage you to: 


  • Invite others to join this advocacy effort 

  • Share your outreach success stories 


Finally, please save the date, September 1st at 2 PM CST/3pm ET for a follow up meeting for school and district administrators.

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eeGuidance for  Creating Outdoor Classrooms

Community-based environmental and outdoor education programs offer some solutions to challenges schools face now and in the future. Using the outdoors as a classroom is not only offers greater safety for students and staff, it can improve health and academic performance.  Environmental and outdoor education programs present some promising tools for schools and districts throughout the U.S. and are essential partners in creating a more just and sustainable future for all.  

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