Supporting All Types of Environmental Educators
The Environmental Education Association of Illinois (EEAI) has provided a supportive launching ground for thousands of environmental educators—including classroom teachers, program leaders and other nonformal educators. In turn, each of these educators has reached (or has the potential to reach!) thousands more students and young learners, fostering in them the critical thinking skills and positive motivation to work toward an environmentally sustainable future for us all. In the face of global climate change, this has never been more important.
Imagine the cumulative impact of EEAI’s work providing training, resources, networking, and inspiration to Illinois educators. Many EEAI members voice that the support they receive through mini-grants, the annual conference and other professional development opportunities gives them the strength and energy to continue the valuable work they do. EEAI provides environmental educators from across the state the opportunity to connect, share, improve their skills, and collaborate to be more effective in their work. In this way, EEAI is advancing the standards for what it means to be a successful environmental educator in Illinois.
With the recent release of their new Environmental Literacy for Illinois (EL4IL) Plan, EEAI has the opportunity to work more closely with Illinois schools and improve in helping classroom teachers to integrate engaging environmental education into their curriculum. Serving rural and urban educators, EEAI is working to be more intentionally inclusive and to better serve diverse educators and their students.
The Environmental Education Association of Illinois is providing a network of support for environmental educators at this critical time. The cumulative impact of their work is immeasurable, but it is essential in working toward a healthy and sustainable future. Please consider donating to EEAI for their vital work in connecting, supporting and re-energizing environmental educators throughout the state of Illinois.
For more information, visit www.EEAI.net.