Environmental Education Association of New Mexico

A nonprofit organization

18 donors

We're on a mission to help all New Mexicans connect with nature, understand sustainability issues, protect our natural heritage and make informed decisions that lead to a thriving economy and healthy environment. We work to support educators, build partnerships and increase environmental literacy in our communities.

Since 1991, the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico (EEANM) has been providing, promoting and enhancing quality environmental education by providing New Mexicans opportunities for professional development, communication and partnership. We are one of 54 affiliates of the North American Association for Environmental Education.

Why is Environmental Education Important?

Our children spend more time indoors than ever before. They are disconnected from nature and the joy that comes from exploring their community. The effects of “nature deficit disorder” are reflected in increasing child obesity rates and declining academic scores. Environmental education can reverse these trends.

Environmental education helps learners understand how nature works and how humans impact our world. EE is hands-on, interdisciplinary, empowering, and relevant to learners’ everyday lives. It gives them the knowledge and tools they need to be environmentally literate–ready to face environmental and social challenges with confidence and optimism.

EEANM supports the educators who inspire, inform, and teach people about their world wherever they live, whatever their age, and whatever their interests.

Who Are We?

The members of EEANM and our sister affiliates are environmental education professionals in STEM, government, higher education, K–12 education, nonformal education, early childhood education, science education and business, and many other sectors.

Our Vision

A culturally and geographically diverse New Mexico citizenry with the knowledge, skill, attitude, and commitment, to make informed decisions about their environment.

Our Mission

EEANM is a non-profit organization which provides, promotes, and enhances quality environmental education by offering New Mexicans opportunities for professional development, communication, and partnership.

Our Goals

  • To encourage and support implementation of high quality environmental education curricula that leads to an environmentally literate citizenry. Determine needs of New Mexico educators for environmental education.
  • To provide and increase awareness of EEANM programs and resources to New Mexico environmental educators. Serve as a resource network to share information among people involved in environmental education in New Mexico.
  • To serve existing members through conferences, regional meetings, projects that support EE, and workshops.
  • To develop in-house funding to support environmental education in New Mexico.
  • To foster and support participation by members of diverse groups within New Mexico.

Organization Data


Organization name

Environmental Education Association of New Mexico

Tax id (EIN)



Education Environment Children & Family


PO BOX 36958