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The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is a network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world. Since 1971, NAAEE has promoted environmental education and supported the work of environmental educators. NAAEE promotes excellence in environmental education and serves environmental educators. We are an affiliate of NAAEE and encourage you to become a member of NAAEE.


E-STEM Video (Prezi)

The E-STEM video (Prezi) is a presentation about E-STEM (Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) created by EEAO. The Prezi presentation shows how E-STEM engages students in learning and helps teachers meet standards and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Initiative. Use the Prezi presentation to help you state your case to administrators, parents, and more. Make sure the volume is turned up!

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Clearing Magazine is online and print magazine for teachers, outdoor leaders, and environmental educators in the Pacific Northwest. Clearing is also a dynamic and vital resource for teachers and educators that unites a culturally and ecologically diverse region by generating and sharing ideas, resources and best practices that aim to build a green, healthy and sustainable future. The publication represents the collective wisdom of experienced educators and thinkers from the education community in the Pacific Northwest.




State Education & Environment Roundtable (SEER) was founded as a cooperative endeavor of 16 state departments of education. SEER works to enhance student achievement, improve K-12 instructional practices and help schools achieve their improvement goals by implementing the EIC Model™.

The EIC Model (using the Environment as an Integrating Context for improving student learning) interconnects "best practices" in education into an instructional tapestry that improves student achievement by using local natural and community surroundings as a context for learning. This is a great resource in guiding you in improving your instruction and programs.




The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Education Division provides a wealth of programs - grants, trainings, resources, awards and more. Their mission is to ensure that environmental education, based on sound science and effective education practices, is used as a tool to promote and protect human health and the environment and to encourage student academic achievement.


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The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) supports and strengthens environmental education to engage Americans in caring for their natural environment.

NEEF believes people will make wise environmental choices and take personal responsibility for the environment when provided practical, relevant information from trusted sources. NEEF's strategy is to provide environmental education and training to those credible leaders whose occupations routinely give them opportunities to explain environmental connections to our daily lives.

NEEF offers grants, trainings, and resources, especially around health and environment.

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Gray Family Foundation

The Gray Family Foundation (GFF) is an Oregon funding organization that continues the life’s work of John and Betty Gray by creating a permanent organization based on faith in the human spirit and a vision of Oregon as a vibrant and civic-minded society. They work to further the No Oregon Child Left Inside, Oregon's Environmenal Literacy Plan, and Outdoor School and much more. They have resources and funding opportunities for outdoor learning.

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Children & Nature Network

The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) was born from the book Last Child in the Woods. C&NN is a movement for an international children and nature that focuses on education, urban design, architecture, conservation, public health and many other disciplines. C&NN has tons a resources to help families and teachers to implement nature into their lives. You can also find research on the benefits of outdoor time and great tool kits for families.

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The Intertwine Alliance

The Intertwine Alliance is a coalition of 150+ public, private and nonprofit organizations working to integrate nature more deeply into the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region. We are excited to be a partner of The Intertwine Alliance and encourage other Portland-Vancouver organizations to join this amazing network. Discover trails, events and more!


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Our Vision

Oregon communities compassionately working together to create equitable connections to and expressions of the local and global environments.

Our Mission

To cultivate environmental literacy and engagement among diverse community leaders

EEAO is the Oregon affiliate of


in 2005 we received NAAEE Affiliate of the Year

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  •    EEAO works to ensure everyone in Oregon has an opportunity to learn about the environment and society where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education.