Environmental educators everywhere work in a constantly shifting landscape, from changing demographics that offer new opportunities and challenges, to an increase in the scale and scope of environmental and social issues facing every community on the planet. 

Watch this recorded interactive webinar for a brief overview of two resources that can help you navigate these opportunities and challenges. While this webinar is designed for Bureau of Land Management educators, all educators are welcome to join!

Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence is focused on how environmental educators can work more effectively with communities to strengthen community well-being, focusing on environmental quality, social equity, shared prosperity, and the capacity to pursue these goals together. It was developed through an iterative process, with input from educators sharing effective practice in working together with partners and with communities.  

Tools of Engagement: A Toolkit for Engaging People in Conservation is a resource that acknowledges conservation cannot happen without people in mind. It has a wealth of resources that dig into the connection between people and conversation and how to better engage people to achieve more sustainable conservation results.

Judy Braus, Executive Director at NAAEE, and Anne Umali, Director of Professional Development, introduce these two resources and provide a short overview of the content as well as highlight a few key tools you can begin implementing right away.

Speakers: Judy Braus, Executive Director at NAAEE, and Anne Umali, Director of Professional Development