Educator to Educator Model Project

11585427513_f81a76b50b_mEducator to Educator (E2E) Model Project

IdEEA is excited to be part of this ground-breaking, 2-year, $318,453 regional project in collaboration with the state EE association colleagues in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska and supported by significant funding from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Click E2E Regional Project Introduction to learn more.

The Educator-to-Educator (E2E) Model Project addresses two key questions in the field of environmental and sustainability education today, mainly: a) “what are the multiple strategies needed in order to link classroom and community-based educators for increased student learning and environmental stewardship?” and b) “what is the system, from the classroom to the community, up to the state, regional and national levels that is needed for implementation of state environmental literacy plans?”

The inaugural meeting, hosted by E3 Washington, was held in mid-December 2013 in Seattle at the McKinstry Innovation CenterOver 25 individuals participated, with backgrounds ranging from a Weyerhaeuser executive to a rural Native Alaskan tribal school teacher!

An interactive web space and distance meeting tools are communicating and coordinating project progress at regional, state and local levels.

11585564724_4510643875_m(1)Idaho representatives on the project’s Regional Leadership Team (RLT) include (clockwise from top) Summerwind STEM Academy staff Sherry Stanish IdEEA Executive Director Kristin Fletcher, Idaho Botanical Garden education coordinator Elizabeth Dickey, and IdEEA Board member and Idaho Department of Fish and Game wildlife educator Adare Evans.  Summerwind principal Joe Palaia is also a member of the Idaho RLT.

For more information, contact Idaho E2E Coordinator Adare Evans at adare.evans@idfg.idaho.gov