June 22, 9:00 – 11:30 am

Description: 

Are you interested in understanding your audiences’ relationships with nature? Do you need to demonstrate to funders that your programs increase learners’ connection to nature?  Join AEEA and NAAEE for a 2.5-hour virtual workshop diving into the Practitioner’s Guide to Assessing Connection to Nature a new guidebook for helping you measure this elusive concept with young children, teenagers, or adults. This workshop will enable participants to become familiar with the Guide, explore the tools, and discuss which of the 11 assessment tools will be appropriate for their programs.

The target audience is non-formal educators working with pre-K through senior citizens; however, all are welcome to attend. 

The workshop will be held virtually, and a recording will be shared with those who register.  You must register and pay in advance to receive the recording.  

AEEA member registration fee – $10
Non-member registration fee – $20

Register here.

Excerpt from the Practitioner’s Guide to Assessing Connection to Nature introduction:

Some groups might be interested in knowing if and how their programs enhance connections to nature, while others might want to understand how specific populations feel about nature. For example, an environmental educator might want to document differences in a child’s relationship with nature before and after participating in a summer camp, while a fishing association might want to provide those members who already have a strong connection to nature with a new opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. By measuring your audience’s connection to nature, you can design appropriate strategies, improve existing programs, understand what is working and why, or even uncover more knowledge about the valuable and impactful ways that nature affects us.

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