NAEE Environmental Education Journal
Urban Environmental Education: A Special Invitation
Our cities face significant challenges associated with inequalities in health, education, poor housing, employment and environmental deprivation. Yet, urban areas are rich in innovation and inspiring projects that promote ecological sustainability and support individuals and communities to flourish.
This special edition of NAEE's Environmental Education journal will celebrate the contributions of urban environmental educators across the UK at the time when the London Environmental Educators’ Forum (LEEF) celebrates its 30th birthday. These celebrations will involve a UK wide conference on urban environmental education (EE) at the Natural History Museum on Monday 7th October 2019.
Urban environmental education can be defined by practices that create learning opportunities that foster individual and community connection, well-being and environmental quality in cities (Russ and Krasney, 2017).
In this special edition, we wish to both reflect on what has been achieved in the urban environmental education movement and look ahead to the next thirty years.
We would like contributions to reflect the diverse audiences of LEEF as well as the practice and provision of urban environmental education in urban areas. The articles should aim to explore one or more of the following:
References: Russ, A. and Krasny, M.E. Eds. (2017). Urban environmental education review. Cornell University Press.
Volunteer for LEEF
We’re looking for a creative and organised individual to help with the administration and development of LEEF, with a focus on membership and communications. Working alongside the LEEF Manager, you’ll gain practical experience of project administration & delivery in the environmental sector, and insight into day-to-day operations of a small charity. LEEF is membership network of 300 environmental educators. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your contacts in the field, with the chance to visit member organisations and take part in events and training. This role would suit someone that is passionate about environmental issues and education, and/or seeking a route into this area of work.
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Deadline for applications: 31st October 2018
Would you like to be a Trustee of LEEF?
Would you like to help shape the charity as we develop best practice and help our members to engage more Londoners with the environment?
In August we will have a trustee vacancy for the first time since we registered as a charity. This is an exciting opportunity for which all LEEF members are eligible to apply. You will be joining a team of 8 other trustees from a variety of organisations (and freelancers!) across London and will stand for an initial term of 4 years, starting on 1st October 2018.
Closing date for applications: 1st September 2018
Details and how to apply
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