EECapacity for Public Garden Educators

A webinar-based course on environmental education

EECapacity for Public Garden Educators consists of an introductory video plus three webinar modules. The overall goal of the program is to guide public garden educators as they seek to develop outreach programs aimed at improving environmental awareness among their constituents. Registrants who participate in all three webinars and submit a project plan will receive a certificate of completion form the EECapacity program.

Upcoming Webinars:

January 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Green Community Redevelopment
Provided by: Dr. Don Rakow, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Cornell University.

February 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Promoting Environmental Justice
Provided by: Dr. Don Rakow, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Cornell University.   

February 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Laying the Groundwork: Introducing children to ecological concepts underlying climate change
Provided by: Dr. Jennifer Schwarz Ballard, Associate Vice President of Education, Chicago Botanic Garden.


Communicating Climate Change: Mind the Gap - “Ask US”

NASA "Ask US" Educator Professional Development Hangout
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 13:30

January session: Thursday, Jan 15th- 4:30-5:45pm ET 

Although 97% of active climate scientists agree that the earth is warming due to human activities, some polls have found that only 44% of American share this view. As an educator, you are likely to encounter people who have received information that conflicts with the accepted climate science, perhaps from sources that they trust. This session will help you better understand American's perceptions of climate change and provide tips for better communicating climate science.