Connecting People to Nature: From Caring to Conservation and More

Video Recording

Hours for Learning Activity:

1 learning hour

Date and Time:

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 3:00pm to 4:00pm


In the March 2019 installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series, we heard from three experts exploring research, strategies, and benefits of connecting people to nature: Louise Chawla, University of Colorado; Lauren Watkins, Impact by Design; and Sheila Williams-Ridge, University of Minnesota. 

Our featured experts dove into the research about why it's important to connect people to nature, explored strategies and tips for reaching different audiences, and discussed the role that nature connection plays in fostering stewardship behaviors—with the ultimate goal of helping you think about how your programs can better connect people to nature and make positive impacts toward conservation.

Watch the recorded webinar with captions

reflection & application worksheet with resources

This session also kicked off NAAEE's new professional development webinar series presented in partnership with the US Forest Service!

eeINSPIRE: Sparking Innovation in Environmental Education

We are pleased to introduce eeINSPIRE, NAAEE's new webinar series presented in partnership with the US Forest Service and designed specifically to offer new ideas and thinking for USFS conservation educators providing the public with high quality opportunities for place-based learning.

Upcoming eeINSPIRE Webinars

Future topics will include: inspiring a conservation ethic and increasing the impact of behavior change efforts, new approaches to fostering collaborations and engaging communities, increasing civic engagement through education and service learning, becoming a natural and effective storyteller, and more. Stay tuned!



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