EE 30 Under 30: Young Leaders Making a Difference

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Danni Washington, host of Xploration STATION: Nature Knows Best, and Taiji Nelson, Senior Program Manager at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, moderated a panel of four Class of 2019 EE 30 Under 30 to discuss why young leaders are making a difference and how environmental educators can support them. The panelists talked about their respective backgrounds, perspectives of nature, and civic engagement efforts. The group fielded a variety of questions regarding topics like mentoring, climate change, and the future of environmental education.


  • Veronica Lin, Doctoral Candidate, Stanford Graduate School of Education
  • Alerick Pacay, President, Semillas del OcĂ©ano (SDO)
  • Sean Russel, Water Challenge Manager, EarthEcho International
  • Rumbidzai Magwiro, Community Conservation Manager, African Lion & Environmental Research Trust (ALERT)

If you are interested in joining the 2020 Class of EE 30 Under 30, you can express interest by filling out this form.

eeINSPIRE: Sparking Innovation in Environmental Education

This webinar is also part of eeINSPIRE, NAAEE's new webinar series presented in partnership with the US Forest Service. This series is designed to bring new ideas and thinking to USFS conservation educators, but is open to all who want to sign up! 

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