Environmental Education & Civic Engagement


Environmental Education & Civic Engagement

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Environmental Education & Civic Engagement

Deep-dive expert panel
May 1, 2024
10:00 AM–11:30 AM Eastern Time

Join our expert panel to explore how environmental education can foster civic engagement, catalyzing community and ecosystem well-being, environmental justice, and equitable governance.

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Civic engagement is vital to achieving equitable environmental governance. It fosters democratic participation, ensuring healthier ecosystems, and amplifies diverse voices in shaping environmental policies and decisions. Without strong civic engagement, environmental solutions may become unsustainable, unjust, and lack innovation.

Our upcoming deep-dive panel will expand on the idea of environmental education fostering civic engagement. Panelists will explore innovative democratic strategies for involving students and adults in participatory decision-making within educational programs, discussing methods for weaving civic engagement principles in nonformal environmental programs and school curricula. Through this panel, participants will discover the transformative potential of environmental education in nurturing informed, active, and empowered citizens capable of driving sustainable change.


This panel is designed for environmental educators, teachers, community leaders, environmental decision-makers, government officials, university students, volunteers, and sustainability leaders.


We will discuss a number of questions, such as:

  • What is civic engagement?
  • Why is it vital for equitable environmental governance?
  • Why should environmental education prioritize civic engagement?
  • How can environmental education foster civic engagement and democracy?
  • How can this lead to systemic and institutional change?
  • How can individuals and communities be involved?

We also look forward addressing your questions that you can submit in the registration form.

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The deep-dive webinar is funded by the Office of Environmental Education at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through ee360+, the environmental educator training program led by the North American Association for Environmental Education under Assistance Agreement No. NT 84019001. This expert panel has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed in this expert panel are solely those of the panelists and facilitators. EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned in this panel.