eeGuidance for Reopening Schools


eeGuidance for Reopening Schools

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Reopening schools will require new or modified procedures for everything from classroom configuration and educational plans to arrival and departure schedules, transportation, and health screenings. Schools will need to attend to more than just physical well-being and academic learning. COVID-19 disruptions are causing a dramatic increase in childhood trauma, creating additional strain on educators and families. Community-based environmental and outdoor education programs can help to address these dire needs and discrepancies through innovative partnerships and educational investments and policies. This guide, developed by NAAEE and members of its Affiliate Network, presents information and strategies for how community-based environmental and outdoor education programs can help schools to equitably reopen during and after the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Request for Examples of EE and K-12 Partnerships During COVID-19

NAAEE and its Affiliates are collecting stories about how environmental education Affiliates, providers, and programs are supporting K-12 districts, schools, administrators, and families during the COVID-19 crisis and with the reopening of schools during and after the pandemic. Please fill out this short Google form with any examples. You can submit more than one story. And please share this form with others you know who are working on these efforts. Thank you!

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