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Community engagement is important in school-based environmental, sustainability, and climate change education. But many questions remain open, such as:
How can communities strengthen place-based and project-based environmental education in schools?
How can climate and sustainability education in schools benefit from the diversity of ideas and cultures in communities?
How can schools contribute to environmental justice and social justice in communities?
What is the role of community engagement in transforming school-based environmental and science education?
What is the role of community members and local nonprofits in fostering environmental stewardship, climate action, activism, and policy-making among school children?
How can we support school-community collaboration to advance environmental education?
We aim to advance community engagement in school-based environmental education. This panel will allow community engagement experts learn from each other, and share their frameworks with any environmental educators and teachers in the U.S. and elsewhere.
The expert panel 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.