Check out these important supporters of Environmental Education
in the state of IL!
Want to see your logo and company name here? Join EEAI as an organizational member
or sponsor an event.
EEAI is a proud partner in Rethink Outside, a campaign founded by Blue Sky Funders Forum.
"Rethink Outside is a call to action for all who believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors, because when people connect with nature we all benefit. Together, we can unify and amplify the growing movement to lift up the benefits of time spent outdoors as a basic human right. In doing so, we can reshape the prevailing public narratives around time spent in nature and engage new partners and allies. "
Take the pledge today!
Is your business interested in supporting environmental education? Consider joining us on 1% For The Planet!
Connect with us on social media!
Search the web with GoodSearch.com and each time you do a search, GoodSearch will donate to EEAI!
EEAI is the proud state partner for:
EEAI is proud to serve as the Illinois affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education. The Affiliate Network promotes collaboration for maximum effectiveness and efficiency and a unified voice for Environmental Education across North America and beyond.
In 1972 a group of committed and concerned citizens -- both conservationists and teachers -- founded the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. Since that time, members of EEAI have provided leadership on this front at the national, state and community levels. The strength of EEAI comes from the involvement of its members. Their participation in state and regional events raises the profile of environmental education and challenges decision-makers to give environmental literacy higher priority.
EEAI Merchandise Store - NOW OPEN!
EEAI is HIRING!
Position - EEAI Program Coordinator
Join the EEAI team as our new Program Coordinator. This position works with a dynamic group of facilitators to help implement all of the EEAI professional development programs for formal and non-formal educators throughout the state of Illinois. Step into this incredible leadership role to help guide the advancement of environmental literacy throughout the state. Click the Position Description for full position details and instructions on how to apply.
Reach out to Abbie Enlund for questions on the position.
RISE Challenge IL 2021/2022
Earth Force Illinois
Interested in project-based learning? Want a great new program to implement at a camp or eco-club? Want to increase sustainability at your school? LOOK NO FURTHER!
In 2020 EEAI launched a new statewide partnership with Earth Force to bring this project-based, environmental education, civic action focused curriculum program to educators all throughout Illinois.
Learn all about this incredible program - EARTH FORCE
Educators in Illinois will have access to -
Educator Online Workshop -
October 5th and 7th (both days required)
4:00 - 6:30 PM CST
Become fully trained in the Earth Force process and gain access to the Implementation Funding opportunities. Participants will have some asynchronous pre-work and assignments between sessions.
Environmental Action Project Implementation Funding NOW AVAILABLE
If you have attended an Earth Force IL training with EEAI then you are eligible to apply for implementation funds for your student-led environmental action project.
SEE ALL THE DETAILS
Want to stay up to date on events, resources and news from Earth Force Illinois? Already using this program and want to ask questions or share success stories?
JOIN OUR EARTH FORCE ILLINOIS FACEBOOK GROUP!
EE in Illinois News to Note
EPA Resources for Teachers
Illinois resides within the federal EPA Region 5 and there are a great deal of resources available for teachers through that office. Take a look at the list of resources that has been created for educators. This is an excellent place to get updated, relevant and factual environmental data about our state and local communities.
In addition there are publications available that educators can order to use within their classroom.
Find EPA Publications.
Local Illinois EPA also has an extensive about of resources and programs for educators. Including but not limited to; events such as Dive In!, curriculum such as Environmental Pathways, coloring books and student environmental contests.
Illinois EPA Environmental Education
Will County Green - Educator Resources
Resources for educators can be found in the most amazing places. Did you know that Will County Green has incredible school-wide, classroom and educator resources? We didn't either! From virtual field trips of recycling centers, classroom composting instructions and sustainability tips for schools there is a lot of great resources on their website.
Stop by their Education Page to check it all out!