THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL EXPLORERS' NETWORK
Every student deserves equal access to environmental education, no matter where they happen to be. The Global Environmental Explorers' Network provides all educators access to a network of fellow educators from around the globe where they can partner together for virtual environmental exploration opportunities.
Join the network today! It's free! Where will you explore next?
ABOUT THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL EXPLORERS' NETWORK
To provide engaging environmental exploration opportunities that will spark curiosity, passion, and responsibility from every student on the globe; all while creating a network of educators and inspired learners.
Started due to the new virtual learning environment that the Coronavirus sprang upon the world, The Global Environmental Explorers' Network was created to provide an opportunity for all students to continue to have experiences in environmental education and exploration. Once the program began, it became quite clear that the Coronavirus was not the only variable causing inequalities in access to environmental education. Students from varying geographical or demographical locations, unfortunately, found themselves lacking opportunities to engage in environmental education. The Global Environmental Explorers' Network aims to be the perfect solution for any challenge that restricts students' access to environmental education.
Educators and their students can now explore environments from all over the globe from the safety of their chosen learning environment. No matter if your classroom is virtual, hybrid, or in-person, your class can engage in exploration.
The Global Environmental Explorers' Network is a place where any educator from anywhere in the world can partner with fellow educators to provide unique customized experiences for their students.
Pick a location and partner with a fellow classroom to share stories with each other about your environment, community, and culture. Customize your classroom offerings with samples from the field that showcase your location and learn about somewhere new.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It only works when educators like you join! Best of all, it's free!
Is your class from a public school, private school, homeschool, home-hospital care, or daycare? Join today! Everyone is welcome! The goal of the network is to promote inclusion in environmental education!
Joining the network is free and easy! Simply click join us below and enter your classroom information into the network of available exploration locations.
Once you've joined, you will be able to view classrooms from all over the world and chose who you'd like to partner with. Classrooms can be sorted utilizing the search bar in the forum by keywords such as specific locations, ecosystems, cultures, or communities to help educators find the perfect match. Select a classroom and request to partner with them. The rest is entirely up to the partnering educators to customize.
Would you like to do a live Zoom or Google Meets with your partnering class? Go right ahead and schedule that together. Maybe your class would like to prerecord a video and simply share the file instead (a great way to include video/audio/photo storytelling and YouTube creations). It's completely up to you! Find the time and means that work best for your classrooms!
Each classroom of students will also have the opportunity to decide what it is that they'd like to share with their new partner classroom. Use this opportunity to explore your local environment in detail and share artifacts, items, and samples that showcase your ecosystems, community, and culture. What story will your class tell?
Join the forum today and list your classroom offering to get started!
Where the Passion Begins
National Geographic Certified Educator
Degrees held in Natural Sciences & Marketing
Master of Education in Environmental Education in progress
Member NAAEE, MAEOE, and PADI
PADI Public Safety Diver
Recipient of the National Geographic Society's COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators.
This project was made possible in part by funding from the National Geographic Society's COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators.
I TRIED TO JOIN BUT THE INTERNET KEEPS TAKING ME BACK TO THE SAME PAGE?
You are actually now a member! This has happened to some members utilizing mobile phones and issues with cookies. Simply close the page, reload, and you will be able to log in using the credentials you used during signup.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It's FREE!! Thanks to the funding support from National Geographic, the network is able to function without charging members a fee!
I TEACH AT A HOME SCHOOL, CAN I STILL JOIN?
Yes, every educator is welcome to join! The size of your class does not affect your ability to join and participate.
"The Learning Framework supports educators—everyone who teaches and cares for children and youth—with resources and tools to meet our mission:
We teach kids about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place" (National Geographic).
"Environmental education (EE) is a process that helps individuals, communities, and organizations learn more about the environment, and develop skills and understanding about how to address global challenges" (NAAEE).
"Outdoor education for all subject areas, ages, and geographic locations.
Planting roots and sprouting seeds in the outdoors" (OEC).