NAEE is UK charity that is run by its members and volunteers who care passionately about environmental education.
Since the 1960s, NAEE has been helping teachers and schools introduce environmental issues to young people. When we started out, concerns about the environmental issues we faced – for example, species and habitat loss, pollution, resource depletion – were just beginning. 50 years on, most of those concerns are still with us and the grim reality of rapid climate change has been added to them. Schools are now widely seen as key institutions to help prepare young people for the environmental and sustainability challenges they will face as adults, and young people themselves are calling for more environmental education, particularly about the climate and ecological issues. The curriculum, however, remains inadequate to this task.
NAEE provides bursaries to schools to enable students to explore environmental issues in field study centres, we create curriculum resources and reports for use in schools, we publish a termly journal in which teachers share their practice with others, and we work with like-minded organisations to argue for curriculum innovation.
Why not join us in this work by becoming a member? Doing this will help us carry on providing the benefits to schools that we do, and will allow us to expand our activities.