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The eeEcology Map site leads you through an exercise of reflecting on your environmental education (EE) program’s goals, context, and activities. You will create a visual “map” that will help you better understand how your program achieves its goals. Use the eeEcology Map to improve your program, discuss it with colleagues, or compare your assumptions with environmental education research. Build a new eeEcology Map in a few steps and save it as a PDF, or access eeEcology Maps that you’ve developed previously. You can also print or share your maps.

What is eeEcology?

Similar to how ecology is the study of relationships among parts of a system, eeEcology describes the elements and their relationships within your environmental education program. This includes the activities you engage in, the results you hope to achieve, the people you work with, and the places where you do your work.

What is an eeEcology Map?

An eeEcology Map is a visualization of your understanding of what you hope to accomplish as an environmental educator. Your eeEcology Map shows how your program activities help the people and places you care about.

Who can make an eeEcology Map?

The eeEcology Map is for anyone whose work relates to environmental education. In addition to environmental educators, this includes professionals and volunteers working in youth and community development, outdoor recreation, science education, environmental stewardship, resource management, and related fields.

About this website

The eeEcology Map was created by New Knowledge Organization Ltd., Game Gurus, and Cornell University's Civic Ecology Lab, in association with the North American Association for Environmental Education and, with financial management by the Institute for Learning Innovation.

The eeEcology Map was developed under Assistant Agreement No. NT-83497401-0 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed are solely those of the collaborators working on the EECapacity Project, and EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned.