The EPA’s Office of Environmental Education selected Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab for a 5-year, $10 million grant. The “EECapacity” project links environmental educators through workshops, online courses and other means, and to create opportunities to exchange ideas, practices and resources.
Prof. Marianne Krasny is the project’s principal investigator.
“Through a series of workshops, EECapacity will bring educators together from traditional and nontraditional urban backgrounds to exchange ideas and resources, and form social networks. From there the project will see what innovative ideas emerge. ‘We are not going to dictate practices,’ said Krasny. ‘We want to create an exchange of ideas, and expect that the educators will come up with innovative practices and apply them in the world.'”
Read more about the grant and this innovative project here.