Environmental education teacher professional development



Cedar Tree Foundation is interested in promoting the ability of teachers to communicate the facts and urgency of environmental issues to their students in the United States in order to galvanize present and future action. In 2017 and 2018 Cedar Tree focused support on organizations providing in depth professional development opportunities for teachers. In 2019 the Foundation shifted focus to funding two opportunities to connect Environmental Education and Civic Engagement in innovative new programming for teachers.

Civic, Education, and the Environment Fellowship with NAAEE    

We are excited to announce a new fellowship program, in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), designed to help bridge environmental education and civic education to create a more equitable and sustainable future. Funded through a three-year grant from Cedar Tree to NAAEE, the program is called the CEE-Change Fellowship, which stands for Civics, Education, and the Environment. Not only do we aim to narrow the gap between environmental and civic education, but we also want to create opportunities for these fields to intersect, with the common goals of fostering leadership at the community level, promoting civic engagement and environmental responsibility, and, ultimately, building more resilient and healthy communities. Next year will be a planning year for the Fellowship. We will share more information, such as how to apply, when the CEE-Change Program is launched.

Other Grantees

In 2019 Cedar Tree awarded a one-year grant to EarthForce for teacher professional development using the incorporation of civic action to advance the impact of environmental education.


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Updated 9/2019