Bermuda! The British oversees island territory, home of the Rum Swizzle, Crystal Cave, several protected species such as the white-eyed Viero, the endemic Shield Fern, and where men wear high socks paired with Bermuda shorts. What started out as merely accompanying my partner for a corporate work trip turned out to be an impactful education […]
About Shawn McCrohan
Shawn McCrohan is a Certified Park and Recreation professional who has worked in environmental education for over 20 years.
Prior to joining AAEE, Shawn served as Manager of Environmental Science for Somerset County Park Commission in New Jersey, where she operated an Environmental Education Center and managed 550 acres of parkland. During this time she secured over $150,000 in corporate grants to expand K-12 STEM environmental education programs, and guided the organization to expand its environmental stewardship efforts.
Shawn also held the position of Science Education Coordinator at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, where she managed the visits of over 90,000 school children and piloted an outreach program for underserved youth. In 2011 she founded an Arizona-based Geotourism company, Geo Savvy Tours, which focuses on promoting a sense of place and environmentally responsible travel in Arizona.
Shawn attended Northern Arizona University, majoring in Parks and Recreation Management and is wilderness first responder and river rescue certified. She is passionate about environmental education, particularly for adults, city planners and policy makers.
Entries by Shawn McCrohan
The Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River. To the north is Syria, to the east Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and to the west across the Dead Sea is Israel. In its narrow canyons stand tombs, temples, and monuments masterfully carved into pink sandstone. The object of […]
At the 2018 North American Association for Environmental Education Conference in Spokane, WA, it was all about the power of networks and creating a force for the future. Over 30 countries were represented at the event, including Ghana, Botswana, Nepal, Ireland, New Zealand and Mexico. EE is a global movement, and when we are united […]
We are pleased to announce that the Arizona Association for Environmental Education has won the 2018 Outstanding NAAEE Affiliate Organization Award! All of our Board and committee members have worked so hard over the last two years to reinvigorate this association and participate at the national level. Thanks to everyone who has contributed time and […]
ELLEN BASHOR AWARDED COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP FROM ‘ee360’, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAM Arizona, August 17, 2018—Thirty-two outstanding Fellows from around the world have been selected by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) in cooperation with U.S. EPA to help address community environmental and social issues around the world. Ellen Bashor, of […]
By Dr. Elise Gornish, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Despite recent attention and efforts, there remains a significant lack of women and racial minorities in science-related careers. In fact, women account for only 29% of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce, while racial minorities account for only 11%. The STEM gender and race […]
Since my first AAEE meeting in the 1980s at Pima College, I have appreciated the networking this organization has offered members. Now after forty years of focusing on environmental and earth education I am returning to the field of interpretation and visitor services. With my two other Interpreteers, Bill Reynolds of Canada and Lars Wohler […]
The Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) is seeking feedback on a proposed plan for advancing environmental education (EE) over the next decade and beyond. A draft global “call for action” has been crafted by environmental leaders from around the world, but it needs input from EE professionals around the world to help shape our collective […]
John Jung, environmental science teacher at Mesa High School, was recently recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as the recipient of the K-12 Educator of the Year Award. The award is given to educators who promote environmental education and utilize the environment as a context for learning in their teaching. AAEE’s […]
Shawn McCrohan, the Interim Executive Director & Development Chair of AAEE, recently traveled to Tanzania to explore what environmental education looks like outside of Arizona, and even beyond the North American continent.
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