The National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education, initiated by NAAEE in 1994, has developed a series of guidelines that set the standards for high-quality environmental education.
Each of these publications was developed by a diverse team of professionals, and each has gone through a substantive review by thousands of professionals prior to its publication. These guidelines provide systematic guidance for the development of quality environmental education curricula and programs. In addition, these Guidelines have helped the field of environmental education develop credibility within Congress, government agencies, & non-profit organizations across the nation.
The latest versions of the Guidelines for Excellence series are available as free downloadable PDFs or you may purchase printed, bound copies from NAAEE.
Interested in attending a Guidelines for Excellence Training? Check this page for details about the next available workshop.
This set of guidelines focuses on community wellness and is designed to help environmental educators create inclusive environments that support effective partnerships and collaborations. Not available in hard copy. Downloadable only.
A set of recommendations to be used in the development of comprehensive early childhood environmental education programs or to trigger improvements in existing ones
A set of recommendations for the design and implementation of comprehensive nonformal environmental education programs
A set of recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education instructional materials, and a companion publication (listed below), Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence—The Workbook, which leads educators, step by step, through the process of using the Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence
Developed to support state and local environmental education efforts by setting expectations for performance and achievement in grades 4, 8, and 12, along with its companion piece, the Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K–12)—Executive Summary & Self Assessment Tool
Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12) Executive Summary and Self-Assessment Tool
A set of recommendations for the preparation and continuing education of teachers and other environmental educators
The resources and organizations provided within this website are not comprehensive of the resources and organizations related to environmental education available throughout Arizona.
Resources and organizations are continually being added.