Environmental Education in Florida:

A Landscape Analysis

Driven by the desire to gain an enhanced understanding of the environmental education providers in our region who are working towards similar goals, the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance, of which CNS is a part, recently embarked on a brand new undertaking—a landscape analysis of EE efforts in eight southeastern states.  On this and accompanying pages, we'll show you the outcomes of the analysis and how you can use our new tools to build or strengthen your own environmental education programs and networks.  Scroll down for the interactive dashboard and map.

THE BACKGROUND

Funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Pisces Foundation, the project included a comprehensive study of the environmental education already happening on the ground, enabling the states involved to identify gaps and barriers to access that prevent successful implementation in some areas. The final report provides recommendations and next steps for increasing environmental literacy efforts in the southeast based on an inventory of model programs and initiatives happening nationwide. 

This analysis and tailored state recommendations included in the report also equip organizations conducting environmental and conservation-related work in the southeast with the materials they need to address gaps, allocate resources more effectively, and, ultimately, meet the goal of increasing environmental literacy levels and stewardship behaviors.  ​


LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS DASHBOARD

This dashboard is an interactive tool that educators and stakeholders can use to identify EE providers and programs in their area. It provides a quick snapshot of all the findings from our surveys via charts and graphs that can be filtered and exported, as well as the complete list of organizational and program profiles for the 646 organizations that completed the survey.

You can explore specific details through a toolbar that allows you to filter by state, sector, terms used, percentage of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color) leadership, budget, themes, audience served, offerings, academic standards, program location, program time, Title I, language, and/or evaluation practices. These charts can then be easily exported.

For an in-depth tutorial on how to use the many features of this map, click here to watch the video on YouTube.

​If you're having trouble using the map on this page, click here to access it in a larger format. 


CLIMATE, EDUCATION, AND EQUITY MAP

You can use the map below in numerous ways. Find EE programs and providers near you. Compare how the demographics of people served by EE in a particular Florida city compare to the overall demographics of the city. Discover whether certain areas of the state are less likely to have environmental education opportunities and how that might compare to their exposure to pollutants or their household income. Filter and export data that's meaningful to you. This tool can be instrumental in helping EE providers determine where there are gaps and barriers to access. 


Founded in 2002, the Citizens Not Serfs in Florida is the professional association for individuals and organizations dedicated to the cause of environmental education in Florida. We are the state affiliate for North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of our natural world and one that has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world for over four decades.  

The Citizens Not Serfs in Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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