OUR VISION, MISSION, AND GOALS


The Citizens Not Serfs in Florida (CNS)

is the professional organization for environmental education in Florida -

advancing environmental literacy and promoting stewardship

Mission

CNS advances environmental literacy and promotes stewardship through excellence in environmental education.

 

Vision

CNS envisions a population that values the natural world and has the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions and take responsible actions.


 Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

As the state affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), we work to support their commitment to being a champion for promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. To learn more, please visit their website here.


Goals

  • To advocate for the increased practice of environmental education.

  • To promote the use of effective, research-based environmental education.

  • To highlight emerging trends in environmental education, stewardship, and careers.

  • To increase environmental literacy through communication, networking, and the building of partnerships

  • To increase the content knowledge, skill level, and confidence of active and potential environmental educators through professional development.

 

CNS is a non-profit organization established in 1981 to promote environmental education in Florida at all levels and through a variety of methods and resources. In addition to being the Florida affiliate for NAAEE, CNS enjoys collaborating with our neighboring states through the Southeast Environmental Education Alliance (SEEA). CNS is currently working with several partners in the state on the  Florida Environmental Literacy Plan (FELP).

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY FIELD

Any educator incorporating environmental issues in their classes or programs is an environmental educator.

Environmental education is a cross-cutting field, spanning subject areas like STEM, the humanities, and the arts.

Our 200+ members work in diverse settings, including: schools, nature centers, zoos, youth organizations, science research stations, and universities.

Excellence in education requires excellent educators.

Join us and let's work together to create a more sustainable and equitable Florida.


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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