In 1996 the National Environmental Education Advisory Council issued a report recommending ways to strengthen environmental education at the national, state and local levels.
“…the most effective environmental education programs have an action component. In order to encourage action, environmental educators need to provide individuals with ‘information, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills they need to make their own responsible decision among a range of options’.” —National Environmental Education Advisory Council, Dec. 1996
This mix of knowledge, critical thinking abilities, decision making skills, and action initiatives is one that AUNE has perfected over the course of twenty years preparing hundreds of environmental educators that are making a difference in classrooms, learning centers, state agencies, and conservation operations all across the country.
“My advisors, professors, and peers encouraged and supported me in pursuing my interests through a very hands-on approach. Most of the work I did at Antioch was within the context of the larger community. I constantly sought ways to make my efforts count in the community, to serve a greater purpose than simply my own academic pursuits.” —Katie Stoner, (’08) (Read more about Katie.)