EE 30 Under 30 recognizes young people across the globe who are building a sustainable future through education. Nominate yourself or someone you know today!
 


Deadline: March 25 at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time
 

Young people around the world are creating lasting change for both people and the planet. EE 30 Under 30 shines the spotlight on these changemakers who demonstrate passion, commitment, and leadership using environmental education. The EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2024 will receive global recognition, join a growing community of inspiring EE leaders, and have access to ongoing opportunities for professional development and networking.
 

Environmental education (EE) and leadership shows up in many different forms! We aim to recognize leaders with a wide range of backgrounds, who are reaching various audiences, and bring a diversity of perspectives to EE. We highly encourage nominees from across sectors and disciplines to apply. We welcome nominees who are:

  • Working at any scale: local, national, regional, or global, just to name a few!
  • In any position or role: community organizer, director, consultant, artist, teacher, and much more.
  • Using education in any context: in schools, businesses, communities, church groups, networks, government, the media—you name it!
     

Eligibility:

  • Nominees must be 30 years old or younger (as of December 31, 2024). If you are over 30, you can still nominate someone else!
  • Nominees can come from anywhere in the world.
  • Nominations must be in English, but your nomination will not be judged based on your English language ability.
  • Nominees must be using EE to address sustainability issues, build a more inclusive environmental movement, and/or create healthier and more civically engaged communities. Read more about key elements of EE here.
  • Nominees must demonstrate some leadership in EE, but you do not need to be in a leadership position to demonstrate leadership! This can include (but is not limited to!) inspiring others to take action towards a shared vision, listening to and taking action for the needs of your community, innovating in the face of challenges, creating inclusive environments for participation and engagement, and much more. For more about leadership, check out our blog "What Is a Leader?"
     

Video requirement: All nominees need to submit a short introduction video (90 seconds max) and provide a letter of support. Please take a close look at the application, whether you are nominating yourself or someone else, to understand these requirements.
 

Applicant webinar: Watch the recording of our applicant webinar to learn more about the program and hear tips for submitting a strong nomination.
 

Preview the application: Downloadable versions of the application can be accessed below for your personal use (Note: you must submit your application through Submittable to be considered for this award): 


 

About EE 30 Under 30: Since 2016, NAAEE's EE 30 Under 30 program has recognized 241 individuals from 47 countries who are making a difference through environmental education. To address today’s complex challenges, we need a diversity of perspectives, skills, and experiences. EE 30 Under 30 celebrates the unique and passionate leadership of talented young leaders around the world and gives them a professional boost to increase their impact. Each year our awardees join a growing alumni network of inspiring environmental education leaders and receive ongoing opportunities to network, grow professionally, and promote their work. This program is made possible by the Global Environmental Education Partnership and the U.S. Forest Service. For more information about the program and to read alumni biographies, visit naaee.org/ee30under30

Check out our FAQ at https://naaee.org/EE30U30-FAQ, and please direct any questions to ee30u30@naaee.org.

 If you experience any technical issues, please contact Submittable here.
 

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About submitting through Submittable
       You will need to create a free Submittable account or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials to submit your online application below.


NAAEE is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all. We believe that diversity, including race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, and the many characteristics that make us different, are also what will lead us to more innovative and creative solutions.
If you are an individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to apply for this fellowship on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting ee30u30@naaee.org. 

Welcome to the eeBLUE 21st CCLC Watershed STEM Education Partnership Grant: Foundations Pathway!

This pathway is intended for organizations seeking to develop capacity in out-of-school time environmental education and create new partnerships with 21stCCLC sites. Applicants to this pathway must demonstrate past experience implementing MWEEs in formal K-12 education as a B-WET grantee or partner. Experience working in out-of-school time is preferred but not required.


 


 

About the eeBLUE Grants

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is pleased to offer an opportunity for your organization to apply for a Watershed STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Education Partnership grant. Through the Watershed STEM Education Partnership grant program, NAAEE supports the mutual STEM education goals of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED). These grants will provide Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) access to authentic STEM experiences that use NOAA's unique education mission as a context for engagement.   

U.S. ED’s 21st CCLC program provides academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local learning standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and STEM; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that complement their regular academic programs; and provides literacy support and other educational services to the families of participating children. 

The Watershed STEM Education Partnership grants will support access to academic enrichment experiences for program participants at 21st CCLC program sites. The total portfolio of funded projects is anticipated to reach a minimum of 40 21st CCLC sites, primarily in geographic areas served by the NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program [see Appendix 1]. Grant activities will focus on delivering essential elements of NOAA B-WET’s Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, or MWEEs, to the audiences served by the 21st CCLC program. The MWEE is the core B-WET program experience based on research, evaluation results, and lessons learned from over a decade of program implementation. See details below.

In managing a grant program focused on building partnerships, NAAEE is pleased to work with partners at the NOAA Office of Education and U.S. ED to support a wide range of opportunities in outreach and education through the Watershed STEM Education Partnership grants program. NAAEE is interested in leveraging NOAA and 21st CCLC resources to increase participants’ understanding and stewardship of local watersheds and related ecosystems. NAAEE is also interested in forging lasting collaborations between environmental education providers and 21st CCLC sites to achieve greater impacts at several levels by: 

  • bringing environmental education programming to 21st CCLC students during non-school hours, 
  • building the capacity of environmental education providers to offer high-quality programming in out-of-school settings and 
  • helping 21st CCLC sites build a culture that values investigation, exploration, and authentic place-based learning as a context for improving student learning and achievement. 

Applicant Webinar

Register here for our applicant webinar on Wednesday, January 31st, at 3:00 PM US Eastern Time (time converter). The webinar will go through the application and share guidance for grantee success. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the program webpage shortly after the event.

Contact

For questions that cannot be answered through this request for proposals, the informational webinar, or the FAQs, please contact The eeBLUE Team at eeBLUE@naaee.org or T’Noya Thompson at (281) 785-0995

If you experience any technical issues, please contact Submittable here.

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About Submitting Through Submittable

You will need to create a free Submittable account or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials to submit your online application below.


NAAEE is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all. We believe that diversity, including race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, and the many characteristics that make us different, are also what will lead us to more innovative and creative solutions.

If you are an individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to apply for this challenge on this site due to your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting us at estem@naaee.org.

Welcome to the eeBLUE 21st CCLC Watershed STEM Education Partnership Grant: Extensions Pathway!

This opportunity is open to past recipients of Watershed STEM grants; this pathway is intended for organizations that want to build on existing work and established partnerships. Applicants should describe how the proposed project will leverage prior work and lessons learned to expand or further develop activities with 21stCCLC site partners.  


 


 

About the eeBLUE Grants

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is pleased to offer an opportunity for your organization to apply for a Watershed STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Education Partnership grant. Through the Watershed STEM Education Partnership grant program, NAAEE supports the mutual STEM education goals of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED). These grants will provide Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) access to authentic STEM experiences that use NOAA's unique education mission as a context for engagement.   

U.S. ED’s 21st CCLC program provides academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local learning standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and STEM; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that complement their regular academic programs; and provides literacy support and other educational services to the families of participating children. 

The Watershed STEM Education Partnership grants will support access to academic enrichment experiences for program participants at 21st CCLC program sites. The total portfolio of funded projects is anticipated to reach a minimum of 40 21st CCLC sites, primarily in geographic areas served by the NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program [see Appendix 1]. Grant activities will focus on delivering essential elements of NOAA B-WET’s Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, or MWEEs, to the audiences served by the 21st CCLC program. The MWEE is the core B-WET program experience based on research, evaluation results, and lessons learned from over a decade of program implementation. See details below.

In managing a grant program focused on building partnerships, NAAEE is pleased to work with partners at the NOAA Office of Education and U.S. ED to support a wide range of opportunities in outreach and education through the Watershed STEM Education Partnership grants program. NAAEE is interested in leveraging NOAA and 21st CCLC resources to increase participants’ understanding and stewardship of local watersheds and related ecosystems. NAAEE is also interested in forging lasting collaborations between environmental education providers and 21st CCLC sites to achieve greater impacts at several levels by: 

  • bringing environmental education programming to 21st CCLC students during non-school hours, 
  • building the capacity of environmental education providers to offer high-quality programming in out-of-school settings and 
  • helping 21st CCLC sites build a culture that values investigation, exploration, and authentic place-based learning as a context for improving student learning and achievement. 

Applicant Webinar

Register here for our applicant webinar on Wednesday, January 31st, at 3:00 PM US Eastern Time (time converter). The webinar will go through the application and share guidance for grantee success. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the program webpage shortly after the event.

Contact

For questions that cannot be answered through this request for proposals, the informational webinar, or the FAQs, please contact The eeBLUE Team at eeBLUE@naaee.org or T'Noya Thompson at (281) 785-0995

If you experience any technical issues, please contact Submittable here.

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About Submitting Through Submittable

You will need to create a free Submittable account or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials to submit your online application below.


NAAEE is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all. We believe that diversity, including race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, and the many characteristics that make us different, are also what will lead us to more innovative and creative solutions.

If you are an individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to apply for this challenge on this site due to your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting us at estem@naaee.org.

North American Association for Environmental Education