This session will explore how the EE Outcomes course (provided by Cornell University's Civic Ecology Lab) has impacted the goal setting and strategic planning for the Education Department at The NC Arboretum. We'll see how the staff used evidence-based research to create Theories of Change for each of the department initiatives, determining Ultimate Outcomes, Action/Behavior Outcomes, Intermediate Outcomes, and the Activities and Interventions that can help reach them. Once we better understand the outcomes we are reaching, as opposed to the ones we think we are reaching, we can better plan for the future development of our programs and how to evaluate their effectiveness based on this Theory of Change.
Presenter: Michelle Pearce
Michelle is a certified North Carolina Environmental Educator and has a Master's of Arts in Education with a focus in Science Education. Her passion is empowering educators with tools that will help them provide equitable and inclusive learning. She is a long time member of EENC and has returned to the board as Education Chair. She currently works at The NC Arboretum as the Teacher Education Coordinator, and the state coordinator for Outdoor Wonders and Learning.
Registration InformationWebinar registration is free and open to anyone to attend, but is limited to 100 participants. Click here to register.
Webinar will qualify for Criteria III and continuing education for NC DEQ EE Certificate.
A recording of the webinar will be sent to attendees afterward. It will also be posted on EENC's members-only page - so if you're an EENC member and not able to attend during the scheduled time, no need to register!
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