EE Funders Briefing: Environmental Education and Connections to Nature in the Southeast


Calling all EE funders! You are invited to an upcoming funders’ briefing hosted by the Blue Sky Funders Forum, the Pisces Foundation, and the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance on September 26, 2022 from 3-5 pm ET. At this virtual convening, you’ll learn about the findings from a landscape analysis of environmental education in the southeast, the gaps in programs and services identified, the latest in the field, and how you can use the data.


The southeast region receives only 8% of the $116 million in philanthropic investments for environmental literacy, outdoor experiences, and connections to nature. This disparity of funding in the region, unfortunately, mirrors inequities in access to green spaces, education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. Join peer-funders and experts to explore findings from a recent landscape analysis of environmental literacy in the Southeast. With insights into the assets and barriers to furthering environmental literacy in the eight states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, this funders briefing will provide space to connect with peer-funders to explore opportunities for collaboration.


To be clear: this event is not an ask. Rather, it’s an opportunity to learn more about the current needs and trends in environmental education and to network with your peer-funders who support our field.


The event is free and open to funders. Registration is required. The session will be recorded.


Funders can register online here. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ashley Hoffman (director@kaee.org) or Lauren Pyle (director@eenc.org).