Coming Together Wellborn Leadership Conference & New England Environmental Education Alliance Conference November 1-3, 2018

Join us November 1–3, 2018 as environmental educators from throughout New England to come together around our shared work of building environmentally resilient and just communities.

Here is our focus:

  • Fostering Public Participation in Scientific Research
  • Educating for Sustainable Communities
  • Building Leadership for Scientific Literacy
  • Inspiring Connections to the Outdoors
  • Environmental Justice and Environmental Education

Download the conference guide for more details.

Registration is now open!

We are pleased to announce this year's keynote speakers!

Marianne E Krasny
Marianne E. KrasnyMarianne E Krasny is professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University. Her recent books include Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up (with K Tidball), Urban Environmental Education Review (with A Russ), and Grassroots to Global: Broader Impacts of Civic Ecology. She has served as lead instructor for multiple environmental education online courses for international audiences, and was director of EECapacity, EPA’s National Environmental Education Training Program, and of the Garden Mosaics community gardening intergenerational education program. Dr Krasny is a Public Voices Fellow with The Op-Ed Project and an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.

Judy Braus
Judy BrausJudy Braus has been actively involved in national and international environmental education efforts for almost three decades. She is currently the Executive Director of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing environmental literacy and civic engagement to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all. Prior to NAAEE, she successfully managed the education and outreach departments at three national and international conservation organizations: the National Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund, and the National Wildlife Federation. She was also the manager of environmental education programming at the U.S. Peace Corps. She has led many international environmental education projects, facilitated leadership workshops and conferences in dozens of countries, been the chief editor of several successful national publishing efforts focused on environmental education, and published in numerous nationally recognized periodicals and books. Her areas of expertise include environmental education, project management and strategic planning, leadership training and facilitation, conservation planning, writing and publishing, diversity and inclusion, curriculum and web development, and fundraising. Throughout her career, has Judy focused on using the power of education to help communities restore and protect the environment. She is passionate about creating a more equitable and inclusive environmental movement and strengthening NAAEE so that it can help empower individuals and organizations to work together to increase their collective impact and create societal change.  

Conference information including the schedule, session descriptions, registration fees, and lodging information can be found in the conference guide.


The New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA) is seeking nominations for recognition of outstanding environmental educators and programs from the New England region in three categories:

  • Non-formal Environmental Educator Award
  • Formal Environmental Educator Award
  • Maria Pirie Environmental Education Program Award

Nominations may be submitted either by the nominee or on his/her behalf by a colleague. Nominations are due by October 16, 2018.  Learn more here.   Awards will be given during the conference's Friday night dinner and awards banquet. 


A huge thank you to our sponsors!