The Nature Based Education Consortium is a network driven by its participants, leaders from across the outdoor learning sector. Meet the leaders driving our network's efforts below.

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Steering Committee

The role of the Steering Committee is to distill and focus the direction of the Consortium, to approve and to grow its capacity. The Steering Committee is made up of 10-15 participants. Beyond the role of other participants in the network, steering committee members:

  • Attend monthly Steering Committee meetings in-person or online

  • Set yearly budget for the Consortium and associated task forces

  • Establish priorities and oversee work plan implementation

  • Represent the Nature Based Education Consortium at events


Local Outdoor Learning Advocacy Working Group

This working group focuses on making a change at a local level, within schools, districts, and town government and is continuing to support outdoor learning and connect Maine educators with outdoor learning information and support as a continuation of its 2020 work on school reopening. Co-chairs: Olivia Griset, Jonathan LaBonte, Samar Ahmed.


For inquiries about the Local Outdoor Learning Advocacy Working Group, contact co-chairs Olivia Griset and Jonathan LaBonte.

For general inquiries, contact network manager Nathan Broaddus.

Climate Education Advocacy

Last year, this task force successfully advocated for the inclusion of climate education in the Maine Climate Council Climate Action Plan. This year, it is going to focus on pushing climate education legislation forward through storytelling, lobbying, and collaboration with other networks. Co-chairs: Kosis Ifeji & Riley Stevenson.


For inquiries about the Climate Education Advocacy Working Group, contact co-chairs Kosis Ifeji and Riley Stevenson.


For general inquiries, contact network manager Nathan Broaddus.

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