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Our Initiatives

Many of the Nature Based Education Consortium's initiatives arise from priorities identified in working groups.

Other initiatives are collaborative projects connecting us to other groups advancing equity in nature-based learning.

Stories for Change

Shifting the narrative of the outdoors

We're sharing stories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and others who have deep and multifaceted relationships with the outdoors, and whose communities have been excluded from outdoor narratives. A project of the Stories for Change working group.


Outdoor Equity

Increasing outdoor access for all

We are working to remove barriers to outdoor access for everyone, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in Wabanaki Territory.

We are currently co-hosting the Outdoor Equity Fund with Maine Initiatives.

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Teach ME Outside

Elevating community-designed solutions

Teach ME Outside is a collaborative project between the Nature Based Education Consortium, Maine Environmental Education Association, and the Maine Math and Science Alliance that supports and works in partnership with Maine communities to ensure that all Maine youth have access to powerful, hands-on environmental learning opportunities.

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Moving toward systemic change

Our network of Maine youth, educators, advocates, and organizational and school leaders has been excited about advancing policies at the state level. 

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Local Outdoor Advocacy Network

Building power in communities across Maine

We are connecting and engaging a network of local advocates passionate about outdoor learning in the state.

A project of the Local Outdoor Learning Advocacy working group.

Stay tuned to learn more!

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