Advisors & Partners

EECapacity is a consortium of partners—all joining together to help promote the goals of the project and help strengthen environmental education efforts in communities across the country. The project, led by Cornell University's Civic Ecology Lab, is organized with three groups: the Leadership Team helps manage the grant and oversee all aspects of the project. The Advisors provide overall guidance to the expert panel and help carry out specific activities throughout the course of the project. The Dissemination Partners use their networks to help expand the reach and impact of this project. The project also collaborates with the University of Oregon to assist with the Guidelines for Excellence, and includes an evaluation partner, New Knowledge, that helps to measure success and conduct research to help advance the field of environmental education.


  • Olivia Aguilar (Assistant Professor at Denison University, EE college teaching, communities of practice EE)
  • Karen Hollweg (past-president NAAEE, climate change education, learning communities)
  • Rue Mapp (Outdoor Afro, African-American involvement in outdoor recreation and stewardship)
  • Tom Marcinkowski (Florida Institute of Technology, EE research, state certification)
  • Sue McGuire (State Affiliate Network Steering Committee, non-profit capacity building)
  • Martha Monroe (University of Florida, past-president NAAEE, extension, school and community programs)
  • Christine Moseley (University of Texas at San Antonio, teacher education, Minority Academic Institutions)
  • Carmen Rojas (Faculty in UC Berkley's Department of City & Regional Planning/Philanthropic Consultant, City & Regional Planning)
  • Terry Wilson (Western Kentucky University, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education [NCATE])
  • Abby Ybarra (NAAEE Board Member, No Child Left Inside, Urban EE)

Dissemination Partners

In addition to the Dissemination Partners, EECapacity is collaborating with faculty at Minority Academic Institutions to identify strategies for incorporating environmental education into teacher education programs. EECapacity also is working with Mexican environmental educators to identify, adapt, and translate project resources suitable for use in Mexico.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency funds the EECapacity Project through a cooperative agreement with the Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab. This website was developed under Assistant Agreement No. NT-83497401 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed are solely those of EECapacity, and EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned.