Welcome! This website is all about environmental education evaluation that is responsive, equitable, and thoughtfully designed.
How and why we evaluate environmental education matters. It matters for the people who are involved in evaluation--from program designers to community partners, program participants, funders, and more. High quality evaluation practices drive excellence in programming. And to have program excellence, evaluation should be culturally responsive.
The eeVAL project offers a culturally responsive, equitable evaluation (CREE) framework, program models, and resources for individuals, organizations, and networks to create more just, inclusive, and healthy partnerships, programs, and communities. Such evaluation is essential to the continual improvement of environmental education (EE) - evaluation for learning and not simply reporting. CREE in EE can inform practice among educators, evaluators, communities, programs, and the field of environmental education generally.
eeVAL outlines a framework and provides guidance and resources to create equitable and inclusive partnerships, programs, and communities. This approach to evaluation is essential to the continual improvement of the field of environmental education.
High quality evaluation practices drive excellence in programming. And to have program excellence, evaluation should be culturally responsive.
Creating change demands cultural humility and openness to learning. The eeVAL framework provides a comprehensive and flexible approach for environmental educators and their partners to facilitate program evaluation that contributes to healthier communities and equitable outcomes for all.