The following partners contributed their knowledge and experience to the ideas and information presented on this site. Click each photo to find out each person's favorite thing about !
Karyl Askew, PhD
Karyl Askew Consulting, LLC.
My favorite thing about is that it creates connection and understanding. These relational aspects bring clarity, shared purpose, and transformative potential.
Gray Family Foundation
enables us to know where and how we can improve and grow.
Two Roads Consulting
I love working with organizations to help them to articulate their goals and figure out how to measure progress towards those goals.
eeRISE LLC; Oregon State University Extension Outdoor School
My favorite thing about is co-conspiring for learning, and greater and
helps us think more clearly about the impact we're having and how we improve our enhance our programs. It also helps us reflect on our practices and make sure that we're meeting our goals, including centering in everything we do.
Dr. Spirit Brooks
Oregon Outdoor School Program
The shift to more practices that center and context, and are more collaborative and participatory is my favorite thing about . As an Indigenous evaluator I am also excited about the growing field of culturally responsive Indigenous evaluation.
Nicolette L. Cagle, PhD
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
is another form of reflection. It's the opportunity to hear from members, learn from them, and get inspired!
Antioch University of New England
My favorite thing about is the continuous learning that comes with the collaboration and .
Duke Nicholas School of the Environment
My favorite thing about is the way that the process makes assumptions and process explicit and transparent.
Corrie Colvin Williams
Blue Lotus Consulting & Evaluation, LLC
My favorite thing about is sharing the lived experience!
Duke University Marine Lab
My favorite thing about is working with partners to improve EE.
North Carolina State University
I enjoy working with stakeholders to figure out what questions we really want to ask about a specific program or initiative. I love how the process forces you to dig deep into what your goals are and what it would look like to achieve them.
Charissa V. Jones
Oregon State University Extension Outdoor School
My favorite things about are that it truly is for everyone (now, it hasn't been implemented in this way, but it is for all of us) and that it can be a great tool that drives improving relationships we have with partner communities, the research, and ourselves.
Antioch University of New England
My favorite thing about is the opportunity to bring positive change in a manner that authentically engages collaborators and addresses issues of , , and .
Kathayoon Khalil, PhD
I love how empowers us in making informed decisions to improve our practice. We're passionate about what we do, and evaluation helps us do it better!
Antioch University New England
I love learning, collaboration and leaning into my growing edges, especially when it comes to , and . is all about continuous learning, curiosity, collaboration, and authentic across cultural contexts. My favorite thing about evaluation is witnessing positive social change happen on so many levels--personally, programmatically, organizationally, systemically and beyond. Evaluation is where it's at!
gives me a window into creative and inspiring EE programs. I enjoy teaching and learning from others when we reflect on data together.
Martha C. Monroe
School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, University Of Florida
is another engaging, interactive, learning strategy. What can be better than that?
Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
My favorite thing about is the story it tells about the incredible ways that environmental education is powering up learning and sparking in the places we live, play, work and learn.
provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to systematically learn about what works and what needs improvement.
Friends of Outdoor School
I love it when can bring the perspectives of youth into program design and improvement that reflects youth priorities and needs.
Luciana B. Ranelli
Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
is an opportunity for making change apparent to and participatory for educators, learners, and beyond--as individuals and as groups. That opportunity is my favorite thing, in addition to embedded assessments that flow within a learning opportunity.
University of Florida
My favorite part of is the data review process. I love reading through participant responses and trying to understand patterns in the data.
Marc J. Stern
I love using to help organizations to think creatively about improving their programs based on real evidence.
NC State University
gives us all a way to get to learn about each other, our passions for this field, and how our work can make the world better. I love getting to know organizations, the people that run them, and the things that feed their passion.
Data analysis. Specifically that moment when you come across something that surprises you and taking that surprising finding, sharing it out, and applying it to improve practice. Then--measuring again!
My favorite part about is learning with and from partners.
Gray Family Foundation
I love that , especially evaluation done with an equitable and culturally-responsive approach, is about self-awareness & positionality, curiosity, and reciprocity & to each other and our communities.
I love that gives us the information to tell the story of our work and how we can better the work for lasting impact.
Delaware Nature Society
My favorite thing about is that it prompts us to be reflective and ask questions of ourselves.
Noelle Wyman Roth
Social Science Research Institute, Duke University
I love helping partners improve their programming through data-informed decision-making. I to contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world through this work.
School for Environment & Sustainability, University of Michigan
Evaluative thinking is a way of evidence-based learning that helps our programs and us as individuals to be the best we can be, both of which are essential to addressing the complex and education challenges facing us.
Nancy Zuercher, MA
Point b(e) Strategies
I love working with organizations to evaluate their programs. helps organizations understand their constituents, develop more focused programs, and ultimately better serve their . What's not to love?