Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) provide tools, training, and support for engaging adults and students in meaningful, productive discussions about sticky issues that affect the environment and communities. -NAAEE, 2016
In May 2016, three CAEE members joined fellow environmental educators across the country at the Kettering Foundation Semi-Annual Learning & Research Exchange. Over the course of three days, educators came together to create a framework for deliberation on national and state-specific water issues. The Colorado team presented a full report from two test forums where high school and college-level stakeholders engaged in deliberative decision-making processes focused around water distribution in Colorado.The report will contribute to a national Water Issue Guide prepared for the National Issues Forums Institute in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).The team's work will also culminate in a guidebook for navigating Colorado water quantity issues in high school and post-secondary learning environments.