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Episode Forty Two- Following Passion and Environmental Education with NEEF CEO Sara Espinoza

June 07, 2024 Dr. Mark A. Campbell Season 2 Episode 16
Episode Forty Two- Following Passion and Environmental Education with NEEF CEO Sara Espinoza
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Nature of Wellness ™️ Podcast
Episode Forty Two- Following Passion and Environmental Education with NEEF CEO Sara Espinoza
Jun 07, 2024 Season 2 Episode 16
Dr. Mark A. Campbell

We'd love to hear from you about this episode.

One thing I know about humans and why we have thrived as a species is our love of learning.

Education is a healthy activity that people of all ages can enjoy. Improving intellectual wellness looks different for each of us. For some, it is multiple degrees and certifications. For others, it is researching a hobby or activity of interest. Regardless of how we get education, we are more when we learn more.


We often talk about nature as the first teacher. The many lessons we can learn from the natural world are always available; we must only observe them.


As part of nature, humans have the right and responsibility to learn how to protect and interact with our environment. This is especially true because of the incredible impact our environment has on our health and well-being.


Welcome to Episode Forty-Two of The Nature of Wellness Podcast. 

 

In this episode, we sat down with Sara Espinoza, CEO of The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), the nation's leading organization for lifelong environmental learning. NEEF is a non-partisan, non-advocacy organization that was Congressionally chartered in 1990 to complement the work of the US Environmental Protection Agency.


Sara shares the incredible journey of how she turned a childhood passion into a successful profession and the importance of educating more people about the environment around us.

 

We discuss the importance of NEEF's work to make the environment "more accessible, relatable, relevant, and connected to people's daily lives" through their programs focus on K-12 Education, Conservation, Health, and Veteran connection.


This conversation made us want to learn more, love more, and live more connected to our environment.

 

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a review anywhere you listen to this podcast.


We appreciate you all.

Be Well

-NOW


NEEF: www.neefusa.org

National Public Lands Day: https://www.neefusa.org/national-public-lands-day

Greening STEM Projects: https://www.neefusa.org/what-we-do/k-12-education/greening-stem-projects

Find NEEF grant opportunities: https://www.neefusa.org/what-we-do/grants/grants

Veterans and Nature Grant Announcement: https://www.neefusa.org/news/neef-announces-awardees-2024-2025-veterans-and-nature-grant

NEEF LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/neefusa

NEEF Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neefusa_org/

NEEF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NEEFusa/

 * The unbelievable Shawn Bell produces the Nature of Wellness Podcast, making us sound good.

** The NOW theme song was penned, performed, produced, and provided by the dynamic duo of Phil and Niall Monahan. 

*** This show wouldn't exis

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We'd love to hear from you about this episode.

One thing I know about humans and why we have thrived as a species is our love of learning.

Education is a healthy activity that people of all ages can enjoy. Improving intellectual wellness looks different for each of us. For some, it is multiple degrees and certifications. For others, it is researching a hobby or activity of interest. Regardless of how we get education, we are more when we learn more.


We often talk about nature as the first teacher. The many lessons we can learn from the natural world are always available; we must only observe them.


As part of nature, humans have the right and responsibility to learn how to protect and interact with our environment. This is especially true because of the incredible impact our environment has on our health and well-being.


Welcome to Episode Forty-Two of The Nature of Wellness Podcast. 

 

In this episode, we sat down with Sara Espinoza, CEO of The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), the nation's leading organization for lifelong environmental learning. NEEF is a non-partisan, non-advocacy organization that was Congressionally chartered in 1990 to complement the work of the US Environmental Protection Agency.


Sara shares the incredible journey of how she turned a childhood passion into a successful profession and the importance of educating more people about the environment around us.

 

We discuss the importance of NEEF's work to make the environment "more accessible, relatable, relevant, and connected to people's daily lives" through their programs focus on K-12 Education, Conservation, Health, and Veteran connection.


This conversation made us want to learn more, love more, and live more connected to our environment.

 

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a review anywhere you listen to this podcast.


We appreciate you all.

Be Well

-NOW


NEEF: www.neefusa.org

National Public Lands Day: https://www.neefusa.org/national-public-lands-day

Greening STEM Projects: https://www.neefusa.org/what-we-do/k-12-education/greening-stem-projects

Find NEEF grant opportunities: https://www.neefusa.org/what-we-do/grants/grants

Veterans and Nature Grant Announcement: https://www.neefusa.org/news/neef-announces-awardees-2024-2025-veterans-and-nature-grant

NEEF LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/neefusa

NEEF Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neefusa_org/

NEEF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NEEFusa/

 * The unbelievable Shawn Bell produces the Nature of Wellness Podcast, making us sound good.

** The NOW theme song was penned, performed, produced, and provided by the dynamic duo of Phil and Niall Monahan. 

*** This show wouldn't exis

Climate Confident
With a new episode every Wed morning, the Climate Confident podcast is weekly podcast...

Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

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