Case Studies

Education and Outreach Case Studies

Connecting people with the natural environment fosters a stewardship ethic that sustains healthy, vibrant communities. Land trusts are expert communicators that are increasingly incorporating environmental education into their existing outreach and recreation programs to create opportunities for all people. Introducing outdoor recreation and education early in life can have especially lasting impacts. Incorporating facts about climate change into these efforts can help bring the conservationists of tomorrow up to speed about the challenges we are facing today so they too can be part of working towards a solution.

Building Clean Energy in the Hudson Valley – Communications Product Analysis Case Study

Scenic Hudson’s “Building Clean Energy” website highlights some best practices in climate communications.

Climate Change Education Partnership Program – Youth Education Across The Nation

The Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) is a strategic campaign planning project funded by the National Science Foundation and conducted in partnership with USNPS, USFWS, and the National Parks Conservation Association. The goal of this partnership was to develop climate change communication tools and resources for interpretive staff at national parks and national wildlife refuges across the country.

Lowell Leaders in Stewardship – Youth Education Program

Lowell Leaders in Stewardship is an after-school environmental education program that offers STEM-based environmental education programs.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust – Communications Product Analysis Case Study

Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s fundraising mailer “Marshes for Tomorrow” highlights some best practices in climate communications.

Scenic Hudson’s Focus on Youth Education

Scenic Hudson’s youth education programs offer a climate change curriculum as well as other teaching resources and learning opportunities.

The Conservation Fund’s Focus on Youth Education

The Conservation Fund works to connect children to the places we love as well as to support educational opportunities to foster a stewardship ethic that sustains healthy, vibrant communities.

Tug Hill Tomorrow – Communication Product Analysis Case Study

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust’s “What We Are Doing, What You Can Do” webpage highlights several best practices in climate communications.

Vermont Land Trust – Communications Product Analysis Case Study

Vermont Land Trust’s story Connecting Habitat and Neighbors highlights some best practices in climate communications.