For environmental education organizations

Environmental Action Civics

2023 Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Join the Fall 2023 Cohort


Join a community of practice around Environmental Action Civics.


Learn a model to empower youth to change policies and practices


Receive financial support to take this work into your community


Unlock exclusive ongoing support from the Earth Force team

Put civic action into your program

Learn how to implement and facilitate Environmental Action Civics to promote student-led civic action in various educational settings. 

You’ll build your capacity to support educators in integrating student action projects into existing programming. Get ready for all the best practices to cultivate youth-adult partnerships while meeting learning goals.

Walk away with a plan

You’ll learn our 6-step process & tools for Environmental Action Civics that can be used in any community/program & can support meaningful educator professional development.

Learn what’s working and what’s not from peers and mentors and develop your own plan of action.

We're with you - always

You are committed and so are we. You’ll get a full year of unlimited coaching from the Earth Force team, ongoing support sessions, a fall showcase with peers, plus financial support & materials to integrate this work into your programming.

What Participants Are Saying . . .

This was the most thorough training I have ever received with so much additional documentation and support from Earth Force. It was so amazing!

I have recommended this training and process to anyone who will listen! I cannot wait to use Environmental Action Civics in my programs.

Excellent scheduling! Excellent facilitators! Please offer more training!

I enjoy being able to join event virtually as it makes it easier to participate. It was also great to meet and hear stories from others that are teaching around the country rather than just in my local area.

So appreciative of the wholesome support of this training and the Earth Force team. I am eager to put Environmental Action Civics into practice!

Meet Your Facilitators

Alyssa McConkey
Chief Program Officer

Alyssa develops and supports a growing network of organizations dedicated to integrating Environmental Action Civics. Her background is in nonprofits, program development, education, and community food systems. 

Krysten Dorfman
Program Manager

Krysten supports organizations in integrating, implementing, and training Environmental Action Civics and manages our partner organizations' facilitation of the RISE Challenge in IL and MT. 

Learn More

Interested in the Fall 2023 Cohort? Please email Krysten Dorfman with your name, organization, and a short description of why you would like to be part of the Fall 2023 Cohort.

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When is the workshop?

Fall 2023

Who should attend?

Are you part of the team at an environmental education organization? This is for you.

What's the structure?

The Workshop is virtual, with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning and lots of discussion. We've been working virtually since 2010 - and we've developed a sense of how to build community even through screens! One participant said "Earth Force staff showed off some stellar virtual facilitation techniques that as a fellow facilitator I will definitely be putting into action!"

Is funding available?

Yes! This work - changing how we teach this field - takes time, money, and support. We'll help you with all three. The Workshop is $250 to attend but the fee is waived thanks to a generous grant from ee360+ and the Bezos Family Foundation. And, $500 training stipends may be available to those who complete an action plan.

Is this another boring conference?

Little known fact: we're allergic to boring professional development here at Earth Force. We think we've cracked the code into hosting a collaborative, invigorating, and actually useful virtual event. As one 2022 participant put it, "This workshop was well organized and informative. I was given so many ideas, information, and helpful tips that I cannot wait to implement into my curriculum."

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