December 19, 2017

The Alliance for Student Action

The Alliance for Student Action is a group of organizations that support and/or promote youth-led civic action in education.

Get Started by Attending the Environmental Action Congress

Join Earth Force to learn how to incorporate student-led civic action into local environmental education programming. This annual workshop provides hands-on training in environmental action civics. This powerful tool can enhance project-based learning, cultivate more authentic youth-adult partnerships, and empower students and educators to create meaningful change in their communities. Participants of the Environmental Action Congress will be introduced to effective tools and resources to implement and train others in environmental action civics, model and practice key activities, and learn about challenges and successes from those who are already using the approach with educators. Additionally, congress participants will have the opportunity to broaden their peer network in the Alliance for Student Action and develop a plan for integration and/or facilitation of environmental action civics with ongoing support from Earth Force.

Interested in attending or have questions? Please contact Alyssa McConkey

“Connecting with Earth Force has accelerated and focused our organization’s transition to action-outcomes in our programming for local students. We are working with several divisions recently making commitments to systemic PBL; the Earth Force emphasis on youth voice and decision-making has helped us make more powerful coaching suggestions to the teachers While Earth Force is its own method, many of its components mesh well with other student-centered methodologies, thus increasing its relevance to our local school divisions and its priorities. Lastly, thinking about action as also engaging with power and policy was new to our organization; Earth Force’s examples have given us a way to think about how to incorporate this component in student programs.” — Elise Shefield, Boxerwood Education Association

Past Attendees of the Environmental Action Congress:

Alice Ferguson Foundation (MD)
Alvernia University (PA)
Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (AZ)
Bay Sail Education (MI)
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (OH)
Boxerwood Education Association (VA)
Brightways Learning (MT)
Brock University (Ontario)
Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center (MI)
Clear Lake Education Center (MI)
Carrefour Jeunesse (Ontario)
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (PA)
Chicago Park District (IL)
Discovery PLACE (MI)
Dream in Green (FL)
EcoSpark (Ontario)
Elizabeth River Project (VA)
Environmental Education Association of Illinois (IL)
Experience Learning (WV)
Everglades Foundation (FL)
Field Museum (IL)
Friends of the Rappahannock (VA)
Friends of the Rouge (MI)
Heart Force, CIRES (CO)
Hood College – Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies (MD)
Inland Seas Education Association (MI)
Inside Education (Alberta)
Keep Austin Beautiful (TX)
Kentucky State University, Watershed Research & Extension (KY)
Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KY)
Maryland Association of Environmental & Outdoor Education (MD)
Mass Audubon (MA)
Michigan Tech University (MI)
Montgomery County Public Schools Environmental Education (MD)
National Aquarium Baltimore (MD)
National Wildlife Federation, Mid-Atlantic (MD)
Nature Conservancy in Delaware (DE)
Otsego County Conservation Association (NY)
Pickering Creek Audubon Center (MD)
Pipes and Precipitation (MI)
Prince George County Schools (MD)
Saginaw Children’s Zoo (MI)
Sanitation District 1 (KY)
Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (MI)
Stroud Water Research Center (PA)
TLC Education (PA)
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (Ontario)
Washington College Center for Environment & Society (MD)
Watershed Education Network (MT)
City of Wentzville (MO)
Wisconsin Sea Grant (WI)
Youth Environmental Action Summit (MD)