National Environmental Education Advisory Council

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The National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC) is comprised of representatives from organizations other than the federal government who provide EPA with advice on environmental education. The Council provides EPA with a better understanding of the needs of schools, universities, state departments (of education and natural resources) and educational organizations.

The Designated Federal Officer for the National Environmental Education Advisory Council is Javier Araujo (araujo.javier@epa.gov or 202-564-2642).


NEEAC Members

Name
Stakeholder Perspective
State and EPA Region
Dr. Mark L. Kraus
Colleges and Universities
Florida – Region 4
Dr. Edna L. Negron-Martinez
Colleges and Universities
Puerto Rico – Region 2
Dr. Kelly Keena, Chair
Primary and Secondary Education
Colorado – Region 8
Caroline Lewis
Primary and Secondary Education
Florida – Region 4
Richard Gonzales, Vice-Chair
Not for Profit Organizations
Texas – Region 6
Angie Chen
Not for Profit Organizations
California – Region 9
Scott Frazier
Business and Industry
Montana – Region 8
Cara D. Gizzi
Business and Industry
Massachusetts – Region 1
Anne Stephens
State Departments of Education and Natural Resources
California – Region 9
Vidette (Kiki) Corry
State Departments of Education and Natural Resources
Texas – Region 6
Kenneth John Gembel
Senior
Michigan – Region 5
Andrea Falken U.S. Department of Education Ex-Officio

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Upcoming Meetings

The NEEAC will hold public teleconferences on Monday July 7, 2014, August 21, 2014 and Friday September 12, 2014, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. MT. See the Federal Register Notice for details. For further information, contact:

Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov

Teleconferences:

Members of the public wishing to gain access to the teleconference, make brief oral comments, or provide a written statement to the NEEAC must contact Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer (araujo.javier@epa.gov or 202-564-2642) within 10 business days of each regularly scheduled meeting.  

Meeting Materials and Summaries


NEEAC CHARTER

The NEEAC charter includes information on the estimated number of meetings, recordkeeping, operating costs, duties, objectives and scope of activities. Full text of the charter is available in PDF. The charter was last revised in 2014.

Under the charter, the NEEAC will develop a biennial report assessing environmental education in the United States. NEEAC members are also tasked with providing advice and recommendations on:

  • EPA’s solicitation, review and selection process for environmental education training and grant programs;
  • the merits of individual proposal to operate the training program and the grant programs as requested by EPA; and
  • other environmental education issues, including matters relating to activities, functions and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act of 1990.