At EECO, it is our mission to be a leader in the promotion and facilitation of Environmental Education (EE), and to nurture knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. We want a healthy and sustainable environment, and the key to this is education. Through EECO, individuals and groups are not only educated, but also develop partnerships with other individuals and organizations. These partnerships strengthen EE in Ohio, leading to a more environmentally literate population and a healthier environment. You are welcome to become a partner and friend.

ABOUT US

IN FORMAL EDUCATION
Environmental education (EE) happens in classrooms all across Ohio, from preschools and daycare centers, to kindergarten through twelfth grade public and private schools, to colleges and universities. Explore our Best Practices for Environmental Education and grade specific links for information and resources for EE in formal education.

AWAY FROM SCHOOL

EE happens in many places away from the school building. There are many ways people can learn about the environment in the environment.

IN GOVERNMENT

Twenty-two state government agencies and eight federal agencies within Ohio have responsibilities related to the environment or environmental education (EE). These agencies make up the Ohio Interagency Council on Environmental Education.

IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

Business and industry play an important role in environmental education. Many businesses provide EE programs through field trips for students, classroom visits, teacher workshops, or by providing financial support for education. As members of the regulated community, business and industry have an interest in quality environmental training and education for their employees. In the bigger picture, we all have a stake in good education to provide for a well informed citizenry and a well prepared workforce.

IN COMMUNITIES

EE happens in local communities throughout Ohio in parks, zoos, museums, nature and environmental education centers, soil and water conservation districts, government agencies, business and industry, environmental organizations, and other community-based groups. Chances are your community holds great opportunities for involvement and environmental learning for you, your family, neighbors, and friends.
Interested in starting a local EE program or learning more about EE in general? Look to our Best Practices for Environmental Education resource guide.

Regional Directors

REGION 1 - CENTRAL OHIO
Delaware, Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union Counties
Linda Pettit
Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District
lindapettit@eeco-online.org

REGION 2 - NORTHEAST OHIO
Defiance, Seneca, Hancock, Putnam, VanWert, Paulding, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, & Wood Counties
REGION 3 - EAST NORTHEAST OHIO
Summit, Portage, Stark, Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Guernsey, Belmont, Noble, & Monroe Counties
Sheila Cubick
sheilacubick@eeco-online.org

REGION 4 - SOUTHWEST CENTRAL OHIO
Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Mercer, Allen, Auglaize, & Hardin Counties
donnalewis@eeco-online.org

REGION 5 - SOUTHEAST OHIO
Butler, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Hamilton, Highland, Adams & Warren Counties
Sue Magness
City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability
suemagness@eeco-online.org
Errin Howard
RiverWorks Discovery
errinhoward@eeco-online.org

REGION 6 - NORTH CENTRAL OHIO
Crawford, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Holmes, Coshocton, Muskingum & Wyandot Counties
Joanne Mudra
joannemudra@eeco-online.org
Janet Ellsworth
janetellsworth@eeco-online.org

REGION 7 - SOUTHEAST OHIO
Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, Pike, Jackson, Scioto, Gallia, Lawrence, Ross & Washington Counties

REGION 8 - NORTHEAST OHIO
Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Erie, Huron, Medina & Lorain Counties 
Dawn Wrench
Earth Day Coalition


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