Hamza Malik chosen for his work in environmental education, research, and outreach.
Hamza Malik is one of 30 educators selected by The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as part of the 2023 CEE-Change Fellowship cohort. CEE stands for Civics and Environmental Education. He is part of an international community of passionate educators working to build an equitable and sustainable future within the environmental education field through a joint civics and environmental education Community Action Project. The Lloyd Center for the Environment is an environmental research, education, and outreach non-profit, with a mission to instill a life-long respect and affection for nature in all people through research and education; to advance a scientific and public understanding of our coastal ecosystems and the need to protect them; and to promote a legacy of natural diversity largely in, but not restricted to, the coastal environments of southeastern New England.
Malik contributes to this work through developing and implementing a new education program highlighting human-induced climate change effects on coastal birds and their habitats while utilizing nature photography components. He is a science education researcher who supports students and teachers to better understand the nexus of in-school and out-of-school learning places (i.e., Nature Centers) which fits in perfectly with the Lloyd Center’s work.
“CEE-Change matters to the Lloyd Center’s work because it is bringing environmental and civic engagement educators together to create an equitable and sustainable future” says Rachel Stronach, Lloyd Center Executive Director. The Lloyd Center is working hard to protect the nature of our beautiful coast and to bring first-rate environmental science classes to thousands of deserving children in our area’s public schools.
The Class of 2023 sets out to foster leadership within schools and at the community level, promote civic engagement and environmental responsibility, and ultimately build more resilient and healthy communities. Fellows receive networking and professional development opportunities, access to mini-grants to support their projects, and leadership training.
This Fellowship is part of a national training initiative called ee360+, which is a partnership of U.S. EPA and NAAEE with more than 25 partners designed to strengthen the field of environmental education. The Fellowship is also supported by a generous grant from the Cedar Tree Foundation.
Learn more about Hamza Malik and the other 29 Fellows in this link: https://naaee.org/programs/cee-change-fellowship.
About the CEE-Change Fellowship: The Civics and Environmental Education (CEE) Change Fellowship Program is NAAEE’s newest initiative to support leadership and innovation in civics and environmental education across the country. NAAEE recognizes the value in bringing together environmental and civic engagement educators to learn from each other and collaborate to scale up our impact as we work to create a more equitable and sustainable future.
The CEE-Change Fellowship is a part of the National Environmental Education Training Program established by the U.S. EPA’s Office of Environmental Education, a national professional development program that has been building the professional capacity of educators since 1992. The program also focuses on building leadership skills and providing high-quality resources for the field.
For more information on the CEE-Change Fellowship, visit https://naaee.org/programs/cee-change-fellowship
To learn more about NAAEE, visit https://naaee.org
To learn more about ee360+, visit: https://naaee.org/programs/ee360
To learn more about the Cedar Tree Foundation, visit: www.cedartreefound.org