ScheibelTENFEE, also known as the Teacher Educators Network for Environmental Education is a special interest group within WAEE.

Energizing Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs and In-Service Teacher Collaborators: June 10-11, 2019!

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education and the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers have awarded funding for this two-day workshop.

The goals of the workshop are to:

  1. Develop a shared vision for what environmental education (EE) should be for all teacher preparation programs in Wisconsin
  2. Collaboratively offer new learning opportunities about environmental education for preservice students and complete an action research project that you design
  3. Increase pre-service energy education opportunities and support for K-12 teachers
  4. Utilize our network to learn more about environmental education and its effect in schools

For questions about the EE Workshop, please contact:

Dr. Becca Franzen
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


TENFEE was created to serve three main purposes: Communication, Advocacy, and Research.

    • Communication hub for environmental education in teacher education programs
      • Teacher education programs will share information with one another through TENFEE.
      • Information from other agencies will also be shared and dispersed through TENFEE, specifically tenfee@waee.org
      • The group will meet at least annually to maintain communication and aim to improve teacher education programs in EE.
      • Regional networking opportunities will be planned and organized.
    • Advocate for teacher education program inclusion of EE
      • Provide input to DPI regarding licensing
      • Assist teacher education programs to be accountable for including EE in teacher education programs
      • Utilize the NAAEE Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators
      • Create support materials to guide teacher educators
    • Umbrella for research in higher education including
      • Research of graduates from teacher education programs
      • Environmental literacy of pre-service teachers
      • Teacher education program implementation of environmental education