The Education Committee guides and helps to implement ESA’s efforts to promote excellence in ecology education at all levels, support the recruitment and retention of a diverse community of ecologists in a variety of career paths, and facilitate collaborations across the ESA community to amplify education and engagement initiatives. This committee will split from the current Committee on Diversity and Education as a separate entity in August 2021. Terms of office will begin on that date.
The Committee’s key functions are to:
- Advise on ESA’s strategic education and workforce development priorities and related
- Engage the ESA membership and the wider community in development and
implementation of ecology education including the Four-Dimensional Ecology Education
(4DEE) framework and engagement in education activities.
- Encourage collaborations across ESA sections, chapters, and committees to elevate the
visibility and use of ESA’s education initiatives and resources.
The committee will consist of a chair and six additional members.
Subcommittee: 4D Ecology Education was established 2019. The purpose of the 4DEE Subcommittee is to facilitate the knowledge, understanding, and use of 4DEE concepts by ESA members and others. (9 members)