Organisation collaborate to help support environmental education and civic engagement
Microsoft Edge has worked with the North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE) to create a new digital storytelling platform.
NAAEE has worked for more than 40 years to help educate people about the environment, and aims to help accelerate environmental literacy and civic engagement through the power of environmental education. The organisation works with more than 20,000 educators and its message reaches millions of people every day.
The organisation chiefly uses the web to spread its message. To support NAAEE’s efforts, the new digital storytelling platform from Microsoft Edge will help people in their efforts to further environmental education and share impactful stories.
“We discovered that the NAAEE needed a better storytelling canvas to reach their audience: a site for other environmental enthusiasts to read the stories of the people who have pioneered new programs and get the resources they need to build certified programmes,” explained Divya Kumar, senior product marketing manager, Microsoft Edge. “We’ve focused on a handful of powerful stories that bring to life the work NAAEE does – such as the incredible impact of replacing 850,000 lunch trays with compostable trays – as well as the resources they offer anyone developing an environmental literacy and civic engagement programme.”
The platform features a 360-degree image viewer, helping educators convey the essence of their stories. NAAEE staff will also be able to embed multimedia content for stories on their site in the future.
“Our mutual goal was to build a platform that was long-lasting and adaptable, so NAAEE can continue to showcase various types of media to bring more stories to life,” Kumar added. “The NAAEE’s dedication to and focus on the power of education is truly inspiring, and the Microsoft Edge team is proud to support them in this endeavour.”