Center for Global Environmental Education

News & Updates:

Watch A Sea Change for Superior: The Warming of the World's Largest Lake. Our newest documentary a co-production of CGEE and PBS North.

Adopt-a-Drain at the Twins! Join us on May 4 at the Twins game against the Red Sox. Special discounted tickets are available and attendees will receive an Adopt-a-Drain hat.

Register now for our 2024 Summer River Institutes and WaterWorks Teacher Institute!

Our Cornerstone Programs

Professional Development

A group of teachers in a boat on a river

Rivers Institutes, webinars, and graduate courses for educators.

K-12 Classroom Resources

Online K-12 learning resources for teachers and classrooms.

Multimedia Production

Exhibit kiosks, videos, interactive learning programs, and more.

Community Outreach

Outreach to raise public awareness and stimulate environmental stewardship.

Our purpose: To foster environmental literacy and stewardship in people of all ages.

At the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE), a program of Hamline’s School of Education and Leadership, we have built an enduring tradition of educational excellence, innovation, and leadership spanning more than three decades.

Education happens when learners connect with their subject matter. Our work combines storytelling - the world's oldest means of communication - with the modern tools of technology to build that connection. We use our expertise in the four cornerstone programs above to facilitate environmental literacy and stewardship. 

Our work has evolved through the creation and implementation of acclaimed professional development programs for educators, award-winning curricular resources for K-12 students, and multifaceted public outreach and education campaigns that have engaged millions of people. Our work fosters environmental literacy and stewardship, inspiring local action to address pressing global issues.