The Exchange was founded in the spring of 1991 in response to the growing demand for environmental education programs in schools K-12 nationwide. Continued interest in the work of the Exchange has stimulated expansion of the staff bringing the current number to six full time professionals. Together their goal is to work through the Exchange to enhance the quality and effectiveness of environmental education leading to greater participation in current environmental issues confronting society.
These dedicated individuals have held responsible positions in the field for over 25 years, serving in voluntary and elected positions with many educational and environmental organizations. Project involvements and volunteer service at the federal, state and local level in both the U.S. and Mexico continue to provide Exchange staff with an intimate knowledge of the current state of environmental education throughout the US, Mexico, and beyond.