Director, Education and Conservation Department
At National Wildlife Federation, e3 Strategies created online learning programs to recruit, train, and certify volunteers to lead community education events. Our eLearning courses trained over 7,500 volunteers, employees, and new participants in one year, while reducing NWF's training infrastructure costs by 50%.
Challenge: Create online learning programs to recruit, train, and certify volunteers to lead community education events. Engage the general public to take action to help wildlife, endangered species, and imperiled ecosystems.
Solution: We created an educational portal called Wildlife University™ to provide self-directed, online learning experiences incorporating multimedia, guest speakers, and offline projects to engage and teach participants.
We worked with experts at National Wildlife Federation to adapt both scientific and public policy information into learning activities that appealed to the general public.
By building interactive quizzes, social forums, and offline projects into the user experience, we reinforced learning while simultaneously measuring the effectiveness of the curriculum. Wildlife University exceeded its goal of attracting 5,000 people to get involved, ultimately training over 7,500 volunteers, employees, and new participants in one year. Ongoing evaluation indicated Wildlife University participants were taking the actions we recommended in their individual daily lives and within their communities.Check out Wildlife University