The Nebraska Alliance for Conservation and Environmental Education, founded in 1992, is an organization devoted to promoting and strengthening environmental education efforts in Nebraska.


NACEE grew out of a merger between two previous groups: NEEA (Nebraska Environmental Education Association) and NOFEE (Nebraska Organizations for Environmental Education). By combining the strenths of these groups into one cohesive organization, NACEE has the broad-based membership it needs to be an active leader for environmental education in Nebraska.


The NACEE Board is responsible for overall coordination of all NACEE activities and pursuing funding and other resources. At-large members serve as liaisions to the working committees. Members include:



Past President: Harry Heafer, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
(402) 441-8032 | hheafer@lincoln.ne.gov

Treasurer: Andrea Faas, Pioneers Park Nature Center
(402) 441-8708 | AFaas@lincoln.ne.gov

Membership Secretary
Amy Sandeen, Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor and Agricultural Learning
(402) 463-0565 | amy@prairieloft.org

Recording Secretary: Lindsay Rogers, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
(402) 471-5581 | lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov

At-Large Members:

Kathy Kropuenske, Keep Scottsbluff-Gering Beautiful
(308) 632-4649 | ksgbkathy@yahoo.com

Jennifer Swerczek, Nebraska Public Power District
(402) 336-2701 | jlswerc@nppd.com

Bernice Jones, Nebraska Wesleyan University
(402) 465-2364 | bmj@nebrwesleyan.edu

Dave Peters, Lincoln Public Schools

NACEE's workgroups are the backbone of our organization. They are responsible for carrying out high-priority functions identified by our membership. Ad-hoc workgroups are created as necessary to carry out special tasks. If you are interested in serving on one of these workgroups, please contact us at amy@prairieloft.org 

Current workgroups are:

Building Capacity for Conservation & Environment Education Statewide

Oversees efforts to increase coordination and joint efforts between EE groups; coordinates professional development opportunities; strategizes ways of facilitating the alignment of EE material with state education standards. Consists of two subgroups:
  • Partnerships & Collaboration
  • Professional Development

Communications & Marketing

Oversees development of website; produces newsletter and other publications; oversees marketing, promotional and media relations efforts.

Finance & Fundraising

Oversees general NACEE finances; coordinates fundraising efforts (grants, sponsorships, endowment campaigns, etc.); cultivates grantwriting volunteers.