ERIC Number: ED338507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Office of Environmental Education. 1991 Progress Report.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.
As improvements in environmental protection become more dependent upon the activities of individual citizens, so grows the need for an environmentally literate citizenry. The stated goal of the Office of Environmental Education is to instill in students a sense of concern for, a mutual dependence upon, and an intimacy toward the natural environment. This document is split into three sections. The introduction, part I, contains the background against which both the Office of Environmental Education (OEE) and the National Environmental Education Act (Public Law 101-619) were established. Part II describes the list of activities proposed for OEE, including: actions and responsibilities mandated by public law; efforts for environmental education curriculum development and enrichment; increased promulgation of environmental information; collaboration on environmental issues with other federal agencies; special outreach efforts to specific target audiences including minorities, urban poor and Native Americans; and promotion of Youth Environmental Action Forums and awards. Part III contains an outline for implementation of programs, including: environmental education and training programs for teachers and other educational professionals; grants programs to higher education research concerning environmental education projects; dissemination of federal government internships and college fellowships for inservice teachers; an awards program to recognize outstanding contributions of individual teachers and schools, as well as reward creative approaches to environmental education programs; and, facilitation and coordination of private gifts and endowments earmarked for environmental education activities. (JJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.
Identifiers: Environmental Action; Environmental Law; Environmental Literacy; National Environmental Education Act 1990