ERIC Number: ED071565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Education Massachusetts. 1972 Assessment with Recommendations.
Massachusetts Advisory Committee on Conservation Education, Lincoln. Environmental Education Task Force.
This document presents the first report of the Task Force on Environmental Education in Massachusetts. The Task Force was charged with 3 priorities during its first year of operation: (1) to assess all aspects of environmental education programs currently in progress at all educational levels within the Commonwealth; (2) to determine the environmental education needs within the Commonwealth and to establish priorities within those needs; and (3) to present a proposal for an on-going state planning system for environmental education. The prime recommendation of the Task Force is that a quasi-public organization be immediately established to catalyze and focus the private and public environmental education effort in the Commonwealth. Specifically, a public trust organization named Trust for Environmental Education (TRUST-EE) is recommended. As of publication date of this report, the legal processes of establishing TRUST-EE had already begun. Other recommendations that would stem from the organization of TRUST-EE include elementary and secondary school objectives; higher education objectives; public non-school education objectives; and governmental agencies and environmental education objectives. (HS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advisory Committee on Conservation Education, Lincoln. Environmental Education Task Force.