ERIC Number: ED340578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-4
Reference Count: N/A
National Environmental Education Act. Report To Accompany H.R. 3684. House of Representatives, 101st Congress, 2d Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The National Environmental Education Act (H.R. 3684) is intended to renew and reestablish the Federal role in environmental education, and is designed to complement the existing environmental education programs presently being implemented by nonprofit organizations, local and state educational agencies, and various federal agencies including, but not limited to, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Forest Service. This legislative act: (1) establishes the Office of Environmental Education within the Environmental Protection Agency; (2) calls for an expanded and varied program of curriculum development and dissemination, and teacher training; (3) provides grants for model projects and for seminars and meetings of practitioners; (4) provides small grants to local school systems and colleges; (5) supports college level environmental interns within Federal agencies; (6) provides national and regional awards to recognize excellence in environmental education; (7) establishes a foundation which will supplement and augment the environmental education and training activities promoted under this Act through matching funds with donations from the private sector; and (9) authorizes diverse activities which will further the purposes of this Act. Included here are: the National Environmental Education Act as reported from the House Committee on Education and Labor; a summary of the contents of this legislation; the legislative history and the need for this Act; an explanation of the amendment to H.R. 3684; the oversight findings; the congressional budget office cost estimates; and a section-by-section analysis of the Act. (JJK)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.