ERIC Number: ED361181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Shared Vision for Environmental Education. Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the Federal Task Force on Environmental Education (Washington, D.C., November 19-21, 1991).
Eastern Research Group, Inc., Lexington, MA.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with 15 other agencies making up the Federal Task Force on Environmental Education, sponsored a national conference to foster and support the goal of environmental literacy for young people and adults in schools and communities. This conference report contains an executive summary of the conference, copies of the speeches delivered at the conference, reports from the conference panel sessions, working group summaries, 2 special presentations, and 11 appendices. Speeches by national and international leaders covered environmental education (EE) priorities at EPA, EE and America 2000, EE at the U.S. Department of the Interior, EE in the Peace Corps, a vision for EE, goals and priorities in implementing the National EE Act, the National EE and Training Foundation, the United Nations conference on the environment and development, the future of EE, and an overview of EE activities in Mexico. Two panels discussed successful partnerships to develop and deliver EE in the United States and globally, and a third panel discussed successful partnerships to finance EE. Working groups discussed the current status, future directions, and recommendations for EPA and the federal government for EE in grades K-12; colleges and universities; museums, nature centers, and parks; community-based youth programs; adult continuing education programs; nonprofit organizations; business community, workplace, and marketplace; minority and multiethnic communities; government; teachers; entertainment and media; and environmental health risk education. Appendices include the conference agenda; lists of conference speakers, panelists, facilitators, attendees, and exhibitors; a list of members of the Federal Task Force on EE; speaker, panel members, and National EE advisory council members biographies; a list of EPA Regional EE coordinators; a summary of U.S. EPA Office of EE activities; a copy of the National EE Act; and a list of national education goals. (MDH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Public Affairs.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Research Group, Inc., Lexington, MA.