ERIC Number: ED377076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Promoting Environmental Education: An Action Handbook for Strengthening EE in Your State and Community.
Ruskey, Abby; Wilke, Richard
This book is designed to be a resource tool for all environmental education advocates and supporters, particularly those seeking to fully incorporate environmental education into their state and local school system. It provides a conceptual model for understanding comprehensive environmental education programs and the steps necessary to achieve this goal. Five parts cover the following topics: (1) an introduction to the status of environmental education in the United States today, and the need for comprehensive environmental education programs, at both the state and local level; (2) a recommended step-by-step process for developing an environmental education initiative campaign; (3) an in-depth description of the many possible components of a comprehensive environmental education program at the state level; (4) an in-depth description of the many possible components of a comprehensive environmental education program at the local level; (5) three state-level and five local-level case histories; and (6) a glossary, organizing worksheets, and a 73-item annotated resource list. Sixteen appendices contain a selection of legislation, bylaws, sample budgets, executive orders, and other documents from states and local communities working towards comprehensive environmental education programs. (LZ)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, State Programs
National Association of Conservation Districts, P.O. Box 855, League City, TX 77574-0855 ($22.50 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; National Association of Conservation Districts, Washington, DC.; North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH.
Authoring Institution: N/A