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ERIC Number: ED403146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Report Assessing Environmental Education in the United States and the Implementation of the National Environmental Education Act of 1990.
North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.
This report to Congress, prepared by the National Environmental Education Advisory Council with assistance from the North American Association for Environmental Education, has three main objectives: (1) to describe the current status of environmental education in the United States; (2) to update Congress on the EPA's progress in implementing the National Environmental Education Act; and (3) to offer specific recommendations for strengthening environmental education at national, state, and local levels. The report is divided into six main sections, plus references and appendices. Those sections following the Executive Summary are as follows: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "What is Environmental Education and Why Do We Need It?"; (3) "Status of Environmental Education in the United States"; (4) "Implementing the National Environmental Education Act of 1990"; (5) "Recommendations for Action"; and (6) "Conclusion". The appendices contain a summary of the National Environmental Education Act of 1990 (P.L.101-619); lists of the members of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council, EPA Environmental Education contacts, and environmental education contacts in state agencies; model state environmental education legislation; and results of status surveys on comprehensive environmental education programs at the state level. Contains 37 references. (PVD)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Education Division, 401 M Street SW (1707), Washington, DC 20460.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.