ERIC Number: ED430823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio EE 2000: A Strategic Plan for Environmental Education in Ohio.
Ohio State Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus.; Environmental Education Council of Ohio, Newark.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Natural Resources, Columbus.
In 1996, the Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) took the lead in developing a statewide plan to build Ohio's capacity--or Ohio's ability to provide leadership and resources--for environmental education. The goal for the project was to collaboratively develop and implement a statewide strategy for building Ohio's ability to promote reform-based environmental education that is interdisciplinary, community-based, and learner-centered. This document presents the plan to bring these goals to fruition. Topics include: (1) Coordinated Leadership, featuring a statewide environmental education steering committee, an environmental education center, and a staff that will coordinate communication, networking, and program development among groups to provide planning and outreach for educators; (2) Guidelines for Best Practices, providing an outline of the best practices in Ohio's environmental education programs based on proven methods and research findings; (3) Outreach, discussing promotion of environmental education in Ohio and centralized access to environmental information and education resources; (4) Training and Professional Development, providing programs to assist people in becoming effective environmental educators; (5) Diversity, developing programs, services, and facilities that will be accessible and affordable to diverse audiences in Ohio; (6) Support, coordinating a unified, active constituency that will build bipartisan political support for environmental education; and (7) Funding, maintaining and developing sustainable funding sources. Contains 13 references. (CCM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Integrated Activities, Professional Development, Program Development, Science Programs, Strategic Planning
Office of Environmental Education, Ohio EPA, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049; Tel: 614-644-2873.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus.; Environmental Education Council of Ohio, Newark.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Natural Resources, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio