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ERIC Number: ED505188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Conservation Education: Strategic Plan To Advance Environmental Literacy. 2007-2012. FS-879
US Department of Agriculture
Since its establishment in 1905, the Forest Service has recognized a role and responsibility to educate people about management and conservation of American forests and grasslands. The Forest Service provides expertise in science, land management, and outdoor experiences as the foundation for environmental literacy efforts. Many conservation education activities and programs are offered through the State and Private Forestry, National Forest Systems and Research and Development branches. These efforts reach and educate private landowners, local community leaders, elected officials, forest visitors, homeowners, and students. The Forest Service Conservation Education Program focuses its specific educational efforts on children (pre-kindergarten through 12th grade) and their educators in both classroom and informal settings. It also coordinates with other Forest Service educational programs directed toward adults to ensure continuity and consistency of education materials from childhood to adulthood. This strategic plan to advance environmental literacy was developed with assistance from both internal and external partners, including State, tribal, and local agencies; nonprofit organizations; and the interagency Service First aligned services partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service., representing more than a thousand years of experience in conservation education. The plan identifies specific goals, objectives, and means and strategies to guide the Forest Service Conservation Education Program through 2012. Two appendixes include: (1) Glossary; and (2) Roles and Responsibilities.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Agriculture