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ERIC Number: ED076409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Pages: 13
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The Challenge of Environmental Education.
Stapp, William B.
The third wave of conservation--a movement directed at improving the quality of our total environment and developing an environmentally literate, responsive, and responsible citizenry--is highlighted in this speech, serving as the basis and need for developing environmental education programs. Identifying and developing educational programs that focus on the causes of the environmental crisis, rather than just the symptoms, is advocated. The task is to help every citizen, young and old, gain an awareness, understanding, and concern for the environment and its associated problems. Every institution in our society must be involved in environmental education. The responsibility does not rest merely with the schools and government; it must be shared by business, industry, labor, mass media, churches, and youth, citizens, and professional organizations. To assist in this process, basic concepts that undergrid and support the philosophy of spaceship earth are explained together with the means of achieving knowledge, skill, commitment, and motivation in working toward solutions of current and projected problems. Particular note is made of Michigan's activities in preparing a State Environmental Education Plan. Objectives, citizen input, and planning procedures are delineated and desirable, future actions recommended. (BL)
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan