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Source: Alex Shogren; Oregon Coast

Source: Microsoft Clip Art

rooted in education

Rooted in Education;

Rooted in Community

Rooted in Education

rooted in community

Source: Microsoft Clip Art

environmental education
Environmental Education

Environmental Education is

humanity’s oldest way of learning:

gaining knowledge of natural,

social, and

economic systems

through observation and collaboration

in order to

live successfully in the real world.1

1 www.eeaw.org, 2004 Report Card on the Status of Environmental Education in Washington State as requested by the Washington State Legislature, pg 18

wac 180 50 115 2000 1
WAC 180-50-115 (2000)1

“[I]nstruction about conservation, natural resources, and the environment shall be provided at all grades in an interdisciplinary manner through science, the social studies, the humanities, and other areas with an emphasis on solving problems of human adaptation to the environment.”

1 http://policy.nthurston.k12.wa.us

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WA State Report Card

Effectiveness of EE in improving Student’s Standardized Test Scores.……A

Legal and Academic Foundations of EE……………..……….…...A

Independent, Innovative Approaches to EE….………………..….A

General Awareness of EE…………………….…………….…...C

State Support of EE……….……………………………….……D

comments
Comments
  • “EE is an important subject; however, the current WASL environment…limits opportunities for a structured and consistent EE scheduling” ~RMS Science Teacher
  • “Not my area of focus.” ~RMS Block Teacher
  • “I haven’t heard ‘J’ mention any EE that I can think of…even when they studied Geology. They didn’t talk about any local geology or rock outcroppings.” ~RMS Parent
  • “The leave [EE] at the elementary school level with recycling and stuff, there is no theory or building of why it’s important.” ~RMS Parent
challenges
Challenges

INCREASED

ATTENTIVENESS

SUCCESSFUL LEARNING

Behavior

EE utilized

as an

Effective Learning

Tool

DECREASED BEHAVIORAL

CHALLENGES

Learning Ability

Apathy

AWARE CITIZENS

INCREASED TEST

SCORES

Unaware

ENGAGED LEARNING

RESULTS

resources
Resources
  • Local Resources

~Komachin Middle School

~Tumwater Elementary School

~Chehalis Basin Education Consortium

  • Literature

~ Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv

~ Place-Based Education, David Sobel

~project WILD, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies & Western Regional Environmental Education Council

  • On-Line Resources

~Environmental Education Association of WA; www.eeaw.org

~Pacific Education Institute; www.pacificeducationinstitute.org

~NW Environmental Education Council; www.nweec.org

rooted in education1

Rooted in Education;

Rooted in Community

Rooted in Education

rooted in community

Source: Microsoft Clip Art