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Nebraska Environmental Literacy Plan Complete

posted Jan 2, 2013, 5:45 PM by Lower Platte North NRD
Over the past 12 months, NACEE has coordinated stakeholder meetings across the state of Nebraska to create a comprehensive Environmental Literacy Plan for the State of Nebraska. Through these input sessions, feedback from more than 110 individuals representing: classroom educators; nature centers; government agencies; non profits; environmental, conservation and agricultural organizations was obtained. 

On August 11, 2010, the Nebraska Environmental Literacy Plan was presented to the Nebraska Board of Education. The plan was well received by the Commissioners. As we look forward to dedicated environmental education funding from the No Child Left Inside Legislation, NACEE will continue to build support for the Nebraska Environmental Literacy Plan.

What is the Purpose of an ELP?

The purpose of the Nebraska Environmental Literacy Plan is to develop a comprehensive strategy, linked with state educational standards and curricula, to ensure that Nebraska’s children have the opportunity to connect with nature and grow to become informed and responsible stewards of the environment. States with certified environmental literacy plans will be eligible for federal funding to support outdoor learning activities and environmental education.