Environmental Education 
Association of Indiana
 

Environmental Literacy Guidelines


In 2008, after a symposium of organizations from across the state, EEAI learned that there was a strong desire for Indiana to have an Environment Literacy Plan as a majority of other state have.  The first step toward the Environmental Literacy Plan was to establish Indiana's Environmental Literacy Guidelines.  With guidance from the North American Association of Environmental Educators, NAAEE, Department of Education, business leaders and non profit organizations the following Guidelines were developed.  

Click here for a copy of the guidelines: Indiana Environmental Literacy Guidelines.pdf

Today they are used through out the state.

Now development of Indiana’s Environmental Literacy Plan continues and needs support from a diversity of stakeholders. Please consider getting involved,  For more information, 

please email Jabin Burnworth at jabin_burnworth@mcs.k12.in.us.

Environmental literacy is an individual’s understanding of how their actions and decisions affect the environment so they can act on that understanding in a responsible and effective manner.

Environmental literacy is the primary and overarching goal of environmental education. It is an experiential life-long learning process that increases awareness about the environment and results in a citizenry empowered to meet their future responsibilities regarding the environment.

An environmentally literate citizen has the knowledge, tools, and sensitivity to weigh various sides of environmental issues to make responsible decisions as individuals and as members of their community.

An Environmental Literacy Plan is a document that outlines the vision and steps required to achieve an environmentally literate citizenry and sustainable communities throughout Indiana.

Children and Nature Network

No Child Left Inside

North American Association for Environmental Education: Guide to Developing State Environmental Literacy Plan

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