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Key Reports and Studies on Environmental Literacy

All of A Place: Connecting Schools, Youth and Community
Jack Chin, Funders Forum on Environment and Education, June 2001. Download PDF

Are We Building Environmental Literacy?
A Report by the Independent Commission on Environmental Education, 1997. Go to website

Blueprint for a Green Campus: The Campus Earth Summit Initiatives for Higher Education
Campus Earth Summit, 1995. Download PDF

Class of 2000 Report: Environmental Education, Practices and Activism on Campus
Benjamin Strauss, 1996. The Nathan Cummings Foundation, 475 Tenth Avenue, Fourteenth Floor, New York, NY,10018.

Closing the Achievement Gap: Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning
Gerald Lieberman, 1998. Science Wizards, 13648 Jackrabbit Road, Poway, California 92064. Download PDF

Complex Environmental Systems: Synthesis for Earth, Life, and Society in the 21st Century
NSF Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education, National Science Foundation, 2003. Download PDF

Creating a Community Specific Environmental Education Website, Chapter 3: Environmental Education on the Edge (draft)
Catherine Kavassalis, 2003. Go to website

Defusing Environmental Education: An evaluation of the critique of the environmental education movement, Gregory A. Smith, 2000. Center for Education Research, Analysis, and Innovation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Go to website

Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World
David W. Orr, State University of New York Press, 1992. ISBN:0-7914-0874-4.

Education for Sustainability: An Agenda for Action
President's Council on Sustainable Development, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995. ISBN 0-16-048783-8 Go to website

Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit Version 2
Rosalyn McKeown, 2002. Download PDF

Engaging the Public on Biodiversity: A Road Map for Education and Communication Strategies
The Biodiversity Project, 1998. Go to website

Environment-based Education: Creating High Performance Schools and Students
National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, 2000. Download PDF

Environmental Education at a Glance
National Association of Conservation Districts, 1998. EPA 171B98004.

Environmental Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Grantmaking
Jack Chin, Funders Forum on Environment and Education, 2001. Go to website

Environmental Education in the 21st Century: Theory, Practice, Progress, and Promise
Joy A. Palmer, Routledge, 1998. ISBN: 0-415-13197-9.

Environmental Education in the United States?Past, Present, and Future
Collected Papers of the 1996 National Environmental Education Summit, Burlingame, CA, Michele Archie (principal editor), North American Association for Environmental Education, 1998. (out of print)

Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence
North American Association for Environmental Education. Go to website

Environmental Literacy in the United States: What Should Be & What Is & Getting from Here to There
Trudi L. Volk and Bill McBeth, North American Association for Environmental Education, 1997. USEPA EPA-NT902897-01-0.

Environmental Science and Engineering for the 21st Century: The Role of the National Science Foundation
National Science Board, National Science Foundation, 2000. Go to website

Environmental Studies in the K-12 Classroom: A Teacher?s View
Survey Research Center, North American Association for Environmental Education and the Environmental Literacy Council, 2000. Download PDF

Essential Readings in Environmental Education
The Center for Instruction, Staff Development and Evaluation, 2001. Stipes Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, ISBN: 0-58874-070-6

Excellence in EE - Guidelines for Learning (k-12)
North American Association for Environmental Education, 1999. Go to website

Guidelines for the Initial Preparation of Environmental Educators
North American Association for Environmental Education, 2000. Go to website

Increasing Diversity in the Environmental Field, Environmental Careers Organization
2001. Go to website

The Island Press Consortium on Environmental Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Insights from the White Oak Symposium
Kristy Manning, Center for Resource Economics/Island Press, 1999. Download Word Document

Moving into the Educational Mainstream, Infobrief Number 26, Michele Archie, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
August 2001. Go to website

The National Report Card on Environmental Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors
Roper Starch Worldwide, National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997. Go to website

New Tools for Environmental Protection: Education, Information, and Voluntary Measures
Thomas Deitz and Paul C. Stern (Editors), National Academy Press, 2002. ISBN: 0-309-08422-9

Pieces of the Puzzle: An Overview of the Status of Environmental Education in the United States
Gerald Lieberman, Science Wizards, 1995. Download PDF

Policy and The Environment: Education for a Sustainable and Secure Future, Third National Conference on Science, Draft Background Document
David Blockstein (editor), January 30, 2003. Download PDF

Reaching Out: Broadening College Student Constituencies for Environmental Protection
Loges and Kidder, the Institute for Global Ethics, 2000. Go to website

Report Assessing Environmental Education in the United States and the Implementation of the National Environmental Education Act of 1990
EPA National Environmental Education Advisory Council, U.S. EPA, 1996. Download PDF

Report to Congress 11 (Draft)
EPA National Environmental Education Advisory Council, 2002. Download PDF

State of the Campus Environment: A National Report Card on Environmental Performance and Sustainability in Higher Education
Mary McIntosh with Kathleen Cacciola, Stephen Clermont, and Julian Keniry, NWF Campus Ecology Program, 2000. Go to website

Stumbling Towards Sustainability
John C. Dernbach (editor), the Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC, 2002. ISBN: 1-58576-036-6

A Survey of the Status of State-level Environmental Education in the United States, 1998 Update
Abbey Ruskey, Rick Wilke & T. Beasley, Journal of Environmental Education, Spring 2001. Go to website

Using Environment-based Education to Advance Learning Skills and Character Development
North American Association for Environmental Education and the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, 2001. Download PDF