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2011 Mid-Atlantic Environmental Literacy Summit

November 2, 2011 - November 3, 2011
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:

National 4H Youth Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Details:

The 2011 Mid-Atlantic Environmental Literacy Summit will provide a forum for continuing the important dialogue between federal, state, and non-governmental leaders about the future of environmental and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the mid-Atlantic region. The Summit will be convened on November 2, 2011 at the centrally located National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD, and will be followed by an Environmental Literacy Working Session on November 3, 2011.

The mid-Atlantic region is leading the nation in implementing sound policy that ensures our students will graduate environmentally literate citizens. To support these efforts and in response to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Order strategy, federal agencies are in the process of developing a comprehensive, inter-agency plan to better coordinate, align, and deliver valuable programs and content to our state partners. The state affiliates of the North American Association for Environmental Education, who represent the non-governmental partners in the states, have also committed to furthering this shared strategy with their own commitments. This regional partnership is unprecedented and will serve as a national model for collaboration. To acknowledge this unique partnership and open a period of public comment on the federal strategy, a press conference hosted by NOAA and other key agencies will kick-off the Summit. Conversations and presentations on the integral connection between science and environmental education, next generation science standards, national priorities for STEM education, US ED-funded initiatives supporting Environmental Literacy plans, inspiring students through exposure to the natural worked, and school grounds and operations as environmental teaching tools are also being planned.

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Sponsor: Education Workgroup

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