OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

The State Of Environmental Education and Literacy

Other State Environmental Literacy Plans

In 2008 The North American Association for Environmental Educators created a guide for developing a state environmental literacy plan.  To see how other states are working toward environmental literacy check out the 2014 State ELP Report.

No Oregon Child Left Inside

The No Child Left Inside Initiative was launched in 2007 in recognition and response to a growing concern students understanding of and engagement with the out of doors.  Subsequent federal legislation sought to provide funding for environmental education for the purpose of ensuring environmental literacy K-12 grade. While federal funding through legislation is still being sought, many states have completed Environmental Literacy Plans, and some are in the development phase.  

Advocacy 

There are many organizations and groups in Oregon that are working to advance environmental education throughout our state, here are a few: