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Environmental Education and Training Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Purpose of this program:

To train educational professionals in the development and delivery of environmental education programs. Funding Priority: As required by Public Law 101-619, funds are provided to a consortia of universities and organizations to deliver environmental education training and support for education professionals. EPA awards only one cooperative agreement to a consortia to operate the program on a multi-year basis. As stated in 1999, the last year a solicitation notice was issued for this program, the training program must help education professionals: (1) Build the capacity of their state to develop effective environmental education leaders and organizations; (2) Link environmental education to education reform goals for improving student academic achievement; (3) Reach under-served audiences that include low- income and culturally-diverse students; (4) Ensure quality environmental education that is scientifically-sound and educationally-appropriate; (5) Use the latest computer and Internet technologies to increase access to environmental education information and resource materials. The current program, to be completed by September 30, 2005, delivers training and support to education professionals and has the following priorities: (1) To build the understanding and skills needed to create comprehensive and sustainable environmental education programs at the state level; (2) To enable educators and decision makers to effectively use environmental education as a tool for improving teaching and learning and achieving a healthy and sustainable environment; and (3) To promote quality environmental education that is scientifically accurate, pedagogically sound, and responsive to community needs by improving educator access to environmental education programs, materials, and information.