Louisiana Environmental Literacy Plan Draft Released for Public Comment

The Louisiana Environmental Literacy Plan (ELP) Sub-Committee is pleased to announce the release of the DRAFT Louisiana Environmental Literacy Plan for public comment.

The purpose of the Plan is to develop a comprehensive strategy which will provide children and adults throughout Louisiana with a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental education. It recommends actions that ensure all citizens have the opportunity to connect with nature in positive ways and thus become informed and responsible stewards of our environment.

Five main elements are incorporated within this plan: 1) Public Outreach, 2) Environmental Career Pathways, 3) Professional Development Opportunities for Formal and Informal Educators, 4) Unified Pre-K-20 Education Approaches, and 5) Plan Implementation.

The draft ELP is posted on the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission’s website: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/environmental-education-commission. The ELP Sub-Committee will accept public comments on the draft plan until May 31, 2013. Comments are to be sent to Venise Ortego, Environmental Education Coordinator, at vortego@wlf.la.gov.

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