Environmental Literacy Plan Draft needs YOUR input!

Hi Everyone!

Here is the long awaited Ohio Environmental Literacy Plan that a group of us have been working on for 2 years now.
See the link to the plan AND to an accompanying survey below.
If you have a chance to review it, any feedback you can offer via the survey would be much appreciated.
Jenny Morgan
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Date: November 1, 2011 10:36:19 AM EDT
Subject: The Ohio Environmental Literacy Plan – Please Review
If you are receiving this email you have been chosen to review the latest version of the Ohio Environmental Literacy Plan (ELP).  Please feel free to forward this email and instructions to others that would be interested in providing feedback.

The ELP was created in Ohio to address the momentum that is gaining across the country for a greater focus on environmental literacy and connection to the outdoors for today’s youth. Federal Legislation has been introduced which would strengthen environmental education in America’s classrooms and reconnect children with the outdoors. Many states, including Ohio, are positioning themselves to be responsive to this legislation and any funding that might be included.

Below is a link to the ELP and to a survey.  Please take the time to review the ELP thoroughly before you complete the survey.  If you have specific questions regarding the ELP or survey please feel free to contact me.  We would like to have the review process completed by November 30, 2011.

Thank you in advance for your help and review of this very valuable document.
On behalf of the Environmental Education Council of Ohio I would also like to send out a big thank you to the members of the Advisory Group that has guided the Ohio ELP to this point.
Kim Mullen, Dick Dieffenderfer, Marcia Barnhart– Ohio Department of Education
Carolyn Watkins – Ohio Environmental Education Fund/Ohio EPA
Jen Dennison – Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Jenny Morgan, Alice Hohl – Ohio Leave No Child Inside Collaboratives
Mark Young – Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Pat Barron – Teaching and Learning Collaborative and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio
And the Teaching & Learning Collaborative for logistic and technical support.

The Link to the Ohio Environmental Literacy Plan and the survey:  www.ohioenvironmentalliteracyplan.org

Brenda Metcalf, Executive Director
Environmental Education Council of Ohio
PO Box 1004
Lancaster, OH 43130

P: 740.653.2649
F: 740.653.6100
C: 740.215.3376


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