Environmental Literacy Plan
The purpose of the Nebraska Environmental Literacy Plan is to develop a comprehensive strategy, linked with state educational standards and curricula, to ensure that Nebraska’s children have the opportunity to connect with nature and grow to become informed and responsible stewards of the environment. States with certified environmental literacy plans will be eligible for federal funding to support outdoor learning activities and environmental education.
NACEE coordinated stakeholder meetings across the state of Nebraska to create a comprehensive Plan for the state. Through the multiple input sessions, feedback from more than 110 individuals representing: classroom educators; nature centers; government agencies; non profits; environmental, conservation and agricultural organizations was obtained.
On August 11, 2010, the Nebraska Environmental Literacy Plan was presented to the Nebraska Board of Education. The plan was well received by the Commissioners. In a proactive approach, Nebraska's Environmental Literacy Plan is ready to go when funding becomes available to implement this critical plan.