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From the ECS State Policy Database
Curriculum--Environmental Education


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State Status/Date Level Summary
CAPassed 06/2014P-12Living Schoolyard Month
A.C.R. 128
Designates May as Living Schoolyard Month. Urges the department, school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to continue to prioritize the design and construction of student-accessible green space on school campuses and to integrate use ...

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HIPassed 04/2013P-12Incorporating Sustainability Education and Environmental Stewardship
H.C.R. 178
Requests that the board of education review and modify Board Policy No. 6710 to identify ways to incorporate sustainability education and environmental stewardship at the classroom level, specifically identifying the common core and/or content areas that may i...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Environmental Literacy Task Force
H.B. 2544
Establishes the Environmental Literacy Task Force; directs the task force to develop an Environmental Literacy Plan for students in the State. Chapter 772
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hb2500.dir/hb2533.en.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Environmental Education Partnership Fund
H.B. 2748
Abolishes the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB02748F.pdf...

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PASigned into law 07/2008P-12Center for Environmental Education
S.B. 356
Amends the Environmental Education Act. Provides for the establishment of the Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Environmental Education Board. Relates to k-12 environmental curriculum standards, adult environmental education, and higher edu...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Outdoor Education and Recreation Program
H.B. 1677
Declares an intent to establish an outdoor education and recreation program to provide a large number of underserved students with quality opportunities to directly experience the
natural world. It is the intent of the program to improve students' overall acad...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12
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Wyoming Conservation Corps
S.B. 85
Establishes the Wyoming Conservation Corps at the University of Wyoming to begin in the summer of 2007, and be patterned after similar conservation corps programs in Utah, Montana and Colorado where students have performed service on conservation projects in t...

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MISigned into law 05/2006P-12Green Schools
H.B. 5554
Establishes criteria for the designation of a school as a green school. Schools are eligible to receive a designation as green school if they meets 10 of the following criteria: (1) recycles paper; (2) reuses its magazines and newspapers for other projects, (3...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Fish and Wildlife Conservation Education
S.B. 394
Allows grant funds for fish and wildlife conservation education to be distributed to conservation districts in addition to school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/SB394.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Environmental Education Materials
A.B. 1696
Eliminates the requirement imposed on school district governing boards to include certain environmental education materials as part of the adopted instructions materials. Provides that a contribution to the Environmental Education Account will satisfy the requ...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Green schools program
S.B. 315
Green schools program; education programs to promote waste reduction and resource efficiency. Authorizes the state board to assist local school boards in the development and implementation of programs of instruction that comply with the provisions of Standard ...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Outdoor Environmental Education Program
A.B. 1330
Establishes the Outdoor Environmental Education Program to foster stewardship of the environment and an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources. Requires the Department of Education administer the program and, according to a priorit...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Environmental Curriculum
A.B. 1548
Establishes the Office of Education on the Environment. Requires the office to develop education principles for the environment for elementary and secondary school pupils, to develop a model curriculum and to submit the curriculum for approval. Requires the cu...

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Numerous Program Changes
H.B. 2515
Adds one nonvoting student member to state board, making total board membership 10, provides for application process and appointment of student member. Also requires school districts and nonpublic schools to report number of ninth graders who do not graduate f...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12School Recycling Programs
A.B. 2553
Requires the State Department of Education, in consultation with the California Integrated Waste Management Board and the State Department of Conservation to establish a program to award grants and provide incentives to school districts and county offices of e...

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Environmental Education
S.B. 1379
Relates to environmental education; changes the make up of Arizona Advisory Council on Environmental Education; expands eligibility for grants for environmental education sites; modifies the definition of environmental education....

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