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Environmental Literacy in New Jersey - A Call To Action

Background information about the plan and the New Jersey Commission on Environmental Education and Interagency Work Group is featured in this Introductory Powerpoint Overview as well as included in sections of the draft plan.

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The public comment period for the draft Environmental Literacy in New Jersey: A Call to Action was held this autumn and is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided comments and/or helped to promote the draft and revision process. Members of the NJ Commission on Environmental Education and Interagency Work Group are currently reviewing comments and revising and finalizing the plan.

The PDF of the draft Call to Action below is being provided as reference until the final plan is made available.

When it becomes available sometime in early 2010 it will be announced electronically and posted in sections and as a PDF at the commission and work group web site. A limited number of hard copies will also be distributed.

Thank you for your interest in environmental literacy in New Jersey!

            Plan Contents                Sections Available for Comment


Letter from Chair (Under development)

Executive Summary


The New Jersey Commission on Environmental Education, Interagency Work Group and Affiliate Agencies and Organizations


Purpose, Goals, and Design of the Plan


Environmental Literacy and Environmental Education


Environmental Education at State and National Levels


Strengthening Statewide Structure and Support for Environmental Education in New Jersey

SECTION 6                           

Four Strategic Initiatives for Environmental Education Providers and Practitioners

  • Know and Understand How Ecological Systems Work
  • Care for Ecological Systems
  • Keep the Environment and People Healthy
  • Plan for Today and Tomorrow’s Quality of Life

SECTION 7                           


  • Guiding Principles of Environmental Education
  • Knowledge, Attitudes and Values, Skills and Behaviors
  • Instructional Approaches to Environmental Education
  • Glossary (Under development)
  • Acknowledgements (Under development)
  • References (Under development)

A Call To Action pdf (221 kbs)
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If you have questions about the draft plan or revisions process, please contact:

Ms. Dale Rosselet, Chair, NJCEE
New Jersey Commission on Environmental Education Logo New Jersey Commission on Environmental Education Logo c/o New Jersey Audubon Society
Center for Research and Education
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 861-1608 x14 (phone)
(609) 861-1651 (fax)

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