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Oregon Environmental Literacy Task Force



Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan: Toward a Sustainable Future Updated April 2013 PDF

Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan - FINAL PDF

Executive Summary: Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan PDF

For more information about the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan, please contact Traci Price eMail.



Chapter 3: Educational Standards and Graduation Requirements (Revision 1) PDF

Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan - Aligning the Oregon Environmental Literacy Strands and the Academic Standards PDF
December 2011

At-A-Glance: Alignment of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Strands and State Standards and Essential Skills PDF
Summary Crosswalk for Grades 3, 5, 8 and High School


Establishing Authority: The Oregon Environmental Literacy Task Force was created when House Bill 2544 (2009 Session) was signed into law. A copy of the bill can be found by clicking: http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hb2500.dir/hb2544.en.pdf PDF

Purpose: House Bill 2544, also known as the “No Child Left Inside Act,” created the eleven-member Oregon Environmental Literacy Task Force. The Task Force is charged with developing the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan and reporting back to the Legislature by October 1, 2010.

Responsibilities: As part of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan, the Task Force is charged with several tasks, including:

  • Preparing students to understand and address the major environmental challenges facing Oregon and the United States;

  • Help establish programs that promote healthy lifestyles through outdoor recreation and sound nutrition;

  • Create professional development opportunities for teachers to improve their knowledge of environmental issues and skills in teaching about environmental issues.

The Legislature directed the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan to identify:

1. Academic content standards;
2. The relationship of the plan to high school diploma requirements;
3. How environmental literacy will be measured;
4. Professional development program options;
5. A plan for implementation; and
6. How to partner with Oregon public schools.

Membership: The task force consists of 11 members as follows: a member who is appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction; a member who represents a nonprofit organization that advances environmental education in Oregon and who is appointed by the Governor; a member who represents a local park and recreation association that provides environmental education in Oregon and who is appointed by the Governor; a member who represents the Institute for Natural Resources created under ORS 352.239 and who is appointed by the Chancellor of the Oregon University System; the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality, or a designee; the State Parks and Recreation Director, or a designee; the State Fish and Wildlife Director, or a designee; the Director of the Department of State Lands, or a designee; the State Forester, or a designee; the Director of Agriculture, or a designee; and a member who represents the marine industry, as appointed by the State Marine Director.

Environmental Literacy Task Force Roster

2011 Environmental Literacy Task Force Agendas, Meeting Notes and additional documents can be found below under "Additional Links" below. These documents are posted by ODE as a courtesy.

Archives
Information and documents from 2010 are found here.

Additional Links


Contacts
  • Stephanie Parks Email    (503) 947-5801
    Office of the Deputy Superintendent - Executive Support Specialist

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