What is EE?
The goal of environmental education (EE) is to create an environmentally literate citizenry.
People who are environmentally literate:
- understand the complexity of natural and social systems and their interrelationships.
- demonstrate the knowledge, skills, attitudes, motivation, and commitment to work individually and collectively toward sustaining a healthy natural and social environment.
- have the capacity to perceive and interpret the health of environmental and social systems and take appropriate action to maintain, restore, or improve the health of those systems.
The four locations in which we commonly deliver environmental education in Minnesota and their audiences are:
Kennedy, M.J. and Stromme, D.M. (2008). A Greenprint for Minnesota: State Plan for environmental education, 3rd Ed.
St. Paul: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.