Environmental Education 
Association of Indiana
 

Environmental Literacy Guidelines

Environmentally Literate Citizen:
An environmentally literate citizen has the knowledge, tools, and balanced perspective to
weigh various sides of environmental issues to make responsible decisions as individuals and as
members of their community.  We wish all citizens of  Indiana be environmentally literate.

After years of collaboration and meetings the Indiana Environmental Literacy Guidelines have been developed for use by formal and informal educators across Indiana.

Click here for a copy of the guidelines: Indiana Environmental Literacy Guidelines.pdf

Development of Indiana’s Environmental Literacy Plan needs support from a diversity of stakeholders. The success of this program depends on involvement at various levels. Please consider getting involved,  For more information, please email Jabin Burnworth at jabin_burnworth@mcs.k12.in.us.

Environmental literacy is an individual’s understanding of how their actions and decisions affect the environment so they can act on that understanding in a responsible and effective manner.

Environmental literacy is the primary and overarching goal of environmental education. It is an experiential life-long learning process that increases awareness about the environment and results in a citizenry empowered to meet their future responsibilities regarding the environment.

An environmentally literate citizen has the knowledge, tools, and sensitivity to weigh various sides of environmental issues to make responsible decisions as individuals and as members of their community.

An Environmental Literacy Plan is a document that outlines the vision and steps required to achieve an environmentally literate citizenry and sustainable communities throughout Indiana.

Children and Nature Network

No Child Left Inside

North American Association for Environmental Education: Guide to Developing State Environmental Literacy Plan

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