On March 10, 2015, EEANM hosted the second Environmental Literacy Summit at the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque.
Keynote speaker, Judy Braus, Executive Director of the North American Association for Environmental Education, spoke about national efforts to support environmental education by creating evidence-based research and documentation. (Judy also spotted her first porcupine while visiting New Mexico!)
We introduced the second draft of the Environmental Literacy Plan, which features an additional chapter on school facilities and campuses and how to use them for educational purposes.
The group discussed sponsoring a memorial supporting EE at the next State legislature as a legislative step toward building support for the plan.
EEANM’s director, Barbara Garrity, presented the Environmental Literacy Plan at the Green Our Schools Sustainability Education Summit in Santa Fe on April 18.
This article was originally published in EE Connections for April 2015 [PDF].