E3 Washington supports environmental and sustainability education (ESE) for all WA students. We serve as a...
Catalyst: advocating for strong environment and sustainability education policies;
Convener: supporting teachers and other educators with networks, and resources;
Communicator: sharing ESE teaching resources, partnerships, learning opportunities and a calendar of events.
CLIMATE SCIENCE EDUCATION IN WA
The Senate and House representatives voted to continue the momentum of the highly successful NGSS ClimeTime initiative with $3M allocated per year for 2020 and 2021. The program, funded for the first time by the legislature in 2018 is being implemented through the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Science Team and a network of Educational Service Districts (ESD’s) and Community Based Organizations (CBO’s). ClimeTime 2018-2019 work can be viewed here.
We appreciate that the legislature and our Governor recognizes the success of ClimeTime and the need to sustain this effort throughout Washington State.
Thank you to our E3 Washington committee leader Brad Street, Islandwood, Pacific Education Institute, OSPI, ESDs, Ruskey Strategies, Suquamish Tribe, Washington Green Schools, National Wildlife Federation, Institute for Systems Biology and many other supporters and friends for keeping the pressure on our legislators during this session.
E3 Washington 2018 in Review:
· Worked with our partners to help Governor Jay Inslee pass a $4 Million appropriation to support climate literacy through Next Generation Science Standards, more here;
· Cosponsored the Science, Climate and Environment Day inaugural event drawing students from across WA to showcase their climate research projects at the State Capitol;
· Co-hosted the North American Association for Environmental Education 2018 national conference, October 9-13, 2018, in Spokane. EE: A Force for the Future drew over 1,400 environmental educators from across the country and around the world.
E3 works to increase and equitably distribute ESE programs, resources and opportunities for educators and students across WA. Join E3 if you want to support our work.
Fourth National Climate Assessment
Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. This report was thoroughly reviewed by external experts and the general public, as well as the Federal Government (including, several rounds of technical and policy review by the 13 federal agencies). An expert external peer review of the whole report was performed by an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
The report finds that for communities…
Climate change creates new risks and exacerbates existing vulnerabilities in communities across the United States, presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth.
E3 Washington: Educators for Environment, Equity and the Economy
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